Home » State of Wyoming »Teton County Schools » Currently Reading:

Calendar Changes Mulled By School Board

January 14, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools No Comments
TCSD

Members of the Teton County School Board met in a workshop Monday to discuss some major diversions considered from the calendars the district has traditionally followed.  One of the primary changes would suspend classes at the high school on Fridays when absenteeism is traditionally high due to student activities, using those days instead for teacher in-service.  Superintendent Pam Shea explains that such a move could be beneficial to those students missing classes and the effectiveness of the classes themselves. She explains that students have the pressure to make up the work which becomes another added responsibility for them that adds to their stress level.  She says, “If we can be better and smarter about how we manage our days in service of student learning, that’s what “High Impact Fridays” are trying to address.” Shea also points out that involvement outside the classroom is also an important part of a well-rounded education for students.  She says that includes high school sports, club sports, community groups that students are involved in.  Says Shea: “Our high school students are very very busy, they’re very committed – so being able to allow for a balance, if we can help that through this structure, that’s why this is under consideration.”  The school board is also studying what start-up, ending, and vacation dates will best serve the community and how to incorporate early release days for K through 5 students to facilitate district-wide elementary teacher in-service while still providing activities to occupy those students of working parents.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Colder Today With Rain Showers And Mountain Snow - October 1, 2014
    A cold front and weather system will push through the state of Wyoming early today.  Scattered rain showers will be possible statewide across lower elevations, but the best chance will be in northern and southeastern Wyoming.  Rain showers could become heavy at times, especially in southeastern parts of the state in the afternoon and evening.  […]
  • Today’s a big day for hunters in Wyoming - October 1, 2014
    If you’re really serious about hunting, you’re probably not listening to this. Depending on where you are in the state, the sun’s either up already or sunrise isn’t far away. If you’re a die-hard hunter, you’re probably already hunkered down in a field waiting for the geese to come in, out in the timber trying […]
  • Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014
    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]
  • The king of upland game birds is a worthy opponent - September 29, 2014
    Ruffed grouse hunters in the parts of the country where the birds are hunted heavily might flush 60 birds in one day, see six, get shots at four and come home with two. They consider that an average day. The birds are not easy to see, even when you know where they are. If you […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin