October 2017             Monthly Newsletter
Issue 9
Mission:
To educate all students to succeed by insuring quality leadership, curriculum, and instruction.
National School Bus Safety Week October 16-20
Darrel Robberts, Russ Clark, Mick Miller, Connie Miller, Mike Williams,
Kenneth Wagoner, Richard Negley. (not pictured: Michael Hummel)

We thank our drivers for their commitment to safely transporting our students.

Please help our drivers keep our students safe by following these rules:

  • When the bus’s yellow flashers turn on, that signifies that it is preparing to have children enter or exit the bus. All vehicles behind the bus must come to a complete stop.
  • If you are approaching a bus from the opposite direction slow your speed to 20 mph when the yellow flashers are on.
  • On a two-lane road, traffic in both directions must come to a full stop when the lights are flashing red.
  • On a four-lane road, traffic moving in the opposite direction must slow down and proceed with caution when either red or yellow flashers are on.
  • Stop your vehicle at least 15 feet from the bus.
  • Remain stopped until the flashing lights are turned off and the stop arm is pulled back in.

Thank you for your attention to the safety
of our students and bus drivers.
Digital Citizenship
On Friday, October 13 , the Lied Public Library is offering a one-hour class about keeping both children and adults safe while using computers and the Internet. Please contact the Lied Public Library with any questions.

Topics include:
• Cyber Bulling
• Social Media Etiquette
• Sharing Information Online
• Online Predators
• Gaming Safely
• Wi-Fi Network Safety
• Copyright Infringement

Teachers Engage Students with Technology
More than 90% of our staff have completed Apple Teacher Certification! To achieve Apple Teacher Certification, our staff used a range of world class resources to build skills that directly apply to technology integration that improves instruction and engages students in their learning.


Apple Certification requires staff to demonstrate proficiency by completing activities using the following applications: iMovie, Garageband, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iPad, Mac, Productivity and Creativity. You can identify staff who completed Apple Teacher Certification by their Apple Badge which is displayed in their classroom.
Attend Activities and Support Our Students
A majority of our students participate in extra and co-curricular activities that help them develop life skills. Please support our students by attending one of the many activities and performances our students are involved in. Please visit our website to view the school calendar for dates, times, and locations.

You can also download the rSchool app on your mobile device:
" rSchoolToday Activity Scheduler "
Middle School Parent Partnership
Middle school parents are invited to attend our Middle School Parent Partnership.

Date: Monday, October 23
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Middle School gym 

Join us to learn about internet safety, how iPads are integrated into learning and instruction, how to use Schoology to monitor student progress and communicate with staff, and other technology topic and presentations.
Topics:
  • Online Safety
  • rSchools app
  • Schoology question & answer
  • Parent, Student, & Teacher
  • iPad question & answer
  • Parents
  • Student showcase
Coffee with Superintendent Stender
Join Superintendent Deron Stender on  Friday, November 3rd, from 7:30-8:30 am,  at the Garrison House for coffee.

The events are meant to be informal opportunities for conversation with the Superintendent. There are no agendas or formal presentations. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions and comments and are welcome to come and go as their schedule allows. 

Monthly coffees are held on the first Friday of each month in a variety of locations in our community. Please check the  district website  for locations.

Clarinda Community School District
423 East Nodaway
Clarinda, Iowa 51632
www.clarinda.k12.ia.us
712-542-5165
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