Monthly Archives: October 2016

Upcoming PUSD Educational Engagement Opportunities for our Community

The District values the input and collaboration with all of our stakeholders throughout the community. We invite you to participate in the following distinct engagement opportunities across the District: PUSD Board of Education – Workshop on Advanced Placement/Honors Course Enrollment at Piedmont High School On Friday, October 14, 2016 at 9:30am, the PUSD Board of…

The Magnolia Message: October 13, 2016 Letter from the Superintendent

Dear PUSD Families, As students are now settled into the routines of the school year, Homecoming weekend is behind us, and Halloween is fast approaching, I’m writing with an update of the work now underway to meet the District’s goals for this year.  The District’s goals and action plan — called the Local Control Accountability…

Next Generation Science Standards — Board of Education Gets Hands-On Lesson from Teachers

On October 10, 2016, the Board of Education held a special workshop on the new science standards, called the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  Similar to Common Core Math, the NGSS emphasize reasoning, critical thinking, and the skills to demonstrate and explain scientific principles, rather than memorization of facts and formulas.  The NGSS also emphasize…