Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Magnolia Message – A Letter from the Superintendent

PUSD Families, Welcome to the Spotlight on Student Learning!  The Spotlight is the District’s monthly electronic newsletter, and each edition will feature a mix of news, information, and articles by educators about classroom practice and innovation.  The Spotlight also features information about opportunities for families to learn, engage and provide input about District initiatives, and…

Extraordinary Education … Innovative and Inspiring Schools

On August 17, two days before the start of the new school year, I held a meeting to introduce myself, share my vision and goals, and start a process of engagement with District families that will continue throughout the year.  I want to thank all who attended on August 17, and I look forward to…

The Education Speaker Series Starts Its Fourth Season on September 15

Parent education is an important means of promoting communication and engagement within the school community.  Now in its fourth year, Piedmont’s year-long Education Speaker Series features a mix of local and nationally-known speakers, addressing a range of topics related to raising healthy children and young adults.  To the extent possible, the speakers offer workshops for…

Connected Learning Initiative – Community Engagement

student with chromebook

Part of building a successful learning program, digital or analog, is building partnerships within the entire school community (especially parents!).  As the Connected Learning Initiative expands to cover all students in grades 6th through 12th, communication will be vital to success in the classroom and at home. The district uses several methods for communication and…