KCS Board Update

April 2016

Planning for a Summer of Learning

We are very busy planning summer learning opportunities for students, teachers and principals.

June 14-17: Understanding by Design (UbD) Curriculum Writing and Review at ALB

June 20-24: 4th Grade Summer Camp at Shady Brook

  • We will invite about 80 4th grade students to this summer week to receive additional instructional support and interventions. They will be given an opportunity to retake the EOG at the end of the camp.

June 22-23: Kannapolis Leadership Team Retreat at Central Office

  • We are working to plan a relevant and engaging retreat for our leaders. We will spend time reflecting, building relationships and planning for next school year.

July 11- August 4: K-3 Summer Reading Camp at Forest Park

  • We have expanded our 3rd Grade Reading Camp to include K-2 students. We will have a rigorous curriculum, small class sizes and engaging activities planned for all students. We expect to have great results.

August 18th- First Teacher Workday of the 2016-17 School Year.

Collaboration is Happening throughout KCS

Upcoming District Events

April 18 at 3:30- KLT Planning Committee Meeting at Central Office

April19 at 9:00- Professional Development Steering Committee at Central Office

April 19 at 6:30- Parent Council Meeting about Reconfiguration at Central Office

April 20 at 10:00- Principal Meeting at Central Office

April 21 from 5:30-7:30- AIG Family Game Night at KIS

April 26 at 9:00- Elementary Principal Meeting at Central Office

April 26 from 4:00-6:00- ESEA Public Session at Mallard Creek High

April 27 at 9:00- Curriculum & Instruction Meeting at Fred L. Wilson

April 26th and 28th- Judges needed for ALB Senior Projects

Exploring Magnet and Themed School Possibilities

Based on interest and success of existing programs in and around our region KCS has begun exploring several options for magnet and themes schools.

We recognize the importance of having a strong, guaranteed, and viable curriculum that integrates STEM and technology tools at every school. These magnet or themed schools would serve as a supplement to our curriculum for those students with the opportunity to participate in them.

Our next steps include educating stakeholders about the magnet options, surveying families within our district to gauge their areas of interest, finalizing our magnet choices for the 2017-18 school year and then surveying teachers and staff to allow them to indicate at which school they the prefer to work.

They have begun clearing room for the new building at KMS

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