Professional Advisory Committee
May 12, 2016

May Professional Advisory Committee Reports

Building Reports as Presented

Goddard Academy, Lakeside Academy, Goddard Virtual School

2015-16 Graduates:                           Current Enrollment

Goddard Academy:     35                    90 regular students and 14 from GHS Math Apps

Lakeside Academy:     8                      41

Goddard Virtual:         2                      14

GoGrad Program:                               10

  • Shelby Cole is an early graduate of Goddard Academy was awarded the USD 265 Superintendent’s Scholarship of $500 dollars toward her college coursework.
  • Several Goddard Academy students that have completed their spring semester courses have been given the opportunity to volunteer to help at the field days and end of the year celebrations at the elementary and intermediate schools throughout the district. 
  • All of our students at Goddard Academy are trained by Officer Thompkins and Mrs. Sharp to be Red Cross Certified in CPR and First Aid.  Our students just completed the spring semester training and earned their Red Cross CPR certification cards.

Amelia Earhart Elementary

  • No report provided

Apollo Elementary

  • No report provided

Clark Davidson Elementary School

  • May 2nd BOGO Book Fair
  • May 6th  Field Day
  • May 11th WIW (Library AR) Hawaiian Style

Explorer Elementary School

  • May 4: Mrs. Hofmeier’s Mother’s Day Play
  • May 6: Mrs. Arlt’s Reader’s Restaurant and Kindergarten Popsicle Party
  • May 10: Fourth grade will go tour Discovery Intermediate School and Pre-K/Pre-School Graduation
  • May 13: Third Grade Ellis Island Simulation
  • May 18: First Grade Camp Out Day

Oak Street

  • .May 9: Oak Street Field Day,
  • May 13: Mini-Carnival Event for Addison 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at OAK

Challenger Intermediate School

  • Challenger received a very encouraging letter from Lexia, a reading program that is currently used as part of our intervention.
  • I hope you're doing well.  I'm happy to send you a progress report prepared by Lexia to show your progress and data.  Even though it was a struggle to get Lexia started with the challenge of your schedule you did it!  You and your staff figured it out and have done a great job implementing Core5.  Please share with your staff and student how proud I am of their accomplishments.  
  • End of the year field trips are in the works. 5th and 6th graders will be going bowling and to a movie next week. PTO is helping to pay for these events!
  • Field Day will be on Friday, May 13th. Mrs. Buchanan puts forth a lot of effort getting this event ready and it is always a blast!

Discovery Intermediate School

  • THURSDAY MAY 5 – ALL SCHOOLS ORCHESTRA CONCERT-@ EHS 5th-8th grade 5:30 to 6:30  
  • MONDAY MAY 9 – ALL SCHOOLS BAND CONCERT – 7PM @ EHS
  • TUESDAY MAY 10 – GARDEN CLUB FIELD TRIP TO ARBORETUM
  • THURSDAY MAY 12 – FIELD DAY & COOKOUT

Eisenhower Middle School

  • The EMS PTO will be hosting their annual staff appreciation dinner on Wednesday, May 3 during our three lunch periods.  The EMS PTO will be serving pulled pork, beef brisket and hot links from Delano BBQ.  All EMS staff members are welcome to attend this luncheon
  • The Eisenhower Choir, Band and Orchestra all traveled to Worlds of Fun on Saturday April 30th to compete. 7th/8th grade Choir placed 2nd. 7th grade orchestra took 3rd. 8th grade orchestra took 1st.  7th grade band took 3rd.  8th grade band took 2nd. Eisenhower Middle School was awarded the “Spirit Award!”  
  • Friday May 13th  Will be Eisenhower Middle School’s final Recognition Assembly of the year.  Awards will be given for Spring Sports, Honor Role, Perfect Attendance, as well as many others.  7th grade will start at 7:45 AM  8th grade assembly will begin at 8:45 AM.    Yearbook signing party will also be on May 13th at 1:30 in the gym.

