September 2019 Cougar Curriculum Inspiring Minds Together

Dates To Remember

  • Sept. 3 - 13 - K-3 STAR Reading/Math Assessment
  • Sept. 17 - District Leadership Team Meeting
  • September 23 - Board of Education Meeting
  • Sept. 25 - District PBIS Meeting
  • Sept. 27 - KRA ELA Due
  • Sept. 30 - Oct. 4 Gifted Referral Testing
  • Oct. 17- 1st Quarter Ends
  • Oct. 18 - Conference Exchange Day

District Leadership Team

In September our District Leadership Team had their first monthly meeting. This team helps drive district curriculum initiatives in their buildings. The commitment, dedication, and input of these individuals is valued and appreciated across the district.

edgewood elementary Recognized

Edgewood Elementary will receive the SRP Commitment Award from HSTW Southwest Ohio. Special thanks to the Sight Review Team and the entire staff at EES. High Schools That Work requires that member schools undergo an in depth sight review in order to maintain membership to their organization. During the sight review process the schools are asked to provide evidence of work being done that is best practice for high achieving schools.

EDgewood city schools to present at 2019 stem conference

David Vernot (Butler County Science Consultant), along with Kristy Swigert (2nd Grade Teacher at EES) have been invited to speak at the annual STEM conference hosted at Northern Kentucky University. This invititation is a testament to the work being done to enhance STEM education at Edgewood City Schools over the last few years. Congratulations to everyone who has had a hand in the STEM work being done at Edgewood.

Seven Mile Elementary School PBIS Kickoff

Last year Seven Mile Elementary launched PBIS as a school-wide initiative to encourage and acknowledge positive behaviors. The program was hugely successful and changed the school community and culture in a BIG way. There were several factors that contributed to their first-year success, which lead them to a Bronze rating by the Ohio Department of Education. The staff (from custodians, bus drivers, aides, office staff, and teachers) went all in and completely embraced the program - from common language, consistent expectations, and coherent acknowledgment system. Parents, families, and even the community were on board with the behavior expectations and provided Seven Mile with lots of positive feedback. PBIS implementation results came by way of better attendance rates, fewer office referrals, and higher achievement scores. These pictures are from their Back to School PBIS Kickoff Assembly where staff modeled what NOT to do in the cafeteria!

Edgewood MIddle School News

The Middle School Math Teachers are currently collaborating with Dr. Michelle Walker Glenn in the area of Best Teaching Practices. Dr. Walker-Glenn discussed the coaching process and the plan for this upcoming school year. We look forward to teaming with her to develop strategies that will further allow our students to be successful.

Babeck Early Childhood Center Special Education Spotlight

Babeck Spotlight: Speech Pathologist, Jen Mathews. Jen Mathews started with Edgewood Schools in 2002-2003 working at Bloomfield Elementary. The following year she moved to Babeck and has been there for 16 years. Jen works with all of the Kindergarten and First Grade students at Babeck ECC who qualify for speech services. She averages about 50-60 students on her caseload by the end of the year. She also does speech screenings on every Kindergarten student. Besides working with Babeck students, Jen also sees PS students from Head Start who qualify for speech services. This year, she also works with an Edgewood student who is in the Project Life program in Lakota. She is a valuable member of the Babeck RTI team and has been for several years. She and her husband Jon have two children, Wil and Annie. She is a huge Seinfeld fan and also loves to take her family to Disney World in Orlando.

Edgewood High School Classroom Spotlight

Mrs. Sanders' American History class doing a test review. Mrs. Sanders is one of three new Social Studies teachers at Edgewood High School.

"Mrs. Sanders does cool activities in and out of her classroom." - 10th grade student

"Mrs. Sanders does helpful activities that make you use your brain instead of copying answers from a book." - 10th grade student

Edgewood Elementary School

On Friday ,Aug 23 EES students joined for a fun Friday to help raise money for a worthy cause. Students donated $1 in exchange for wearing a hat to school that day. In total the students raised $812. Way to go EES Students!

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