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Today: 3/30/15

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Katherine Smith school will be the model of excellence for 21st century learning and community  service.

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Prepare each student to think, learn, work, communicate, collaborate, and contribute effectively now and throughout his or her life.

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Brengard, Aaron
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Donohue, Nanette
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Ramos, Christina
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Katherine Smith News

K. Smith School opens the door to Telemundo 48
  It was a typical Wednesday at K. Smith – our weekly Parent Pride meeting, engaging projects and lessons, and a faculty meeting for teachers to end the day. Typical? Not so fast. On this Wednesday, before the bell even rang to sta... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 3/20/15

Migrant education program qualifications - PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN MIGRANTE

MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM

If you have worked in:




   
       Agriculture (planting, picking, preparing the land, etc.)
   
   
       Nurseries (planting flowers, trees, etc.)
   
   
       Dairies (milking cows)
   ... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 3/20/15

Open Enrollment Transfer Requests
Open Enrollment Transfer Requests Accepted Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 22, 2015

As an Open Enrollment School, parents have the option of requesting a school transfer for the 2015-2016 school year for their children to any public school th... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 3/16/15

Student survey shows strong K. Smith school culture
   Traditionally schools data is limited to academic performance.  We know that only tells part of the story.  Student engagement,  providing relevant connections, and having caring adults is just as important. Finding way... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 3/13/15

iD Tech and code.org Give 100 Girls Scholarships to Attend Summer STEM Program
iD Tech knows that the world needs more girls in STEM. This year, iD Tech is partnering with Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science, to send 100 girls to iD Tech Camps for free! At this ... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 3/13/15

Open Enrollment Transfer Requests Accepted Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 22, 2015
Open Enrollment Transfer Requests Accepted Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 22, 2015

As an Open Enrollment School, parents have the option of requesting a school transfer for the 2015-2016 school year for their children to any public school th... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 3/13/15

2015-2016 Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration
It is now time to register for Kindergarten if your child will be five years old on or before September 1, 2015.

It is now time to register for Transitional Kindergarten if your child will turn five years old between September 2, 2015 and Decem... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 3/2/15

School Accountability Report Cards Now Available
Through School Accountability Report Cards (SARC), California public schools annually provide information about themselves to the community allowing the public to evaluate and compare schools for student achievement, environment, resources and dem... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 2/28/15

Evergreen School District Transfer Process



As we begin planning for 2015-2016 enrollments, the following dates are important to keep in mind:

Renewal of Interdistrict Transfer Requests Accepted Through Thursday, May 29, 2015

If your child is currently attending an Evergreen S... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 2/28/15

YouthTruth student opinion data driving change
(Calif.) Discipline policies, respect for adults on campus and career pathway guidance are among the issues most often ranked as “unfavorable” by the nation’s K-12 students – nearly a quarter-million of whom attend schools ... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 2/27/15

We’ve added 117 to the K. Smith Family

 

    The bell rang on Wednesday morning just like any morning.   Students went to class and parents gathered for the Parent Pride Weekly meeting.  Sounds like a regular day, but this Wednesday included over a hu... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 2/9/15

Hundreds of visitors expected this week
   We ask our students to be public and open with their work, and we hold ourselves to the same standard. In the coming week, we have two amazing events that will bring in over 250 visitors to our campus.

   First, Wednesday... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 2/1/15

Got Tdap? Attention 6th graders
Parents of 6th graders - you will need to provide documentation that your child had a Tdap (whooping cough) booster shot given on or after 7 years old.  Our goal is to have ALL 6th grade students provide this documentation before the end of M... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 1/30/15

New Tech Network Selected Katherine Smith Elementary School as one of Nine National Filming Sites



San Jose, CA (December 10, 2014) – New Tech Network (NTN) announced today that Katherine Smith Elementary was selected as a national filming site for instructional videos. The elementary school epitomized excellent instructional practi... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 12/10/14

K. Smith School named 21st Century Learning Skills Exemplar School by P21
K. Smith School named 21st Century Learning Skills Exemplar School by Partnership for 21st Century Skills.



Educators, communities, and students to be featured online in Patterns of Innovation

San Jose, California (December 1, 2014) ... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 12/2/14

Collaboration and High-Quality Student Work
Collaboration and High-Quality Student Work

by Aaron Brengard
Principal

In groups of three, student teams pushed their cardboard boats into the murky water and nervously worked together to row out to a deeper part of the lake.  Wi... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 11/12/14

October Was a Month to Remember
Looking back at October, we have a lot to celebrate. The milestones, accomplishments, and recognitions were enough for a year, but we packed them all in a fun-filled month:

 

Popcorn fundraiser more than reaches the goal. Our families p... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 11/2/14

38 Elementary & Middle Schools Worth Visiting

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Recently we chronicled 35 High Schools Worth Visiting. That led to a request for a similar compilation of inspiring elementary and middle schools. Far from exhaustive, our list includes schools that achieve extraordinary results, create powerful learning experiences, and/or have created innovative technology blends.

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21. The 130 school New Tech Network (NTN) includes a growing number of project-based STEM-focused middle and elementary schools. The Evergreen School District in San Jose, California is home to Bulldog Tech, a NTN demonstration site, and Katherine Smith Elementary.

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Regular Day Thursday (min. day)
TK/Kindergarten AM 8:00 to 11:20 8:00 to 11:20
TK/Kindergarten PM 10:30 to 1:50 9:30 to 12:50
Grades 1 to 6 8:00 to 2:00 8:00 to 12:45

21st Century Reinvention

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