Friday, January 17, 2014

JCC January 17, 2014

District Perspective

Superintendent John Carver
Twitter: johnccarver
SKYPE: johnccarver

This picture is of the Howard-Winn class of 2020 taken at the Norman Borlaug farm, in front of the one room schoolhouse Norman attended. They are the future! Howard-Winn's destination is that by the year 2020, our kids will be the most recruited kids on the planet, "prepare and empower to think creatively, serve, contribute and succeed locally and globally". To achieving this, teaching and learning at Howard-Winn will evolve and transform. Cadets: FORWARD. 

Howard-Winn Campus: Lime Springs
Doors will now open at 7:30 a.m. instead of 7:45 a.m. Parents please plan accordingly.      

School Delays and Cancellations
Please know that decisions to delay or cancel classes are made with student's safety in mind. Being 462 square miles, Howard-Winn is a very large landmass district and we very much appreciate the Iowa DOT and Howard County snow plow drivers. From 5:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., snow plows are out working hard to make roads safe and passable. THANK YOU!
For latest information follow local TV and radio as well as 
Twitter: #2020HowardWinn

Restructuring Howard-Winn 
Discussion and reflection is underway on the structure of Howard-Winn Elementary K-6, specifically what grade levels will be assigned to Lime Springs and Cresco for the 2014-15 school year. These actions will enhance instruction, combine and leverage resources and facilitate teacher collaboration. 

Paula Galvin
Denise Shekleton
1st Grade
Katie Mahr
Tech Support
Heather Klenke
2nd Grade
Krista Tuchek
Pre K- 1 Principal
Shirley Sovereign
3rd Grade
Kelly Buehler
2-6 Principal
Greg Adams
4th Grade
Michelle Midthus
John Carver
5th Grade
Kelly Sorenson
Building and Grounds
Larry Trende
6th Grade
Jason Sorenson

Campus grade level assignment will tentatively be made in February.  A special THANK YOU to Task Force members. 

Growing Howard County and Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools
Saturday, January 18, at 9:00 a.m., at the NICC Cresco Campus, the "party" begins to "connect the dots" with the goal of growing Howard County and for us, the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District. Creating a Private/Public partnership, the direction forward will be to market and share the good life here in NE Iowa for the purpose of recruiting families. Quality of life, jobs, education, homes, financing, we have much to offer. Stay tuned for updates and opportunities to get involved.    

Shout Outs
  • We had a GREAT weekend for wrestling last week at Howard-Winn!  High School Wrestling Saturday and Youth Wrestling Sunday. A Big THANK YOU to all the volunteers for making this competition happen. A special SHOUT-OUT custodian Dan McCarver for his hard work during the event! 
  • Congratulations Cadet girls basketball - now ranked 4th!  Cadets Forward
  • Congrats Cadet wrestlers - ranked 9th in 2A wrestling! Go Cadets
  • Presentations on culture/climate/anti-bullying and MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) at the January School Board Meeting were "show stoppers".   Secondary Counselor Trish Hartman, Success Facilitator Scott Wiley, along with teachers: Clarissa Eink, Becky Halverson, Julie Wilson, Julie Franzen, Kelly Sorenson and Michelle Timp shared how systemically we are working to meet student needs and position them for success!  GREAT STUFF!
  • A special THANK YOU to the Transportation Director Brian Swestka, the Bus drivers, and secretaries for all you do each and everyday to insure the kids get on the right bus and get off at the right stop.   

One Last Thing...............

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