THE ELEMENTARY PRINCIPALS PLC IS POSTPONED UNTIL JAN. 25
USDOE approved the AR ESSA plan.
The Wilbur Mills Education Service Cooperative will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16.
AR State Board of Ed approved waiver for all WDMESC region SDs to begin school 8/13/18 #localdecisionmaking #whatsbest forkids
The plan: awareness of issues, plant tours, learn what schools are doing to prepare students for entry into the workforce, opportunities to interact, meet with parents/students, create communication pathways, celebrate successes.
What does industry want? Heightened focus on STEM, Soft Skills, Competency-based courses, Pathways to align HS courses with needed work skills.
Searcy Chamber-Manufacturing Week- Featuring Pangburn SD Students/Faculty/Board #personalizedlearning #Successforall
Great day with Novice Teachers #respect/rapport/management/routines/individualizedpgp #wdmescmentorcoaches #mccloud
August 21st,total eclipse of sun will pass over the cont. US 1st time 99 yrs. Disc.Ed:free K-12 mmedia res. to help students exp. this event! Find more: DiscoveryEducation.com/GreatAmericanEclipse.
To learn more about the My Child/My Student campaign, please visit the ADE website at http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/communications/my-childmy-student.
Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/communications/flashing%20red.%20kids%20ahead.
Com Key and Team shared Re: new ESSA draft released tomorrow. Read and comment!!
Consider this: Hire tough; manage easy. Hire easy; manage tough. DCottrell
@AAEA Dr. Abrernathy presenting Tier I Update #wilburmillssuperintendents
Another Personalized Learning Resource: http://hechingerreport.org/light-fuse-one-states-teachers-sparking-digital-innovation/
Learn more about HIPPY by following the link below. This video gives a good look at what HIPPY is about! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YehPAFVBcYU&t=45s
Congrats to our friend, Dr. Owoh! ADE Announcement: https://t.e2ma.net/webview/c2ogk/238307cbe1934a90b2bc6458e9cf506f
HIPPY was featured on KTHV's segment about the Day of Giving. Find out more about HIPPY by clicking the link! http://www.thv11.com/news/local/hippy-educates-a-childs-first-teacher-their-parent/428620599
WDMESC Summer Professional Development registration open 12:01 March 17. Browse/register http://www.wilbur.k12.ar.us/summer-catalog
Parents: The Arkansas Department of Education is exploring creating a website for parents and students to access all needed information in one place. We want to hear from you! Complete the survey below, and give us your feedback. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ADE_Parent_Survey_2017
R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) is a new statewide reading initiative announced today by Governor Hutchinson and Commissioner Key. Arkansas encourages a culture of reading by coordinating a statewide reading campaign with community partners, parents, and teachers to establish the importance of reading in homes, schools, and communities. This page features a variety of resources to assist parents with reading at home and to increase the depth of knowledge for teachers. Click here to learn more about this exciting initiative. http://bit.ly/2koDkcl
Below is a livestream link for the Governor's press conference on the Reading Initiative on January 26th at 11:30am http://bit.ly/2kdKgIW.
Wilbur Mills Cooperative is closed today, Friday, Jan 6, 2017.
Congrats to our 5 districts that made it to the Top 25 in the Y.E.S competition!! Bradford Carlisle Hazen Pangburn Searcy
Join us on Monday for a short online tutorial on how to implement the Hour of Code. Click here for more info: http://5il.co/r02
FISH Philosophy is working in the WDMESC organization!
The WDMESC family is deeply saddened by the passing of Bradley Roberts. Our sympathy is extended to the Roberts family, the Bald Knob SD and community.
Two local leaders, Sheila Whitlow and Dr. Belinda Shook experience zSpace technology, 3-Dimensional holographic imaging displays. zSpace allows people to interact with simulated objects in virtual environments as if they are real. http://www.wilbur.k12.ar.us/article/8395
To celebrate Endangered Species Day (May 19th, 2017), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Arkansas Field Office and their partners are sponsoring the 8th annual K-12 Arkansas Endangered Species Art Contest with prizes awarded in four age groups. Visit the FWS website at www.fws.gov/arkansas-es/esdaycontest.html. Please forward this information to any art, science, or general classroom teachers that you think might be interested. The artwork must be postmarked or emailed by March 1, 2017, so there's plenty of time to plan!
On September 7, 2016, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Arkansas’s first All-Region and All-State Coding Competition sponsored by Verizon open to Arkansas public and private school students in grades 8-12 and homeschooled students born on or before August 1, 2003, and after August 1, 1998. This Arkansas Department of Education webpage is the official location to find competition information including locations, dates, times, rules, registration process, updates, and results. http://bit.ly/2dD3ZBQ
Great day at Des Arc. Awesome Novice Teachers with great attitudes.
Chronic absence in kindergarten = lower academic achievement through 5th grade. bit.ly/1oqfID7 #SchoolEveryDay
Kids who miss too much school in PreK & K are less likely to be @readingby3rd: bit.ly/1oqfID7 #schooleveryday
Congratulations to Susan Bucher, McRae Elementary in Searcy for being chosen as a 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalist!
Students who meet with a #mentor regularly make better choices in school & life bit.ly/1oqfID7 #schooleveryday
Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2016 Doodle 4 Google contest, and create a doodle that tells the world “What I see for the future.” From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The contest is open for entries from September 14, 2016 to December 2, 2016. http://bit.ly/2d2D0zd
7.5 million students miss 10% of school year nationwide. That’s 135 million days total. bit.ly/1oqfID7 #SchoolEveryDay
Join the Attendance Awareness Campaign today and end chronic absence in our schools: http://bit.ly/1oqfID7 #SchoolEveryDay
This September, 75 lucky Arkansas kindergarteners will win a $529 Arkansas GIFT College Savings Plan account contribution to be used toward higher education! The initiative runs Sept. 1-30 in celebration of College Savings Month. Learn more at https://www.arkansas529.org/home/coloring2016.html.
Happy Labor Day from WDMESC!
New research shows nearly half of American parents underestimate the harm of school absences. Read the article here: http://bit.ly/2bo2sfE
Welcome back students!!
Please watch for school buses tomorrow. Remember...Flashing Red, Kids Ahead! Click here for more info on bus safety. http://bit.ly/2aW4LWX
Teacher Center will be closed today. Thank you for your understanding.