Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Magnolia Message – Letter from the Superintendent

Welcome to the Spotlight on Student Learning, the District’s monthly electronic newsletter.  Each edition of this year’s Spotlight will have a different theme, and this month’s theme concerns the use of instructional technology across the District to support our educational programs. To lay the groundwork for the following articles on technology, I’m going to address…

Middle and High School teachers focus on online writing

“I can’t wait to implement.” “This was the best professional development day I’ve ever attended!” Middle and high school English and Social Studies teachers had high marks for the training they received on October 12th’s professional development day.  The topic was timely and focused on their subject matter- exploring strategies for implementing online writing in…

How Can We Make Our Schools As Safe and Secure As Possible?

On October 1st, a student walked onto the campus of Umpqua Community College in Oregon and fatally shot nine people, injured nine others, and shot at two police officers before taking his own life.  The details of the event are not only horrifying, but also disturbingly familiar.  All of us recall the senseless mass shootings…

Opportunities for Engagement

The District encourages all families to get involved and participate in some of the many committees that help shape District policy.  Upcoming meetings and events, all of which are open to the public include: The Board of Education, Wednesday, October 28, 7:00PM, City Hall Council Chamber, 120 Vista Avenue. PMS Facilities Master Planning Meeting, Monday,…