Friday, December 20, 2013

December 20, 2013 Greg.Adams

Greg Adams

Grade 2-6 Principal (Crestwood, Elma, Lime Springs/Chester)
Twitter  @GregAAdams7     #2020HowardWinn

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May everyone enjoy time with friends and family, while finding time to relax for a moment.  

Looking ahead...

We know that the future of the district will mean that all students will be educated with the same grade level in the same building, with one or two grade levels being in Lime Springs. We look to teacher input when working through the final configuration. We also know that there are still parts of the equation to figure out as we work ahead. I value your input and ideas and you may reach me at 563-547-2300 or the email above. 


I highly encourage you to check out all the great learning activities that are happening within the Howard-Winneshiek CSD each day at #2020howardwinn. It is exciting to see our new technology used to enhance education rather than merely substituting technology for textbooks.

The Big Blast

Inflatable Climbing Wall

In celebration of a successful fundraiser, all PK-5 students in the district were treated to a gymnasium full of fun in the form of inflatables, music, dancing, popcorn, and juice. Those selling the most items were treated to limo rides and Subway sandwiches. Thank you to all that supported the fundraiser which funds district-wide field trips. Thank you to The Chip Shoppe for their quality products.

4th Grade Mini-Society

Congratulations to our 4th grade students and teachers for all of their work with their mini-society. Students created products to sell and then displayed their items for parents and faculty to buy. This was an excellent lesson in creativity and math. Thank you to all who helped make this lesson possible.

January 2- Apple trainers will provide instruction that will build on previous training in August. Focus will be on using technology to enhance higher levels of learning rather than substituting paper for technology. Check out #2020howardwinn on Twitter to see ways in which this is already happening.
January 3- Teacher work day in preparation for 2nd semester.
January 6- Welcome students back for 2nd semester.

January 13, 2014 Board Meeting (Preview)
School climate updates: Counselors & Success Coordinators will describe school climate survey results, referral data, and ideas for student involvement.
K-5 MTSS Schedule: Elementary teachers will describe how they are meeting the needs of all students through this year's MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) schedule. You may have read or been told that your child's schedule has changed this year. The intent is to identify learning needs and address them in smaller groups. Students may move to different grade-level rooms and be taught by different teachers during this "Cadet Time."

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