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2 BOOKS

2 BOOKS Post by the Supt. John Puglisi Ph.D. I just finished reading two books, both connecting me to a teacher I have known for some time (Judith Green) and to many other teacher ethnographers. We have many common threads that connect us all but surely ethnography is an elemental part of the weave.  The […]

Math Interest, fluency, and meaning – making.

MATH INTEREST MATH FLUENCY MATH MEANING MAKING   Math Interest, unlike motivation, means exactly what it says – that a person is interested in mathematics. Math as language, math as a way to solve problems, math as a skills set, math as a historical human phenomenon, math as a structure of the universe – or […]

Principal Profile – Ryan Howatt

This year I have decided to write and post a monthly Principal Profile. Principals are key leaders in their community and within the school system itself. Rio’s principals are great examples of a diversity of pathways to manegament/leadership. We ask so much of them on multiple levels and they deliver and help our District grow […]

THRIVE19

This week we held our first annual THRIVE conference, THRIVE19. On two days in late September we came togethers as leaders in our educational community. Students, teachers, support staff, parents, partners, business and other leaders came together to celebrate and learn about what is THRIVING in our schools and educational community and to begin to […]

Public Schools in 2019

Public schools serve multiple functions in our 2019 American society. They work directly with children, families and community to foster the development and learning of children. They harbor children and keep them safe during the school day while most parents are engaged in work or other related activities. They offer children and families the opportunity […]

Spring is in the Air!

Spring is in the Air and Spring Break is upon us in the Rio School District. This means there are only 8 weeks remaining of the 2018-19 school year. We hope each and every child experiences opportunities to develop their learning literacies and their 5Cs; communication, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and caring. Our staff and […]

The Reading Classroom

The Reading Classroom Rio School District children are thriving in many ways. Our recent years’ emphasis on critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and caring has helped the adults in our organization create classroom and school environments that are suitable for young children’s development as full human beings as well as supporting their literacy development which […]

Thriving

Thriving…………. thrive verb \ ˈthrīv  \ thrived or throve\ ˈthrōv  \; thrived also thriven\ ˈthri-​vən  \; thriving\ˈthrī-​viŋ  \ Definition of thrive intransitive verb 1: to grow vigorously : FLOURISH 2: to gain in wealth or possessions : PROSPER 3: to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances —often used with on […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered

On this day, 1.21.19, I have taken a look at the “I have a dream speech” again and selected some quotes from it. The speech, of course, should be taken in its entirety and full context. Still, I thought this selection might serve a purpose. I took the time, as I do each year, to […]