Designing our Design LAB
2015-16: A Year of Learning, Making and Designing Together
Putting the Design and LAB in Design Lab
In our Design Lab, we are going to start with a real-world problem and end with an audience. Along the way, we'll make sure our problem, and our lessons are aligned to standards and that we use our individual student data to meet the varying learning needs of each of our students.
In the moonshot video, the narrator pointed out that when Kennedy said "We're going to the moon..." as a nation, we didn't yet know how to make it happen. We're at the same starting point at our school: We're going to become a Design LAB, and today marks our first steps, our first efforts towards making the words a reality. My only expectations are that we work together, support each other, question and push each other, fail together and succeed together. Today marks Day 1.
Growing a Positive Staff Culture
News and Notes: 8-17-8-21
Tuesday 8/18-9th and 12th Grades Only
Wednesday 8/19-10th and 11th Grades Only
Thursday 8/20-All Students
Friday 8/21-All Students
Monday-Personal Planning Time
Tuesday-APT Team Meets
Please look for the Faculty Handbook, The Design Lab Playbook, and other important documents in your email this week.
Monday-Eric will be out of the building from 9:30-10:30 testifying at a trial
Tuesday-The CEO and Director of PR from Magnet: The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network will visit our school (2:00-3:00) to discuss how we might partner.
NWEA Testing will begin as soon as the window opens.
The Testing Coordinator Position is Posted
Don't forget to wish Mr. Ezepue a Happy Birthday, he celebrated on Saturday.
Desiree Stroder for all her painting. The main areas of the school look wonderful thanks to you
Rosemary White and Ken Beavers for planning and executing the Welcome Back Celebration
Rob Senor, Jessica Yox, and Jeremy Gill for stepping up and picking up the food for the Welcome Back Event
Thanks to Sean Wheeler and Garvin Yeung for putting together the new shelving in the Makerspace
Ken Beavers again for suggesting we take our first staff photos
Thanks to all of you for stepping up and actively supporting our Design Lab Culture!