5 Ways Running Has Made Me A Better Teacher

 

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I’ve been running for a few years now and this summer I’ve been training to run my first half marathon which takes place in October.  My training has been easy at times and grueling most others.

One of the best things that has happened to me besides my improved health and fitness has been the growth I feel I have made as a teacher.  During my run this morning, I thought about all the ways training this summer has helped me be a better teacher:

1. The journey is more important than pace. — The heat of the summer made my runs more challenging.  It was hot, humid, and sticky even before sunrise.  Research has shown hot conditions like this to be effective for runners training for high-altitude races, a fact that is a real bummer for me since Ohio is as flat as a pool table.  What really bummed me out was that the heat was affecting my pace, adding almost a minute to my average pace.  I had to shift my focus from pace to logging miles.  I needed to forget worrying about my pace and remind myself that these conditions would pay off in the long run.

Teaching connection:  As teachers, we know the amount of material we are faced with helping students learn over the course of a year.  It’s nearly impossible to get to it all and yet we go for it anyway.  We feel like we need to get to that next step in the curriculum because we are running out of time.  However, training has helped me truly see that it’s more important to focus on the journey than to dwell solely on that next milestone.  The challenge we face is in resisting curricular demands and replacing them with our students’ learning needs.

2.  Staying fueled with a growth mindset helped me overcome challenges. — When you hit mile 7 on a swampy summer morning, or at minute 20 of a tempo pace workout, it’s easy to justify fixed mindset thinking such as, “You don’t really need to do this,” or “It’s too hot to be able to do this”.  I had to force myself to think, “You got this” — It has become my mantra and something I will say to myself when I cross the finish line.

Teaching connection: Helping our students see how important it is to use positive self talk can go a long way to helping them develop a growth mindset.  It’s an uphill battle and one that each person struggles to win, but talking students through this struggle can help them understand that it’s a normal part of the learning process.

3. Using benchmarks to keep on pace is helping me build the skills necessary for the race. — The good people at Columbus Running Company created a chart of pace times that were all connected to a race time goal.  My goal finish time is 1 hour and 45 minutes.  I am determined to reach that goal and I know that each time my foot hits the pavement, I’m getting one step closer.  The chart has been my guidepost, a way of holding myself accountable on my runs and knowing these goals motivates me to work harder.

Teaching connection:  Helping students know the “why” or what the end goal for each learning experience can be highly motivating, especially if they have had a say in what that goal can be.

4. Metrics are important, but so is listening to your instincts. — Sometime the pace chart needed to go out the window.  There one day a few weeks ago when I was supposed to do a speed workout on the track but I knew that my body probably couldn’t handle it so I just ran the miles at a comfortable pace instead.  I was still tired from the workout, but I was able to be present with my family instead of a spiritless zombie.

Teaching connection:  We believe in teaching the whole child, so with that comes knowing when a student is tired, grumpy or hungry because these are the factors that can’t be written into a lesson plan; we just need to adjust and adapt.

5. Enjoy every step. — I’ve learned to love sweat.  I’ve learned to run with a water bottle.  I’ve learned to appreciate Body Glide. I’ve learned not to fear the bats I see that fly around the trail in the predawn hours.  I’ve learned almost all the lyrics to every Black Keys album.  But the best lesson I’ve learned is to appreciate that I get to experience all of this. I’m lucky that I have the time and ability to do this.

Teaching connection:  It’s a cliche, but one that I don’t take for granted: We change the world one student at a time.  Every interaction we have with kids leaves an impression on them and it can either be positive or negative.  We can’t take this for granted and we need to remember how intentional we need to be with our interactions.

Tweets Worth Reading

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates

 

August

31 – School Community Meeting, 10:45am

 

September

5 – No School, Labor Day

6 – BIT Meeting, 8am Media Center

7 – Curriculum Night, 6-7PM

12 – PTO Meeting, 7PM

30 – Building Advisory Meeting, 8am Conference Room

 

October

1 – Community Cardboard Challenge

4 – BIT Meeting, 8am Media Center

7 – Building Tours by Board of Education

17-20 — Fall Conference Week; Late Night is Weds, Oct 19.

