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Spring-Ford Board Notes

News from the Spring-Ford School Board

April 2018

Spring-Ford Spotlight: 7th Grade Aevidum Club

On Monday, April 23, 2018, Heather Nuneviller, 5/6/7 Principal, Michael DeCaro, 7th Grade House Principal, Cierra Griffith and Sela Muto, 7th Grade Students, presented "7th Grade Aevidum Club."

Aevidum is a club that empowers youth to shatter the silence surrounding depression, suicide, and other issues facing teens. The word Aevidum, which means "I've got your back," was created by students in western Pennsylvania after a classmate died by suicide. Aevidum inspires schools and communities to adopt cultures of care and advocacy, encouraging all members to have their friends' backs.

At Aevidum's core is an educational philosophy that positions Aevidum advisors in roles to challenge students to find their strengths and then to discover opportunities where they can amplify their voices. These experiences empower students to live lives of purpose and substance.

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Take Note: Policy Updates

 The following policy was approved, click here to view all School Board Policies:

  • Policy #249 – Bullying and Cyber Bullying 


Board Meeting Reminder

REMINDER: the May School Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria.

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Take Note: Policy Updates

Dr. Patrick Nugent, Spring-Ford Senior High School Principal, Dr. Tina Weidenbaugh, Principal 9th Grade Center, and Kimberly Bast, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, provided a presentation on "Student Recognition," currently titled Class Rank.

Following the presentation, the Board gave approval for the Policy Committee to review and develop proposed changes to policies, consistent with the administration's recommendation, regarding the Class Ranking System and moving towards a Laude System.

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On April 23, 2018, Dr. Allyn Roche, Assistant Superintendent, provided an update on the Policy Committee's progress to date on the revision of Policy 707 - Use of Facilities. The next step in the revision process includes collecting stakeholder feedback at the May Policy Committee Meetings. Invitations with meeting dates and times will be sent to organizations that currently use the District's facilities after school and on the weekends.

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School Spotlight: Royersford ES One School One Book

 
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On Monday, April 16, 2018, Dr. Teresa Carboy, Royersford Elementary Principal, along with Reading Specialists, Teachers, Students and Parents presented Royersford Elementary School's "One School, One Book" project.

One School One Book, a part of Read to Them, promotes family literacy. The mission is to create a culture of literacy in every home. The program encourages and enables reading together at home by providing every school with tools, resources, guidance, and support.

One School One Book educates families on the benefits and importance of reading aloud at home. A growing body of research describes the complex and permanent effects of reading aloud. Children who are read to learn to read more easily and become better readers. Literacy skills provide the basis for a lifetime of learning and productivity.

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UPCOMING MEETINGS

Work Session Meeting
May 21, 2018 • 7:30 p.m.
Held in the Spring-Ford HS Cafeteria

 School Board Meeting
May 29, 2018 • 7:30 p.m.
Held in the Spring-Ford HS Cafeteria

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