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March Professional Advisory Committee Reports

by Professional Advisory Committee

Posted on February 11, 2016

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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