Parent Connect November 10, 2017

Happy Veterans Day

Indiana Department of Education Dual Credit Ceremony

On November 6th, Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick honored Indiana Schools, including Charlestown High School and Jeffersonville High School, at a Dual Credit Ceremony. The ceremony recognized schools that achieved a minimum of 30 percent success rate in providing students with access to and success in Dual Credit courses during the 2015-2016 school year. A total of 130 schools were recognized.

Janet's Planet Visits Maple Elementary

The Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany (Indiana) is presenting free performances for local students next week of Janet’s Planet as part of its Duke Energy Children & Family Series. Students will have the opportunity to explore the wonders of the solar system by traveling at the “speed of thought” in this interactive performance that takes young audiences on a virtual tour across the universe.

As part of this experience, Mr. Posey and Mrs. Gibbs' classes at Maple Elementary were selected to participate in “A Conversation with Astronaut Wendy Lawrence” on November 9th. The 45-minute online interactive Zoom session (similar to Skype) is where Janet Ivey, creator of Janet’s Planet, introduced 4-time shuttle astronaut Wendy Lawrence. Wendy addressed the students for about 30 minutes followed by a 10-15 minute question/answer session moderated by Janet and her team.

Wendy Lawrence is a retired United States Navy Captain, former helicopter pilot, an engineer, and a former NASA astronaut. She was the first female graduate of the United States Naval Academy to fly into space and she also visited the Russian Space Station Mir. She was a mission specialist on the STS-114, the first Space Shuttle flight after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

Thank you to the Duke Energy Foundation for sponsoring this wonderful educational experience!

JHS Academy Coach Receives Emerging Leader Award

On November 7th, the GCCS Board of School Trustees recognized Jeffersonville High School Academy Coach Jason Graves for being named the 2017 Emerging Leader by the Association for Talent Development Kentuckiana Chapter. The Association for Talent Development is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. Congratulations Jason and thank you for your support in the district’s College & Career Readiness efforts!

New Washington Elementary Principal Receives District PRIDE Award

At each month's Administrative Council meeting, administrators nominate their peers to receive the district's PRIDE Award for demonstration of Persistence, Respectfulness, Initiative, Dependability and Efficiency.

This month's recipient of the PRIDE Award was New Washington Elementary Principal Darcie Goodin who was nominated by Wilson Elementary Principal April Holder. Principal Holder stated, "When it comes to community building, creating a school family and meeting each child where they are this administrator shines. She helps her students and staff have PRIDE in themselves and their school. She is polite, polished and perceptive. She takes the time to talk to everyone and is genially encouraging and caring. Darci Goodin has helped me #begreater by taking the time to think through ideas, by sharing what works for her school and by always being encouraging and positive. I love that she is a lifelong learner and is willing to try new things to help her students achieve. This PRIDE award is to say thank you for sharing MUSTANG Pride with us all.” #BeGreater #gccsPRIDE

Thanksgiving Meal Served Next Week During Lunch

Thanksgiving Break

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