Haldane Launches Our Strategic Plan and Welcomes the Era of Deeper Learning
August 26, 2015
Dear Parents, Guardians and Students:
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! This summer we have been actively preparing for our students to return to a new and exciting school year. A coat of fresh paint and minor renovations have enhanced a number of our classrooms and offices. The floor in the large Gym has been refurbished, and solar panels have been placed on the roofs of the District Office, High School, and ES/MS Buildings. Presently many of the panels are generating electricity. This fall, we anticipate that they will all be on-line, decreasing our utility costs and diminishing our carbon footprint. Our solar panels will also serve as a teaching tool in many of our classrooms. We hope you are as excited as we are that they are a part of our district.
Additionally, our teachers and principals used the summer months wisely to plan and expand their instructional repertoire as they attended conferences such as the Google Summit, New Tech Network, PBLny, Harvard’s Project Zero, Harvard’s Principal Center, co-teaching workshops, Columbia’s Teachers College, History of the Hudson River Valley, SUPA (Syracuse University Project Advance), and AP training. As we begin to launch our Strategic Plan and move our instructional practices forward, the expertise of these individuals will enhance what we already do so well.
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