Santos/Liaison Meeting: April

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Administrative Updates:

  • PE Update: Mr. Salach has been seriously ill, but returned this week. He is working with administration to revise curriculum, grading rubric, and drills.
  • School is taking a look at diverse ways to support student study skills/organization skills for next school year.
  • In 2012-2013 school year, school will be launching the use of Rosetta Stone during one study hall per week in Grades 6-10. This is in reaction to international parent requests for more Spanish reinforcement. The fluency level of students will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Summer building projects are still being developed.
  • Math: Monica Neagoy will continue working with teachers and staff. There will be three different math levels beginning in 6th grade.
  • Math Textbook: School adopted a new series a few years ago, in preparation for the adoption of the IB program. There were unable to find an American textbook series that adequately prepared for IB and used appropriate international nomenclature.
  • Basketball tournament will take place week Wed., May 2–Friday, May 4.
  • Bullying: Zero tolerance policy in place. School works with students to distinguish between minor and major problems, and to identify cyber-bullying. Students need to come to the school administrators immediately so that they can handle the problem.

 Open Discussion Items:

  • 8th Grade Graduation: Friday, June 8th: Ceremony on campus, followed by wine, pica-pica. All students will present a poem, there will be one student speaker. Rain plan is being developed.
  • 8th Grade Trip to Mallorca, Late May/Early June: General permission slips have been sent home in the advisory folders so that school can plan for number. Not all students are eligible to go, although school is trying to help students re-earn the privilege. School will clarify how much money the 8th Graders need to raise via bake sales etc.