Zionsville Community School Corporation
I am very excited that Code.org has partnered with Disney this year to allow students to code in the world of both Star Wars and Frozen! Do you have students interested in Minecraft? They can learn coding there as well!
Project Lead the Way
Mr. Rowe's class begins exploring 3D Rendering in class at ZMS. You could hear the kids exclaim, "WOW" as they learned something new in class today!
We have begun a district-wide program in 3rd and 4th grade to promote student technology leadership within the classrooms. Students here at PVE discuss how they can help both their peers and staff with technology questions.
Students in Mrs. Manifold's science classes are creating their own personal electronic portfolios in Google Sites to share what they have learned in their Genius Hour projects.
Project Lead the Way
Preparing for Winter Weather
Letter From a Parent
I have two children in Zionsville schools. I just received your email regarding E Days for weather related cancellations. I really do not have a problem with the E Days, but do have a concern. Last time we had E Days, in 2014, due to snow, the amount of work that was given was astronomical. My son has an IEP due to auditory and visual processing delays. (Basically this means he does everything as a snails pace and does not even hear or see as much as normal children. For example, he is only taking in about 30% at any given moment of information to process and is filling in the rest on his own. He also has trouble spelling, writing paragraphs that are comprehensible, etc. You get the point.) Anyway, he had 8 hours worth of work for ONE class. No, I am not exaggerating, one class. I know this because I had to sit with him to help him complete all of this work. Now add on all of the work for his other classes and my child's insistence that he complete it all so he does not get in trouble and this was not a positive situation. My question is, what will be done to ensure that this does not happen again? Also, will there be provisions for children like my son who has an IEP?
Thanks for your time and all that you do for the schools. Despite my question/concern, I think that you do an excellent job. I am sure in your position that you mainly hear complaints from people, but I want you to know that there are people like my husband and I that know you are looking out for the well being of our children and our community and we thank you for it.