ESU 13 SPED Weekly Message

9/22/14

Inspiration for the Week

This is one of my all-time favorite TED Talks. You might have watched it before, but it is worth another view, I promise! Rita has a great message, and I hope you are inspired by her as well. She reminds us that every day, we have the opportunity to inspire others through our work in schools and with children. Thank you for being champions for children.
Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Meridian Fundraiser

The Transition class (Upper Meridian Class) is selling apples.


These are Granny Smith home grown no chemicals. $3.00 per dozen and we will deliver within the building. All proceeds will go towards our end of the year Prom....... Please contact Jurene or any of the transition class staff

Best Practice Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 23rd, 3:30-4:30pm

4215 Avenue I

Scottsbluff, NE

Certified Staff are expected to participate. If you are unable to participate, please inform Steve or Laura. DL will be automatically connected to Sidney and the Harms Center. We can connect you through a school if you would rather connect there. Just let us know.

Best Practice Agenda


  1. Google Drive with Craig Hicks
  2. Updates from meeting with Karen Hasse, school attorney
  3. School district ILCD process
  4. IEP facilitation
  5. Updates from Workshops
  6. You Be The Judge
  7. Problem solving roundtable: Bring issues or concerns that you are having and the team will assist with problem solving.

Register for Unit Improvement Day!

The Unit Improvement Steering Committee is pleased to announce our October 17th All Staff In-service, which will be held at the Harms Center from 9:00 – 3:00. We were able to implement many of your suggestions into the day and have lined up a variety of speakers - thank you for your input. There will be optional blood screenings from 7:00 – 8:50, a general session for all staff at 9:00, and three breakout sessions at 10:30, 12:45, and 2:00. Please find attached a schedule of the day with descriptions of each session and instructions on how to register for the breakout sessions. Please register by October 3 so we can plan room locations according to the number of staff attending each session. Finally, we will be taking an all staff photo, so please wear your ESU 13 shirts. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing everyone October 17!

Remember to get your nominations in for your co-workers who have gone above and beyond in their work here at ESU 13. Their name will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card! We will draw a winner the first week of October. Nominations can be submitted to Steve or Laura.