A beautiful, sunny day, smack-dab in the middle of summer break, couldn’t keep Chase teachers and administrators from their work at the school.
A Summer Retreat was held today at Chase Middle School, bringing in about 80% of their off-duty educators for discussions about teacher and student expectations for the coming school year. Their goal is to continue helping kids improve their classroom conduct in order to make the most out of their education. Keith Jones, who is preparing for his second year as Principal of the Oakland-area school, is proud of the work his staff has done to reduce office referrals, suspensions and other disciplinary action during last school year. He hopes the progress will continue this year.
“We want to do well,” he told the teachers. “How do we get there together? Our work here is a starting point.”
Staff members’ work at the retreat included discussing issues surrounding homework, student organization, intervention and enrichment activities, Chromebooks, and teachers’ expectations of students, among other things.
The Chase teachers were active, participatory and eager to discuss ways to improve their students’ learning experience. They’ll all meet back up again when teachers report for the 16-17 school year on August 10th. On that day, they’ll convene at Lake Shawnee for professional development work and team-building exercises.
Thank you, Chase Staff, for going the extra mile for our Cougar kids!!