Talk of the District blog

Talk of the District is a place to share thoughts, comments, and observations with the Superintendent and our community.

Welcome Guest
Recent Posts Recent Comments Categories Archives

 subscribe subscribe
 
Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Thank you ESPs!

date 11/15/2017 author Jessica Setness 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.

 

*****

Questions, comments, and observations can be shared by posting a comment below. Please note that there may be a short delay before your comment is public. Comments on this blog are subject to our Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy. Please see the Social Media Comment Guidelines for complete details.

Stay up to date on the Talk of the District by subscribing to the blog. New posts appear twice a month.

Like the District on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ISD318

Follow the District on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISD_318

Watch us on YouTube: ISD 318 Schools

RJEMS Veterans Program

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


Flag with invitation

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!

*****

Questions, comments, and observations can be shared by posting a comment below. Please note that there may be a short delay before your comment is public. Comments on this blog are subject to our Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy. Please see the Social Media Comment Guidelines for complete details.

Stay up to date on the Talk of the District by subscribing to the blog. New posts appear twice a month.

Like the District on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ISD318

Follow the District on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISD_318

Watch us on YouTube: ISD 318 Schools

Eyebombing at RJEMS

date 10/16/2017 author ISD #318 category Arts, In Our Schools comment Leave a comment

RJEMS students have put on their creative caps! Last month, language arts students armed themselves with googly eyes and set out to create stories. Kids found everyday items, added eyes, and created a narrative from the object’s point of view. Talk about mixing fun with learning! Check out a few of the samples below.

Eyebomb1.jpg
Eyebomb2.jpg
Eyebomb3.jpg
 Eyebomb4.jpg 

*****

Questions, comments, and observations can be shared by posting a comment below. Please note that there may be a short delay before your comment is public. Comments on this blog are subject to our Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy. Please see the Social Media Comment Guidelines for complete details.

Stay up to date on the Talk of the District by subscribing to the blog. New posts appear twice a month.

Like the District on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ISD318

Follow the District on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISD_318

Watch us on YouTube: ISD 318 Schools

Activity Facilities Taskforce

date 10/02/2017 author ISD #318 category In Our Schools, Looking to the future, Partnerships, Facilities comment Leave a comment

AFTImage - Taskforce title on field lights backgroundWe want to take a moment to introduce you to the Activity Facilities Taskforce. Following the process of the Elementary Facilities Taskforce, or EFT, the activities group represents a group of concerned citizens who have gathered to work on athletic and activity space needs for the ISD 318 school district and our communities.

The Activity Facilities Task Force is proactively looking to accommodate expanding athletic teams, the safety of the marching band members, landlocked outdoor school facilities, and growing community events. The group consists of parents, community members, and city staff, and is supported by coaching staff from Grand Rapids and Bigfork. Everyone is welcome to join in the group.

The AFT plans to discuss, develop, and present a comprehensive plan to the ISD 318 School Board on or before November 1. Their next meeting will be on October 4 at 6:00 pm in the ISD 318 Administration Building. You can also view past meeting presentations and minutes on the AFT website at sites.google.com/view/bigforkrapidsaft/. If you are interested in joining the AFT or learning more, please email . You may also call or text 218-380-7238.

 

*****

Questions, comments, and observations can be shared by posting a comment below. Please note that there may be a short delay before your comment is public. Comments on this blog are subject to our Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy. Please see the Social Media Comment Guidelines for complete details.

Stay up to date on the Talk of the District by subscribing to the blog. New posts appear twice a month.

Like the District on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ISD318

Follow the District on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISD_318

Watch us on YouTube: ISD 318 Schools

Help for Hungry Kids

date 09/18/2017 author ISD #318 category In Our Schools, Partnerships comment Leave a comment

Picture of kid eating with logos embeddedWe’re so excited to announce our partnership with Deerwood Bank to Help Hungry Kids in ISD 318. September 18 through 23 is Deerwood Banks Community Impact Week. All week, they’ll be collecting funds to help pay lunch accounts for kids in need!

And you can help too. Just stop into the Grand Rapids branch of Deerwood Bank at 2950 South Highway 169. Donation boxes will be available for bank and community members, and every penny raised will go directly to hungry kids right here in Grand Rapids and Bigfork schools!

We are so lucky to be a part of such a supportive community. Thanks in advance for all your help!

*****

Questions, comments, and observations can be shared by posting a comment below. Please note that there may be a short delay before your comment is public. Comments on this blog are subject to our Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy. Please see the Social Media Comment Guidelines for complete details.

Stay up to date on the Talk of the District by subscribing to the blog. New posts appear twice a month.

Like the District on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ISD318

Follow the District on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISD_318

Watch us on YouTube: ISD 318 Schools