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Dual Language Immersion Application

The Dual Language Immersion Application will open Wednesday, January 15. For the best chance of acceptance into the DLI program, the application must be received no later than March 1, 2020. Students entering into first-grade in the 2020-2021 school year may apply.
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The Happiest Place on Earth is not Disneyland, It’s Your School

School is my happy place. As a teacher, I always believed that getting to know my students first and building relationships with them was the most important thing I could do. As an administrator, I still believe this to be true only now, I have many more students that I can have a positive impact. Whether you have a school of a few hundred students or a few thousand, it is essential to know every student. Just as Jimmy Casas, states in his book, Culturize, “Every student, every day.” When you have a bond of trust and respect with a student, they will work hard for you. You do not deal with discipline problems; instead, you enjoy students’ excitement for learning and students leading your school with kindness.
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Leadership Matters - Giving Back Through Service-Learning

During the holiday season, we see many students give back to the community through service-learning. Service-learning engages students in volunteer opportunities and projects. It can be thought of as an extension of the classroom. Students practice setting and achieving goals as well as working together as a group. These skills can help students academically and in their daily lives.
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Leadership Matters - Be Thankful and Serve

It’s the time of year when we get together with our friends and family and remember all of the things we are grateful for. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of the holidays or planned activities, we forget to take advantage of the opportunity to really think about the positive things we have in our lives. Yet, if we take time to reflect, we often realize the most important things are not things, they are the people we interact with daily.
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Leadership Matters - Climate and Culture, Teach Like a Pirate

At the beginning of each new school year, teachers and staff are treated to a District Opening Day. The event is usually filled with excitement, motivation, and professional learning to set the stage for an incredible year filled with enthusiasm for teaching and high expectations for student learning and achievement.
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