Friday, March 7, 2008
Shorts from Regional School Committee, Feb. 26
• ActivBoard conference. On February 26, Assistant Superintendent Diana Rigby told the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) how Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) chemistry teacher Cricket McCaffrey-Clark, math teacher June Patton, Concord Schools technology specialist Barbara Peskin and Diana Rigby spoke at a recent Promethean ActivBoard Conference in Florida.
The teachers contributed in their areas of study and, along with Rigby, presented “Training teachers in the use of the software as a tool for the development of curriculum – A model for ongoing support and training of ActivTeachers.” Rigby said the Concord-Carlisle group met the Promethean president, who told the group he was very impressed. Superintendent Brenda Finn said the presentations showed the high level of professional development of the teachers, “We know our strength is in our staff.”
• Reserves certified. Director of Finance and Operations John Flaherty said the Excess and Deficiency (E & D) Account has been certified at $895,253.
• Artists donation. The second annual Japan Initiative art sale took place during the parent-teacher conferences on December 6. Two Maine artists, Marvin Jacobs and Ardys Arlin set up their artwork in the hallway outside the auditorium and a portion of their sales was donated to the CCHS bands to help defray the local costs of hosting Japanese students and other related student activities. The RSC gladly accepted the $500 donation. ∆
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