Friday, February 16, 2007
Shorts from the Carlisle School Committee, Feb. 7
• School Art Awards. Four students, Steven Saul, Julia Makivic, Jesse Zwerling, and Caroline Guild from the Carlisle Public School had award-winning entries in the Globe Scholastic Art competition. Steven and Jesse won gold awards of the 100 that were given, Julia, a silver award, and Caroline was awarded honorable mention. There were 3,500 entries in the competition.
• Superintendent goals. Superintendent Marie Doyle presented her goals. Communication was a common theme, along with building a safe leaming environment for all children. She meets weekly with the administration team, supporting their work and building consistency in expectations. Together they will develop a consensus on excellence in instruction and build a shared vision with the staff. Doyle would like to expand professional development opportunities, and in particular increase the number of teachers taking courses at Primary Source and Project Alliance. Primary Source promotes history and humanities education by connecting educators to people and cultures throughout the world. Project Alliance promotes school and health safety issues. Another goal is to strengthen collaboration with Concord. In addition, she will work to develop a model for ongoing curriculum reviews. The effectiveness of the new elementary world language program will be reviewed with the help of the World Language Task Force. Another major goal is to lead efforts to improve the school facilities. To that end Doyle will be working with the School Building Committee and other town officials.
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