Monday, June 2, 2014

 The Panhandle Alliance for Education awarded grants to over 40 of our teachers a few weeks back. Pictured above are teachers from Sandpoint Middle School who received grants. Congratulations!

 Athletes from Sandpoint High School made the trek this past weekend to historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon to watch the Prefontaine Classic.

Sandpoint Middle School Jazz Band put on quite a show last week. Mr. Dignan had them well prepared!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Happy Spring Break!

Students at Lake Pend Oreille High School engaging in some challenging, hands-on learning activities.
Our elementary students were invited to Sandpoint High School to be dazzled by science experiments conducted by Honors Chemistry students. Thanks to Mamie Brubaker for organizing this for our students!
The first grade students in Mrs. Dash's class enjoyed showing me their Leprechaun traps a few weeks ago. Their creativity was inspiring!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Happy Friday!

 I am lucky enough to get to work with an eighth grade class at Sandpoint Middle School over the next several weeks. I am teaching a Junior Achievement class which focuses on college and career readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. We are fortunate enough to have community members volunteering their time to make sure all eighth graders get this experience.
 Nurse Williams helping do a check up on a puppy as part of the Learning with Lucky program at Hope Elementary School.
Mr. Tajan's students at Sandpoint High School actively engaged in a Health lesson. I so often see students moving around and "learning by doing" in our classrooms.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Week in Pictures - Lake Pend Oreille School District

 Tom Albertson, Assistant Principal at Sandpoint High School, was recognized this past week as the Idaho Assistant Principal of the Year! We are proud of Tom and his stellar leadership.
 Most of our sixth grade teachers spent a day last week learning more about "close reading". Here is a link to an excellent article from ASCD that delves deeper into this concept.
I enjoyed listening to some of our kindergarten students taking part in a reading activity last week. They were eager and happy to show off their skills!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Week in Pictures - Lake Pend Oreille School District

 Hailey Olin completing a great steal against Moscow High School last night. The Bulldogs notched another fine win.

 Whole brain learning and thinking in action in Ms. Search's Algebra class at Sandpoint High School. Movement helps students learn and remember concepts in Algebra.
 I try not to be disruptive when in classrooms while visiting schools. Here are two kindergarten students enjoying some buddy reading.
The click of the camera surprised Jozlyn Keister-Nino. I enjoyed talking with these bright, young students from Hope Elementary School

Monday, January 27, 2014

 READY for Kindergarten was a rousing success once again at Farmin-Stidwell Elementary on Saturday. Two of our future students can be seen above. No doubt they will be ready... Thank you Panhandle Alliance for Education for providing this wonderful program for our community.
 An enthusiastic second grader writing an essay at Sagle Elementary School.

Beautiful student artwork can be found all over Kay Reifsnyder's classroom. Students were attentively participating in mental math activities.

 The District Spelling Bee took place Thursday night. I was thoroughly impressed by the organization of the event and the poise of our fine students.
Go Wampus Cats! Clark Fork girls played well last Tuesday evening. There was a nice crowd on hand to watch our student-athletes in action.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Students in Teresa Kemink's P.E. class at Kootenai Elementary School show off their moves as they learn the Salsa Dance. I was impressed with the energy and enthusiasm of the students!
I enjoyed talking with students at Clark Fork High School yesterday during Rebecca Palmer's speech class. They were preparing either persuasive or expository speeches. The topics were wide-ranging and thought provoking.

Prior to the Winter Break, I was invited out to Lake Pend Oreille High School to judge one of their team building contests. The students were treated to gift bags from the staff at the conclusion of the events. As usual, the students were polite and engaging!