NOTICE!!! School will be in session Monday, February 17 and Friday, March 7
In order to recover valuable learning time lost due to weather-related school closings already this year, school will be in session on Monday, February 17 and Monday, March 7 for both students and staff.
If it becomes necessary to cancel school in the future for weather-related issues, make-up days will be added to the end of the school year calendar.
Family Literacy Night!
New Heights hosted its 1st annual Family Literacy Night on January 21 from 6:00-7:30. The theme of the evening was learning about elementary literacy. Literacy includes all the components of reading and writing. At New Heights, K-2, a foundation for reading is built. Along with penmanship, the writing process is intricately connected to building reading skills.
There were 6 break-out sessions being presented by numerous staff members representing each grade level. Reading Strategies were taught by Katie Nelson and Ali Swang. These strategies allow parents to help their children learn alternative ways to “sound it out” when unknown words come up in reading. Comprehension Strategies, taught by Sara Loberg and Chelsey Lee, were taught to enable parents to learn questioning skills which would lead to higher comprehension of read material. An iPad Apps session was given by Lisa Brown. This session provided parents with information on free educational apps and how to access them. Boost-Up is a movement incorporated learning system. The Boost-Up session was taught by Jodi and Kathi Boushee. Parents were shown how including movement into learning increases the brains ability to take in information. Just as reading is a development process, so is writing. Elementary Writing was taught to parents so they could get an up close look at the developmental stages of writing. Parents gained ideas on how to encourage their children to write at home. Elementary Writing was taught by Kaylen Bakke, Jen Maixner and Rachel Benson. Jill Meulebroeck and Nicole Lukach taught the session titled, “Spelling Practice a Whole New Way!”. Spelling now requires deciphering, not just rote memorization. So tricky ways to learn and apply word building skills were taught to parents. An activities room was provided, by Amy McDonald and Amanada Gust, for children so parents could attend these session individually.
The event was very positively evaluated by parents. A huge Thank You was relayed to the presenters for sharing their knowledge. Parents are now more equipped to helping their children through the literacy process.
A Walmart grant of $1,000 was awarded to Mrs. Pederson, principal of New Heights to fund this event. A similar event will be held in the spring focusing on math education for families.
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