Principal's Update

February 24, 2015

Grading Policy Survey

As you know, we have talked a few times this year about our grading policy. I asked everyone to complete an anonymous survey to give us a place to work from as we make revisions. I will be asking those of you who volunteered to serve on this committee to join me for our first meeting which will be . My hope is that we can complete our work in March/ early April and have a new policy we can send to our parents for next year's parent handbook by summer.

Teachers for Global Classrooms

Last week, I had the privilege of attending a TGC (Teachers for Global Classrooms) event with Roma Stutts in Washington D.C. Both of us worked on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to explore education in a global sense and answering the question of how we can become more of a global school. The program is through IREX. IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. Roma completed an intensive course focused on global classrooms and learning. The symposium was a place for her to learn a bit more about the Philippines where she will travel this summer and also to meet the cohort of people from around the United States who will travel with her. We even met Secretary of State John Kerry' s Assistant Secretary to Education and learned a great deal about the United State's educational efforts around the world. Groups of teachers will be going this year to the countries of Morocco, Georgia, India, the Philippines, and Uganda. We ended up getting snowed in on Saturday with all flights home cancelled which allowed us to explore Washington DC. I hope you will check out the website and consider applying for the travel program. https://www.irex.org/projects/tgc/
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