On August 17th, 2015, the Transportation Staff and Project Now Head Start participated in an exciting, fun-filled training day of training. We set up an obstacle course in our parking lot that consisted of five different courses of training. The courses included pre-trip, mirror training, road skills, bus evacuations, and wheelchair tie-downs.
When the school day began on August 19, students were welcomed by some new faces in their schools. District #37 greeted many new teachers, instructional aides, playground aides, bus drivers and crossing guards as well that week.
Helping all students learn at high levels is at the heart of what we do in East Moline School District. This is the basis for our Mission Statement and Strategic Priorities. In the last newsletter, we shared the work teachers are doing to monitor for student learning. This quarter, we’d like to highlight yet another way we are working to meet the needs of all students: the instructional practice of collaborative teaching, also known as Co-Teaching.
East Moline School District #37 is proud to announce it has entered into a partnership with the Quad City Health Initiative and the Rock Island County Regional Office of Education aimed at improving our School Wellness Program. Research has shown that healthy students not only do better academically but have improved self-esteem and self-confidence. These are all goals that our EMSD #37 School Board and its leadership value greatly.
The 2nd annual QC STEAM Festival took place on Saturday November 7th, 2015 at the WIU Riverfront campus. QC STEAM is an interactive conference for youth in grades 3-8 to get in depth, hands-on experiences that could spark interest in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Many of our East Moline students from all five schools had an opportunity to participate and attend this great event.
A Community Celebration and Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.will be held in Centennial Hall at Augustana College, on Saturday January 16th at 6 PM
Glenviews One By One group will present from the perspective of working with young people to know that their lives matter and they have options in their futures.
The goal of the planned Google+ Hangouts is to bring greater awareness of the good work the Bright Spots in Hispanic Education are doing so that others can learn from their experiences and help reduce the achievement gap for all students. This November 18th live broadcast focused on improving college access.
Congratulations go to these two groups as the Ford Motor Company’s “Ford Driving Dreams through Education” program has awarded LULAC Council 5285 a $20,000 two-year grant to help support these programs. LULAC Council 5285 is working closely with Glenview Middle School and these two programs to provide our at-risk students opportunities to flourish.
Monitoring can happen in other areas: compliance and engagement. Compliance means that students are doing what we asked of them. A student may follow all of a teacher’s directions and may look like they’re learning, but there is no proof. It’s hard to see into the head of a child. Monitoring can also happen in the area of engagement.