INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT OF EMMETT, #221

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					    INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT OF EMMETT #221

Board of Trustees                   August 7, 2012
Chair: Mike Knittel
Vice-Chair: Shane Roe
Treasurer: Rhoda Gerrard            Emmett School District Staff
Trustee: Maureen Rose
Trustee: Mark Maxfield
Trustee: Bill Goers                 Greetings:
Superintendent
Wayne Rush                          Welcome back to another great year at Emmett School District. Thank you for
                                    everything you did for our students and community throughout the 2011 – 2012
Clerk of the Board
Karen Harris                        school year. We implemented a lot of changes. I am very impressed with how we
                                    pulled together as a district and all that you were able to accomplish. You are an
Director Federal Programs
Tom Carlsen                         excellent staff and wonderful to work with!
Director of Special Services
Jodee Sisson                        You may be hoping that we are done with change. We are not. The world,
                                    education, and our district will continue to change at a fast pace. There is something
Director of Curriculum
Dr. Cindy Roberts                   that won’t change, which is the need for great teachers. At The Atlantic’s second
                                    annual Technologies in Education forum the “who’s who” of technology experts,
Director of Technology
Ken Loftus                          online and gaming companies, and futurists had, “widespread agreement . . . that
                                    technology will change everything and nothing.”1 They all agreed that what won’t
Emmett High School
Wade Carter                         change is the need for great teachers! Each of us, regardless of our job title, plays a
                                    part in teaching.
Black Canyon High School
Stephen Joyner
                                    New technologies, common core state standards, and changing teaching practices
Emmett Middle School
Bob Hyde                            will be founded on our relationships with students and parents. As you inspire
                                    students and work with them as individuals these new tools will help us prepare
Carberry Elementary
Larry Parks                         Gem County’s students to be college and career ready.
Shadow Butte Elementary
Jolene Montoya                      We will have an All District Staff meeting Monday August 20th at 8:30 a.m. in the
                                    Middle School Auditorium. This session will last till 10:00 a.m. Teachers and
Sweet-Montour Elementary
Ola Elementary                      Paraprofessionals will participate after the break until noon. The retired teachers are
                                    sponsoring the annual Welcome Back picnic in the park at 12:00. On the back of
Payette RiverRegional
Technical Academy                   this letter is a complete schedule.
William Knickrehm
                                    If you ever have questions or concerns please feel free to get in touch with me.
                                    Phone 365-6301, e-mail wrush@isd221.net, or just stop by.

                                    Sincerely,



                                    Wayne Rush

                           Busteed, Brandon, Executive Director, Gallup Education, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brandon-busteed/technology-in-
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                                                       Emmett Ensures Educational Excellence

           400 Pine St. Suite 1, Emmett, Idaho 83617 Phone (208) 365-6301 Fax (208) 365-2961 www.emmettschools.org
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT OF EMMETT #221

                           New Year Staff Training and Work Days
 Friday August 17th – New Teacher and New Paraprofessional Staff – Butte View Complex
 8:30    Welcome/Introductions – Wayne Rush
 9:00    District Operations – District Office Staff
 10:15   Infinite Campus and Website Training
 11:30   First Day Preparations (Harry Wong) – Terri Hovda
 11:50   GCEA – Presentation and questions – Margaret Castle
 12:00   Meet Principals at Butte View Complex – Lunch with principal
 1:00    Afternoon meetings in your building

 Monday August 20th
 All District Staff
 8:00 Meet with Vendors – i.e. Insurance
 8:30 Welcome Back and Overview of Emmett School District All District Staff
         – Emmett Middle School
 10:00 Break
 All Certified and Paraprofessional Staff
 10:15 Improving Teaching and Learning              Teachers and Paraprofessional Staff
 12:00 Lunch in the Park – Retired Teachers         All District Staff
 1:00 Preparing for School in Buildings

 Tuesday August 21st
 8:30 Implementation of Differentiated Instruction             Pre K – 2 Teachers & Paraprofessionals –
       Carberry Lunch Room
       Work in Classrooms / Schools                            3 – 12 Teachers & Paraprofessionals
 12:00 Lunch on your Own
 1:00 Implementing of Differentiated Instruction               3 – 5 Teachers and Paraprofessionals –
       Carberry Lunch Room
       Work in Classrooms / Schools                            K –2
 1:30 Blended Learning Introduction                            6 – 12 Teachers & Paraprofessionals –
       Middle School Auditorium

 Wednesday August 22nd
 8:30 Building Staff Meetings                            Teachers and Paraprofessionals
       Check with School Principal for Time and Location
 12:00 Lunch on your Own
 1:00 Work in Classrooms / Schools        All Staff




                                  Emmett Ensures Educational Excellence

 400 Pine St. Suite 1, Emmett, Idaho 83617 Phone (208) 365-6301 Fax (208) 365-2961 www.emmettschools.org

				
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