21 – COI Day

24 – State of Schools (Darby), 6-9PM

25 – State of Schools (Davidson, 6-9PM

26 – State of Schools (Bradley), 6-9PM

28 – Building Advisory Meeting, 8am Conference Room

 

November

1 – BIT Meeting, 8am Media Center

8 – Election Day/Hilliard U Professional Dev. Day, No Students

23-25 – No School (Holiday)

 

December

6 – BIT Meeting, 8am Media Center

21-Jan 3 – No School (Winter Break)

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Embracing the Energy of Spring

Update for Apr 13-17

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As the energy and urgency of Spring returns, we are quick notice how much this energy influences our students.


Their energy seems boundless and sometimes, from our perspective, it seems like students are easily distracted or become more impulsive.  And if we have been in education for at least a few years, we know that this phenomenon happens every year.


This is the time of year when the status quo and familiar routines won’t engage in the same way. Spring means change and it seems that it’s in our DNA to have that same urgency for change.


So rather than fight it or dread it, let’s channel our students’ energy and embrace it.


This is the time of year to go for that big project. This is the time of year when the skills you have been focusing on with your students are reaching the peak of the school year. This is the time of year to put it all together, involving students in the direction you will go next.


Instead of planning in order to fill time, plan like you wish you had more time.


Have a great week!


Herb


Articles Worth Reading



Something to make you smile — This reminds me to find JOY in the small moments!



Upcoming Dates


Apr 13
PTO Meeting, 7pm


Apr 14
Student Housing Committee Meeting (Herb), 6:30pm


Apr 15
School Community Meeting, 9:05am → Walkathon Kickoff, Garden Dedication overview


Apr 16
Admin Meeting (Herb), 8am
**  ADE Parent EdCamp! ** 6-8pm


Apr 17
K-5 Interims — A good chance to update parents before the end of the year!
Building Advisory Meeting, 8:15am


Apr 20
4th and 5th Grade ELA EOY State Assessments
Dave & Busters Spirit Night, 5pm-8pm


Apr 21
3rd Grade Spring OAA Reading


Apr 22
3rd, 4th, 5th, Grade Math Unit 1 EOY Assessments
*** Garden Dedication, Celebration *** 2:00ish — See Becky and/or Meredith for details for how the kids can help this BIG DAY!


Apr 23
3rd, 4th, 5th, Grade Math Unit 2 EOY Assessments
*** ART SHOW *** More to come!


Apr 27
Board of Education Meeting at Alton Darby, 7pm


Apr 28
Tech PD with Kelly Riley, 7:45am


Apr 29
ADE WALKATHON — During each grade’s Related Arts Time — AM/PM KG will combine with a grade-level.  Details to come!


Student Housing Committee Meeting (Herb) 4:30


May 1
Team Connection Meeting with Dr. John/Board Member, 8:00am — Meet and greet, breakfast provided.  Your chance to talk with Dr. John.


**  Last Data Team Dates — End of the Year / Class Lists **


Still working on dates.  Most likely will be mid-May to allow more time for assessments.


AD/DC Project Dates


4/13–Teacher Steering Committee meeting–Jennifer is going to ask Marcy McNight from Norwich to come and present to the committee regarding the PBL design in 5th grade she has helped to create.
4/14—4 Teacher Steering committee members from each building (Tricia, Bobbie, Donna, and Carolyn represent DCR) to visit 2 STEM schools in Reynoldsburg with CT and Herb.  This was originally scheduled on 5/8, however, Reynoldsburg couldn’t accommodate us on 5/8.
4/21–Staff Meeting with ADE/DCR staff at 3:45 pm at ADE–Teacher steering committee small group explains the vision/design for next year’s extension opportunity to the staff as a whole


5/6–OPTIONAL STAFF MEETING–work time to collaborate/meet/plan with the people who are teaming up for the extension/design opportunity next year for students.


