Friday, May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014 Greg.Adams

Greg Adams

Grade 2-6 Principal 

(Crestwood, Elma, Lime Springs/Chester)
Twitter  @GregAAdams7     #2020HowardWinn


June 3- Last student day. This will be a 12:15 p.m. dismissal.
Report cards & testing results will be found in your child's backpack in one envelope.
June 4- Last official teacher day.
August 21- 1st student day of the 2014-2015 school year. 

There may be 4 days of school left, but we are still learning and creating! #2020HowardWinn #alwayslearning #prezi
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If you are counting...from June 3, there will be 79 days until school begins. Enjoy the break and catch up on those projects and activities that you were planning. It is a great time to learn and explore our outdoors and to read a great book! 

Looking ahead...District Redesign
We now know that all 4th grade students will be educated in Lime Springs beginning next fall. Now the conversation turns to the logistics of making this happen. 

The intent will be that the teaching and learning at Lime Springs will follow the same model with the same supports available to all other grade levels in the district. We also are working at determining the model that best serves our 6th grade students. 

Transportation plans are still being developed and will be shared once complete. Initial plans include separate 4th grade routes so that the school days are the same length. It is also noted that early supervision will be needed for students at bus pick-up points.

Teachers and Class Lists for Next Year
Teachers are in the process of creating class lists for next year. The class lists will be shared during the Open House nights that begin the school year.

New Teachers!
We are in the process of interviewing for Special Education, Spanish, and Dean of Students/Activities Director. It is exciting to meet our applicants to see their desire to teach and to share our vision for the Howard-Winneshiek CSD. 

The following have been approved to join our team next school year. Welcome!
  • PK-1 Principal/Director of Teaching & Learning- Sara Grimm
  • Elementary/Junior High Vocal Music Instructor- Schyler Bieber
  • Elementary Band Instructor- Meghan Ringeon
  • High School Science Instructor- Ben Hanson
  • High School Special Education Instructor- Alicia Martin
  • High School Special Education pending-
  • High School Math pending board approval-
Room Assignments
Crestwood Elementary classrooms may be found in different areas of the building. Rooms will be arranged during the summer so that grade-level groups are located near each other. See the diagrams below.

Learning about eagles at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha #2020HowardWinn @GregAAdams7
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Lime Springs 1st graders feeding fish at the "Fish Hatch"/"Fish Hatch Tree"/"Fish Hatchery"! #2020howardwinn
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Presenting flower project and many students using iPads to record presentations.#2020howardwinn
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Coding spheros to change color and make shapes. #2020howardwinn
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Open Houses
I hope everyone enjoyed the time to visit the open houses at Crestwood and Lime Springs on Tuesday evening.

Next year's 4th grade students visited Lime Springs for a chance to meet their teachers, meet all students at their grade level, take a building tour, participate in a library scavenger hunt, created artwork to decorate the halls for next year, and played games. Thank you to teachers, Kevin Carter, Dory Fravel, Kirstin Kerian, and Lorrinda Kisley. 

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