Staff Insight February 3, 2017

Online Registration for 2017-18 School Year Opens Monday

Greater Clark County Schools will open online registration for the 2017-18 school year on Monday, February 6th. Online registration, through the program InfoSnap, eases the completion and submission of a multitude of forms that are required to register your students with the district. Current students will need a password, also known as a Snapcode, to register online. Parents/guardians will receive a letter next week with their child's snapcode and you can access the snapcode in the Power School Parent Portal/Student Portal by selecting "Account Preferences." The snapcode will be displayed directly under "Account Preferences" once selected.

Harry Potter Party at Charlestown High School

Charlestown High School students enjoyed a Harry Potter party in the Media Center! Mrs. Erin Cassady’s Culinary Arts students prepared several yummy dishes from the Harry Potter Cookbook and library aides set up crafts (pencil wand making and feather headbands) from the Harry Potter craft book in the Makerspace. Students spun to select their houses and their drinks of corresponding color from the drink table. Students enjoyed playing Harry Potter games and eight lucky students walked out with Harry Potter themed door prizes.

VEX IQ Challenge

On February 4th, Wilson Elementary will host the a VEX IQ Challenge - 2017 Rookie Scrimmage for GCCS Elementary Robotics Teams from across the district. The event will begin at 11:15 a.m. In the VEX Competitions, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundations, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a rotoc to play against other teams. Classroom STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing) concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. This scrimmage event will allow teams to meet each other, learn about scoring and see on a smaller scale the opportunities that lie ahead.

Become a 3-2-1 Read Program Mentor in GCCS

It is National Mentor Month! You can be a mentor in GCCS through Communities in Schools (CIS) 3-2-1 Read Program. The 3-2-1 Read Program is designed to support, and further develop, first grade students who are at-risk of struggling with literacy for their entire lives. Reading mentors are paired with a first grade student through the CIS of Clark County program at 13 elementary school locations throughout the county, including GCCS elementary schools. These students will be supported for a total of three years. If the mentor returns for a second and third year, the student is matched with the same mentor. Mentors are expected to: 1) Pass a criminal background check, 2) Complete the Reading Mentor training (approximately 1.5 hours), 3) Visit their student once a week, for 30-40 minutes, during the school year, 4) Maintain journal entries to track student progress. To get started, email CIS at jmoorman@cisclark.org or call Julie Moorman, CIS Executive Director, at (812) 280-0028

Snow Make-Up Day

School will be in session on Presidents Day - Monday, February 20th, as a makeup day for the January 5th snow day. Please mark your calendar!

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