Goddard Middle School

  • No report provided

Eisenhower High School

  • EHS Early Childhood students volunteered at the Autism Walk in Wichita on April, 23rd.
  • 18 EHS students traveled to Boston to compete in the BPA National Leadership Conference.
  • We completed the first ever Neighbors United project. Student Council members not only volunteered but were integral in the planning of this inaugural project.

Goddard High School

  • No report provided



April 21, 2016

April Professional Advisory Committee Reports

Building Reports as Presented

Goddard Academy, Lakeside Academy, Goddard Virtual School

2015-16 Graduates:                           Current Enrollment

Goddard Academy:     23                    90 regular students and 14 from GHS Math Apps

Lakeside Academy:     6                      41

Goddard Virtual:         0                      14

GoGrad Program:                               10

  • Mr. Hollas had the opportunity to travel to San Diego, California, to take part in a week long Education Conference lead by the US Marine Corps.  He got to participate in physical training and learn about the military options for our graduating students.  As a retired Army veteran, Mr. Hollas could really appreciate the opportunity to participate in such an event.
  • Goddard Academy has been participating in a special lecture series provided by guest speakers from the Wichita State University Center for Combating Human Trafficking.  The guest speakers have presented three different afternoons and the female students at Goddard Academy have enjoyed the experience of hearing the stories from the women presenting and discussing the positive and negative impacts of choices they make as young adults. 
  • Goddard Academy is about halfway through state testing all of the sophomores and juniors on the math, science, reading, and English language testing. 

Amelia Earhart Elementary

  • April 4th-We will be having a “Dinner and Movie Night”, sponsored by Earhart’s PTO. They are serving pizza, salad, drinks, and dessert and showing “The Good Dinosaur”. There will also be many raffle items that evening.
  • April 21st-The first graders will be putting on a music program. It will be a comedy event filled tongue-twisters, bloopers, songs, and our amazingly, talented first graders.
  • April 28th –We are having a Title One Family Night. Since our theme this year was Super Heroes, we will be having our Super Hero special event. The BOGO book fair will be open and there will be several different sessions following our theme, along with a photo opportunity for all students/parents.

Apollo Elementary

  • April 7           Kindergarten Round-up
  • April 25 & 26  4th grade music concert with recorders
  • April 26         NHS / Apollo pen pal end of the year celebration

Clark Davidson Elementary School

  • 4-1       Family Fun Night
  • 4-13     WIW AR Library (Backwards)
  • 4-15     Sara McDonald Weaving Presentation: 1st Grade
  • 4-22     Library Fair (3rd and 4th Grades)

Explorer Elementary School

  • April 8: Explorer Glow Run Kick Off Assembly
  • April 18: Second grade will visit Kingman to explore the community and places within the community.
  • April 28: Explorer Glow Run taking place all day when classes go to their Music/PE time.

Oak Street

  • A very successful Carnival was held by Oak Street PTO.  We wish to thank the many sponsors, parents, businesses, patrons and our PTO for taking such an active role in making the carnival so successful.
  • State Testing has started in 3rd and 4th Grade.  A big thank you goes to our PTO for supplying snakes for the students during their tests.
  • More than $3,000 was raised by our students for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Thank you to all the students and parents that supported this worthy cause.

Challenger Intermediate School

  • Brax Spirit cups are being sold by Challenger students. We are in a competition to beat Valley Center Intermediate school.
  • Mrs. Fouts just finished up her William Allen White contest. Students who completed the contest requirements were treated to an after-school ice cream party.
  • Our 3rd quarter awards assembly will take place this Friday on April 8th. Over 234 awards given to 5th graders and 220 awards given to 6th graders for grades and perfect attendance!

Discovery Intermediate School

  • Our PTO Dodgeball night was BIG success on April 1st. 
  • 5th Grade Music Concert on Tuesday April 12th at 7:00 p.m.
  • DIS received the prestigious Governor’s Achievement Award Celebration Assembly on April 15 @ 2:30
  • Troll/Nixon team will be going to the Sedgwick County courthouse to observe on April 21st.

