WEEK OF 08/29 - 09/02
Letter from MEB
We've just about made it to September, Royal Donut is open again, some people are excited that Starbucks has the pumpkin spice option already, we have just about tackled the first quarter, and we are heading into Labor Day Weekend and can take that big-first- beginning-the-of-the-year-long-weekend-cleansing-breath.
With all of the good news mentioned above, I am excited to share some good news from the curriculum department. We have two new individuals that have joined our crew!
First, I would like to introduce Mr. Brian Klett, Fine Arts Facilitator. He will be supporting Art, Music, and Foreign Language throughout the district.
Second, please welcome Mr. Jacob Roskovensky to the District. He is the new Media Specialist for the District. You will be able to find him at the DHS Library much of the time.
Welcome, gentlemen! We know you will do great things!
Finally, the district store should be open for purchase shortly and the schedule for Friday will be out tomorrow!
ROE SchoolWorks Instructional Coaching Networking Group FREE Book Study Opportunity for Educator Self-Care
Good morning, educators!
I hope you're finding some rest and relaxation in the last few hours of summer before students are back in your building. This time of year can be both exciting and stressful, but through it all, just know that your students can't wait to meet and learn alongside you.
With the kickoff of the school year in mind, ROE SchoolWorks wanted to share a FREE professional learning opportunity. We are hosting a 37-week, virtual book "study" on 180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators, a guidebook that aims to "help you lead a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life inside and outside of the classroom." Each week throughout the 2022-2023 school year, you would read a short chapter from the book (that will be shipped to you upon registering) and engage asynchronously with other participants on the online professional learning platform, “Canvas”. You would meet quarterly via Zoom with the course facilitator and nationally-certified school psychologist, Nick Clegg, to review material, share insights, and develop community. When the book study concludes, you would choose to earn either 37 continuing professional development hours (that count toward renewal of your license, if applicable) or two (2) graduate credits from Lindenwood University for an additional fee.
For more information and to register, click here. A flyer has also been attached. If you have additional questions, please reach out to Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org or ROE SchoolWorks Director, Mrs. Jeri Callaway, at email@example.com.
Thank you for all you do for students! Have a great year!
IDEA Chapter Events
Ready-to-Use Resources Lesson Plans to Develop Critical Reading Skills in All Students . AVID Weekly: Literacy Connections Schoolwide® puts literacy instruction resources at your fingertips.
09/01 at 1:00pm
Second Step® Middle School: Empowered with Skills for Life
09/06 at 1:00pm
Strengthen Your School Community with Second Step® SEL for Adults
09/08 at 1:00pm
Second Step® Child Protection Unit: Working Together to Keep Kids Safe
09/13 at 1:00pm
Second Step® Elementary and Bullying Prevention: Power to Create a Positive School Climate
09/15 at 1:00pm
The Newly Expanded Second Step® Family of Programs: SEL for Kids, for Adults, for Everywhere!
The IT Department would like to welcome you back for the 2022-2023 School Year. We hope you had a summer full of fun & relaxation. 🏝
The start of the school year is always busy, but we are happy to help you with your technology needs. Remember to check with your building CRP (Computer Resource Person) as the first option, but if you need further assistance, please submit a Help Desk ticket.
Technology Help Desk Information
The IT Department is available Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm.
If you have a technology related, non-emergency issue, please submit a Help Desk Ticket.
- This includes problems with your staff computer or laptop, printer, smartboard, telephone, student laptop, login issue, email issue, wireless connectivity problem, etc.
- If you need to reach the IT Help Desk, please call ext. 1583
As we continue to use communication with email, please remember to stay vigilant on being aware of the sender of emails coming to your inbox. We have seen an increase in attempts to mislead the recipient. It may seem like the email is coming from your Administrator but it is not a valid email for that person. Remember that emails from outside the district will have the following information highlighted in yellow at the top of the page:
******This email was not sent by a District 118 email account******
******DO NOT click links or open attachments unless you confirm the email address of the sender.******
Nearpod Self-Paced Resources:
Below are some simple PD options that teachers can do any time to help them Navigate Nearpod.
First Launch - How to run your first lesson
Build Your Own – Bring in your own lessons
Activities to Get Started – Activities for different learning goal
Nearpod YouTube Channel – Great short tutorials
Curriculum Department Staff
- MEB: Director ext. 1086
- Heidi Goula: Secretary to the Director ext. 1098
- Cathie Witte: Records and Professional Development ext. 1092
- Julie Cox: Literacy Coordinator ext. 1064
- Beth Edrington: DIF ext. 3538
- Christy Orr: Tech Integration Specialist ext. 1087
- Sara Stimac: DIF ext. 1939
- Angela Wilson: DIF ext. 3297
- Brian Klett: Fine Arts Facilitator ext. 1075
- Jacob Roskovensky: Media Specialist ext. 1533
Location: 516 N. Jackson St, Danville, IL 61832, USA