To: Michael Green
From: John Shoup
CC: School Board members
Re: January Review
Here is an overview of the key activities we worked on in relation to teaching and learning during January.
Monday’s: We had a couple of really good Monday sessions this month. We worked together on teaching and learning the first Monday back from break where teachers shared instructional strategies that they found to be most useful. We also ended the month working again with the middle school staff on common core alignment and Smarter Balance Assessments.
Finals: Another excellent year of finals. There was a very good and appropriate tone in the high school as we ended the semester with finals.
Other information: The excitement continues to build in preparation for the move to the new high school and I have been extremely pleased with Mr. Uhlenkott’s efforts with our FF&E process. All of the teachers have now been assigned rooms and locations and we are busy finalizing our FF&E budget expenditures. I also wanted to give a shout out to our Jazz Band which placed 2nd this month at the Clark College competition. My final shout out is for Cindy Hadaller and all of her work with our updated parent newsletter format. I am hopeful you have had an opportunity to see our last two monthly editions which included timely student photos and wonderful graphics…as well as excellent information. This change has been in the works for a while and we are very pleased with the new “product.”