We are looking forward to an exciting 2018-2019 school year. Our students are blessed to be in a school system with deeply caring and talented teachers who are committed to inspiring, engaging, educating and empowering every student.
We have been hard at work over the summer making plans for special events and professional development for teachers.
Two years ago we embarked on an ambitious three year literacy initiative. 2018-2019 will be our 3rd year. Literacy experts among our teaching staff developed researched materials and resources to use in the evaluation of students’ literacy skills in our Seventh-day Adventist schools. Students are tested in the fall and spring of each year.
Results are analyzed to inform professional development plans for teachers. Teachers have self selected professional learning communities to focus on the literacy needs of their students. We look for trends as we study the data. One observation was the improvement in spelling, which we attribute partially to the emphasis on the annual conference spelling bee. We look forward to the full implementation of the new Bible Encounter curriculum in the elementary schools. This exceptionally engaging curriculum, with outstanding teaching strategies is helping students and teachers encounter Jesus as they participate in Bible study. This curriculum is loved by students and teachers.
Here are some important dates to remember:
August 1: Teachers report to work
August 6-9: North American Division Teachers’ Convention, held at the McCormick Place in Chicago
August 20: K-10 schools first day of school
August 12 & 19: Wisconsin Academy registration
August 23: Wisconsin Academy first day of school
September 4-6: Outdoor Education for students in grades 5-6
Home School Parents: You are welcome to participate in the literacy assessment and Outdoor Education for your 5th or 6th grade child. Contact your local school or Linda Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Looking forward to the coming school year we solicit your prayers to bless God’s work in our schools. Faith based learning that takes place in our schools gives students the opportunity to experience Jesus as their Creator and Redeemer.