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February Professional Advisory Committee Reports

by Professional Advisory Committee

Posted on February 11, 2016

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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