The Dragon Newsletter
December Issue 2015
Message From Mr. Adams
Dear Clarkston Elementary Families,
It is hard to believe that we are approaching winter vacation already. Our students and staff have been very busy which has made time go by very quickly. Throughout the year, we have continued to focus on creating a culture that values thinking. We have been fueled by participating in learning opportunities that cultivate understanding. We believe being part of this type of environment drives engagement. Students and staff get excited about showing what they know.
In addition to thinking deeply about learning, we have asked the students to think deeply about character development. In particular, our students have been asked to think about what it takes to be a leader. Through the Leader in Me Process, which is based on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, we have already created common language and understanding. Now that our students have the ability to recognize the habits in other people, we hope to push their focus towards developing the habits within themselves.
One of our major objectives this year is to share our story of learning. We continue to develop our System of Assessment and Reporting (S.O.A.R.) to provide feedback about student growth. We hope this system will highlight our belief that each student is unique. We want our feedback system to be something that motivates students to think, learn and show what they know.
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Veterans Day Assembly
Veterans Day Photos
Calendar of Events
2 Book Fair After School Shopping 4-6:30 p.m.
3 Donuts with Dad 7:45 a.m.
9 Late Start 9:05 a.m.
10 PTO Little Caesars Fundraiser Night
17 Classroom Parties & Sing-A-Long 2:00
21-1 Winter Recess - NO SCHOOL
Board of Education & Central Office Administration
Steve Hyer, President
Elizabeth Egan, Vice President
Kelli Horst, Treasurer
Susan Boatman, Secretary
Cheryl McGinnis, Trustee
Craig Hamilton, Trustee
Gregory Need, Trustee
Central Office Administration
Dr. Rod Rock, Superintendent
Shawn Ryan, Deputy Superintendent
Mary Beth Rogers, Executive Director of Business Services
John Lucido, Executive Director of Human Resources
Kathy Christopher, Executive Director of Student Support Services