Douglas County Partners for Student Success newsletter
July 2015 Edition — Extra! Extra! A new year gets a new newsletter!
In this newsletter you'll find:
- News about our upcoming Fair Booth (Aug. 5-8)
- An invitation and signup and help with the booth
- A lovely summer reminder to read to kids from Roseburg's superintendent
- First Education Matters video pressed, ready to share
- A list of our most popular website articles, plans for the near future
- Second call for contributors and regular DCPSS writers
DCPSS fair booth in Douglas Hall
Wednesday, Aug. 5th, 11am to Saturday, Aug. 8th, 11pm
2110 FREAR STREET ROSEBURG, OR
Or, if you know you want to spend some time assisting at the fair booth, click on the form below (or HERE) and select some times during the fair that would work for you.
DCPSS Age 3: A year in review
- We gave more than $50,000 in mini-grants to local organizations and schools to improve or develop educational activities.
- Opened up the DCPSS web calendar for community, partner submissions, responding to a request from partners to become a "clearinghouse" for education, youth events.
- Our STEAM Hub spearheaded a modified STEAM Week in May (we did two weeks), which included a robotics summit.
- Training by Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program for leaders of local robotics teams both in school and out of school.
- Hosted a three-workshop series on Next Generation Science Standards for teachers.
- Brought in Search Institute to train youth mentors in a one-day workshop in June. Participants had lots of praise to share after the workshop, and we'll be hosting the same workshop this fall.
- Our Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub got its STEAM lending library of materials started and an online checkout system will be available this fall for educators both in schools and leading youth programs. Stay Tuned!
Watch for more exciting opportunities from DCPSS and our partners in the coming year!
Calling all writers, speakers, supporters!
We’re looking for partners, educators, community members, parents and students to share their thoughts on education in Douglas County. Learn more HERE about this opportunity to contribute to our support for local students!
Camas Valley's Sam Roque talks about his plans, strategies for the future
Learn more about DCPSS!
Find out about this campaign
Sam's story is just the first of many we expect to share of how people are showing how this campaign plays out in their lives. Read on to join the #DCEdMatters mantra!
Learn about STEAM!
Others' news we'd love to share:
Glide's grad stats rocked!
Glide is nearing Oregon's 40-40-20 goal, with a more than a third of students going into two-year college or military. See the infographic larger HERE.
Multiple campaigns, multiplying support
The Promise of Oregon campaign is a public school support campaign. Our social marketing campaign is a grassroots campaign to reach all students in Douglas County (public, private, home school). This is how we create a snowball effect!
Glendale maps clear path for families
Check out this new initiative from the Glendale School District and like them at facebook.com/G9Family.