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From the Superintendent: The foundations you are building with students are paying off

The relationship between teachers and students can make the difference between a child who wants to learn and one who tunes out. 

Video: Parkway staff seeing student success with iPads

As one of the first schools to include iPads in the classroom, Parkway Montessori and Community Middle School staff have embraced iPads as a way to engage more students in their learning.

Action items
  • All staff: Attend workshop on sex trafficking in Minnesota
  • All staff: Apply for S-Term positions by April 15
  • All staff: Participate in Standards of Effective Teaching survey
  • All staff: Attend pre-retirement seminars in March
  • All staff: Nominate teachers for 'Rotary Teacher of the Year' by April 10
  • All staff: Volunteers needed for new recycling program
  • All staff: Donate hats for Sven to help Project REACH
  • All staff and guest teachers: Review resources for learning more about iPads
  • Fourth grade teachers: Register students for letter writing contest
  • Teachers: Review sabbatical leave information
  • Teachers: Apply for grants now
  • Teachers, paraprofessionals and guest teachers: iPad professional development courses available
  • School staff: 2015-16 school transfer information for staff now available
Department news
  • Students, families invited to Thinking College Early Fair on Feb. 28
  • Read the 'It's Never Too Late to Graduate' newsletter
  • Student Placement Center changing building hours
  • Transportation debuts new app, web pages to track bus status
  • Information about the Feb. 27 secondary Professional Development Day
  • Look for 2015 History Day Events in February
Employee wellness
  • Spots still available for free yoga at Highland Senior in March
  • Request group coaching for your site today
Kudos
  • Wellstone students take on roles as president, vice president for the day
  • Como student named 2015 National Merit Finalist
  • Family Service Night at Horace Mann garners hundreds of donations
  • Central's Symphonic Band and Orchestra perform for Minnesota Music Educators
  • Hundreds help at Capitol Hill's 'Doing Good Together Event'