Staff Present at KSDE Conference

This week instructional coaches, Darcy Hocker and Angela Pond had the opportunity to present at the KSDE Annual conference. The session was entitled, “Grow Collective Teacher Efficacy to get Results.” They taught the audience about John Hattie’s work on which instructional strategies have the highest impact on student learning. After building background knowledge and creating a common language on high impact strategies and effect sizes, they introduced the Achievement Team process.

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Growing Interest in Ag Pathway

“I personally believe that students gain a sense of confidence and better understanding of who they are when they intern. Because they are placed in site that reflects their career interests, it challenges them to seek out whether this is the career that they really want or maybe they should seek out something new. Either way, internships are a great way for students to explore what they really love and where they want to go after high school.” – Laura Miller, Teacher at JCHS.

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Foundation Discount Card Fundraiser

The Geary Community Schools Foundation is offering discount cards for sale through USD 475 elementary and middle schools. Students will receive their sales packets on Tuesday, August 29th and will continue selling the $10 cards featuring 19 Buy-One-Get-One Free offers until Tuesday, September 12th. Proceeds from the sales of the discount cards directly support the participating schools and the Geary Community Schools Foundation.

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