On September 5, the first day of school was exciting for students and staff alike throughout the Katonah-Lewisboro School District. All of the six buildings were buzzing with excitement as students met their teachers, administrators, and classmates.
The 2012-13 school year brings new programs and classes, implementation of the new Common Core Standards and APPR (including Professional Learning Communities), and facilities upgrades districtwide. The four elementary schools have adopted a new science program and extended the Response to Intervention (RTI) program to include math.
Additionally, progress reports will now be made available on Infinite Campus’s parent portal.
At John Jay Middle School, RTI will be implemented in grade six, having been introduced to the elementary grades last year. The middle school will also begin piloting aspects of the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) model, which complements the school’s team-planning structure in which teachers have a common planning period each day. Middle school, counselors will be working with teachers on incorporating new character education components to the curriculum.
At the high school level, a new social studies course entitled “Pop Music and History” has been added, as has the new World Language course, “Conversations in Spanish.” AP Euro is now available to tenth-graders, and Painting is being offered again. The Latin program has grown from five classes to eight.
A successful year of learning and achievement is now underway.