Curriculum and Assessment Updates

September 2021

Summer Learning, Summer Fun

Students across the district engaged in summer learning which included credit recovery at MVRHS and project-based learning in grades K-8. Teachers used technology and hands on activities to help students access learning. The project-based units were paired with NHEEPs Energy Education Kits for STEM experiences and students presented their learning to the group on the final day.

If you are interested in learning more about renting NHEEP Energy Education kits for your K-12 classes, please email me.

Grade 5 and 6 students at IRS learned about the importance of pollinators, planted a butterfly bush, and created bee houses. In grades 7 and 8, students studied elements of climate change through their look at tiny houses, including a field trip to a local tiny house and the planning of their own energy efficient house.
Students in grades kindergarten through fourth studied the power of wind, the importance of pollinators, as well as light and shadow. For their final projects, they created wind machines, possible sun-shades for the playgrounds at CES and EVS, and a pollinator puppet show.

Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

Virtual Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment meetings

Grade and subject specific curriculum meetings will begin in October - a schedule of meeting dates and times will be sent out shortly. We will continue to meet virtually.

Be prepared to share a lesson you have taught which has inspired your students in some way - to think deeply about the topic or context, to learn new skills, to explore further.

Book groups:

If you're interested in reading one of these texts as a team, building, or district-wide group, let me know. We can order books and start to set dates for virtual discussions around teaching, learning, and instruction.

Indian River School Celebrates Literacy with CLiF Grant

IRS students will be immersed in literacy events thanks to the Children's Literacy Foundation who awarded the school one of its coveted Year of the Book Grants.

Mandatory Trainings

Complete by October 15th

Attached please find the directions and links for the Mandatory Trainings for the 2021-2022 school year.

Please complete your trainings by October 15th and complete the professional development forms to document your learning.

Open Days and New Teacher Induction

Want to build marshmallow towers with your class? There is a bag of supplies left over - email me if you'd like it for your class.


CES - September 27-30

EVS - September 21-23

IRS - September 13-17

MVRHS - September 15-17

2021-2022 Faculty In-Service Calendar

October 8

November 10 (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

January 14

April 20 (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

May 4

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Angel Burke

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” ~ Mahatma Gandhi