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  • Administrative Bulletin VII-31 3.25.16 Note: The next Administrative Bulletin will be released on April 15. Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break – April 1-8! 1. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Special Education Autism Team is in need of volunteers for our 3rd annual ASD event being held on April 16th this year at Park Hill. The past two years we had a number of people volunteer their time, and we couldn't have done it without them!! We have continued to receive such positive feedback each year about our volunteer staff!

    We are in need of volunteers on Saturday, April 16th for the following times: 8:00 - 11:00 11:00 - 2:00 2:00 - 3:00 - for clean up purposes *All volunteers will be provided breakfast &/or lunch while they are volunteering. If you are willing to volunteer please email Jenny Snyder See Attachment #1 to order your very own Tumbler!

    Connie Brown, ext. 3109 2. TEACHERS COLLEGE

    Ball State University will be hosting a summer Teachers College to discuss state-wide teaching Best Practices! Please see Attachment #2 for more details.

    Marilyn Hissong, ext. 3124 3. ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM CONNECTION

    The Curriculum Connection contains upcoming information regarding assessments, curriculum updates, video clips, instructional websites, and more. Please see Attachment #3 for specific elementary information. Marilyn Hissong, ext. 3124

    4. REMINDER: RETIREMENT MEETING Planning to Retire? Want more information? Plan to join us on Wednesday, April 27, 4:30 p.m. at the Administration Building. Please R.S.V. P. to Jennifer Rose 260-446-0100 ext. 1025 or

    Kirby Stahly, ext. 1005

  • 5. REMINDER: CPR/AED Training

    Classes are offered free of charge twice a month through the end of the school year. Classes are held at PAUL HARDING Jr in the Staff Development Room starting at 4:15 PM. Class size is limited and requires pre-registration, email or call Wendy Walker, Health Services Coordinator at extension 7309.

    April-May 2016 Class Schedule April 20 (Wednesday) April 26 (Tuesday) May 12(Thursday) May 17 (Tuesday)

    Certification is through the American Heart Association and lasts for two years. Any employee interested in, or needing certification renewal may also participate in this training.

    Tiny Grady, ext. 1009


    EACS is gearing up for the Fort4Fitness Fall Festival! Last year EACS was a Charity Partner with Fort4Fitness and this year EACS has been selected again as a Charity Partner! That said, we need a team to participate in the Fall Festival. You can register NOW through May 2nd: ½ Marathon – $50 10K - $35 4 Mile - $25 After May 2nd: $60 $45 $30 After Aug. 3: $70 $50 $35 If you’d like to register or sponsor a participant please go to the Fort4Fitness website, click on Charity Partner, then click on the EACS logo. All proceeds will go towards the EACS Health and Wellness programs.


    We are in the planning stages to participate in summer parades and we are seeking volunteers to walk with us in the parades. If you are interested, please contact Tamyra Kelly.

    Tamyra Kelly, ext. 1050 8. REMINDER: FRANCINE’S FRIENDS IS COMING TO EACS Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography Unit is returning to EACS. This is a wonderful and convenient service offered to EACS and to our community by Parkview Hospital. See Enclosure #4 for the schedule details.

    Wendy Walker, ext.7309

  • Ball State University Teachers College

    Submissions Now Being Accepted!

      Celebrate best practices that are

    evident everyday in Indiana schools. Join us for the Best Practices in

    Education Conference to spotlight the positive work that teachers and

    schools are doing. Submit Your Best Practice Now!

      Wednesday, May 11, 2015

    4-6 PM BSU Alumni Center

      Submission deadline April 21, 2016

    Click here for more information

    New   This   Year  

    Video Contest


    Mini Breakout Sessions

    “Why I Teach” •  Create a 1-3 minute

    video •  Enter as an individual or

    team •  Any Clinical Practice

    Network or BSU Charter School partner may enter

    Professional development on best practices and relevant issues in education

    Professional organizations and career opportunities!

    Teacher Exhibits and Networking

    •  Visit displays detailing Best Practices that work! •  Network with colleagues

    •  Find ideas to use in your classroom

  • Inspiration: Sometimes we are tested; Not to find our weaknesses but to discover our strengths. unknown






    IMPORTANT DATES Apr. 11-May 2 mCLASS DIBELS EOY Apr. 11-25 B7 Assessment Apr. 18-May 6- ISTEP Mult. Choice May –Writing Prompt


    Text Dependent Questions to Achieve A Close Reading of a Complex Text from Smekens, Fisher, & Frey

    PHASE 1: What does the text say? What is the author saying?

    Recall and Recognition Tasks

    Infer Key Ideas and Details

    PHASE 2: How does the text work? How does the text say it?

    How is the author delivering the message?

    Skills and Concepts Tasks

    Analyze Craft and Structure

    PHASE 3: What does the text mean? Why is the author saying it?

    Strategic Thinking and Reasoning Tasks

    PHASE 4: What does the Text inspire you to do?

    Extended Thinking Tasks

    EL (English Learner) CORNER

    Pre-teaching Essentials for ELs: *Decide upon a manageable number of key concepts & provide them before units, chapters, selections, & projects. *Use familiar context to introduce, post, & review vocab critical to talking & learning about central concepts. *Present secondary terms as they are introduced within text/activities. Link terms to photos, video, or movements. * Decide what language functions students will need before each lesson. (Ex: if making predictions, pre-teach basic sentence patterns & verbs used to express opinions.) *Use engaging pre-reading activities with texts at their level (use and utilize all four language domains: speaking, reading, listening, and writing. *Assess prior knowledge in group discussions using objects/pictures/thinking maps as a visual trigger.

    March 23, 2016 

    Ask questions about the gist, main idea, and  relationships between characters/ideas/events. 

    Ask questions about important words, text’s  structure, organization of ideas, author’s  purpose and message. 

    Ask questions about the value of the  text’s features and visual characteristics,  quality & credibility of the text, and  comparing this text to others.   

  •                   Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography Unit is returning to EACS.  This is a  wonderful and convenient service offered to EACS and to our community by Parkview  Hospital.   Parkview recommends women have an annual mammogram beginning at age 40.  Women 35 and older, who are not experiencing any problems with their breasts, can get  a screening mammogram on the coach.  All participants must have a family physician as the screening report is sent to the  physician.   For participants that have insurance, their insurance company will be billed.  For those  that have EACS Group Health Insurance, Mammograms will be considered as a wellness  benefit, covered at 100%.    NO ONE will be turned away for inability to pay.  Francine’s Friends has funding available  and a donation toward the cost of the mammogram is welcome.   2016 screening schedule: 

     January 11 (Monday) – Cedarville Elementary School   January 15 (Friday) – Paul Harding Jr/EAU   January 25 (Monday) – New Haven High School   March 21 (Monday) – Leo Jr‐Sr High School   April 18 (Monday) – Woodlan K‐12 Campus   May 4 (Friday) – Heritage K‐12 Campus  

      Appointments may be scheduled in by calling   (260) 483‐1847 or (800) 727‐8439, ext. 26540. 


      Call Wendy Walker at extension 7309 if you have any questions….

  • Recognition Bulletin VII-31 3.24.16

    1. LILLY SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS Amy Rowland, senior at New Haven High School High School and Makalah Krick, senior

    at Heritage Jr. Sr. High recently received surprise visits and presented with the 2016 Lilly Scholarship Award by Community Foundation representatives!

    Amy will attend either the University of Saint Francis or IPFW to study Psychology.

    Makalah is planning to attend Indiana University to major in Education!

    The scholarship award will pay required fees,