WEEK OF 08/28 - 09/01
Letter from MEB
Once again, we continue to show our amazing ability to welcome students, shine, work hard, create beautiful spaces, collaborate and overcome challenges even when it feels like we are walking through a hot, wet, sponge outside.
While the beginning of the year can be challenging and overwhelming and exhausting, nothing beats reuniting with you and the students.
Welcome back-we are glad you are here. Please let us know what you need! We are happy to help!
We would like to welcome Ms. Nicole Zaayer to the Curriculum Office. She will be supporting NR, SV, KDBA and DHS. We are glad she has returned to the curriculum office with her creative abilities, bright smile and passion for curriculum!
HOW TO VIDEOS FOR SKYWARD Q
Read Naturally - One Minute Reader Live
Independent reading practice for students
(MTSS - Reading Intervention Program)
Did you know that through a student’s Read Naturally Live license they can also work independently on One Minute Reader Live? This program is designed to support students whose skill level is between first and fifth grade.
All students need is their device and their Read Naturally login. Students can access in class during small group time, during RtI, at home, during the summer, etc.
Focuses on Fluency & Phonics while also supporting Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Spelling.
From athlete to athletic trainer: Danville alumna Jalae Parker stays in the game
Jalae Parker was on the basketball team all four years when she attended Danville High School, and she has found a way to stay actively involved in athletics even though she is not herself competing.
Smart Board Training/Light Speed Classroom Management
SECOND STEP WEBINARS AVAILABLE
09/20/23 at 1:00pm
Smart Start - Second Step® Bullying Prevention Unit
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING RESOURCES
Early Learning (PreK)
Middle School (6-8)
Technology Help Desk Information
The IT Department is available Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm.
🔸 We are now using the Skyward ‘Q’ platform. If you have questions about working with the new ‘Q’ platform, call the Skyward Help Desk at ext. 3081
🔸 If you need to reach the IT Help Desk, please call ext. 1583
🔸 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 issues, email issues, wireless connectivity problem, etc.
◾ We will never ask for your email password or network password in an email & you should never respond to an email request for this
◾ Do not open an attachment unless you are expecting it & know who it is from
◾ Phishing attempts – if you get an email that appears to be from a co-worker with an usual request & an attachment, BE CAUTIOUS, this could be malicious. Take time to question emails that seem suspicious.
◾ Contact the IT Department at ext. 1583 if you have questions about a suspicious email
CRP’s (Computer Resource Person)
Edison – Gail Lewis
Liberty – Cheryl Swafford
Mark Denman – Hannah Scott, Tamara Medina, & Melissa Willer
Meade Park – Cynthia Stanford
Northeast – Kristi Wagle
Southwest – Brett Brown
South View – Robert Cundiff, Timothy ‘Paul’ Hubbard
North Ridge – Mandy Mourer & Michelle Troxel
DHS – Brian Golish, Mathew Harmless & Andrea VanLeer
KDBA – Janelle Biggs
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.
Looking for a Danville Public Library Card? 👀
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
- Christy Orr: Tech Integration Specialist ext. 1087
- Sara Stimac: DIF ext. 1939
- Angela Wilson: DIF ext. 3297
- Brian Klett: Fine Arts Facilitator ext. 1075
- Nicole Zaayer: Curriculum Facilitator ext. 1090
- Jacob Roskovensky: Media Specialist ext. 1533
Location: 516 N. Jackson St, Danville, IL 61832, USA