The staff and teachers are grateful to the custodial and maintenance/transportation staff for all their hard work in getting the furniture moved back to classrooms after the installation of the carpeting.
The 2012/2013 school year is off to a great start. Students have made all of their schedule changes and have settled into their classes.
Teachers have been sending out “good news cards” to parents/guardians with a positive comment about the student. Teachers have been making positive phone calls to homes and welcoming students back to school.
Football, soccer, volleyball and cross-country all have teams and will begin league play soon.
ASB is starting to plan activities for homecoming week, which starts on Oct. 1. Back to school night is on Sept. 20.
Agnes J. Johnson
This year Agnes J. Johnson School is starting the year with 62 students. The school got a Cal Fresh grant of more than $27,000 which will be used to improve the gardening program and provide instruction about nutrition to students. There will also be information for families about the Cal Fresh program.
Lots of activities and field trips are planned thanks to the grant.
STAR test scores were super for 2012. There were 18 students who scored at least one level higher than the previous year, including 13 with advanced scores in language arts or math. Two students received perfect scores of 600 in math.
Room 1 is busy with 16 kindergartners and six first graders working and playing together in one room.
Room 3 is enjoying 4th, 5th and 6th grade combination. Students seem to enjoy the peer-tutoring model that is being used. The class gave the K-1 class a peer orientation of the school. Rules of good behavior, rights and responsibilities have been determined by the students. P.E. will be combined with local history in a series of hikes of the area.
Room 6 is a combined 2nd and 3rd grade class. Both grades have jumped right into math packets and reading groups.
Back to school night is Tuesday, Sept. 18 beginning at 5:30. The annual Jogathon fundraiser for classrooms is on Friday, Sept. 21 and the Otters will have a bake sale booth at the Walk in the Park on Sept. 29.
Osprey Learning Center
The year is off to a good start. Mr. Kitts has an enrollment spanning K-12 curriculum. There are several independent study students new to the district.
Greg Teasley did a great job cleaning up the facility during the first week.
Continuation has a new start. There will be some new strategies to mix up the lesson delivery in ways that will work for all the students. It is hoped that there can be some field trips to explore career interests.
The special education team is working well with students needing those services. OLC thanks Chris Hill, Marlien Fish and Deann Teasley for their support.
Southern Humboldt Family Resource Center
The summer food and fitness adventure provided half-day sessions of intensive cooking classes and recreation opportunities for youth in mid-summer.
The Youth Alive! mural project came up with a great design and is now looking for the best location. Mountain biking, kayak trips and hiking trips were well attended through YA outdoor adventures.
First 5 coordinated the “kindie meet and greet” day at Redway School. The neighborhood First 5 playgroups started in the first week of September.
Kinship caregiver and grandparents support group continues on the first Thursday of each month.
The weekend food cabinet is open for children and families from all district schools to keep connected to youth and families.
The weekend backpack food for kids at Redway is now enrolling families for the program which starts in October.
Child-spree is a back to school clothing shopping program coordinated by AFACTR AmeriCorps.
A generous load of school supply backpacks were donated and are being distributed to students at all district schools.
Suicide prevention month activities are being coordinated with teens at SFHS.
A ceremony honoring the end of Amy Termeer’s AmeriCorps term was held on Aug. 30.