The Coaches Corner

January 18 - January 22

You are all amazing!

Last week was so busy, and more than a little stressful! I am continually impressed by what a wonderful and dedicated group of people I work with. I just want to let all of you know that you are appreciated and that you are making such a big impact on so many lives. I see you...

IB Update

Thursday and Friday were spent walking Jean Ramseyer, and independent IB consultant through Birch St. and Cherry St. All of the suggestions and discussion can be applied directly to Rapid City. Rapid CIty has had their official visit already.

I will send out Jean's notes as soon as she send them to be digitally. She has broken down our strengths and areas that need to be strengthened. The most important thing that I took from this visit was how to make us more transdisciplinary, and it is not as hard as we think!!! The other thing that is important to note: WE ARE where we need to be in this stage of our journey; WE ARE READY TO APPLY FOR AUTHORIZATION!!!

A couple of notes..

Jean (like Priscilla before her) said that I truly need to meet with every grade level each week... BUT, I don't have to be in every classroom, which takes a huge weight off me. I still want to get into your rooms, but during this stage of the process I have so much already going on :D

So, our options are to meet after school on your own time, or to use one of your prep periods. I think that this will be the most efficient use of our time. Please chat amongst your grade level to determine which day you would prefer. I am at Birch St. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, at Cherry St. Tuesday, and Rapid City Friday. (Note to Rapid City) Laura is going to take over some of the coordinator responsibilities to ensure that your needs are being met. If you feel that there is a better day during the week and she is available, you could meet with her and that would fulfill the requirement) We will start this the week of the 25th.


We are in the final leg of our grant funding, and we have been given the chance to meet for a full day each month rather than a half day every other month. It is sometimes very difficult to get rolling during the half day meetings and just when we feel we are making progress we have to stop our work. So this is a great opportunity... and would eliminate the need for summer work days :D I'll get with people next week to see what works best for a full day.

AIMSweb: Need to Know


K – None this week

1st – NWF – None this week

2nd - RCBM – None this week

3rd - 5th RCBM – None this week


All Students

K- None this Week

1st-5th- None this Week

Where I will be this week...

Monday: Central Office am: Birch St. pm

Tuesday: Cherry St.

Wednesday: Birch St

Thursday: Birch St.

Friday: Rapid City am; Cherry St pm

Important Events this Week...

Monday January 18th

PLC at your individual building

Data Analysis

Wednesday January 20th

Birch St. Data Team 12:00-3:05 Please let me know if you have any new students to bring up. I will send out emails checking on those that are already in the process on Monday.

After School: Language Policy Committee meeting 3:30, Birch Spanish Lab

Thursday January 21st

1/2 day students

Records day for teachers

Friday January 22nd

1/2 day students

Records day for teachers

Of Interest...

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