Thursday Thoughts on Learning

CIA & PD Newsletter for Meramec Valley R-III School District

February 4, 2016-2nd Edition

District Spotlight on Student Learning

Building Relationships & Showing Thanks!

NIKE---Working on climate & community partnerships!

Luetkemeyer Requests “Valentines for Veterans” from Individuals in Missouri’s 3rd District

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) is calling for all constituents in Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District to participate in his first ever “Valentines for Veterans” program so Nike Elementary answered the call. The valentine below was made by a Nike Kindergarten student in Mrs. Pape's classroom. (photo compliments of Mrs. Lisa Weirich, NE Principal)

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"I can assess myself."---ZE Kindergarten students

"Students in Mrs. Jerri Anding's Kindergarten classroom can assess themselves using this scale. It was incredible to watch.", commented Linda Pahl, ZE Principal

Great example of Assessment Capable Learner strategies even at the Kindergarten level.

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State Updates

Missouri adds a new Dashboard feature to their website to measure successes as the journey to Top 10 by 20 status continues.
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District Updates

Need something to read this weekend? PDC knows just the text....

Check out the hottest new editions to the PDC Library located at Central Office. Want to check out a book? Simply fill out the form located on the District Professional Development website and Cheryl McDaniel will send it your way.

February Celebrations!

Celebrate your Professional School Counselor this month!

Ask them about the recent MVR-III Guidance Program Evaluation.

Did you know that the MVR-III Comprehensive Guidance Model includes the following student and building services:

  1. Guidance Curriculum K-12,

  2. Individual Student Planning,

  3. Responsive Services, and

  4. Systems Support?

Thank a counselor for the role they play in helping educate "The Whole Child".

Lighter side of Learning

Have a funny cartoon, video, or quote related to loving the teaching and learning journey? Send it to a Curriculum Committee Member or PD Rep and ask to have it included in one of the Thursday Thoughts for Learning weekly newsletters.
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District Spotlight on Educator Learning

Curriculum News

Take a Peak at Writing on the Walls Week

All MVR-III buildings are hosting special events during the Week of February 29-March 4, 2016. Here is a peak at what Riverbend is offering that week. More information to follow from your WriteON Committee member.

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Mathematics Learning at MVR-III

Three major shifts in learning are occurring in mathematics at MVR-III. Teachers are working hard to design lessons and implement effective strategies that allow teaching and learning to (a) FOCUS where the standards focus, (b) ensure COHERENCE, and (c) provide RIGOR and support. Check out the three shifts b described in an Achieve the Core resource .
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