• December 15, 2022 La Conner Communications

    December 15, 2022 La Conner Communications

    I see so many great things happening in our district that are a direct result of your diligent improvement efforts all for the sake of our students, families, and communities. We have to ask ourselves, does this align with our Strategic Plan; does this align with our Five-Year Plan; does this align with our Student Growth Goals; does this align with our professional goals; if we can say yes to any of these questions, we are moving forward in the right direction. We continue to collaborate on how to be high-functioning PLC teams; we continue to broaden our understanding of UDL; we continue to collect input on the Profile of a La Conner Learner; we continue to make progress on Mastery-Based Learning; and we continue to embed SEL and Equity in our work.

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  • November 30, 2022 La Conner Communications

    November 30, 2022 La Conner Communications

    Social-Emotional Learning has been an important part of our work and continues to be. I had the opportunity to spend time with the 5th graders in a community circle and we heard from the students what attributes contribute to a great school culture. Speaking of community circles, I have an optional Thursday clock hour session about running community circles on December 8, from 2:45-4:00 pm in the Middle School Library. Community Circles are a great way to create opportunities for students' voices and ensure everyone has a chance for their voice to be heard. Community circles are a research-based practice that should be a common practice district-wide. There is also a lot of really great work happening with Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) across the district, K-12. PBIS is such a great process that empowers students to provide input on expected behavior and accountability.

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  • November 1, 2022 La Conner Communications

    November 1, 2022 La Conner Communications

    Math Celebration - Hats off to the math teams across the District! Our HS team continues to dig into Reveal and spent their recent training day peppering the trainer with excellent questions.

    Our MS team will have an opportunity to do the same with their trainer in early December and is doing great work to stay on pace with i-Ready. Our ES team spent our recent half-day developing a deeper understanding of their upcoming units in Bridges and Number Corner. Each of these teams is not only adapting to a new curriculum but also learning new ways to teach math with each unit. Thanks to all for your dedication and hard work!

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  • October 19, 2022 La Conner Communications

    October 19, 2022 La Conner Communications

    Five-year Plan (Year 1 of 5 years) - Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) allow us to engage in deep conversations with grade-level and content area colleagues about the academic success of every student. This collaboration gives us time to dig into data so we know exactly what every student needs to be successful. This collaboration also allows us to align student learning with essential standards that every student must know and be able to do. PLCs allow us to keep these three big ideas in mind:
    1. Focus on student learning
    2. Collaborate with colleagues
    3. Focus on results

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  • October 4, 2022 La Conner Communications

    October 4, 2022 La Conner Communications

    Thinking about the first priority, safety, as the weather is changing, please sign up for Flash Alert to receive updates about the status of school days, for example, 2-hour late start, closures, etc. You can sign up here: https://www.flashalert.net/signup/ We will also send out this same status information via Remind.

    Another way to address safety is through our anonymous 24-hour Safety Tip Line, which can be reached via phone, website, email, or text. Call 360-244-4621, website - 1356.alert1.us , via email - 1356@alert1.us, or via text - 360-244-4621. Consider reporting via our Safety Tip Line the following: bullying, drugs, harassment, intimidation, racism, weapons, vandalism, or other items. Our district code is 1356. For emergencies, call 911.

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