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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Rock Hill School District News #rockhill #rockhillschools

Extra Meeting to Discuss iRock
There will be a Called Work Session focusing on iRock on Thursday, March 21 at Dutchman Creek Middle School beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Summary of March 11 School Board Work Session
  • Board heard from students on their reflections on the value of iPads in the teaching and learning process and listened to updates from the Evaluation, Finance/Resources, Communications, and Teacher Input Critique Teams. The Finance Team recommends that parents pay a $65 insurance fee (down from $85). Board wants answers to additional questions before March 25 vote on iRock.
  • Board received a report on technology infrastructure capital requests totaling $1.4 million. Requests involve replacing obsolete switching and  increasing wireless access points.
  • Board Policy KF, “Community Use of School Facilities,” will be up for first-reading approval on March 25 while Policy BEDB, “Agenda,” will be up for second-reading. Board reached consensus that Policy BID, “Board Compensation,” should remain as written. Changes to Policy BDE, “Board Committees,” are still under consideration.
In the News
CN2, always a great supporter of the district, did a great job last week on two topics. Check out (1) the Hi-Tech Gala and (2) David Wallat’s construction and engineering students at the ATC, who are building dugout style shelters for the NHS soccer teams, at new breakfast program at Oakdale Elementary was featured on Tuesday's news.
Congratulations to . . .
  • Students and staff at Lesslie Elementary on raising $2,418 for the American Heart Assn. Hats off to Trey McDaniel, organizer.
  • Saluda Trail’s Tim Davis, an 8th grade science teacher, who has been selected to attend the Astronomy 8 session of the 2013 Science P.L.U.S. Institute at Roper Mountain Science Institute in July and to Julia Millar, a 6th grade science teacher, who was selected as first alternate for the Weather 6 session.
Noteworthy Dates
  • March 15 – Free car seat safety check at ParentSmart, 9:00-1:00
  • March 18-22 – Basic Computer Class at the Flex Center offered through Adult Education, 10-noon daily, $50, open to the public
  • March 19-20 – PASS Testing dates
  • March 21 – “Future Chefs” competition at Dutchman Creek, sponsored by Sodexo, 3:30-6:00. Elementary winners will compete to see who can make the best “healthy salad.”
  • March – May – Great American Cleanup, project of Keep America Beautiful
Elaine T. Baker
Director of Information Services
Rock Hill Schools

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