Friday Flash Forward

Focusing on the Future - April 11th to April 15th

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A Villa Nova's 6th Grader artwork

SCHEDULE

Monday, April 11th

  • A Day
  • PARCC Begins TODAY
    • Report Cards Distributed to students during Advisory
    • 5:30 pm - SIT meeting - Hamlet Cafeteria
    Tuesday, April 12th
    • B Day
    • 1:51 pm - CPT

    Wednesday, April 13th

    • A Day
    • 1:51 pm - TDT
    Thursday, April 14th
    • B Day
    • 7 am - WMS Breakfast - Room 224 - Both Buildings
    • 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm - Connected Educator study group - lab 106 Hamlet
    Friday, April 15th
    • A Day

    Have a wonderful Spring recess!


    REVISED DATES PLEASE CLICK BELOW FOR LINK TO PROGRESS REPORTS AND REPORT CARDS:

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    DISTRIBUTION DATES

    Seahorse Award - 8th grade teams only

    Annual School Counselor Departmental Award

    Seahorse Good Character Award

    For: 8th grade students


    Please use the online google form to recommend an 8th grade student for this award. Click here to access the form. There will be five students chosen. The award will be given to the students during the completion ceremony. Each Team can have one winner ! Please submit recommendation forms by: May 1, 2015


    The title “Seahorse Good Character Award” was chosen because the Seahorse symbolically exhibits the following characteristics: Patient, Strong, Calm/Peaceful, Persistent, Resourceful, Friendly, Protective, and Flexible.

    WED Tech PD News

    As we continue to embrace cloud-based Information Technology solutions and migrate away from archaic server-based ones, we are recommending that all users with W.E.D. Google Apps for Education accounts start utilizing the Google Drive feature to store your files in a secure Internet “cloud”. This will allow you to have access to your files from anywhere you have an Internet connection, from almost any device. Files stored in the Google Drive cloud also get backed up regularly and are resistance to corruption.

    Please watch this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6KTD4u0JY4) if you are interested in learning more about Google Drive and how to use cloud-based file storage.

    For more information on Google Drive, please contact your I.T. department representative or your technology coach.


    April Vacation is Coming...
    Tech PD - Hours or Pay Available

    Digital Citizenship PD
    Tuesday, April 19th 8:30am-10:30am
    Nova Room 106


    Click here to request a personal appointment.

    Information from RIDE

    We have posted a news release on the State of Education Address on our website:

    http://www.ride.ri.gov/InsideRIDE/AdditionalInformation/News/ViewArticle/tabid/408/ArticleId/310/State-of-Education-Strengthening-Neighborhood-Schools-Preparing-Students-for-the-Future.aspx We have posted the complete address on our home page,www.ride.ri.gov.


    Advisory committee on special education seeking new members; application deadline, April 15

    The Rhode Island Special Education Advisory Committee (RISEAC): advises the Commissioner, RIDE, and the Board Education on matters concerningthe unmet needs within the state in the education of children with disabilities, comments publicly on any rules or regulations proposed by the state regarding the education of children with disabilities, advises RIDE in developing evaluations and reporting on data, advises RIDE in developing corrective-action plans to address findings identified in federal monitoring reports under Part B of the IDEA, and advises the RIDE in developing and implementing policies relating to the coordination of services for children with disabilities.

    RISEAC is currently seeking new members.

    Membership applications can be accessed at the following link:

    http://ride.ri.gov/StudentsFamilies/SpecialEducation/AdvisoryCommittees.aspx#1260640-special-education-advisory-committee-riseac

    The deadline for all submissions has been extended to Friday, April 15. Any inquiries and/or questions may be directed to Kerri Sorensen, at Kerri.Sorensen@ride.ri.gov.


    Recommendations sought for teachers to honor during Teacher Appreciation Week

    During this year's Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6), the U.S. Department of Education wants to extend a personal thank you to some great teachers. Help us by recommending a colleague, a friend, your child's teacher, or the teacher who inspired you. While we cannot guarantee reaching every teacher during the week, we may use submitted information for other highlighting purposes throughout the year.


    President Obama to host White House Science Fair

    Six years ago, President Obama made history by hosting the first-ever White House Science Fair. He will host the final science fair of his Administration on April 13. While only a limited number of students can participate at the White House, all students are encouraged to share their story of discovery and invention using the hashtag #WHScienceFair (blog post).


    Applications from teachers sought for Fulbright Teaching Program

    Through the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program, K-12 educators can apply for grants to engage in 2-8 week collaborative projects abroad. Teachers may travel to Botswana, India, Mexico, or Vietnam, and grants cover travel costs, lodging, meals, local transportation, and related costs. The deadline for applications is April 18 for summer 2016 programs and May 9 for fall 2016 programs.

    It is important that you revisit this memo throughout the week. It is a living document and can be updated as needed.