Dec 2014

Snowy Day inspires reading, family fun

December 23rd, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center|Tags: , , |

On Dec. 8, families gathered at Washington Elementary School for dinner, storytelling, literacy activities and crafts designed around the themes in The Snowy Day, a 1963 Caldecott Medal–winning children’s book. Dubbed “the snow party,” the event attracted [...]

Mar 2014

Magna Award for Kindergarten Jump Start

March 10th, 2014|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Elementary schools, VPS achievements, VPS in the news|Tags: , |

Original source: American School Board Journal, March 2014 VPS' Kindergarten Jump Start program received a 2014 first-place Magna Award, which recognizes best practices in school district leadership. Read more in American School Board Journal.

Oct 2013

In Kindergarten Jump Start, little learners get ready for school

October 15th, 2013|Categories: Design II showcase, Design II strategic plan|Tags: , , |

Design II Showcase Goal Area: Early Learning Karrie Yank, principal of Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, introduced ReNai Joy and Corinne Vaughn, kindergarten teachers at Roosevelt, to speak about Kindergarten Jump Start. This program, offered last summer [...]

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