5/8–Teacher steering committee site visits and work session…
6 of the committee members from each building (those who didn’t go to Reynoldsburg) will go to Wickliffe with Herb, CT and Jennifer.  This team will see a Town Hall meeting that is completely run by students from 8:30-9:30 and then meet with, talk with, and tour the school with the principal until 11:00/11:30.  We will then meet back at CO at 12:00 with the ENTIRE Teacher Steering committee (the 4 who went to Reynoldsburg will need to put in for a ½ day PD request for the afternoon) to debrief and have lunch (provided and to be ordered through Aramark).  We will engage in conversation with the group regarding how to shift our practice as we continue moving forward with our design next year towards students defining their learning path through the options/opportunities that teachers can create/provide for them as experiences.  Could these/are these options/opportunities connected to the networks? This would support students defining the voice and choice in their learning and becomes the heart of student ownership within the design.
Additionally one GOAL for the day is to NAME IT…not pedagogically…or programatically….but based on our Guiding Principles.  So the IT that is named represents the way we do things grounded in those principles–the mantra of “Who We’d Like to Be”.  We will be showing the teacher videos one more time and identifying how these ideas align to the principles established in our Guiding Principles and how these ideas can become opportunities for next year.  


5/13–last teacher steering committee meeting for 2014-15​–The purpose is the thank those who were on this committee and touch base/listen to their perspective of the buildings from which they represent, what they think is necessary for next year to move forward.  We will share with them our “list” of what needs to happen and ask them for their “list” in order to bridge the perspectives to move forward with SOME implementation of SOME ideas for the 2015-16 year.

"Gesundheit!"

Update for March 16-20

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“When the principal sneezes, the rest of the building catches a cold.”


This quote has been swirling in my head lately.  It comes from Todd Whitaker, a former principal, speaker, and author of What Great Principals Do Differently: Eighteen Things That Matter Most (2012). Whitaker’s point is that a principal’s impact “is significant; our focus becomes the school’s focus” (p. 36).


I’ve been thinking about this lately because I find that I am pushing myself to stretch my filter.  Let me explain.


We all have those days where things don’t go as planned.  As a principal, I’ve found that “those days” are heavy ones and the volume of work and the toll it takes on me mentally and physically is unlike anything I have experienced.  However, even on those days I can still find many positive things that happened to focus on as I reflect.


Now, here’s where Whitaker’s point comes in to play.  

Let’s say I walk out into the hallway after dealing with something heavy and a teacher comes up to me and asks how my day is going.  I have a choice to make.  I can share what I just went through or I can share one of the many bright spots in the day I have already experienced.


Which response would motivate you as a teacher?  


As I reflect on the size and strength of my filter, I hope to continue to share what is going well and marginalize anything that is not. Feel free to hold me accountable on this one!


Have a great week!


Herb


Articles Worth Reading

“What Personalized Learning Is Not” http://pernillesripp.com/2015/03/11/what-personalized-learning-is-not

“Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning” | MindShift http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/02/steps-to-creating-the-conditions-for-deep-rigorous-applied-learning/



Upcoming Dates

Mar 16
Tech PD with Kelly Riley, 7:45am
Last Day for Spring Flower Sale Orders

Mar 17
Admin Meeting (Herb), 9:30
Teacher Steering Committee Meeting, 3:40 — (Replaced with meeting on Mar 10.)
Student Housing Committee Meeting (Herb), 4:30pm

Mar 19
Class/Group/Staff Pictures
Admin Meeting (Herb), 8am
1st Grade Musical for school in Gym, 2:30
1st Grade Musical for Families – Show up at 6pm to help 🙂

Mar 20
Spring Flower Sale Money due

Mar 22-27
Spring Break

Apr 1
ADE Staff Meeting – PBIS Update, 8am

Testing? What testing?

Update for Mar 9-13

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State Testing is always a disruption to the school day.  This year’s “testing season” has been particularly disruptive because of the additional testing days.

Or has it?

Take a look at some of the amazing work (via Tweets) we’ve been doing with kids…despite the disruption to the regular school day! 

(Remember: Culture is what we Celebrate, Anticipate, and Ignore.  ADE is put things in their proper category!)

(Scroll through the tweets…)

Go on. Smile!






