The Cat's Connection

September 15, 2014

A Great Start to the School Year

We are two weeks into the school year and time has been moving quickly. Having our staff and students back has been wonderful! This year we have added back electives and reconfigured some of our offerings in order to give our students the best well-rounded education possible. Our students have responded very well to the changes we have made, and I have heard many positive comments from them regarding their classes. Much like our students, our staff is adapting to our new programs and schedules, as well as planning for a new assessment system that will be implemented this year.


It is our goal to have clear communication between school and home. I plan to utilize tools like this flyer to get more information out over the course of this coming school year. Through our communication survey, I have found that most of our families prefer utilizing email for primary communication. This year we will also begin utilizing various social media to share information and the great things going on at our school (see below about subscribing to various social media options). Truly, it is great to be back working with our students and staff. We have a wonderful culture developed here at LaCreole that is student centered and geared to help our students develop 21st Century skills. We will continue to work to improve our school and improve our ability to help our students.


I hope to see you this Thursday at our Open House event. This is a great time to meet staff and other families. I realize how busy we all are, thus we will have an informal get together! Drop in when you get a chance, meet your teachers, and enjoy some refreshments sponsored by our PTC.

Open House - Thursday, September 18

6:30 - 8 p.m. Meet with Teachers

Informally visit teachers' rooms, common areas, information booths, and have some refreshments.

6:30 - 8 p.m. Book Fair in the Library
Also, visit our online store http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/


We want to invite our families and friends to Open House here at LaCreole this Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This will give families an opportunity to stop in and meet teachers, see our school, and get more information about different activities at LaCreole. We are very proud of the programs we are able to offer our students and are excited about the school year we have just begun.

News & Updates

Wildcat Robotics Team

New this year - Wildcat Robotics Team!

We are focused on creating opportunities for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) related learning experiences for our students. As a part of the plan, we have developed a robotics team/club for students who wish to take part. This team will compete in a newly formed robotics league made up of local middle schools. Sessions will be held after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Information on this newly developed club will go out to our students soon. For more information please contact Jacob Gradek, our robotics coach, at jason.gradek@dsd2.org

We are LaCreole!

Many ways to stay in touch with your school!

We like to celebrate our great kids and all the great things going on at our school.

LaCreole Middle School Open House

Thursday, Sep. 18th, 6:30-8pm

LaCreole

Winter Drama Auditions, CRACKED!

Monday, Sep. 22nd, 3:30-5pm

LaCreole Cafeteria

Auditions will be held for our Winter production, CRACKED! Monday and Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m.


Call-backs will be held on Thursday, September 25, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.