Warren School

Regional School District No. 6

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Principal's Message for January 14th, 2016

Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members,

Yesterday afternoon, teachers across the district took part in self-directed professional development. As part of our multiage initiative, some Warren teachers investigated ways to increase the amount of differentiated instruction and student ownership in their classroom learning centers. They emailed me afterward because they were so excited about their plans for increasing student-centered learning in their classrooms. As Dr. Stone stated at the parent meeting last June, student-centered learning is a primary focus of multiage instruction. However, it is also good instruction for single grade classes, too. I am pleased to see teachers of our single grade classes striving to increase personalized learning for their current students, while simultaneously preparing for teaching a multiage class next year. Throughout the remainder of this school year, I plan to keep you informed about our preparations for implementing multiage classes for all of our students during the 2016-2017 school year. I also would like to invite you to call, email, or stop by to chat about our vision at any time.

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Student Leadership Conference

Student Council officers attended the Elementary Student Leadership Conference on Tuesday, January 12th at Naugatuck Community College in Waterbury, CT. The conference provided our students with the opportunity to develop skills needed to be effective leaders. They participated in hands-on activities designed to foster leadership skills in productive thinking, decision-making, communication and creative problem solving. According to Conor Smith, one of our co-presidents, the conference was fun. He said that they learned about teamwork and anti-bullying. Co-president Gavin Trainor elaborated by describing the game Mazerunner, where they were challenged to exhibit teamwork without talking. Vice-president Ella Desmond said that she enjoyed the class on making reasonable choices. All three students agreed that the trip was worthwhile, and that they learned about topics that will help them in their roles as Student Council officers.
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Elementary Arts Award

The Connecticut Association of Schools ("CAS") Elementary Arts Award is given to two students in the sixth grade who show outstanding ability in the performing or visual arts. Warren School is proud to present Ella and Gavin as this year's award winners.

Ella demonstrates outstanding visual art skills and creative thinking. She is a creative young learner who inspires her peers and her teachers. Gavin demonstrates enthusiastic participation in art, vocal music, and instrumental music classes. His positive attitude toward learning and insightful thinking inspires his peers and his teachers. The students and their families are invited to a celebratory banquet at the Aqua Turf in February.

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MakerSpace Marches to the Beat!

In anticipation of our field trip to JMS tomorrow to learn about African drumming and dance, our early Primary and 1st Grade students made their own drums. All students brought materials to school to make and decorate their own unique drum. They followed the directions of their conductor, Mrs. Kathi Brown, as they played their drums for me. It was the highlight of my day!


Auditions for the Warren School Arts Enrichment After School Musical, Peter Pan, began today, January 14th. Click here for more information.


Please note the following

1/14/16 7:00 PM - Friends of Warren School meeting in Art Room

1/15/16 Field Trip to JMS to see African Drumming Enrichment Program

1/18/16 Martin Luther King Day - No School

1/20/16 6:00 PM - 5th and 6th grade Instrumental Concert at Wamogo

1/29/16 5th Grade Field Trip to Old State House in Hartford

Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions, comments or concerns.

Best wishes,

Angela Rossbach

Photos and Principal's Blog

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