Articles Worth Reading

Why MOOCs Are Great for Teacher Development http://www.edudemic.com/5-moocs-educators-should-take-as-students/ via @edudemic

Should every educator be an “innovator”? | The Principal of Change http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/5105

5 Anchors For Using Technology To Teach Reading http://www.teachthought.com/technology/5-anchors-for-using-technology-to-teach-reading/ via @teachthought

“The Beatles did not invent teenagers. They merely decided to lead them.” t.ted.com/X0EVMTz

Upcoming Dates

Mar 9
PTO Meeting, 7pm


Mar 10
4th Grade Social Studies State Assessment
5th Grade Science State Assessment

Parent/Teacher Steering Committee Meeting, 7pm Bradley HS


Mar 11
ADE/DCR Staff Meeting, 3:35pm

Mar 13
BAC Meeting, 8am (Rescheduled from last week)


Mar 14


Mar 16
Tech PD with Kelly Riley, 7:45am
Last Day for Spring Flower Sale Orders


Mar 17
Admin Meeting (Herb), 9:30
Teacher Steering Committee Meeting, 3:40 — (Replaced with meeting on Mar 10.)
Student Housing Committee Meeting (Herb), 4:30pm


Mar 19
Class/Group/Staff Pictures
Admin Meeting (Herb), 8am
Mar 20
Spring Flower Sale Money due


Mar 22-27
Spring Break

School Culture Reflects What We Celebrate, Ignore, and Anticipate

Update for Mar 2-6

This weekend, Alton Darby Elementary hosted our annual Family Fun Day.  This was another new experience for me in my first year with this community.  My understanding is that this has been a tradition for at least 10 years.  In fact, one family has volunteered to help organize the event each of the last 10 years.


The event was a lot of fun and it was a great opportunity for the community to come together.  It also made me reflect on some of the thoughts and ideas I’ve been reading about in a book called School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It by Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker.


The combination of my experience with Family Fun Day this weekend and one line from the book really made me reflect on our school’s culture:




“Culture conveys to its members what they ought to celebrate, ignore, and anticipate.” (Gruenert & Whitaker, 2015)
Celebrate — What are the traditions, the moments, and the events we look forward to each year?  Why are they important to the community?  Family Fun Day reminds me that we need to look forward to fun throughout the year.  What we did for International Dot Day was an amazing way to celebrate a budding collaboration with our closest neighbor, Darby Creek Elementary.  What’s important to the culture of our community is what we celebrate.


Ignore — This is a turbulent time for public education.  There are many positive changes taking place as well as a lot distractions that potentially take our focus off of the important work we do for kids.  It’s a challenge to ignore what doesn’t matter to the work we do. But our culture reflects what we choose to put our focus on.  So shouldn’t we focus on what matters and ignore the rest?


Anticipate — What excites kids so that they can’t wait to come to school?  What increases engagement among teachers, parents and students?  Our Kids’ EdCamps, while a ton of work, have been the moments this year that parents bring up the most when I ask about how they think the school year has gone so far.  How can we continue to connect teachers’ passions to students’ interests?


A school’s culture is so important to its success. Therefore, it’s important that we celebrate what we feel represents what we stand for, ignore what distracts us from the work we do for kids, and anticipate what’s possible for our learning community.




Articles Worth Reading




“Emergent Workplaces: Learning in the Networked Worker” http://idreflections.blogspot.com/2015/02/emergent-workplaces-learning-in.html?spref=tw


“Learning LittleBits” http://wp.me/pKlio-1RG via @jackiegerstein




Upcoming Dates


Mar 2
Beef O’Brady’s Spirit Night, 5-9pm


Mar 3
PARCC Math –  3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
Building Improvement Team meeting, 8am
Last day to enter data into Progress Reports (midnight)


Mar 4
PARCC Math – 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
Spring Flower Sale Begins
Special Ed Team meeting, 12:30


Mar 5
Admin meeting (Herb), 8am


Mar 6
BAC meeting, 8am


Mar 9
PTO Meeting, 7pm


Mar 10
4th Grade Social Studies State Assessment
5th Grade Science State Assessment


Mar 11
ADE/DCR Staff Meeting, 3:35pm


Mar 14


Mar 16
Last Day for Spring Flower Sale Orders


Mar 17
Admin Meeting (Herb), 9:30
Teacher Steering Committee Meeting, 3:40


Mar 19
Class/Group/Staff Pictures
Admin Meeting (Herb), 8am
Mar 20
Spring Flower Sale Money due


Mar 22-27
Spring Break

Tools for Connecting (When You Can’t Connect)

Update for Feb 23-27


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This past week was unique in that we came back to school from a 5-day break for students only to be interrupted by Mother Nature, causing two school days to be canceled.


