" Every day is a GREAT day to be a Bomber!" ~ Jeff Stanley
Second Semester is Here!
The third nine weeks has officially started. Before we know it, we will be planning for commencement to graduate the class of 2019! This year has been a successful one thus far, and we anticipate even more success through the second half of the year.
In this edition of the Bulletin, you'll notice a lot of "technology talk" and technology highlights as the district continues to focus on the integration of technology into the classroom. There is a heavy focus on blended learning instruction, an approach to education that combines online education with traditional practices, occurring at both buildings. A graphic is provided below to help explain the purpose and impact of blended learning.
Students are accessing and learning new material online at their own pace while the teachers are providing additional support through instruction and feedback. The ultimate goal is to prepare these students to better understand how to access materials, provide authentic feedback and conversations, work independently, and think critically. It is amazing to see our students and teachers flourish with this approach to learning!
Cold and snow days officially started this month. If you are not receiving notifications and would like to receive them, please contact the Board Office at 330-326-2711 ext. 501. We update our social media pages and school website regularly when school is closed.
Thank you for all of your support!
Momentum Award: 3 Years in a ROW!
JR/ SR High School Food Pantry
The food pantry has been up and running for over a month now, and it has been a rewarding experience for all involved. The students shop every Friday during their lunch periods and are able to pick up their food at the end of the day before they leave.
Multiple people have inquired about monetary and food donations. If you would like to donate to the pantry, you can drop off any items, during school hours, to the board office. If you would like to mail a monetary donation, you can mail it to the school with the attention to Laura Amero.
The school's facebook page will be regularly updated about items that are most needed. For February we are asking for: Pasta, sauce, and rice. Of course, we will always take any items you want to donate!
Thank you to everyone for all of the inquiries and offers to help. This will be an ongoing project so that we can continue to help support our Windham students and families.
Third grade teacher, Elissa Ebbert, was highlighted in the last edition of the Bulletin for her innovative perspective on education. She jump-started WBKT news with her students to integrate even more technology into the district's curriculum.
Each week the third grade class publishes their WBKT News broadcast which has become quite a hit in Bomber Country! We post them to our Facebook page as soon as they are released; however, you can see all of the broadcasts if you click this link. You don't want to miss these newscasts- they will make you smile from beginning to end.
Rooted in STEM
Teacher: Amanda Brundage
Amanda Brundage, junior high and high school STEM educator, will be the focus of this month’s technology teacher feature. Mrs. Brundage serves as the leader of a wide array of academic courses to include: Video Editing, Women in STEM, STEM Independent Study, Forensic Science, Architecture and Biomedical Engineering. She also volunteers her time as the high school Robotics coach, a club initiated during the 2018-19 school year. Last spring, she led a group of students who won the NASA Mars Rover challenge at Nasa Glenn in Cleveland. Mrs. Brundage serves as an excellent role model for her students. One consistency within the world of technology is CHANGE. Amanda Brundage remains curious and open to new possibilities within the classroom. On any given day, you will find her: helping students simulate crime scenes, teaching the craft of working with a 3-d printer, assisting learners with AUTOCAD design software and navigating video projects from the planning through production stages. She works as a facilitator of learning but also learns beside her students- allowing them to take on leadership roles when they’ve demonstrated advanced skills in various areas of the curriculum. Amanda exhibits persistence, problem-solving and an interest in lifelong learning- all positive attributes that will encourage the success of students and teachers, within and beyond the walls of Windham Schools!
Record Courier Student and Teacher of the Month
School Arrival & Dismissal Times
JR/SR High School Official School Day: 7:35 AM-2:45 PM
*Breakfast is served at 7:20-7:32 AM
KT Elementary Official School Day: 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
*Breakfast is served from 8:15-8:30 AM