October 2015 Principal/Activities Director Newsletter Report
This Friday marked the end of the first quarter. We will be busy this week finalizing grades and getting
ready for an academic honors assembly on October 16, to award honor roll and awards for maps test
scores and improvements. Our new staff members attended their second “new teacher” training session at
ESU 10 in Kearney. Mrs. Kluender and I also attended a strategic leadership conference at ESU 10 that
focused on implementation of learning models(Marzano) and growth based teacher evaluation models.
Mrs. Hunt, Mr. Moser, Mrs. Moser, and I attended the NETA Technology in Education Fall conference in
Kearney this month as well. We picked up several new techniques that we will be able to use. An example
is the gmail extension Grammarly that allows gmail to be spell and grammar checked real time. We also
visited with the experts at Computer Hardware about our laptop lease expiring at the end of this school
year. We were able to gather information from them about several options moving forward. We are also
exploring iPad options to aid in instruction in all our classes and particularly our tech games class as we do
not currently have enough iPads for all the students in the class. This also allows us to introduce students
to multiple operating systems. Students and staff took advantage of our flu shots that the school offered on
the seventh of October. Thank you to Nurse Heapy for organizing this for us.
We are posting the weekly schedule of events to the homepage of the school website. This includes bus
departure times. Our joint pep rally with Ansley at Mason City park for homecoming was a tremendous
success our students and staff had a blast and our staff dance routine nearly “broke” Facebook! If you
haven’t seen it you need to check it out on the Litchfield Schools Facebook page.
It is hard to believe, but Fall sports season will be over before we know it. We will be organizing event
workers for Winter sports seas