That’s right — We were in school for one day last week.


While this may have brought joy to thousands of students, it left this principal frustrated for many reasons.  I felt like so much needed to get done: amazing things were happening with instruction in the building and I wanted the momentum to keep going, state assessments were going on next week, and about a dozen of other things were on my to-do list and I needed to connect with folks to help me get these things done.


But this last week and this weekend forced me to problem-solve and try to get some things accomplished before the coming week and I found myself turning to digital tools. I was reminded of the power of connecting in a virtual way in order to connect with others.    


Twitter — By now I hope you have seen the value of Twitter for connecting with others in powerful ways.  Friday brought us our last calamity before we have to assign “blizzard bags”.  One parent was curious about this and reached out to me on Twitter to clarify:


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Then…


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Twitter helped me get information out fast and helped me connect a parent to resources to help her children have an opportunity to learn during the snow day.


Screencast-O-Matic — This free tool let’s you record up to 15 minutes of a screencast that you can either save on a video file or share via YouTube or Vimeo.  A screencast records whatever you have displayed on your computer screen along with your voice.  Think of it as a way to record voice over for a presentation. The screencast I’ve made were attempts to share information in a visual way.  


Last Friday I was supposed to have meetings with folks who would be serving as test proctors for PARCC assessments to go over information they needed to know.   Well, the calamity day quickly scrapped that idea.  So I took the same information I was going to present and did a screencast instead.


Meeting done!  


SoundCloud — Ben Gilpin writes a blog called “The Colorful Principal” that inspired me to do a weekly staff update through a blog (You’ll see a lot of format similarities!).  Ben recently posted an update that had a SoundCloud recording as the intro to the blog post. Think of SoundCloud as a screencast, just without the screen.


I thought Ben’s SoundCloud recording made the post more engaging because Ben shared the context for the post in the recording.  This has got my gears turning about the potential of SoundCloud for sharing communications with stakeholders.  




Remind — Remind has been a great tool for me this year because it has allowed me to get short snippets of information, like “School is closed tomorrow”, out to staff and families very quickly.




Google Apps — Twitter may be one of the best tools for communicating, but Google Apps for Education are some of the best tools for collaborating.  I created a couple of documents to go with the screencast that helped me completely “flip” my testing overview meeting.  


First, I created a Google Form that let teachers signoff saying they watched the video. Then, I created a Google Doc that served as a Question and Answer Forum in case staff members had any questions about the information.  Google Apps for Education have been powerful tools for me as an admin!



All of these examples of connecting when I couldn’t connect directly with others merely scratch the surface of what is possible for kids and learning.  These tools can help kids create, collaborate and communicate in meaningful and authentic ways.  


I am encouraging teachers to tap into the potential of connection tools such as Google Apps, Twitter, and Screencast-O-Matic so that they can see how they might use these tools to help students work and learn.



Articles Worth Reading:


Crowd Accelerated Innovation | The Principal of Change http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/5093





Unlikely Partnerships — I like the slogan: “Be together. Not the same.”





Upcoming Dates:


Feb 23
Teacher Steering Committee Meeting, 3:45pm

Feb 24

Wellness Committee Meeting, 7pm



Feb 25
ADE/DCR Staff Meeting, 3:45pm

Mar 3
BIT meeting, 8am


Mar 4
Flower Sale Kick-off
Special Education Team meeting, 12:30


Mar 5
Admin Meeting (Herb), 8am


Mar 6
Newsletter Home
BAC meeting, 8am


Mar 9
PTO Meeting, 7pm


Mar 12
Spring Concert, 6:30pm


Mar 14
EdCamp Columbus, Clark Hall – Gahanna-Lincoln High School


Mar 16
Flower Sale Last Day


Upcoming Assessments:


Tuesday Feb. 24th
PARCC – English Language Arts  PBA Unit 1
4th and 5th grade students
Wed. Feb. 25th
PARCC – English Language Arts  PBA Unit 2
4th and 5th grade students
Thursday Feb. 26th
PARCC – English Language Arts  PBA Unit 3
4th and 5th grade students
Tuesday March 3rd
PARCC – Math  PBA Unit 1
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students
Wed. March 4th
PARCC – Math  PBA Unit 2
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students

It’s Time to Redefine "Student Work"

Update for Feb 17-20


I recently had the opportunity to listen to a group of students answer questions about what they thought about Student Work, which is a component of our school district’s Blended Learning Framework.



