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Substitutes Still Needed

date 01/02/2018 author ISD #318 category In Our Schools comment Leave a comment

As you’re sending your kids back to school, we want to encourage you to join them! What does that mean? Like many districts across the state, ISD 318 is looking for substitutes. We have positions that span the whole day or just a few hours. Districts need more than just substitute teachers. Substitute custodians, bus drivers, secretaries, food service employees, media center providers, and education support professionals (ESPs) all help keep a child’s school day running smoothly.WeNeedYou.jpg

If you’re looking for flexibility in your schedule, consider for one of the many opportunities we have available. There’s lots of openings to explore! All you need is a desire to help make an impact on kids’ education.

Applications for substitute staff are available on our online application site. To learn more about substitute teaching or other substitute staff opportunities, contact Human Resources Director Colleen Schussman at 218-327-5708.

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Learn more about Project READ!

date 12/15/2017 author ISD #318 category In Our Schools, Partnerships comment Leave a comment

This month, we’re focusing our blog post on Project READ. We’re so thankful to have this program available to families in Itasca County and we want to make sure everyone knows about it!

The mission of Project READ is to put books in the hands of children. They do this through the Bright Red Bookshelves, offering free books at community events, and at area Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED) events.

The organization was founded in 1998 in the Greenway School District and has spread throughout Itasca Community to get the community behind the common goal of getting books into the hands of kids so families can read every day.

Donations from community members help Project READ achieve its mission. Donations of gently used books find their way onto the Bright Red Bookshelves and the Traveling Red Bookshelf, where children are invited to take home books to enjoy.

Community members and businesses also support the FRED events. These literacy events invite dads, uncles, grandpas, and other important men in a child’s life for dinner, reading, and educational activities.

We hope to see you at a Project READ event soon! And, as you’re making room for holiday literacy gifts, consider sharing the older ones with Project READ. Learn more on the Community Education website.

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We're moving to Peachjar!

date 11/30/2017 author ISD #318 category In Our Schools, Looking to the future comment Leave a comment

Peachjar imageSay goodbye to multiple flyers in your Tuesday folders and hello to electronic flyers from Peachjar! We’ll be moving to electronic flyers using Peachjar beginning December 12. And now, we can add high school and middle school flyers into the mix. Peachjar is a system that will house all of our electronic flyers. Parents can find school flyers and newsletters, PTC and student club flyers, and outside organizations will distribute their flyers using the system too.

This green initiative will save the schools thousands of dollars. We also know that it will save countless staff hours in printing, sorting, and organizing.

Parents will receive an email notification once a week when flyers are updated or they can access flyers at any time with the Peachjar button (coming soon to your school's website).

We hope this makes it easier for parents to manage the information coming home. If your email address is not on file with your child's school, you can update it on Parent Portal using the demographics tab, just make sure that you've selected yourself, and not your student. You can also contact your child's school to update your email. Remember, you can always access flyers at any time via your school's website.

For questions about Peachjar, please contact Communication Coordinator Jessica Setness at 218-327-5716 or .

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Thank you ESPs!

date 11/30/2017 author ISD #318 category In Our Schools comment Leave a comment

TY ESPs.pngNovember 15 marks National Educational Support Professionals Day and we want to take a moment to recognize and thank our ESPs for all of their hard work. The interaction between children, parents, and ESPs is vital to the continued success of public education.

ESPs support our teachers and our students both in and out of the classroom. They work closely with students ensuring their success. They serve as positive role models for students. Our ESPs deserve so much more than just one day of recognition! Join us in thanking them for the essential role they play in our children’s education.

 

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RJEMS Veterans Program

date 11/02/2017 author ISD #318 category Welcome, In Our Schools, Events comment Leave a comment


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We want to invite you to the annual RJEMS Veterans Day Program on November 10 at 1:30 pm. The annual program is a way for students to honor veterans in Itasca County. It will include performances from the RJEMS band and choir, student thank you's, and a tribute wall. The event is being planned by the RJEMS Student Council.

When asked what made the event so important, Alexis O'Rourke, a member of the Veterans Day planning committee said, "we want to honor the local veterans and show our appreciation for the veterans that risked their lives for our freedom."

The planning committee is made up of Dagan Larson, Audrey Fillbrandt, Rylee Pace, Shara Venditto, Lauren Barsness, Dylan Haynes, Claire Schroeder, Alexis O'Rourke, and Selah Smith.

Hope you can join us!

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