November 12, 2019

School open or closed? Not always an easy decision.

In our school, the principal (me) determines whether we are open or closed. In the public schools, the superintendent makes the decision for all schools in the district. We all seek advice and counsel from others, but...

March 1, 2019

Have you seen the recent news about the Momo Challenge?  Is it real or a hoax?  I don’t know.

There is much debate about its reality, and you can decide for yourself. The purpose of this message is to remind us (home and school) to be intentional about safeguarding...

May 3, 2017

There are many activities and distractions at the end of a school year that interfere with teaching and learning.  Having a flood day near the end of the year is not a normal distraction, and the uncertainty of whether school is open or closed adds to our year-end dist...

March 23, 2017

Do you remember testing week when you were in school? Take a test. Fill in the bubbles. Take another test. Year after year. More tests. 

Not much has changed. Schools continue to give standardized tests to measure student achievement on an annual basis. Test results can...

March 16, 2017

Hey … let’s take a break. We’ve worked diligently at school since January 4 … we’ve had a lot of activities, sports and music events, lots of fun and lots of homework. Let’s take some time to simply rest and relax. Let's take a week away from school. Let’s take spring...

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