Drake Doings

11/13/2015 Weekly Update


Last week this newsletter told you about a future version of "60 Seconds with the Superintendent" that would feature Drake 5th and 6th grade students. On Monday of this week, the newest version came out and our students were stars! Mrs. Sherwood described the new state expectations for statistics instruction. She also explained how her innovative unit design made the statistical concepts meaningful in students' everyday lives. It's not easy to make data variability and distribution interesting for 10 and 11 year olds.....But Mrs. Sherwood did it! Special thanks to superintendent Ryba for recognizing Drake and making our students the real stars of the show!

Mr. Ryba releases a new version of his video showcase every Monday. Click below to watch the 11/9/15 version of "60 Seconds with the Superintendent".

60 Seconds with the Superintendent - Volume 12
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For lots more pictures, click here to go to our website!

paperless grade cards

This is a reminder that report cards are now online and they can be accessed by logging into PASS. This is a big part of the district's efforts to make use of technology to improve school-community communication. It appears that our first round of paperless grade cards was a success. But we are looking for your feedback. If you have any problems logging into your PASS account, please contact our main office at 440-572-7150. If you do not have internet access you can contact the school for a printed card. If you already did this, please ignore.

Drake's new school psychologist

You may not be aware of the fact that some district school psychologist assignments were changed for this school year. The Drake community welcomes Mr. Nic Maier. That's pronounced like Meyer. Nic has served the district for years at the high school level. He now spends two days a week at Drake. Generally those days are Thursday and Friday. As school psychologist. Mr. Maier is a resource for all special education students and staff. But he helps anyone who needs it. If you have concerns about your student, start with the classroom teacher. But keep in mind that many compassionate and insightful support staff are available to help. Welcome Mr. Maier!

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November Events to Remember (and one in December too!):


20 – Rockin at the Rec – Favorite Football Team

25-27 – No School – Thanksgiving Break


4 - D.A.R.E. Graduation Ceremony

Contact Information

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