April 27 - May 1, 2015
1) Check the status of your safety drills and schedule accordingly. A recent few actual emergencies at some sites resulted in principals sharing they were grateful that things went as well as they possibly could; this doesn't happen without a plan and practice.
2) Lead by turning loose the learning in your buildings by promoting some learning fun. I recently visited classrooms that, in celebration of completing testing, hosted a no worksheet holiday. Another did a genius hour/day, and yet another set up an grade level EdCamp-type morning. These events still had a learning purpose, were working toward a standard, yet allowed for students to be much more active and creative. I believe these types of events are exactly what is needed for students and adults alike to remain engaged through the last day.
3) Take a moment to remember why you got into this. Most likely, it was to make a difference, change the world one learner at a time, lead those who can make a tremendous impact on students, and because you loved kiddos yourself. As we are hitting that tired, ready-for-a-break point, your positivity and encouragement is needed more than ever. A specific challenge goes to you in working with your teachers and support staff... be their advocate, be their biggest fan, and support them in being their best. It is difficult to do that for your 180-600 kids, but you can make those personal support connections individually with your staff members.
Superintendent's Open Forum
Monday, April 27th, 4:30pm
Parent Open Forum is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.
Class Supply List
“Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
Like a Boss? Or like a Leader?
April 28, April 29, April 30, May 5, or May 6
Enjoy planning the adult learning and capacity building that will guide student learning for the 2015-16 school year!