...and Toledo’s administrators have earned bragging rights. Principal Angela Bacon’s Elementary earned the coveted School of Distinction honor for steady improvement across the board. Middle school Principal Heather Ogden explained newly implemented writing emphasis for all teachers.
Art shared from Toledo High Principal Martin Huffman (below).
Other news from last night’s School Board Meeting:
Dr Rebecca Turnbull, Director ESD 113/Lewis County Special Education Cooperative, reported on how LCSEC helps the district fulfill State and federal requirements for special education, noting “Toledo Life Skills Program gets rave reviews.”
School bus routes covered despite shortage of drivers, says Supervisor Mindy Smith. “Everytime I walk into the grocery store, I yell ‘Anyone want to drive a school bus?’ I’m promoting all the time!”
Athletic Director Grady Fallon reports new scoreboard and score table slated for December 6 basketball opener; Elementary school will repurpose the current board.
Middle School Principal Heather Ogden highlighted electives changes to”do away with fluff in favor of meatier options” like Dave Ramsey’s (business) curriculum. New: All instructors will additionally be writing teachers, bolstering this aspect of each topic. Bonus: The Gold Trash Can has been a surprisingly popular addition, moving as classrooms compete to maintain a tidy workplace.
High School principal Martin Huffman reported reading and math testing takes place next week. Wood working class recently ripped last year’s felled tree into malleable size for upcoming projects. Artwork shows emerging talent:
Elementary School Principal Angela Bacon explained new methods of instructing involve student responsibilities for learning by taking initiative, collaboration with classmates, a departure from traditional “standing and telling” instruction models. Newly implemented math processes, unfamiliar to parents, are nonetheless reaching students who “get it” now.
Superintendent Chris Rust reported Toledo School District Bond Measure “confirmed” as on the ballot for February 2017.
Board member Lance Maier responded to one voter’s question “When does construction start?” with “I’ll let you know right after the measure passes.”
Meeting adjourned 8:59 p.m.
Toledo School Board meets 7 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Middle School Library. Dates may change if on or near a federal holiday. Visit Toledo School District or call (360)864-6325.
Next Citizens For Great Toledo Schools (originally Citizens for Better Schools) meets 6 p.m. October 27 at Toledo Community Library. Contact Carlie Langhaim, firstname.lastname@example.org or (503)312-8892 to get involved with getting the word out on the February 2017 Bond Measure.
Visit the Citizens webpage. Also on Facebook.
Thursday Toledo’s Planning Commission meeting was cancelled.
Today: Toledo High School Football away game against Kalama 7 p.m.
Support: Al-Anon AFG meets 7 p.m. Fridays at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus.
Saturday: Toledo’s Mighty Fine Seniors open the doors to the community 1 p.m. to dish up hearty beef stew dinner including dessert for $6. When it’s gone, it’s gone. So get in line early!
Proceeds benefits Toledo Senior Center.
*Confirmed: County Commish Edna Fund will be on hand. Anyone who missed Wednesday night’s Meet The Candidates at the Grange can break bread with the incumbent.
Sunday: Toledo Food Share via Facebook says: Due to the rains coming and food production slowing down, we've decided to make October 23rd our last Food Share of the season…
Q: Will there be pumpkins and apples?
Meets Sunday noon - 2 p.m at Toledo’s Historic Jail House.
Monday: Toledo Historical Society meets 4 p.m. fourth Mondays at the Community Library. On Facebook here.
Tuesday: Toledo New Life Food Bank 10 a.m. - noon last Tuesday and Wednesday monthly...
Also Tuesday: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec and Events meets 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays monthly at the MAC (Morgan Arts Center).
On the agenda this month...
a. Library -- Pat Caldwell
b. Historical Society -- Don Brenner
c. Steamboat Alley -- Jamie Cummings
d. Gateway to Puget Sound sign --
e. Veterans Parade (Nov. 12) --
a. Cool & Connected
a. Camp Singing Wind -- Brian Dennis
b. Christmas Time in Toledo -- Mayor Dobosh
Visit www.morganartscentre.com or call (360)864-4ART.
Reservations required: Wednesday Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch serves up Chicken a la King with green salad, mandarin oranges and chocolate pudding, Friday Tahitian chicken over rice with winter mix veggies, pineapple chunks and a dinner roll. Nutrition Lunches Wednesday and Friday are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Suggested donation $3 for those 60+ years of age. Contact Diana, email@example.com or call (360)864-2112.
Photos from TOT archives unless otherwise noted.
Everyday Heroes: Envisioned as a local September 11 observation recognizing lesser-known acts of kindness and heroism. Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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