To reach students during the at-home learning necessitated by closures to due COVID-19, teachers and staff got creative! Read about virtual violin lessons here. Read about a virtual school tour here. Read about take-home math games here.
Music teacher Kayla McPherson invites everyone to join her in a round of applause (from your doorstep), Mondays and Fridays at 5:30 p.m., beginning Monday 4/6! Hear her plan on this video clip and check out her new Facebook page Klamath Kidz for Music!
The city schools celebrate the value of music year-round, especially in March -- recognized as "Music in Our Schools Month." Read more about it!
About 150 staff attended a full-day training Feb. 9 on working with students affected by trauma or autism. Peter Buckley, a former Jackson County legislator now working with Southern Oregon Success, presented on supporting and building resilience in trauma-affected students. Rowan Hill-Walko, an autism spectrum disorders specialist from Southern Oregon Education Service District, presented The Role of the Paraprofessional and Autism 101. In addition to 90-100 district paraprofessionals, the event drew transportation and food service staff who interact with all student populations. Monthly, one-hour professional development trainings for district paraprofessionals are planned for Professional Learning Community time (Wednesday “late start” time) in March, April and May.
Grad rates are on the rise. Check out all the details by clicking here!
All members were officially inducted on November 21. Academy teacher and advisor, Lana Crumine, spoke about upcoming Academy opportunities, including job-related internship placements and workplace tours of Portland’s National Primate Research Center and Seattle’s Boeing facility. Crumine noted the students’ 3.76 average GPA, calling them “among the best and brightest in the Basin.”
Due to an unforeseen health challenge, James Ivory will be unable to join us for the KU Celebration this coming weekend. However, all events including the scheduled reception, ribbon cutting and showing of his film "A Room with a View." will all be held.
The formal dedication of the James Ivory Arts Center will be held in the Spring of 2020 when he is able to attend.
Looking forward to celebrating with everyone this weekend!
ODE Annual Notice and Opt-Out forms for State-wide testing are now available.