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September 2015 Principal/Activities Director Newsletter Report 7-12 Principal Hard to believe we are already half way through the first quarter. The bell system is fully functional and working great. It appears that students and staff have adapted to our new schedule and are working into a routine. A big thank you to Mrs. Kluender, Mrs. Hunt, and Mr. Moser for all the hard work they put into organizing the first of our three MAPS testing sessions for the year. We are focused on using this data to guide instruction on areas for student improvement. We will be spending professional development time analyzing this data. Also a big thank you to all of our students and staff for the business-like manner in which they handled our power outage on September 3rd. That same day Mr. Kirby, Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. Ellis and I attended ALP Training at ESU 10. The training focused on teaching strategies for increasing literacy comprehension and vocabulary. Be sure to check out all of the ways Litchfield Public Schools is communicating including: updating of the school website by Mrs. Hunt’s web design class, Facebook (Litchfield Public Schools), and Twitter (@Litchfieldps). Two foreign exchange students began school on August 31st. Sophie is from Copenhagen, Denmark and Tim is from Cologne, Germany both seem to be adjusting well. PK-12 Activities This month all Fall sports have started. We will be hosting our first events in Litchfield at the end of the month, the majority of volunteers are in place for our home events. Both our foreign exchange students are participating in athletics Sophie in Volleyball and Tim in Football. Homecoming is right around the corner and our Student Council will be busy planning events for Litchfield and working on Co-op events with Ansley as well. Preparations are underway for hosting the Conference One-Act play. Page 15 It is a great day to be a Spartan!