On Saturday, Sept. 28, a group of 8th and 9th grade students participated in a pilot program centered around study skills presented by the REACH Parent Group. The program was led by Theresa Robinson, PhD, Elmhurst College.
Initial feedback from the participants was largely positive. The large majority of participants — 88% — said they would take action on at least one thing they learned during the session and that the program provided them with new information on how to improve their study skills.
The Reach Parent Group will discuss the results and ideas on how to further the conversation as part of the next Reach Parent Group meeting on Thurs. Oct. 17 at 1:30 in the Sandburg Maker Space. All are invited to join the discussion.
A BIG thank you to our presenters, Brenda Gorman and Patricia Glosner! Thanks too, to Pam Hamil as our registration coordinator (and more!), and to Renee Pas. We are very fortunate to have such talented individuals as part of our group, giving generously of their time and talents.
Thank you for all who could attend! If you didn't make it, no worries! Find the presentation HERE.
Meeting Description: The presentation, held in Sandburg's Library (note new location), will cover a program overview, identification, expectations, appeals process, and more with an added focus on those families who received notice on February 1st that their student will be joining REACH (or for parents who want to understand the identification and appeal process better.) Invited speaker is Deb Lee, District Director of Curriculum and REACH Coordinator.
Thank you to Dave Beedy, D205 Director of STEM Education who spoke to our parent group at our Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 monthly meeting. He shared ways as a district, we are beginning to use STEM ideas in K-8 to create interdisciplinary projects aligned with grade level (and above level) standards. You’ll find his presentation here.
Thank you to Deb Lee, D205 Director of Curriculum and REACH Coordinator who spoke to parents at our first of three REACH Parent Informational Meetings on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Sandburg Middle School. She provided a program overview, identification, expectations, appeals, with content focused on new-to-REACH families. You’ll find her presentation here.