Sportsmanship. There is the sportsmanship that we all hope to portray and there is poor sportsmanship. We do not receive a lot of positive sportsmanship reports during the course of the school year but when we do, we post those reports on our website. I hope you will take the time to read those that we have received for the 2015-16 school year. http://www.iesa.org/citizenship/reports.asp. I know that the reports posted are only a fraction of the positive sportsmanship acts that have occurred this school year in our member schools and, to that end, I encourage you to submit a report of good sportsmanship that you may witness so we can share the positive news.
Unfortunately, the number of bad sportsmanship reports resulting in ejections we have received this year is reaching record numbers. Year after year, the majority of the ejection reports are attributed to basketball. Last year, in all IESA activities we had 48 reported ejections. Of those 48 ejections, basketball (girls and boys)accounted for 75% of the ejections. This school year is no different, Eighty percent of the ejections received to date have occurred during a basketball contest. The most unfortunate part about these numbers is 90% of the ejections were adults---either coaches or parents/fans.
Illinois recognizes the need for a common, standards- and performance-based assessment of teaching effectiveness that measures the classroom readiness of teacher candidates and provides information for program improvement. The edTPA is designed to ensure that those who become teachers not only understand educational theory and subject matter content, but can demonstrate their ability to lead a classroom and support students in their learning. New teachers have to be effective from day one.
The edTPA is a performance-based, subject-specific assessment that measures effectiveness in the classroom by focusing on student learning. The edTPA uses processes similar to National Board certification insofar as candidates are required to provide evidence of their practice through the submission of video and other artifacts.
For more info see the document below.
- Irwin Telescopic Seating Company
- Peoples Bank & Trust
- Carriage House Event Center
- R & H Plumbing and Heating
- Country Financial
- CBert's Body Shop
- Altamont Lumber
- Promark Advertising, Inc.
How will the affect you?
If you are the parent or guardian of an ACUSD#10 student you may have received phone calls that start out with "This is School Reach calling . . ." That pre message may change. Also School Messenger pulls the student home phone number directly from Teacher Ease so whatever home phone number is listed for your son or daughter in Teacher Ease that is the number the system is going to call.
IF YOUR HOME PHONE NUMBER HAS CHANGED RECENTLY PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE AND HAVE IT CHANGED ASAP.
Also - if you have any School Reach smart phone apps that are using the ACUSD#10 accounts please be aware that those will stop working on or about December 2nd as the changeover should be complete by that time.
LASTLY If you get a call from either of our automated calling systems and it is calling the wrong number or you do not have a student attending ACUSD#10 schools please call the school office that made the call. (AGS - 618-483-5171 / ACHS 618-483-6193). When you call please give us the phone number that the system is calling and if possible what student might be tied to that number.
Mr. Frit directing 3rd & 4th grade, and boy are they excited pic.twitter.com/WRcSUyb1Ex— Altamont Schools (@Unit10Tweets) August 18, 2015
Everyone talks about thinking "outside the box" but few do something about it. Mr. Hanebrink's 7th and 8th grade industrial technology students were not only asked to think out of the box but work out of the box. Their assignment was to take a working computer and take it out of the case (the box) and get it to "run naked" outside the box. That is only part of the assignment. - After that comes the hard part, put it BACK in the box (case) and get it to run again! As you can see some of the groups have it running out of the box and have started working on putting it back in the box.
Good luck kids!