New su­per preps for school year

Fleet­wood con­tin­ues fo­cus on in­creas­ing stu­dent’s use of tech­nol­ogy

The Kutztown Area Patriot - - FRONT PAGE - By Dr. Greg M. Miller, Ed.D. Fleet­wood Area School Dis­trict Su­per­in­ten­dent

Ed­i­tor’s Note: Dr. Miller has been the new su­per­in­ten­dent of Fleet­wood Area School Dis­trict since July 1, af­ter Dr. Paul Eaken re­tired.

“I hope to just con­tinue with the high level of sup­port and stu­dent suc­cess that Fleet­wood has known and con­sis­tency. Dr. Eaken has been there a num­ber of years and my goal truly is to con­tinue on that same path. I’m very ex­cited. I am a com­mu­nity mem­ber. I’ve been liv­ing in Fleet­wood School Dis­trict for 13 years now . My kids go to Fleet­wood so it’s just a great op­por­tu­nity to be a mem­ber and to help sup­port the com­mu­nity that I am an ac­tive mem­ber of.”

On Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 23, 2017, the Fleet­wood Area School Dis­trict will be wel­com­ing 2,445 stu­dents to the start of the 2017-18 school year.

As in the past, stu­dents and fam­i­lies can ex­pect a con­cen­trated ef­fort to pro­vide the ap­pro­pri­ate ed­u­ca­tional re­sources and ex­pe­ri­ences to em­power all stu­dents to cul­ti­vate knowl­edge and de­velop the de­sire to learn life-long skills. The dis­trict is con­tin­u­ing the fo­cus of in­creas­ing stu­dents’ use of tech­nol­ogy. Start­ing this year, all stu­dents in grades 6-8 will have ac­cess to the Dis­cov­ery Science Tech­book. The Dis­cov­ery Science Tech­book is a re­source that will pro­vide stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to demon­strate their un­der­stand­ing of science through the ap­pli­ca­tion of sci­en­tific prac­tices and dis­ci­plinary lit­er­acy skills. It pro­vides vir­tual labs, videos, pho­to­graphs and nearly 2,000 hands-on labs. The ac­tiv­i­ties en­gage stu­dents to un­der­stand the rel­e­vance of science in their daily lives. Ad­di­tion­ally, the Fleet­wood Area School Dis­trict is de­vel­op­ing a mul­ti­year in­struc­tional tech­nol­ogy plan. The plan will map out iden­ti­fied co­hort of teach­ers who will en­gage in pro­fes­sional learn­ing and coach­ing sup­port fo­cused on in­te­grat­ing tech­nol­ogy to trans­form teach­ing and learn­ing.

In ad­di­tion to the ini­tia­tives out­lined above we would like to re­mind par­ents and guardians of up­com­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to meet their child’s teach­ers:

An­drew Maier El­e­men­tary: Kinder­garten Au­gust 16 at 6 p.m.; Grades 1-4 Au­gust 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Rich­mond El­e­men­tary: Kinder­garten Au­gust 17 at 6 p.m.; Grades 1-4 Au­gust 24 at 6 p.m.

Wil­low Creek El­e­men­tary: Kinder­garten Au­gust 17 at 6 p.m.; Grades 1-4 Au­gust 24 at 6 p.m.

Fleet­wood Area Mid­dle School: Grades 5-8 Au­gust 21 at 5 p.m.

Fleet­wood Area High School: Grades 9-12 Au­gust 21 at 6:30 p.m.

We are hop­ing for a great turnout at these events.

As the su­per­in­ten­dent of the Fleet­wood Area School Dis­trict, I would like to wish ev­ery­one a suc­cess­ful school year.

LISA MITCHELL - DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

New Fleet­wood Su­per­in­ten­dent Greg Miller, left, dur­ing the Friend Inc. 2017 Ex­ec­u­tive Baker Chal­lenge on April 29.

Dr. Greg Miller

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