Here's our plan...
When you find a rock, take a picture of the rock and yourself, or the place where you found it and post it our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/rockinconcordia/).
Then, place it in a different location for somebody else to find. Try not to hide it too well where it can't be found but in a place where it's a little bit noticeable.
If you want, give the community a clue as to where you placed it and send somebody else on an adventure!
On Thursday, November 30, CES will host a Family Math & Science Night. This fun-filled night will begin at 6:00 pm and in and around the CES Gym. At Family Math & Science Night, students and their families will get the opportunity to try their hand at one of many math and science-related activities that will inspire and generate excitement. The event is designed for students in Preschool through the sixth grade. Bring the whole family for math and science fun on CES Family Math & Science Night!
Pursuant to Missouri Senate Bill 638, Section 161.1050, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has established the “Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative.”
For the purposes of this initiative, the following terms are defined as follows:
1. “Trauma-informed approach” - an approach that involves understanding and responding to the symptoms of chronic interpersonal trauma and traumatic stress across the lifespan
2. “Trauma-informed school” - a school that:
a. realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery
b. recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in students, teachers and staff
c. responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into its policies, procedures and practices; and
d. seeks to actively resist re-traumatization
DESE recommends The Missouri Model as the developmental framework for the Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative.
The implementation of a trauma-informed approach is an ongoing organizational change process. A “trauma-informed approach” is not a program model that can be implemented and then simply monitored by a fidelity checklist. Rather, it is a profound paradigm shift in knowledge, perspective, attitudes and skills that continues to deepen and unfold over time. Some leaders in the field are beginning to talk about a “continuum” of implementation, where organizations move through stages. The continuum begins with becoming trauma aware and moves to trauma sensitive to responsive to being fully trauma informed.
If you have any further questions regarding Trauma Informed Schools use the the following link: motraumaschools.com
INTRODUCING THE ORIOLE STRONG LOYALTY CARD PROGRAM!!
The loyalty card will be a free punch card available to all patrons of the Concordia School District. Punches will be awarded for any and all support and involvement by patrons during district events. This includes parent teacher conferences, home sporting events, concerts, parent involvement nights, PTO/Booster Club meetings, school board meetings, etc. Once the punch card is full, patrons can place them in a raffle to be drawn once a semester at each building level. We are excited to launch this new program in an effort to recognize and show our appreciation to the patrons of Concordia R2 school district! Way to be Oriole Strong!