School News & Announcements
TAG 101: Meeting for Parents of Newly-Identified Students
Meet district TAG staff, our state TAG Education Specialist, and some of our TAG Advisory Council members. We will give you an overview of TAG services in PPS schools, as well as examples of how that might appear in your child's classroom. This will also be a chance to connect with the state specialist and other TAG parents in the district.
May 8, 2013
Marshall High School
3905 SE 91st Ave, 97266
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Spring Connect to Kindergarten event, Friday May 10, 5-6 pm in room 182. Learn about Kindergarten for the Fall and stay for our Family Fun and Fitness celebration that same evening.
Message from the Principal
May 1, 2013
Dear Roseway Heights Families,
Our staffing for the 2013-2014 school year is essentially finalized and all things considered, it is not too bad. One of my goals was to meet the needs of our middle schoolers with enough electives and be able to adjust for the large incoming 6th grade class. To that end, we have been able to add a third section of core classes (Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science) for 6th grade. We also will not have any blends in grades K-5 which makes things a little easier on the teachers, especially when it comes to teaching math which is best done by single grade. We received one full FTE (one full time teaching position) based on our number of students in grades K-5 that is being funded by the City Art Tax. That could only be used for supporting arts education for those grades so .75 goes to Sue Henry’s art position (the rest of her is funded by the general fund due to her support of grades 6-8). Right now we have a .25 vacancy for a music teacher that will support grades K-2. We will continue to have PE full time, as well as library and a half time reading/math support person.
Here are the classroom assignments for next year:
K – Aase 6 – LA/SS – Straub, plus half time vacancy
K – Shenker 6 – science – Lindenmeyer plus 1/4 time vacancy
K – Wojack 6 – math – Young plus 1/4 time vacancy
1 – Grillo 7 – LA/SS – Gentile
1 – Redd 7 – science – Emig
1 – vacancy 7 – math – Young/Wilson
2 – Berton 8 – LA/SS – Krohn
2 – Frisch 8 – science – Lindenmeyer
2 – Lovely 8 – math – Young/Wilson
3 – Davidson Sped team: Wickham, Lefitz, Vogl, Mayer, Shultz,
3 – Herman 6-8 technology - Emig
4 – Goodrich PE – West
4 – Holben Library – Holmes
4 – Skye Counselor – Vandenburgh
5 – Anderson ESL - Haskell
5 – Bennett reading/math support - Haskell
5 – Rattelman 6-8 Spanish - Kimball
Speech Pathologist – Scholtens K-2 music – vacancy
At the end of May teachers will be putting class lists together for next year. I will take input from parents around what type of learning environment your child will do well in or perhaps students your child would either benefit from being with or separated from. What I am not looking for is specific teacher requests as those often look more like a popularity request based not always on the most relevant information. In the 11 years that I have been having teachers put together class lists, consistently teachers end up placing students in most cases in the classroom environment parents may have requested. The parent input form will be available by the end of this week either in the office to pick up or click here to print a copy. They are due back to me by May 18th.
Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. I try to ensure I recognize the entire staff for the efforts they put forth in making our school such a great place for kids and our community. If you have a chance, let them know how much they are appreciated, kind words and words of thanks are invaluable.
And this week we are recognizing are incredible volunteers. There are way too many for me to list here but please know every contribution made to our school in any form of time or energy is so appreciated!! We could not do the work we do without this amazingly dedicated community continually stepping up in innumerable ways to provide support to kids and staff. Thank you so much!
Have a great week!
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Science Fair 2013See Photos and Video for more.