We are all teachers of children.
Parents are a child's very first teacher, and throughout life the parent
is the most influential. The lessons learned from the parent remain
with a person for life. Therefore, parents are not only a child's first
teachers, but also his/her best teacher. What parents do and say will
often be mirrored in children. The responsibility for raising children
in a world that is changing so rapidly is at the least very great.
There are certain characteristics
in adults that seem to enhance ones chances for being successful. These
characteristics are other-centered. courageous, judicious, and resourceful.
Other-centered rather than self-centered is the quest to get the right
things done in the right way at the time. Courage is the characteristic
to chart unfamiliar territory and to be oneself. The third characteristic
is judicious. Basically, a judicious person has good judgment. A judicious
person is able to set priorities in his/her life. The last characteristic
is resourceful. Resourcefulness is a commitment to deliver the goods;
learning to think beyond the obvious; training oneself to be a facilitator,
and the discipline to exercise a vision. A person who possesses a vision
of what can be or ought to be will travel many successful miles in life.
As parents we desire our
children possess these four attributes. It is imperative that school
and parents work very closely together to assure that students, through
the dynamics of home and school, will acquire and be able to use successfully
those tools that will enable our children to be productive citizens
in our society.
I hope you will feel free
to call on us and members of the staff for assistance during the school
Parent / Student Online Access
All Student Handbook
Early Learning Center Handbook
K-4 Student Handbook
5&6 Student Handbook
7-12th Student Handbook
Additional Resources for Parents:
Model Core Curriculum Web Sites
Web site #1: Iowa Department of Education provides a copy of the Iowa Core Curriculum along with resources.
Web site #2: Iowa Department of Education provides access to the Iowa Core Content Standards and Benchmarks for grade level ranges at the elementary and secondary in math, science and literacy.
Web site #3: Iowa Department of Education provides copies of the School Leaders Update which is a monthly publication including a monthly update on the Iowa Core Curriculum.
Web site #4: Iowa Model Core Curriculum provides copies of the concepts and skills of all five areas and examples of lessons for science, math and literacy.
Web site #5: Iowa Public Television # 75, Iowa Public Television # 76, and Iowa Public Television # 77 provides copies of the ICN sessions explaining the focus for science, math and literacy and the application of the Iowa Core Curriculum to special education students.
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