Caldwell Parish Schools
Greetings Team Caldwell!
WOW! What a whirlwind of a month! October always feels so jam-packed with football, pumpkins, Homecoming festivities, Halloween and Red Ribbon Week fun! It's such an exciting month, but exhausting at the same time. I hope you all know how much we appreciate your commitment to making sure your students receive the best educational experience in AND out of the classroom.
Three years later and we are still working hard to overcome the gaps created by COVID-19. Our district literacy team and teachers are working tirelessly to make sure that EVERY child learns to read on level. Our goal is that NO ONE falls through the cracks! Be on the lookout! Elementary schools will be planning family literacy nights in the near future so that we can work hand in hand with parents to help our students learn to read!
We are pushing forward with our ANet partners to increase student engagement and performance by shifting the "cognitive lift" to our students. Specifically, we are supporting teachers to ensure that our students are doing the thinking and the talking as we support them with the content.
During October, I had the pleasure of meeting with our Superintendent Teacher Advisory Council for our quarterly meeting, and I enjoyed spending time with teachers who are in the trenches and hearing feedback on how we can improve our support. In the next couple of weeks, I will meet with the student councils/committees at UCES, CPJH and CPHS to hear their perspectives as well!
Thanks for all you do for the students of Caldwell Parish!
Nicki McCann, Superintendent
Early Childhood Spotlight
CES students who earned the PBIS (positive behavior) reward experienced and “ooey gooey” science lab filled with mystery items that required them to use their senses and investigative skills to determine what was in the spooky box! Snake eggs? A brain? Oh my!.
Students in Ms. Pittman’s 7th grade science class are studying the effects of external sources on a balloon. They make predictions about what the effect of dry ice will be on the balloon and also when the dry ice is removed.
October is National Manufacturing Month and October 12th was National Farmer’s Day. Our Agriscience, welding and carpentry teachers do an outstanding job preparing students for their future. Big thanks to Mrs. Jennifer Meadows and Mr. Joey Williamson for all they do for our programs. Manufacturing Video
Blending (putting sounds together) and segmenting (pulling sounds apart) are skills that are important for learning to read and spell. Students begin to understand that spoken words can be broken up into individual sounds called phonemes and that letters can be used to represent those sounds. Click on the link below to watch a Kindergarten class play hopscotch to blend and segment words to develop their phonics skills.
October is National Principals Month!
Technology Tips for Teachers
CPSB Youtube is linked near the bottom of the new district website. Here is the direct link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmN0H96jk9FzBbHXwc--3zg