Camas Sch. Dist.
Camas Administrators asked to join Common Core conversation
Early this week, Camas School District leaders were invited to share their perspectives on Common Core with members of the Quality Education Council (QEC) who heard presentations from districts around the state.
Jeff Snell, Deputy Superintendent, and Lisa Greseth, Director of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, spoke about the impacts of Common Core including changes in teaching, learning, and technology.
Highlights of the presentation included the district's professional learning system related to how educator growth is supported. Specifically, the district engages the use of peer-to-peer support through the development of teacher learning leaders in all schools. The model supports teachers with a variety of professional learning structures including assisting teachers with student growth goals, helping staff work on new initiatives, and even one-on-one coaching. The district also employs key positions referred to as Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSAs). These TOSAs facilitate collaborative approaches to instruction, foster Professional Learning Communities, and create targeted professional development opportunities for teachers.
The Quality Education Council (QEC) was created by the Legislature in ESHB 2261, the major education reform bill passed during the 2009 session. Its purpose is to develop strategic recommendations for implementation of a new definition of Basic Education and the financing necessary to support it.
QEC members include four state representatives and four state senators (with equal representation among Democrats and Republicans). In addition, council members include one representative each from the Office of the Governor, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State Board of Education, the Director of the Department of Early Learning, the Office of the Governor, the State Board of Education, the Professional Educator Standards Board and the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee.
Link to TVW video: http://www.tvw.org/index.php?option=com_tvwplayer&eventID=2014100042#start=2438&stop=4655
Camas High School Choirs present An Evening on Broadway - 10/15/14
Students of Camas High School's award-winning drama and music departments will be performing popular selections from Broadway musicals in their second annual Evening on Broadway on Monday, October 27, at 7 PM. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the box office, which opens at 6 PM. This year's blockbuster sequel brings more choreography, costumes, and songs from America's favorite shows.
Energy conservation program helps district achieve Energy Star status at all schools - 10/13/14
Lacamas Heights Elementary School and the Woodburn Elementary School have joined the ranks of nine other Camas school buildings by earning the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star certification.
The Camas School District implemented a comprehensive energy management plan that has reduced its total energy consumption by 17% during the past five years. As a result, Camas has achieved the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star(R) symbol of environmental excellence at all ten schools in the district. The Energy Star(R) award for Lacamas Heights Elementary School and the Woodburn Elementary School will be presented during the October 27, 2014, School Board meeting.
As a US Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge Partner, Camas School District is committed to a 20% energy reduction goal by 2020. The District adopted a Resource Conservation Management Program policy in the spring of 2009 and has since been working on reducing energy consumption District-wide.
Camas School District seeks health committee members
The Camas School District is seeking individuals to serve on the district's Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC).
Ideally volunteers would have a background/interest in one of the following areas: comprehensive school health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, counseling, psychological or social work, health promotion for staff, and/or family/community experience. Committee members will also serve as a representative/liaison for a specific school building - elementary, middle or high school. Parents, teachers, and community members are encouraged to apply.
SHAC consists of about 20 school district stakeholders who advise school administrators and board members on a variety of health and fitness issues. Four meetings are held during the school year. SHAC members serve a three-year term.
Interested citizens are encouraged to send a letter of interest and resume to Molly Ndoloum, RN, MSN, at 1612 NE Garfield Street, Camas, WA 98607 or to email@example.com
by October 20, 2014.