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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you...

Winter Storm Cancellations Notice

Winter Storm Cancellations Notice

TO: Regional School Unit #34 Families SUBJECT: WINTER WEATHER AND SCHOOL Regional School Unit No. 34 maintains a policy of keeping school in...

How Colleges Decide Which Students To Admit

How Colleges Decide Which Students To Admit

High school seniors who have followed the Operation Varsity Blues news may be wondering as they apply to college just how stacked the deck might be. In March 2019,...

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David Walker

David Walker

about 6 hours ago

ALL RSU#34 AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES CANCELED TODAY MONDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2019

Dr. Jon Doty

Dr. Jon Doty

1 day ago

Our future-thinking group looking at elementary schooling continues its work on Monday - we'll be reviewing community survey results and discussing next steps in our exploration. Please email Jon.Doty@rsu34.org if you're interested in joining us! From early October: Regional School Unit #34 (Alton, Bradley, and Old Town) seeks community stakeholders to join an ad hoc advisory committee that will engage in future-thinking conversation about elementary programming across Alton Elementary School, Viola Rand School, and Old Town Elementary School. Those interested in participating can email or call Dr. Jon Doty, RSU #34 Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, at jon.doty@rsu34.org or 827-3932. This fall teachers welcomed the biggest kindergarten class RSU #34 has ever seen, and the RSU was also able to pilot full-day Pre-K at one location. “We’re proud to have kids thriving in three elementary schools,” says Doty. “Our children are engaged, supported, and learning; we’re thankful for wonderful educators and a very supportive community!” The advisory committee will take a “big picture” look at elementary schooling, and if the group sees opportunities worth pursuing, will make recommendations to the School Board. The group will discuss strengths of current approaches, wish-list opportunities for students such as learning world languages and all-day Pre-K, long-term facilities and transportation needs, partnership opportunities, a possible alternative structure to Title I interventions, and whether one or more schools should explore “niche” opportunities such as a nature immersion school or a public Montessori school. Each meeting will be open to the public and will include a public comment period; the RSU seeks to have a core group of advisory committee members that attends every meeting. “We have fantastic things going on for children,” says Doty, “and know that they and our communities are best served in the long-run by occasionally re-examining our practices rather than resting on our laurels.”

David Walker

David Walker

6 days ago

ALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AT RSU#34 SCHOOLS CANCELED TODAY TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2019.

Dr. Jon Doty

Dr. Jon Doty

6 days ago

Re-post...thanks for the survey replies so far! We'll start taking a look at these this weekend so please take a moment to give us feedback and ideas this week. *** Dear Alton, Bradley, and Old Town community member, We write to solicit feedback to inform some forward-thinking planning for our elementary schools (Alton Elementary, Old Town Elementary, and Viola Rand School). Kids are thriving in each, and we recently welcomed our largest kindergarten class in RSU #34 history! We know we serve children best if we continually re-examine our practices rather than rest on our laurels, and a committee of staff, parents, and community members is taking the lead on that work. We’d appreciate your feedback on our strengths, challenges, and some opportunities, through doing this brief online survey by Saturday 11/16: https://forms.gle/QuJVDbL43Ge1us2g9 If you’re interested in joining or visiting our committee, please email or call Dr. Jon Doty: 827-3932 or jon.doty@rsu34.org Thanks!

Angela Porter

Angela Porter

11 days ago

Immediate Opening for Ed Tech III opening at Old Town High School. Check out the Employment tab at www.RSU34.org for application and more information

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