Next week a newsletter regarding information for the start of the school year will be mailed to students and box holders. Please note this newsletter contains information that should be helpful for the start of the new school year. Printing an informational newsletter is a change from past years in that the July and August newsletter will be combined into one information newsletter for the start of the school year. Four other newsletters will be available on a quarterly basis. The reason for this change is to utilize time more efficiently in preparing the documents while wanting to continue to communicate with the residents of the district. The administration encourages all students and parents to read through the newsletter for information for the beginning of school. We look forward to seeing all the students as they begin the extra curricular activities prior to school starting and then on the opening day of school.
Last week there were Community Education brochures mailed to the residents of the district. This is a result of the Community Education program being reorganized into a structure that is striving to improve the number of offerings for all age levels and interests. The Community Education Committee in the past has done an excellent job of organizing and offering courses to a variety of people. In addition to an active community education program, there has been significant use of the building and facilities by organizations outside of community education that should and could be under the organized programming provided by community education thus enhancing offerings and utilizing the facilities more efficiently. We all hope that there will be an activity that you may want to participate in that sparks your interest in learning more.
Parent Volunteers needed for Curriculum and Instruction Review Committee
At the May 27th school board meeting, the school board approved a Curriculum and Instruction Review Committee as recommended by the administration. The past six years the district has been without an official process of reviewing Curriculum and Instruction. Individual teachers and administration have developed curriculum, but the district has lacked an official process to review what and how we teach, how instructional strategies play a role in the learning process, and annually reviewing the state standards. The committee will have two functions which will include the development of a review process while also putting that process to use.
The Curriculum and Instruction Committee will consist of teachers, administration, school board members and parents. Currently we are seeking two parents to volunteer to be on the committee for a two year term. The number and time of the meetings will be determined as the process develops. There will be a variety of times when the meetings will be held. Some late afternoon meetings will be held. Given this is the first year of developing the plan we want the participation to be an interesting experience without burdening members of a time element.