Saturday, September 20, 2014

Students in Action

 Students in Nicole Dash's Experiential Learning Program explore principles of gravity using the scientific method. The class consists of students in grades 1-6.
 These students from Hope Elementary School engage in conversation around close reading.
Yesterday, I enjoyed watching the students become teachers in Scott Fitchett's Sociology classroom at Sandpoint High School.

Have a fantastic weekend! The sun is shining bright. Thanks for a great week.

Friday, September 12, 2014


 Erik Olson, our new principal at Sagle Elementary School, works with an eager student this past week. Mr. Olson has been warmly welcomed by the Sagle Community.
 Students at Sandpoint High School enjoy the sunshine during lunch time. I was impressed, as usual, with the friendly and warm atmosphere of the school.
Nellie Lutz, teacher at Clark Fork High School, was working with her Choir when I walked in today. It was definitely music to my ears! They sounded beautiful.

Enjoy your weekend!

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