NRES Staff Newsletter

Week of September 6th, 2015

Around the Building

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Keys, Fobs, and Front Door

The company who works on our building alarm system will be coming to NR in the near future to upgrade and tweak some things with our system. As part of the process, they will be programming all of the fobs to open the doors at the main entrance after hours without sounding the alarm. Meaning, there will not be a need to have a physical external door key for the building.

New ODE Subscription Service

This summer the Ohio Department of Education launched a new notification system that sends out automated emails about specific topics that you may have an interest in. You can choose from a wide-range of topics. Please consider subscribing for your content area at the very least. New ODE Notification System Link

Math Curriculum Update

This was previously sent out by Kelly this week, but I thought I'd reshare as the links provide a great resource for instructional planning.

As districts begin the 2015-2016 school year, teachers will want to continue focusing instruction on the Ohio Learning Standards. Instruction should focus on the critical areas and essential content of the grade level or course. Some resources to help guide teachers through this process are:

If educators are looking for opportunities to familiarize themselves with the AIR testing platform and item types they can explore the Ohio Computer Based Test Portal. The platform currently contains examples for Science and Social Studies. ODE is in the process of developing materials for the new Math and ELA tests and will have these materials published along with more information on the new state tests in the coming months.

AIR Password Reset

If you had an account in AIR last year for state testing, you should have received an email asking you to reset your password. It will provide you a temporary password that you will login with, however you will need to change that within 30 days of receiving this email. Please take care of this within the 30 day window, or you'll have to contact AIR yourself to reset your password as the district is unable to reset it.

Bus Evacuation Drills

Beginning this year, new guidelines have school bus evacuation drills being conducted at three separate intervals throughout the school year.

Each interval will involve one of these three types of school bus evacuation drills:

  1. Front door evacuation
  2. Rear door evacuation
  3. Split evacuation (front and rear door).

Those students who do no not ride the school bus on a regular basis, walkers / parent drop offs, are to participate in these evacuation drills as they may ride the school bus on extra trips during the school year.

NRES first drill will be this Wednesday, September 9th @ 1:00 p.m. Transportation will have 6-7 buses at the school for the drill. We will call you to the buses for the drill.

Friendly Reminder from Payroll Regarding Subs

All substitute teachers must be approved by the ESC and our Board of Education before they work in your buildings. All substitute aides must be approved by our Board of Education before they work also.

Healthy Families '15


On Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Community Health Foundation will be offering a way to explore possibilities for fun, fitness and good health. This free and interactive family wellness expo has something for everyone!

People of all ages will find activities, resources, recreational ideas, FUN and friends at Healthy Families ’15. Be sure to take advantage of individual Health Screenings and Consultations to discuss specific health concerns. Listen to a presentation from a local health expert about a topic you are curious about. Then, wander the Grand Hall to grab a healthy snack and explore activities and demonstrations in five different zones:

  • Man Cave- Information and demonstrations for men and those who care about them.
  • Kids’ Clubhouse- Activities for young people and resources for their caregivers.
  • Super Seniors- Wellness opportunities for the active over-55 crowd.
  • Just For Women- Resources to help women take care of themselves and their families.
  • Food and Fitness- Grab a snack and learn about great ways to stay in shape.

Enjoy energizing demonstrations throughout the evening for a truly exciting experience! Take the chance to hear local health experts in our “Talk with a Doc” sessions.

This event is offered by Community Health Foundation and its Sponsors and is FREE to the community. Registration isn’t required to attend Healthy Families ’15, but because seating in the breakout rooms is limited, be sure to reserve your spot for the presentations that capture your interest. Simply visit the CHF website at to register. For information about our guest health experts and the activities at Healthy Families ’15, just visit the CHF website or Facebook page. Please visit us often to get the latest updates about the presenters and topics!

To find out how you can participate as a Volunteer, Sponsor or Exhibitor, contact Joan Elder at 937-523-7007 or . Invite your friends, gather your families and stop in at Healthy Families ’15 between 5 pm and 7 pm on October 6th!

This Week's Marshall Memo

This week's quotes and articles come from The Education Gadfly, The New Yorker, Educational Leadership (more next week), Education Week, The New York Times, Tools for Schools, and a McTighe/Wiggins book on unit design.

Here are the headlines:

  • Are adolescents hard-wired to be crazy?
  • Improving the quality of essential questions
  • The power of student-generated questions
  • Can multiple-choice questions be instructionally useful?
  • Measurement versus assessment: the role of human judgment
  • Math anxiety is contagious!
  • Fred Jones on establishing classroom routines up front
  • Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins on what can go wrong with unit plans
  • A Mindset kit
  • Question stems at different Bloom's levels

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Things to do:

  1. 3-5 Teachers: Reset AIR Password
  2. Complete Public School Works Courses-Due at the end of September.
  3. Schedule Star Fall Screening.
  4. After Star Fall Screening-Create Student Goals
  5. Complete Interims to Go Out on Friday, September 18th.
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10 Day Forecast

Monday, September 7

  • Labor Day, No School
  • Ohio State @ Virginia Tech, 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 8

  • Pledge-Johnson
  • Kids Hope Starts
  • NEAT Meeting, Rob out in the a.m.
  • IAT-4th Grade, 11:30 a.m.
  • IAT-4th Grade, 2:10 p.m.

Wednesday, September 9

  • Pledge-Wyen
  • Girl Scout Talks During Lunch
  • Bus Evacuation Drill

Thursday, September 10

  • Pledge-Doss
  • Magazine Turn-in Day
  • Girl Scout Informational Meeting @ RHES, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 11

  • Pledge-Fairbanks
  • Kindergarten Grandparents Day, 11:45-12:45 p.m.

Monday, September 14

  • Pledge-J. Roberts
  • Interim Week
  • 1st Grade Grandparents Day, 11:00-12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, September 15

  • Pledge-Clay
  • Vision Hearing Screening
  • 2nd Grade Grandparents Day, 8:45-10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, September 16

  • Pledge-Kugler
  • 2 Hour Delay for Staff Professional Development
  • 3rd Grade Grandparents Day, 12:00-1:15 p.m.
  • LPDC Meeting, 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 17

  • Pledge-B. Roberts
  • Constitution Day
  • 4th Grade Grandparents Day, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Friday, September 18

  • Pledge-Chrisman
  • 5th Grade Grandparents Day, 11:15-12:30 p.m.
  • Interims Go Out