Entries by jpuglisi

Rio’s “Forward Momentum”

More than one half of the 2014-15 school year is complete marking the half way point of my third year serving the Rio School District. Staff, students  and community have accomplished much in the last two plus orbits of the earth around the sun. Among the major elements of forward momentum our school District has […]

S.T.E.A.M. – What’s it all About?

 is learning that focuses on science,technology,engineering, the Arts, and mathematics. The Rio School District is working to imbue STEAM learning in all our 8 schools in a variety of ways. In addition, we are in the planning process for constructing a new K-8 STEAM school that will combine architecture, curriculum, and instruction in innovative ways. […]

Exploring Space and Time

This week students are out for Winter break but it will be my pleasure and adventure to go out to the observatory we are creating and record the shadow length. 6th grade students, their teacher (Mr. Spencer) and I are exploring learning through this project which examines earth/sun relationships and so much more. As superintendent, […]