Eisenhower Middle School

  • Spring Sports are underway at EMS.  The boys Tennis Team is 2-0 after victories against Goddard and Valley Center.  The first Track Meet of the year will be home on April 7th against Hutchinson, Maize and Goddard at the Challenger Track.
  • The EMS PTO will be hosting their annual dance and mega-raffle on Friday, April 8th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Dance tickets are $5.00 in advance and at the door.  All advanced tickets will be an entry into the mega-raffle drawing.  The EMS PTO is also holding the mega-raffle.   They have purchased over $2,000 worth of prizes for this raffle. 
  • The 2nd Annual Tiger Nation Booster Club Golf Tournament is Saturday, April 30th at Cherry Oaks Golf Course in Cheney Kansas.  Cost is $85.00 per person or $340.00 per team.  Limited to 25 teams.

Goddard Middle School

  • No report provided

Eisenhower High School

  • EHS just wrapped up their spring musical BYE BYE BIRDIE this past weekend.  The musical included 75 + students in the cast, crew & pit. 
  • The culinary department participated in Pro-Start for the first time this year and received 7th out of 16 teams and Best Rookie Team.  The management team received 5th out of 8 and that was with a freshman and sophomore.
  • Eisenhower High School ecology students recycling project  has won 4th place in the PepsiCo Recycle Rallys “Tell Us Your Recycling Story”.  EHS  will receive a check valued at $500 to place into the ecology fund to further recycling and conservation projects at the high school!

Goddard High School

  • No report provided



March 10, 2016

March Professional Advisory Committee Reports

Building Reports as Presented

Goddard Academy, Lakeside Academy, Goddard Virtual School

 

2015-16 Graduates:                           Current Enrollment

Goddard Academy:     20                    92 regular students and 15 from GHS Math Apps

Lakeside Academy:     5                      43

Goddard Virtual:         0                      13

GoGrad Program:                               9

 

  • February marks the American Heart Association Month and Goddard Academy recognizes it awareness annually through the participation in a community fundraiser put on by Mrs. Sharp.  This year’s fundraiser was a success and through donations and event tickets Goddard Academy raised over $600.00!  The teacher versus student basketball game was again a success (and again the teachers won the tournament)!
  • Trying to encourage parents and students to utilize this spring’s Parent Teacher Conference opportunity at Goddard Academy the staff, led by Mr. Hollas, sent letters home as invitations to attend.  The notes were well received and there was a spike in attendance from previous conference sessions.
  • This month the Physical Education students at Goddard Academy will be headed over to Goddard High to participate in the skating unit in the gym.  We also had two students participating with Goddard High School as members of both the wrestling team championship and powerlifting team championship. 

 

Amelia Earhart Elementary

  • March 10th- 2nd Grade Jazz Musical
  • PTO  March Fundraiser – Green glow bracelets for $5.00 –due by 3-10
  • March 11th- Hoops for Heart Celebration Assembly-over $2400 raised for the American Heart Association

 

Apollo Elementary

  • Feb 30-March 4– Dr. Seuss theme week for Kindergarten
  • March 4----Apollo Bingo Night
  • March 8  –author visit, Andrea Cassell (Kibby the Space Dog)

 

Clark Davidson Elementary School

  • 3/7-11, Jeans Week for Autism
  • 3/9, WIW (AR Library) Free Style
  • 3/11, 3rd Grade Guest Speaker—Beverly Woolard  

 

Explorer Elementary School

 

  • March 7: Ross Janssen will be visiting the second grade classrooms to discuss different elements of meteorology.
  • March 8: We will be hosting an Autism Care Fundraiser.
  • March 11: Explorer will host our annual school wide spelling bee. Each class has two representatives from grades 1-4.

 

Oak Street

  • A very successful Carnival was held by Oak Street PTO.  We wish to thank the many sponsors, parents, businesses, patrons and our PTO for taking such an active role in making the carnival so successful.
  • State Testing has started in 3rd and 4th Grade.  A big thank you goes to our PTO for supplying snakes for the students during their tests.
  • More than $3,000 was raised by our students for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Thank you to all the students and parents that supported this worthy cause.

