the RAH

Feb 5 - 9, 2018

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Site photos

The News-Leader will be updating photographs of our school buildings in the coming days. We have been notified of the following:

· They will just take outside shots, hopefully without any people, from the sidewalk or the street.

· They will mostly go after 3, but are providing a heads-up, in case you get reports of photographers taking pictures.


Dr. Cooper has created a Who to Call (for Administrators & Supervisors)- the link can be found here. On our website, there has been our organization chart as well as a description of each individual’s position (slight overview) as well for the district to see. This quick resource may better fit your needs. Vanessa Hansen is out of the office until mid Feb. or so. Until she returns, all Employment Coordinator needs for Elementary and Secondary need to be directed to Allyson Peters.

Related to HR - first round/internal postings are up (through Feb 11). If you have any questions, don't hesitate to connect with Liz, Bret or myself.


Enrollment for June and July sessions of Explore begins on Monday, Feb. 5. The enrollment schedule is designed to allow students closest to graduation to register for the class(es) they need to complete graduation requirements first. Incoming kindergarten students will be eligible to register for Explore beginning March 1 after they have completed registration for the 2018-2019 school year. Learn more.

Make it a fantastic week - let me know how I can support you. -J

Three Key Questions on Measuring Learning

“The outcomes we choose to measure, as well as the methods of assessment we use, signal to students, parents, and others what matters.”

from Bret

Dana met with the Explore liaisons this week concerning their duties. If you have questions about Explore, please let me know. If I can’t answer the question, I can attempt to find the answer.

I worked with teams from Jeffries and Harrison this week to find their next principal. The process for Sunshine will start next week.

PTA Council meets next Wednesday at Rountree.

I’ve had a few questions concerning the pick-up rights of custodial and non-custodial parents. The BOE policy that guides our decisions on this issue is found here.


Wednesday, Feb. 7th, 9:15am

1333 East Grand Street

Springfield, MO

Training Opportunity: DYSLEXIA – WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW…

Sponsored by M.A.R.R.E (Missouri Association of Reading Recovery Educators)

The MARRE Board is excited to announce that Dr. Linda Dorn will be facilitating a ZOOM meeting on Dyslexia with Missouri teacher leaders and district administrators.

February 26th from 11:00-1:00

Bentley Room 231

The timely conference will help administrators make decisions to meet the criteria of Missouri's dyslexia law. During the one hour presentation, Linda will provide an overview of dyslexia - What is it? What is it NOT?

She will also share screening tool guidelines and an overview of the dyslexia intervention developed by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Literacy.

After Dr. Dorn’s one hour presentation, there will be structured time for

discussion with peers and then additional question/answer time with Dr. Dorn.

We are looking very forward to this wonderful learning opportunity!

Please RSVP to Shelly Shaver, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader and MARRE Board Member, at, by February 16th, if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, give her a call at (417) 523-1138.

Stop Asking How

Too few of the change convos currently happening in ed are running through the “What matters?” lens. And that’s because most of those convos emanate from the How? question. In doing that, we create change that is ultimately irrelevant & unsustainable

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