Every year, the Milford school district develops SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound) goals for the upcoming year. This year, administrators also revisited our Core Beliefs to make sure they were in line with our annual goals. Continue reading
Following implementation of a tuition-based full-day kindergarten option last year, Dr. Jill Chin, Milford’s Director of Primary Curriculum, conducted an evaluation of the academic and developmental results of the program. These results indicate a full-day program led to higher achievement, particularly for disadvantaged and low-income children; and the opportunity for students to spend more time in small group activities, one-on-one activities, and self-initiated learning activities, leading to greater progress in social skills and a reinforcement of positive social behaviors. Continue reading
The Milford School District is not only welcoming two new elementary buildings this school year (which look GREAT!), but visitors to Milford High School will also see some new additions. Continue reading
About a year ago, I published a post on a book by Dr. Carol Dweck entitled Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. This year, our leadership team at the Indian Hill School District, where I am employed as Director of Communications, opened our professional development program with a visit to the Mindset concepts as we were asked to evaluate how we approach different aspects of our job and our life. Continue reading
It’s summer, and this month’s board meeting reflected that – board business is generally routine in the summer months. However, we had a couple of pieces of great news, including teacher DeAnn O’Toole being recognized (bullet 1); the first cohort of the 6th grade advanced math program is reaching senior year (bullet 5); and the Success Academy was approached by KnowledgeWorks for a grant (bullet 6).
I will not be at the July board meeting; it’s vacation month, and the meeting was moved to the second Thursday to accommodate the majority of board members’ schedules.
Have a wonderful summer! Continue reading