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Thank You to our PTO Team

What a great year for DISES students with the support of our PTO!

From Bake Sales to Trunk or Treat, these ladies have brought fun and a positive spirit to our students and community.

Thank you DISES PTO!

Here's to a great 2019!

Island Readers & Writers Visit

Thank you to Island Readers & Writers for sponsoring another fantastic author visit in December.  Students in Head Start and grades K-4 visited with author Russ Cox. He read to students, did drawing demonstrations, and signed and gave each student a copy of his latest book,

Faraway Friends.  

Thank you also to our Student Resource and Intervention Coordinator Morgan Witham for organizing the day!

Shadow Puppets

First grade studied winter holiday traditions celebrated by people around the world.  After “traveling” to different countries, students wrote about celebrations and traditions.  Guest teacher Ian Bannon visited to teach students how to use light and a screen to share a story using their puppets.  This program was possible thanks to

Joshua McCarey and the Opera House Arts.

Mission Statement

 Creating resourceful, knowledgeable and compassionate citizens of tomorrow. 

Vision Statement
Every CSD 13 student is a self-directed, active learner eagerly engaged in meaningful opportunities for exploration that allow them to follow their passions and dreams, both within their school and in their community. They are confident, resilient, proud of their school, and ready to be compassionate and involved citizens of tomorrow. 
To accomplish this: 

1. We provide our students with a comprehensive, personalized learning experience that includes opportunities to learn both inside and outside the classroom.

2. Our students will become clear communicators able to understand a variety of perspectives, skilled in interpersonal and real world skills, and capable of contributing to strong community leadership.

3. Our learning community, built on the positive aspects of our island culture, will be student-centered, safe, respectful and nurturing for all. Students will be supported in learning to investigate options, make mistakes, and grow in the process. We will foster positive student/teacher educational partnerships as well as collaborative parental involvement and engagement.

4. Our CSD 13 staff are professional, respected, adaptable, and compassionate; they provide strong, informed educational practice and leadership within Union 76. Staff are supported within the schools, where use of a shared decision model is employed, and also by the wider community. Professional development is encouraged and rewarded.

5. Our facilities are well-maintained and welcoming; they support learner needs and generate a sense of pride for the school community.

6. Our Community takes pride in and actively supports our schools. School/community collaboration to create community-based learning experiences is valued and encouraged. 

Core Beliefs
1. All students can learn and want to be successful.

2. Students learn in different ways, at different rates, and in a variety of settings.

3. Learning involves curiosity, taking risks, and making mistakes.

4. Students need clear and relevant learning targets, frequent feedback, and ongoing, meaningful reflection.

5. Effective applied learning incorporates opportunities for real world problem-solving.

6. Social, emotional, and physical development are essential to students’ learning and success.

7. Students learn best in a safe environment characterized by positive relationships with peers, and with caring, competent adults.

8. High standards of performance are expected from all members of the learning community.

9. Life-long learning is a community-wide endeavor and a shared responsibility

Invitation for public comment:  School Union 76 is in the process of preparing and submitting its applications for Title IA and Title IIA grants. We welcome any comments and suggestions from the public regarding those applications and use of grant funds.  Anticipated submission dates are June-July 2019.
Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.
Title II A is aimed at Building Systems of Support for Excellent. Teaching and Leading and is generally used for professional development.


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Future of our Schools Committee reports.