Lady Acorn News
The Lady Acorns hammered out a 15-5 win yesterday over Evergreen Lutheran to move their season record to 9-3. Anna White led the way by pitching a complete game and going 3 for 3 with 3 RBI's at the plate. Cydney Lynn was also 3 for 3 including a perfect suicide squeeze bunt. Bailey whacked a triple and played nicely at second base. Megan knocked in 2 runs, while Jesalyn Smart also had a killer RBI bunt! Way to go Ladies!!!!
OAKVILLE STAFF TO ATTEND
"KIDS @ HOPE MASTER'S INSTITUTE"
Several of the staff and board members of Oakville School District will be attending the "Kids @ Hope Master's Institute" this May. We are very excited about this opportunity for our staff, students and community. Here is some information about "Kids @ Hope".
Kids at Hope is not another program; it is first and foremost a belief system, supported by a cultural strategy and then enhanced by programs.
An innovative concept which states and demonstrates how an entire organization, school and/or community can support the success of all children, NO EXCEPTIONS!
Kids at Hope in conjunction with Arizona State University offers a one week intensive Kids at Hope Youth Development Master’s Institute. The week long institute attracts world leaders in the fields of child and youth development and education. The institute is recognized for its exciting keynote speakers, workshops, site visits and the latest information about hope, optimism, success and resiliency.
A few testimonials:
"I can’t imagine my students in a school where Kids at Hope was not implemented. Students feel safe, relaxed and are motivated to learn and achieve their best."
Maria MunozParent Phoenix, AZ
"…while there are no simple answers regarding how a school develops a culture of academic optimism and high expectations for all students, the Kids at Hope belief system provided remarkable strategies that effectively motivated the entire school community to create optimism and channel behavior toward the accomplishment of high academic goals."
Dr. Mark ParrishDoctoral Degree Program Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
"Applying a proven system like Kids at Hope is essential for organizations that work with children to nurture and sustain a culture of collaboration, trust, learning, and high expectations."
Tom Philion Dean Roosevelt University College of Education
"Kids at Hope reminds us of why we have dedicated our lives to helping children and provides us a culture of hope and possibility for the children and for us."
Dr. Robert Maurer, PhDAssociate Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, President for the Center of Excellence
2016 Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees Announced
Three schools and two districts honored
OLYMPIA — April 22, 2016 — The fifth annual U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools honorees and District Sustainability Awardees were announced today by John King, U.S. Secretary of Education, along with Christy Goldfuss, managing director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Bethel School District and Issaquah School District are among the 15 honorees of the District Sustainability Award, and Columbia Crest A-STEM Academy (Eatonville School District), Gaiser Middle School (Vancouver), Lakota Middle School (Federal Way) are among the 47 schools announced as 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools.
The selected districts and schools are being honored for their exemplary efforts in at least one of three Green Ribbon pillars:
- reducing environmental impact and costs;
- improving the health and wellness of students and staff; and
- providing effective environmental and sustainability education, incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; civic skills; and green career pathways.
“What I appreciate about these awards is the variety of projects,” said Randy Dorn, superintendent of public instruction. “It shows just how much students and staff care about the environment and sustainability. It also shows me how creative students can be. I wish them all well, and I know they will serve as models for the rest of the state.”
Dorn cited examples of each awardee:
- Each of Bethel School District’s27 eligible schools run Resource Conservation Programs and have earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR award.
- Water conservation efforts at Issaquah School Districthave led to no increases in the irrigation rate, even though the district added 5 buildings with new irrigation systems.
- Columbia Crest A-STEM Academyhas transformed from a K-5 school to a K-8 A-STEM academy and has focused early educational opportunities for students in an outdoor, place-based campus incorporating outdoor lab and learning sites.
- Gaiser Middle Schoolpartners with water resource centers, waste management companies and public utilities, among others, to reduce electricity, natural gas, and water consumption; reduce solid waste; and increase recycling and composting programs.
- In 2011-2012 a group of Lakota Middle Schoolstudents pushed to create the Integrated Environmental Sustainability Academy, a “school within a school” that advocates for environmental sustainability, a community garden, and stewardship.
Awarded schools have the opportunity to be honored in Washington, D.C., if they have the funds to make the trip. As the 2016 local sponsor of the Washington Green Ribbon Schools program, California Casualty will provide some travel and lodging expenses.