Students in pre-kindergarten through high school headed out to BB&T Field for the annual Deaf
and Hard of Hearing/Visually Impaired) Field Day. You can read the story at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Here are more pictures:
Eva C. Phillips, the Program
Manager for Ready Schools, has been leading a series of “fireside chats”
with kindergarten teachers in each zone of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.
The first chats,
which are optional and are scheduled to last about one hour, were held in the
fall. Another series of chats have been scheduled for May and Phillips is
hoping that kindergarten teachers will participate.
This second round
in the series will focus on relevant topics for kindergarten teachers in
the district, specifically including talking about the school system’s
new Kindergarten Belief Satement.
afternoon chats are optional,”
Phillips said. “However, I encourage kindergarten teachers in
each zone to attend if at all possible. Having at least one
representative from each school is important, if all are not able to
conversations will help us to provide a more consistent and
clear message about bringing a more balanced approach to kindergarten
instruction based on current research and resources. I hope teachers will make
plans to be there to hear about the district's vision for kindergarten
and to provide feedback on this new belief statement.”
“Spring chats have already been held
for Zones 3 and 5 at Middle Fork and Speas elementary schools. We have had a
great turnout so far which have led to very powerful and informative
discussions. The remaining chats are scheduled as follows and teachers are
asked to register in My Learning Plan."
Zone 1: Thursday, May 11 from
4-5 pm at Smith Farm Elementary
Zone 2: Thursday, May 25 from
4-5 pm at Petree Elementary
Zone 4: Monday, May 15 from
4-5 pm at Old Town Elementary
Zone 6: Monday, May 22 from
4-5 pm at Meadowlark Elementary
Zone 7: Monday, May 8 from 4-5
pm at Diggs-Latham Elementary
Zone 8: Wednesday, May 24,
from 4-5 at Easton Elementary
April 24 -28 is the Week of the Young Child, and teachers
in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools and with such other local organizations as Family Services and Smart Start
have joined together for the celebration.
At Cash Elementary School,
Vickie Richardson, who is a Power of K teacher leader, invited parents to join her
kindergarten students on Tuesday as a “Kid for a Day” to experience how
students learn through play.
Parents checked out the camping area, went “fishing” for
sight words, created birds’ nests, investigated insects, painted art, built
with blocks and dressed up for fun.
Anita Hooker Instructional
Facilitator, Speas Global Elementary School
April 20th, our fifth-grade boys went to
Winston Salem State University to participate in a science
laboratory exercise with college students analyzing blood types. Students were
presented with a crime-scene scenario where they had to analyze the sample of blood
(mixed solution) found at the crime scene. Based on the results they were able
to determine who the suspect was.
the science lab experiment, the boys were greeted by a panel of college
students who spoke with them about the importance of education and took
the young men on a tour of the campus. While on the tour, one group was
able to meet and briefly talk with Dr. Elwood Robinson, Chancellor of the
University. The young men also ate lunch in the cafeteria.