 

Challenger Intermediate School

  • KSN came to Challenger to interview students in Mrs. Reiter’s club about making mats out of plastic bags for the homeless.
  • We had over 130 people join us for our Book Fair breakfast on February 19th. A good time was had by all!  Book Fair was a huge success! We were able to add about 115 books to our collection, plus earned some cash for future book purchases.
  • Our character trait of the month for March is determination. Teachers are asked to incorporate the word of the month into lessons and focus on determination as part of our Social Contracts.

 

Discovery Intermediate School

  • DIS had a successful book fair.  We had a breakfast and books that tied in with our Book Fair.
  • DIS staff is having a staff bowling night on March 5.
  • DIS PTO Dodge Ball Fun night will be on Friday, April 1…… NO FOOLIN’!!

 

Eisenhower Middle School

  • Congratulations to Jerry Longabaugh.  He was named 1 of 5 “Exemplary” Middle School Principals for the 2015-16 school year by the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators (KAMSA).
  • Congratulations to 8th grade Reading teacher Andrea Churchill.  Andrea gave birth on February 13th to daughter Bree Lynne Churchill.
  • Congratulations to 8th grade English Teacher Katie Parks.  Katie gave birth on February 17th to son Benjamin Fredrick Parks.

 

Goddard Middle School

  • Rhett Brown, GMS 7th Grader, qualified for the state geography bee.  He competes April 1st in Abilene. 
  • GMS tried something new for 6th grade enrollment.  We invited Challenger 6th graders over to tour the building, learn more about all the electives we have to offer, and meet core subject teachers.  Both GMS and Challenger teachers and students enjoyed this new process.  In addition, we had 260 of almost 400 students pick one of our three PLTW classes as an elective!  
  • Spring Conferences were very well attended!  We had 86% parent participation rate and teachers enjoyed following up with families to ensure students end the year on a strong note! 

 

Eisenhower High School

  • BPA qualified 26 students to the National Leadership Conference in Boston, MA, with 17 competing. EHS has the second largest chapter in the state (we have only been a chapter for 3 years) and we had the most participants this year at state.
  • KAY hosted the 2nd annual #GoRed for Heart Health event at the EHS/GHS basketball game. Tigers & Lions were invited to unite in the #GoRed movement, as 1 out of every 3 women die each year from heart events that are 80% preventable! Pledges, pamphlets, prizes, donations, and lots of RED rounded out another successful #GoRed event!
  • The EHS Lady Bowling Tigers won the AVCTL Division II League Title on February 18 AND Won the 5 -1A Regional Competition. They will compete at State Bowling on Friday March 4th.  Brandon Gile qualified individually for State Finals.

 

Goddard High School

  • GHS FCCLA held a Sock, Mitten, and Coat drive in Dec.  We collected 925 items to donate to our local Lions Club. 
  • 4 GHS Business Professionals of America students qualified for Nationals in Boston, MA, May 5-9. 
  • Goddard Boys Bowling Team won the 5A – 1A Regional Bowling Championship at West Acres Bowling Center on Saturday.   Team members include: Griffin Bryant, Brandon Collins, Logan Dryden, Troy Freeman, Jordan Humphrey & Trevor Reed.  Troy Freeman placed 2nd overall at Regionals in singles with at three game score of 717 for a 239 per game average.

 

 


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February 11, 2016

February Professional Advisory Committee Reports

Professional Advisory Committee
Building Reports
February, 2016

Building Reports as Presented

Goddard Academy, Lakeside Academy, Goddard Virtual School
2015-16 Graduates:                           Current Enrollment

Goddard Academy:     11                    95 regular students and 15 from GHS Math Apps

Lakeside Academy:     3                      44

Goddard Virtual:         0                      13

GoGrad Program:                               9

  • In response to the enrollment number increase at Goddard Academy two computers have been added to several of the classrooms to increase the number of work stations available in each room.  These computers were salvaged from the former FACS room and did not cost the district any additional money.
  • February marks the American Heart Association Month and Goddard Academy recognizes it awareness annually through the participation in a community fundraiser put on by Mrs. Sharp. 

