June 12, 2015
GOAL #1: Student Growth & Development
This week I attended the day performance of the LES Young Composers. There was also an evening performance of the 24 second grade students who demonstrated their abilities as composers and live performers. Some students premiered songs they had written and others demonstrated their improvisation skills by playing live music for the audience using iPad instruments. The event was part of LES music teacher Dan Beal's LTEF grant: "Jammin' with JamHub." What amazing results happen when you mix elementary students with iPads + Jam Hub! Jo Ann attended also and I hope she was as impressed as I.
Congratulations to all of our senior award winners. It was a packed house!
GOAL #2: CULTURE OF LEARNING for All
GOAL #3: Local & Global Community
I attended the Ben Franklin faculty meeting on Monday when Chris Turnbull shared his departure news and next steps with his faculty, Despite the disappointing news, I was pleased with the level of support the staff provided and their eagerness to participate in the search for the next Ben Franklin Principal. Dana Drake will represent the BOE on the interview committee. I think we may have already found a replacement...see the new Mr. Turnbull below!
Tuesday evening I Skyped with other speakers attending the Malta Let Me Learn conference in July. We coordinated key points and logistics.
GOAL #4: Fiscal Responsibility
The DDT received and reviewed the three new modified concepts for the Turf Plan from the architects. They are set to discuss these proposals at their next meeting on June 22.