Elementary teachers celebrate envoy goal!
Congratulations to Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary for achieving 80-percent of their K-4 classroom teachers as ENVoY-certified.
Principal Louis Rutten said this accomplishment has been a real team effort.
“Everyone has been so open to support each other and practice their ENVoY classroom-management skills. We've grown together as a staff and understand how we can continue to get better together. I am so proud of how we have opened up our classrooms to area teachers to view ENVoY LIVE. We've positively affected about 75 teachers and more than 1,700 students,” Rutten said.
The Wadena-Deer Creek School District has been using the Educational Non-Verbal Yardsticks or ENVoY program after extensive training with NJPA. NJPA is providing about $75,000 to WDC Elementary to be used toward ENVoY training to become an ENVoY Certification and Demonstration Site. This funding has assisted with training teachers and support staff.
The ENVoY approach is based on Michael Grinder's best-selling book for educators called “ENVoY: Your Personal Guide to Classroom Success.”
Once again, CONGRATULATIONS, WDC Elementary teachers on your hard work and efforts!
Ice Cream for Books is April 6!
Join us for one of WDC Elementary's most anticipated literary events of the school year! Ice Cream for Books will be held Thursday, April 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the school.
Parents and their children in preschool to fourth grade may come and swap their gently used books in exchange for other gently used books. Play bingo and win new books. Enjoy hearing a story or two in one of the Storytelling Rooms and just for coming, children might win a new book in the Book-A-Minute Drawings. Cool down with an ice cream treat too!
This year, we ask that you fill out a form by April 5, so they can plan for enough ice cream for everyone!
Ice Cream for Books is free of charge and sponsored by WDC Elementary Title I, WDC ECFE and WCMCA Head Start.
Contact Carol Tornquist for more information at 632-2312.
WDC INDOOR TRACK HOURS for school year: M-F: 6am-7:30am and 5pm-8pm. Please note the indoor track will be closed after school until 5 p.m. due to track practice. The academic wing will be open for walking during this time. Once the weather improves and the track athletes can go outdoors, the track will re-open. Thank you for your cooperation!
DAY OF CARING PHONE NUMBER: Wadena-Deer Creek High School students will hold their annual “Day of Caring” on April 26. This volunteer event is for residents who need assistance with outdoor yard work in Wadena, Deer Creek and Bluffton. Free volunteer event. If you have an outdoor project, please call 632-2444 by April 7 -- leave a message with your name, phone number and job request.