Aside from all the media attention on the Central Highschool site, there has been little else abuzz.
The first 40 minutes of the May 12 BOE meeting was devoted to “Recognitions”; much of that time was spent honoring art work from children of most the schools. Art teachers introduced the students who then shook everyone’s hand. After that, service awards were handed out for teachers, wrapping up with National Board Certified teachers (one newly certified, one recertified).
For public comment, the owner of Domino’s Pizza stood up to thank the district for their patronage.
About the next 40 minutes were given to a presentation about ALICE crisis response procedures and to pitch ALICE response training. Total cost will be about $2000 for two people, I believe.
Some policy changes were then discussed, and then Mr. David Hohman gave a short update on PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career). He stressed the thought that we are going more computer centric and how we are working towards a 4:1 device/student ratio to support PBA (Performance Based Assessments).
The DLR Group presented next. Not seeing the presentation online at all, I asked for the URL and Unit 4 posted it here:
I am hoping the presentations from the April 28th BOE meeting will be made available soon.
Additionally, Stephanie Stuart has posted a few items out for the community:
- Trevor Nadrozny to be the permanent Kenwood Principal (his current position is now open for next year)
- “Those Who Teach, Can”, at indi go Artist Co-op from May 13 through May 18.
- Adams Outdoor Advertising and Unit 4 School District have teamed up and are excited to bring you [FRAMED]: A Unit 4 Student Artist Expo.
During Board Comment, Jamar Brown talked about and showed a teaser for Javae Wright’s “Purposed Lives“. There is an awesome event coming up this weekend:
WHAT: Javae’ Wright’s Purposed Life! Motivational Concert
WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 2014 ~ 6:00pm
WHERE: First Christian Church at the Oasis, 3601 Staley Road, Champaign
WALK-A-THON FOR CHARITY
For more information, please click: http://youtu.be/PfCHAZlgfCY
Please RSVP your attendance so there is enough food and seats: www.innerseedmedia.com
Another event coming up is the Garden Hills Resource Day:
- Community Resource & Spring Fling Fair at Garden Hills Park & Garden Hills Elementary School on Monday, May 19 from 5-7 p.m.
- Featuring free pizza, live entertainment, games & face painting!
- The event is free and open to the public.