Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What’s Right in the School District of Janesville

What’s Right in the School District of Janesville (SDJ) is a forum to recognize outstanding performances and achievements by SDJ employees, students and schools.
Janesville Parker Impresses New Family to SDJ
The following email was sent to Parker Principal Chris Laue from Tammy Carlson, ESC Secretary
“I just wanted to pass on a compliment that I received today about your school staff.  We had a parent of a St. Mary's parochial school student who lives in Edgerton that had completed open enrollment to go to Janesville or Milton.  The family toured both Janesville Parker and Craig as well as Milton High School and the son chose to attend Parker High School because he felt so welcomed by your building.  The mother said that your orientation impressed her son and her family so much that even though no one else from St. Mary’s will be attending Parker from his classes, he still wanted to attend there next year.”

Adams Elementary School Students Visit JSOL
Fourth grade teachers at Adams Elementary School worked to better align the lessons at Janesville Schools Outdoor Lab (JSOL) with science Curriculum-Based Assessment (CBA) objectives.  On Friday, May 11th, 65 Adams Elementary School fourth graders visited JSOL. Their learning activities focused on erosion and stream studies.  Next fall, the fourth grade JSOL trip will focus on ecosystems.

Harrison Elementary School “Walks Around”
As part of Shape Up Wisconsin, all Harrison Elementary School staff and students walked outside together for thirty minutes on Friday, May 4th. Collectively, they logged over 1,500,000 steps!
Lincoln Elementary School has a “Day of the Child” Celebration
Lincoln Elementary School’s ELL department held a “Day of the Child” celebration.  All of the students who attended presented either poems or a reader’s theater and Lincoln staff encouraged family reading time and literacy. They also had some book themed carnival games and raffles. It was a great success as 21 of 39 ELL students attended with their families.

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