Parent Connect November 18, 2016

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Adrienne Bach Named District 12 Elementary Principal of the Year

On Sunday, November 20th, the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) will recognize Adrienne Bach, Principal at Jonathan Jennings Elementary, as the 2016 Elementary Principal of the Year from IASP District 12. District 12 is comprised of Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Ohio, Orange, Scott, Switzerland and Washington Counties.

The recognition ceremony is part of the 2016 Principals of the Year Recognition Celebration, a part of IASP's annual Fall Professional Conference. Principal Bach will be presented her award at a dinner celebration at the Indianapolis Marriott Hotel.

District Elementary Principals of the Year are elected by their peers. One principal is honored from each of the state's twelve districts. From these twelve District Elementary Principals of the Year, one will be chosen as the 2016 State Elementary Principal of the Year and will be announced at the event.

The Indiana Association of School Principals is a not-for-profit, professional association serving over 2,600 building level administrators in the state of Indiana. Good luck Principal Bach!

Dr. Kim Hartlage Receives Champion for Children Educator Award from Communities in Schools of Clark County

When Dr. Kim Hartlage joined the Communities in Schools (CIS) of Clark County Board of Directors in the spring of 2014, not only did the organization get an amazing board member, but they also got a tremendous partner and true advocate in the school system.

As the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education for the district, Kim's knowledge and leadership in education have made her an invaluable resource to CIS. By orchestrating opportunities for CIS Directors to speak with groups of principals and future principals, Kim has really helped to strengthen the relationship CIS has with the district.

At the CIS "Readers to Leaders" breakfast on Tuesday, November 17th, Dr. Hartlage was awarded the Champions for Children Educator Award. Dr. Hartlage has been a tremendous blessing to Communities in Schools of Clark County!

Communities in Schools of Clark County

GCCSchools has been fortunate to partner with Communities in Schools of Clark County for years. Watch the video to learn more about the services they provide to our students and click here to visit their website for more information or to donate to their organization.

Thomas Jefferson Elementary Art Club

Thomas Jefferson Elementary hosted a Fall Art Club for interested fourth and fifth grade students. Students made plaster craft masks, clay coil bowls and printed pillow designs out of stamps they carved. Great work Tigers!

Parkwood Elementary Healthy Living Club

Parkwood Elementary's Healthy Living Club learned this week how to read food labels. Great job Parkwood Elementary!

Speak Up Survey

Each year, the Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning asks K-12 students, parents and educators about the role of technology for learning in and out of school. This data will also be used as part of the district's Digital Citizenship grant. Click here and please take a few moments to complete the parents survey. Your input is valued and appreciated!

Courier Journal's Share a Story Day

The Courier-Journal, 100.5 KISS FM and the National Center for Families Learning invite you to Share a Story Day from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, November 19th at three local libraries to promote literacy and a love of reading.

• Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 E. Court Ave.

• Louisville Free Public Library, Downtown Branch, 301 York St.

• Louisville Free Public Library, Southwest Branch, 9725 Dixie Hwy.

Each location will feature four story times with adults from the community reading to kids. There will be craft activities for kids, raffles of fun prizes, and visits from storybook characters Pete the Cat (Downtown), Froggy (Southwest) and Junie B. Jones (Jeffersonville). And best of all, each child goes home with a free book!

Share a Story Day is supported by the Louisville Free Public Library, the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, the National Center for Families Learning and 100.5 KISS FM.

Thank you to the Kentucky Science Center for hosting the Youth Science Summit on November 5th at Jeffersonville High School for middle and high school students. Participating students enjoyed a day-long Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) focused event that put them on track to becoming a leader of tomorrow. The Youth Science Summits help matched their big ideas to potential careers, programs, and fields of study.

Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Troop Opportunities

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