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Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Community Schools

Next Generation Science at Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire

Crosscutting concepts, science and engineering practices, and disciplinary core ideas work together to build an understanding of science in the classroom. The Next Generation Science website explains, "A high-quality science education means that students will develop an in-depth understanding of content and develop key skills - communication, collaboration, inquiry, problem-solving, and flexibility - that will serve them throughout their educational and professional lives." https://www.nextgenscience.org/ At GT/RA, our teachers are working towards the full implementation of the new science standards.
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GT/RA Professional Development

The teachers at Graettinger-Terril and Ruthven-Ayrshire are using our early-out Wednesday's to answer the four critical questions in the picture below. Teachers are able to plan and share with colleagues to improve student achievement and teaching skills. The collaboration of ideas is exciting as our teachers are making GT/RA schools a great place to work and learn.
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What is I-Ready?

I-Ready is a computer-based program for math and reading. The Ruthven-Ayrshire School is in the second year using I-Ready math and reading with Kindergarten - 8th grade students. The Graettinger-Terril School is using the I-Ready math with Kindergarten - 5th-grade students. Students take a formative assessment for teachers to plan instruction for entire classrooms and individual needs. Below is a picture of a second-grade student screen.
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What Type of Leader?

GTRA high school students in Mr. Giese's Introduction to Business class researched an important leader. The students were to determine what type of leader this person was authoritarian, democratic, or laissez-faire. The students chose a variety of leaders from television to political to athletic figures. They shared their research by writing and speaking in front of the class.
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Memorial Bench

Mrs. Butler and her industrial tech students refinished the bench at the entrance of Evergreen Park in memory of Mr. Mel DeGroot. The CNC machine was used to create this. Mr. DeGroot's favorite duty was taking tickets at the football games.