Friday, September 23, 2011

Capital Improvement Projects

 Door jams getting sealed.  New aluminum doors were installed in most classrooms.

 The SCBM (School Community Based Management) Project: Renovated Playground

 Workers clear the ground and remove rust on playground equipment

Workers finish installation on new tin roofs in the K Bldg.

Waiting for Butterflies

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Promoting Physical Fitness and Community Partnership!

Mr. Ed Salas of the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association (NMIFA) donated 10 soccer balls to our PE Program.  Visiting coaches will be assisting our PE Teacher, Mr. John Terlaje with free soccer training next week for 5th and 6th graders.  Thank you NMIFA! 

Standards Based Report Card Planning

1st Grade looking at samples of report card formats

2nd Grade making suggestions on their choice

 4th Grade discussing their preference and keeping time

Mr. Welch sharing information about ELP Assessments
The Fourth Grade facilitated the first staff meeting of the year.  Since this is the first year SVS will be implementing standards based report cards in all grades, staff and teachers collaborated to decide on a uniformed format for report cards.  We also touched on Reading Proficiency markers, English Language Assessments, supervision and Student Council elections.  Thank you to the Fourth Grade for providing a clear agenda and gathering everyone's input.  Thank you to the grade levels for honoring norms and completing the task!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Papayas Anyone?

The Young Farmer's Club harvests and sells fruits and vegetables grown right here on campus!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

6th Graders Participate in ROPES

Mrs. Yvette Tenorio's 6th graders and Mr. Tom Thornburgh think of ways to work together to tackle problems during the ROPES Presentation.  Thank you to Mr. Thornburgh and Mr. Greg Borja of NMPASI for paying our school a visit and sharing fun activities that help foster collaboration!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Open House Snapshots

 School Uniforms from Rock Steady.  You can also get them at Island Apparel and Rozal Zest.
 Parents and students looking for their classrooms.

Mrs. Yohannan, ready to greet her students for the first time.

Mr. Castillon, Mrs. Brett and Ms. Huertas.  Every child deserves a happy teacher!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

ScreamFree Teaching

Hal and Jenny Runkel meet SVS teachers and staff at the ScreamFree Workshop on August 30th at the World Resort Ballroom.  The ScreamFree Institute has provided training for parents and teachers on positive discipline and creating a scream free environment.

 Teaching is not about students; it's about teachers.
If you're not under control, you can't be in charge.
Any instructor is one who introduces structure.

Let the consequences do the teaching.
Every teacher is a geometry teacher.
The most important grades are the ones we give ourselves.