the RAH

March 6-10, 2017

from Bret-

Regarding my goal of providing Tower data on 4 principals each week, this week I met my goal and provided 8 principals with data.


If you would like to voluntary participate in providing me information about yourself, click here. The information collected will only by accessible to me.


Explore enrollment is approximately at 5,200 students. Several of us meet on Friday to discuss the Explore Administrator Trainings in April.


Please remember to fill in your school’s Cardinal’s information found here.

The Condition of "Open"

"...when we allow our work to be remixed and repurposed openly, when we create it an then give it to the world to use without restriction, learning multiplies."

BOE Study Session

Tuesday, March 7th, 5:30pm

1359 East Saint Louis Street

Springfield, MO

Character Can’t Be Taught Like The Pythagorean Theorem

There is growing evidence that.. children’s noncognitive capacities are primarily a reflection of the environments in which they are embedded, including, centrally, their school environment.

Senior Leadership & Elementary Leadership Team

Wednesday, March 8th, 8:30am

1359 East Saint Louis Street

Springfield, MO

Looking forward to learning with you :)
What happened when one school banned homework-

Although they banned homework, they did ask them to do four specific activities.

from J

As we have two remaining student release days on March 10 and April 14 (as of right now), we’d like an update on your professional learning plans for those days. Please use this sheet to make any needed corrections and to add the location of learning sessions on your school’s row of the sheet. We look forward to attending as many professional learning sessions as possible. Thanks for taking time to update by Monday. It should take no longer than two minutes.


We are in the process of collecting Bright Bytes input from students and staff. To date, we do not have data to demonstrate statistical significance in nearly 30 ele sites. Collection runs through March 10. Contact Dr. Lemmon if you would like to know your site's specific response levels. Thank you in advance for driving this important feedback opportunity.


There is great learning happening in our schools, and we need to share our learning. Please consider submitting a proposal to the GOSCD Innovation Summit. Find out more about submitting a proposal by clicking here. Proposals are due March 31. The Innovation Summit is May 31-June 1.


Have a fabulous last week of 3rd quarter!

Teachers leaving for spring break

Google Summit

Saturday, July 29th, 9am to Sunday, July 30th, 11pm

515 East Jackson Street

Willard, MO

GOCSD has a Google Summit scheduled for July 29-30 at Willard High School! They have partnered with EdTechTeam to bring this Google Summit to SW MO! There will also be a Pre-Summit on Friday, July 28. Click here for more information if you are interested in attending.