The students’ answers were revealing to me and the other administrators who were in the room.  The students, who ranged from 1st grade to 12th grade, had similar answers when asked to talk about doing work that was relevant, meaningful and authentic.  

Students used words like freedom, collaboration, interests, choice, and passion when describing the kind of work that is meaningful and relevant to them.


One of the high school students elaborated on what it is like to work with a teacher who was knowledgeable in the kind of work the student was focusing on as a learner.  The student described how his art teacher was more of a collaborator who threaded her experience into what he was learning.  


Then the student made a comment that affirmed something that has been in my heart and on my mind as I continue to think about the ways in which we educators need to continue to learn and grow.  He said, “I believe teachers need to continue to learn in the same ways they expect us to learn.”


Unpacking that statement has enormous implications for any teacher.  Let’s think about this: Learning the same way we expect our kids to learn.  

We say that we want students to be creative, critical thinkers who collaborate and can communicate with others. But are we really living that sort of life as a learner? 

Does the way we adults learn look different in ways that match the world we live in? You may be saying yes, but are you really collaborating differently? Are you really communicating differently? Creativity and critical thinking?


Finally, the student’s commentary on learning and “Student Work” makes me think of the question George Couros once asked” Would you want to be a learner in your own classroom?.  


This has been a great reflective question for me as a teacher.  And as a principal, I ask a similar question: “Would I want to be a student at this school?”. As a teacher, I would say to myself, “Is this how I learn? Is this what I would want to do in order to learn?”. This usually helped me create more authentic experiences for students.  

Were they the best lessons ever?  

Nope. 

But they were way better than they were before I started putting myself in my students’ shoes.  

Reflecting on these kinds of questions will help us reflect on our practice and redefine what we believe student work should look like.

Articles Worth Reading

** THIS ONE IS A MUST READ!!! ** “Redefining Teachers with a 21st Century Education ‘Story’” | MindShift http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/02/redefining-teachers-with-a-21st-century-education-story/ via @MindShiftKQED

“Digital badges: The new standard for skills verification” http://smartblogs.com/education/2015/02/10/digital-badges-the-new-standard-for-skills-verification/ via @SBEducation

“Maybe we don’t understand what readers really do – and why it matters” http://wp.me/pRqx7-F6 via @grantwiggins

Free Technology for Teachers: “Save Kahoot Quiz Results In Your Google Drive Account” http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/02/save-kahoot-quiz-results-in-your-google.html?spref=tw

“Stanford researcher says math facts without context are actually harmful to conceptual math” ow.ly/IY4o0

Video Worth Watching

How passionate are you?

Upcoming Dates

Feb 17
Waiver Day — Hilliard U
Parent Committee Meeting, 7pm at Bradley HS Aux Commons

Feb 19
Admin Meeting (Herb), 8am

Feb 20
Preschool Firefighter program in Cafe, 9:30am
Testing Protocol Meeting — 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade planning times

Feb 24
Wellness Committee Meeting, 7pm

Mar 3
BIT meeting, 8am

Mar 4
Flower Sale Kick-off
Special Education Team meeting, 12:30

Mar 5
Admin Meeting (Herb), 8am

Mar 6
Newsletter Home
BAC meeting, 8am

Mar 9
PTO Meeting, 7pm

Mar 12
Spring Concert, 6:30pm

Mar 14
EdCamp Columbus, Clark Hall – Gahanna-Lincoln High School

Mar 16
Flower Sale Last Day

Upcoming Assessments:

Tuesday Feb. 24th
PARCC – English Language Arts  PBA Unit 1
4th and 5th grade students
Wed. Feb. 25th
PARCC – English Language Arts  PBA Unit 2
4th and 5th grade students
Thursday Feb. 26th
PARCC – English Language Arts  PBA Unit 3
4th and 5th grade students
Tuesday March 3rd
PARCC – Math  PBA Unit 1
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students
Wed. March 4th
PARCC – Math  PBA Unit 2
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students