The Comstock Chronicle

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Next Week at JKC

Monday, September 28

  • Happy Monday!


Tuesday, September 29

  • Bus Evacuation Drill- schedule forthcoming
  • CIT Meeting #1- 3:20 in Mrs. Hensley's classroom
  • Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night


Wednesday, September 30

  • 11:15- 12:00- 5th Grade Math Learning Walk- Griffin
  • Staff Meeting 3:15 in the library- Mrs. Youtt (Substance Abuse) Mrs. Pavolonis (ARD Training)
  • 5th Grade Camp Meeting in the cafeteria 6:00- 7:00 pm


Thursday, October 1

  • Progress Reports go home today
  • Fall picts- schedule has already been sent out
  • Name and Need meetings 1st, K, 5th


Friday, October 2

  • Class Meetings
  • Name and Need for 4th, 2nd, 3rd

Save the Date!

10/6- 10/8- CoGat Testing for 5th grade

10/7- Staff Meeting

10/7- McTown Klownz assembly for K-2 8:00 am in the cafeteria

10/8- PTA Teacher Luncheon

10/12- Parent Conference Day

10/14- Boosterthon Kick-off Pep Rally

10/14- Staff Meeting- Boosterthon Teacher Meeting

10/21- Staff Meeting

10/28- Staff Meeting

11/2- Dr. Recess Presentation K-5

11/3- 11/5- ITBS Testing- Second Grade

11/11- 11/13- 5th Grade to Pine Cove

11/9- Staff Meeting

11/11- No Staff Meeting

11/17- CIT Meeting #2

11/23-11/27- Thanksgiving Break

12/3- Progress Reports go home

12/3- Brea out 8-10 for IC Meeting

12/4- Nana Puddin' PTA Program K-5 1:50 pm

12/10- Name and Need Meetings- 1st, K, 5th

12/11- Name and Need Meetings- 4th, 2nd, 3rd

12/18- Class Holiday Parties 1:45- 2:45

JKC's PLC at Work- Why Should We Commit to Learning For All?

We must prepare our students for THEIR future, not OUR past.

  • In 1970, only 28% of jobs required post-secondary education.
  • By 2015, 67% of jobs will require post-secondary education.
  • In 1970, 74% of the middle class was high school graduates and drop-outs.


Those who have not learned how to learn will be left behind.

  • High school graduates and dropouts will find themselves largely left behind in the American economy.
  • Post-secondary education and training is no longer just the preferred pathway to the middle and upper class- it is the ONLY pathway.
  • In the 20th century, illiterates were those who could not read.
  • In the 21st century, illiterates are those who have not learned how to learn or have not continued their learning beyond the K-12 system.


Our current system isn't working.

  • 30% of students who enter high school will drop out.
  • Potential drop outs can be predicted as early as first grade, and identified with accuracy by third grade.
  • More than 1/3 of students entering college require remedial courses.
  • 34% of students who enter college drop out within the first year.
  • 36% who enter a four-year public college earn a bachelor's degree within 5 years.
  • Only 29% of those who pursue a two-year degree earn it within three years.


(Carnevale, Smith, &Strohl, 2010) From PLC at Work Institute's Handbook

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"Working on the RIGHT THING is probably more important than working hard."

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