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EMS Collective Commitments

Learning ❤ Respect ❤  Support ❤ Collaboration ❤ Innovation

Stay Connected! Our newsletters will be emailed home on the following dates: 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16,1/6, 1/20, 2/3, 2/17, 3/10, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19, 6/2
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Develop A Family Media Plan

Tech Tips For Families- Below is a link to a "Family Media Plan" tool that was recently released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It's very intuitive and provides a great way to start a family conversation around "responsible use" and a "balance".

Link to Family Media Plan Tool

SES is now HATS
NCLB was reauthorized in December 2015 as the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Although Supplemental Educational Services are not required under ESSA, the Burlington Schools will be providing alternative supports [Homework and Tutoring Services- HATS] to those students who previously would have been eligible for SES. 
 
Eligible students in grades 2-12  may receive Homework Help as part of the school's after school program or supplemental tutoring in  Reading and/or Math by an outside provider.
 
Applications will be sent home in two weeks, with the program to begin by the end of October.
Important Dates to Note
11/11 Report Cards mailed home
11/21 and 11/22 Parent Teacher Conferences No School
12/22 Town Meeting and Actvity Day
 
CONGRATULATIONS LAURA BOTTE on receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The award is given to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. The winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators following an initial selection process at the state level.  Winners of this Presidential honor receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at their discretion, and are invited to Washington, DC, for an awards ceremony, as well educational and celebratory events, and visits with members of the Administration. Laura we are proud of you & thrilled that you are member the EMS faculty! Click here for a direct link to the official White House press release.

PARENT INPUT NEEDED
Edmunds is always looking to improve.  Please assist us in this effort by taking 5 minutes to complete the following technology survey.
 




 

 


Digital Promise:

Connecting to our community:  In January, two 6th Grade teams partnered up with Young Traditions Vermont and the Vermont Folklife center for this song analysis project. In addition to analyzing a song that was important to themselves, they learned about the music important to Vermonters from different cultural backgrounds.


6th Grade Song Analysis Project from DigitalPromiseStories on Vimeo.

 


What does real world problem solving look like in the classroom? Mr. Schoemb's Technology and Design Education students must work through multiple design challenges to build a working race car.  Check out the video below.
  

Race Cars in Tech Ed from Jessica DeBiasio on Vimeo.



What does iPad use look like in a classroom on a typical day?  We caught up with Mr. Battaile's social studies class as they were finishing up their civilization projects last week.  Check out the video below!

Mr. Battaile builds civilizations! from Jessica DeBiasio on Vimeo.

Mr. Battaile's builds civilizations from Jessica DeBiasio on Vimeo.


Got questions about Digital Promise? Click on the video below.
FAQS ABOUT DIGITAL PROMISE