Amelia Earhart Elementary

  • Feb. 8th Hosting a Hoops for Hearts Assembly- raising money for the American Heart Association
  • On-line sign up for conferences started Feb. 2.
  • We are supporting our science teacher, Pam Cole, by collecting funds to send her to the National Project Lead the Way Conference in March.

Apollo Elementary

  • Friday, February 5, is the 100th day celebration at Apollo. Classes are celebrating with the 100th day theme.
  • (Feb 5) “Idiom Day” at Apollo- 4th grade students and Apollo staff are dressing up as their favorite idiom
  • Valentine’s Day parties- Feb 12

Clark Davidson Elementary School

  • CDS is piloting an online music curriculum called Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music. The students love it!
  • Second Grade will learn about weather from Ross and Millie on February, 10th.
  • 1st grade music program – Feb. 18.

Explorer Elementary School

  • February 11th: Mrs. Marsh and the first grade will be putting on their music program called The Day the Crayon Quit based on Drew Daywalt’s popular children’s book.
  • February 19th: Explorer will hold “Books and Breakfast” where families are welcome to shop the book fair before school and enjoy some breakfast treats as well.
  • February 22nd: The first graders will visit Paint the Towne.

Oak Street Elementary School

  • The 19th Annual Oak Street carnival will be held on March 5th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Many collectable and wanted items will be in the Silent Auction including stuff from  K State and KU Teams.   Last year the Oak Street Carnival raised more than $20,000 for school field trips and educational materials.
  • The St. Jude Marathon is in full swing at Oak Street.  Children are getting pledges to complete a math book to raise money for this non-profit organization.  Teachers are also helping by donating $5.00 to the project in order to wear jeans for the week at school.

Challenger Intermediate School

  • 6th graders went on their annual field trip to the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson. 
  • In September, several of our classes wrote Thank you letters to law enforcement agencies. Mrs. Mullen and Mrs. Thomas received this response from the Kansas Highway Patrol.  “This is our agency statewide news bulletin that is sent to every active duty, retired, and civilian employee and partners of the Patrol. Your class’ made the bulletin! Take a look under the “news” section for Troop F. If you could let your students know we also posted all of their letters at our headquarters building in Wichita for all the troopers to be able to read.”
  • Some of our language arts teachers have written letters to schools in all 50 states. The students are anxiously awaiting the return letters.

Discovery Intermediate School

  • DIS is going bowling as an extension and reinforcement activity in conjunction with the PE bowling unit
  • Book Fair and Books and Breakfast will be taking place in the DIS library
  • Sports murals are being painted in our gym by EHS art students

Eisenhower Middle School

  • The EMS wrestling team is off to a great start.  They have won their first three meets and the Haysville tournament by large margins to start off with a 9-0 record.
  • EMS would like to congratulate 7th grader Elijah Turner. He is the EMS 2016 Geography Bee Champ.  Elijah will find out next month if he qualifies for the State competition.
  • Sign-ups have started for Spring Parent Teacher conferences.  The online link was sent to parents on February 1st.  Roughly 40-50% of parents have already signed up.

Goddard Middle School

  • StuCo is in charge of the mix it up Day on February 17.
  • GMS will be adding a third PLTW course next year (Introduction to Computer Science) as well as adding Teen Leadership (a continuation of our Capturing Kids’ Hearts initiative).
  • PTO dance was a huge success. We brought in about $3500!!

Eisenhower High School

  • Several EHS National Honor Society members volunteered over the Dr. King “Weekend  of Service” at the Starbird-Devlin Charity Car Show and organized clothes at the Harbor House.
  • The EHS Boys Basketball Team won the Spring Hill Tournament for the 3rd time in 4 years.  Matt Pile and Dylan Vincent were named All Tournament.
  • Denise Scribner has been named the Kansas Wildlife Federation's Conservation Educator of the Year and the Recycle Rally Hero of the Month for January conducted by the Pepsi Co company. 

Goddard High School

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