The meeting will be conducted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Altamont High School Ag Room, which is located at the north end of the building.
We hope that you will come and join us.
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.
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Over two hundred years before it became an official holiday, Thanksgiving began with a small ship called the Mayflower. The 102 religious passengers of the Mayflower left Plymouth, England to seek free practice of their faith. Other passengers were drawn to the promise of prosperity and land ownership in the New World. After 66 days of travel, the Pilgrims, as we call them today, dropped an anchor near Cape Cod. A little over a month later, they finally settled in the Massachusetts Bay.
When they arrived at the village of the Massachusetts Bay, a brutal winter came.. forcing most of the colonists to stay on the ship. Here, many died of disease, only half of them survived to see the upcoming spring. In early March, the surviving settlers were greeted by an Abenaki Indian. Days later, the settlers were introduced to Squanto, who had arrived by the Abenaki Indian’s side. This was really a miracle for the settlers who were weakened by malnutrition and illness. Squanto taught them how to hunt, fish, cook, and most of all survive.
In their response to the first successful corn harvest, the governor William Bradford threw a feast and invited Native American allies. This became America’s first Thanksgiving, and would continue to be a celebrated by many people.
As many people wouldn’t expect nowadays, the first Thanksgivings didn’t include a meal full of turkey, pies, mashed taters, or noodles. Instead, lobster, swan, and seals were offered amongst the gathering.
While you enjoy the time to sleep in, visit family, and enjoy great food over this Thanksgiving break.. Be sure to remind yourself of something you are truly thankful for. The simple things we take for granted nowadays, were big reasons to celebrate back then. Who knew an entire holiday would be established over the flourishment of corn?
The ACHS Student Council has purchased a new Elkay ezH2O water bottle filling station located near the library. It was installed at the beginning of November. The filling station keeps track of and displays the number of 20 oz. plastic water bottles saved. Students have said that it helps a lot, especially for basketball players who need to fill up their bottles before and during practices. The filling station is more efficient than the old fountain making it easier to fill up water bottles in between classes.
The Elkay company has been in business since 1920. According to the Elkay website, the filling stations were introduced in 2010 and gained popularity for their ability to reduce plastic bottle waste headed for landfills.