Katie May’s May 23 “Coffee with the Principal” looked at curriculum, staffing, scheduling and other elements affecting the upcoming school year.
See Ms. May’s PowerPoint presentation for more information. Below are just some of the topics/questions discussed:
- Advanced Learning opportunities for students in the Scholars program (formerly General Education) are being increased.
- The 2017-18 waiver request to blend classrooms during Social Studies has been submitted to the District, with a response expected in June. Ms. May also noted that some classrooms blend during PCP period (Art / Music / PE), but that scheduling difficulties preclude doing this for all grade levels.
- Teachers will begin familiarizing themselves with the new English Language Arts curriculum as soon as it arrives next month. The District is also planning to phase in new science curriculum over several years, in response to new standards.