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From the Superintendent's Desk...

     In view of the recent tragedy at a Florida high school, I wanted to address safety and security and active shooter precautions in the district. All staff members have been trained in ALICE by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. ALICE is an acronym which stands for…
     Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate.
     ALICE creates time and space so people can survive an active shooter in a school. No code words are used; someone needs to get to an intercom to tell people what is going on…who, what, where and when…as much as is known. The main idea of ALICE is don’t wait for people to come to you; get out of the building if you can. 
ALICE training stresses that it is better to run if you have the time to do so. If a shooter is close, locking down may be the best option.


By Norm Glismann
Superintendent


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TMS, Prosecutor Warn of
Social Media Dangers

    Media today has a huge influence on pre-teens and teenagers. Be it television, computers, video games, social networking sites – it hugely impacts all aspects of a teen’s life. Social media has both positive and negative attributes.  Sadly, we see more and more negative factors with middle school students through inappropriate pictures and sexting.  

By Brian Dixon
Tecumseh Middle School Principal


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100 Days Smarter at Park Layne

     On the 100th day of school, staff and students at Park Layne Elementary dressed as if they were 100 years old. We then spent the day doing lots of activities around the number 100. We wrote about what it might like to be 100 years old. We counted to 100 in lots of creative ways. We found 100 pigs in hiding and put them in order, looking for patterns. We counted out collections of 100 things and shared collections we brought from home and so much more.

By Karyl Strader
Park Layne Principal

Bully Proofing Our Youth

    Bullying is not something we take lightly at New Carlisle Elementary School. We try to arm our students with tools that will help them in situations we know will come up.
    We start by bringing in our DARE Officers in at the beginning of each year to present to our students about the harm in bullying.

By Kathryn Randenburg
New Carlisle Principal


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Social Studies Department Introduces Ambassador Recognition
Calendar
Mar. 7  – Two-Hour Delayed Start
Mar. 9  – Board of Education Building Tours
Mar. 20 – Board of Education Meeting (6 p.m.)

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Emotional, Mental Health Priority for Tecumseh Schools

       Our goal at Tecumseh Local Schools is to provide effective educational activities and teaching strategies that promote learning to the maximum extent possible for our students.  We recognize in order for this to occur, we must address the multiple facets and barriers our students experience.  Proactive strategies and initiatives to address these barriers are routinely implemented at the district.  
       Issues such as bullying prevention, positive behavior reinforcement, trauma-sensitive initiatives and strategies to address mental health are routinely explored.  


By Paula Crew
Assistant Superintendent


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Achievement Enhanced through Teacher Beliefs and Expectations

     Continuing with our discussion on John Hattie’s “Visible Learning” research, I would like to focus on what teachers can do to improve their students’ academic achievement and progress.
     Teachers must believe that they can be positive change agents for the students that he/she come into contact every day at school.  A teacher’s beliefs and commitments are the greatest influence on student achievement over which they have some control.  


By Cecil Foley
Curriculum Specialist


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ClassDojo Enhances 
Classroom Communication

    Teachers at Donnelsville have been using ClassDojo for a couple of  years now. ClassDojo is a communication app for the classroom. It connects teachers, parents, and students who use it to share photos, videos, and messages through the school day.

By Jay Burkholder
Donnelsville Principal


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