the RAH

Apr 29 - May 3, 2019

from Mike & J-

Thanks for a great first week of MAP testing! We loved seeing the the positivity by staff and for students across so many schools. Your influence is greater than you know. Keep up the good work and focus on assessments this next week.


Super ELP Spring Conferences - EXPLORE

We appreciate the time and efforts your team is putting in towards meeting with parents of identified Super ELP students to discuss Explore enrollment. These conversations are critical to communicating the impact that participating in this summer experience can have on maintaining growth and closing the achievement gap.


Once the school year is complete, a final attempt by each building principal to reach out to those parents who declined to register during these spring conferences will provide an opportunity to see if they have had a change of heart and make one last push to express the importance of continued summer learning opportunities for their child.


Thank you for your efforts to ensure families are informed about their child’s learning progress and receive a personal invitation from you to register for Explore. If you have any questions about this process or want to discuss further, don’t hesitate to reach out.

NAESP Report to Parents

Whether you’ve been out of school for five years or 15, the thought of taking a test probably still makes your heart race. Now imagine what its like for your child. As a parent, you can help

from the Records Office-

May 2019 FOR the RECORD is loaded with important information! For instance:

  • Our volunteer hours are at an all-time high. Check the table for your school’s volunteer hours. Pat your Site Volunteer Coordinator on the back for encouraging your volunteers to log their service hours.

  • Don’t miss the information about the 2019-2020 Immediate Transfer open dates for elementary and secondary.


With respect- Ann
Language Matters – How words affect performance

...people are a lot more likely to excel at what you want them to do, when they know exactly what to do, and when you’re challenging them to achieve.

Staff Device Collection

As staff exit employment from SPS as either retirees or moving onto other opportunities you will collect their district issued laptop and enter a work order for these devices to be picked up by information technology. These devices will be repurposed next fall. If you have a staff member that is not returning next year but is working Explore they will return their laptop at the end of Explore.

Optional GOCSD Opportunity

Troy Gobble is principal of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Illinois. He previously served as assistant principal for teaching and learning at Stevenson. Troy taught science for 18 years and served as the science department chair for eight years at Riverside Brookfield High School.


Stevenson has been described by the United States Department of Education as “the most recognized and celebrated school in America” and is one of only three schools to win the USDE National Blue Ribbon Award on four occasions. Stevenson was one of the first comprehensive schools designated a New American High School by the USDE as a model of successful school reform and is repeatedly cited as one of America’s top high schools and the birthplace of the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process.


Troy holds a master of science in educational administration from Benedictine University, a master of science in natural sciences (physics) from Eastern Illinois University, and a bachelor’s degree in secondary science education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


GOCSD has partnered with Solution Tree to offer this high quality professional learning opportunity. Join us for this two-day professional learning event for teams of 5. The two-day event will include the following.

Day 1 - This all day general session facilitated by Solution Tree leader Troy Gobble for all PLC Summit attendees will focus on culture, climate, the whys and hows of PLCs, etc.

Day 2 - On day 2 you may attend any or all of these three breakout sessions that Troy will offer addressing:

· The PLC beginner level

· Another session for those who have been involved with PLC for a while and want to know more

· A third session for those who are ready to advance to a PLC leadership role in their school or district.

In addition, other optional breakout sessions will be offered by GOCSD membership leaders on Day 2.

Date: July 25 - 26, 2019

Time: 9:00a.m. - 3:30p.m.

Location: Kickapoo High School 3710 S Jefferson Ave, Springfield, MO 65807

The $750 Team Registration fee for 5 includes lunch and morning coffee on both days. School districts who do not have enough individuals for a complete team may partner with another district to make up a team of 5.

Click here to register your team(s) of 5!

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