Board News July 2022

Monthly Friday Teacher Collaboration Periods Approved by the School Board


Our teaching staff has committed to some very exciting initiatives for this coming school year, including school-wide thematic curriculum mapping, monthly field trips and/or community expert connections, and community service projects. We plan to host two school-wide celebrations of learning at which students will present findings and demonstrations from various project-based units. All of these initiatives will require intentional planning time from the River Grove teaching staff.

With that additional commitment in mind, the Board has approved a proposal giving teachers a half day once a month to collaborate both within and between grade levels. These half days will occur on the second Friday of each month (with a few exceptions). Students will be released after the final lunch period, with normal busing routes. Paraprofessional staff will be on-hand to provide student care to those who need it.

More info will be forthcoming.

The dates are as follows:

  • Friday, October 14, 2022
  • Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Friday, December 9, 2022
  • Friday, January 13, 2023
  • Friday, February 10, 2023
  • Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Friday, April 21, 2023
  • Friday, May 12, 2023

Please refer to the updated school calendar.

Board Officers Elected

At the July 2022 meeting, these officers were elected:

  • Marcy Ost – Chair
  • Jessica Hansen – Vice Chair
  • Angie Hong – Secretary
  • Katie Bruns – Treasurer

Monthly Board Meeting Schedule Revised

The Board of Directors will now be meeting on the fourth Monday of the month at 5:00pm, unless otherwise noted.

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