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Today: 12/18/14

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Katherine Smith school will be the model of excellence for 21st century learning and community  service.

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Prepare each student to think, learn, work, communicate, collaborate, and contribute effectively now and throughout his or her life.

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Brengard, Aaron
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Donohue, Nanette
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Ramos, Christina
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Katherine Smith News

New Tech Network Selected Katherine Smith Elementary School as one of Nine National Filming Sites



San Jose, CA (December 10, 2014) – New Tech Network (NTN) announced today that Katherine Smith Elementary was selected as a national filming site for instructional videos. The elementary school epitomized excellent instructional practi... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 12/10/14

Home and School Connection December and January editions
Check these Home and School Connection newsletter for ideas, strategies, and fun learning your can do at home:


   Learning around the house
   Taking responsibility for yourself
   Managing time wisely
   Fun with science
   Fin... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 12/7/14

Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Committee

The Evergreen School District is accepting applications from parents/community members interested in filling a vacancy position on the Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Committee.  This commi... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 12/7/14

K. Smith School named 21st Century Learning Skills Exemplar School by P21
K. Smith School named 21st Century Learning Skills Exemplar School by Partnership for 21st Century Skills.



Educators, communities, and students to be featured online in Patterns of Innovation

San Jose, California (December 1, 2014) ... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 12/2/14

It’s a great time of year to reflect and give thanks
We are all on the move and from time to time it’s healthy to stop and look back at all the things that could be taken for granted.  

I’m thankful for our staff. The K. Smith team is so very dedicated serving our community. Ever... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 11/21/14

Ask about the K. Smith Habits at your conference

 

We focus on providing a comprehensive, well-rounded education where each student thinks, learns, works, communicates, collaborates, and contributes. How is your child using these K. Smith Habits? Where are his or her strengths and oppo... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 11/14/14

Collaboration and High-Quality Student Work
Collaboration and High-Quality Student Work

by Aaron Brengard
Principal

In groups of three, student teams pushed their cardboard boats into the murky water and nervously worked together to row out to a deeper part of the lake.  Wi... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 11/12/14

PeachJar keeps you informed and moves us closer to paperless communication
   The paper flyers we have been sending home will now be sent electronically to your email inbox. With a goal of going paperless, this green initiative will save our school tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollar... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 11/9/14

October Was a Month to Remember
Looking back at October, we have a lot to celebrate. The milestones, accomplishments, and recognitions were enough for a year, but we packed them all in a fun-filled month:

 

Popcorn fundraiser more than reaches the goal. Our families p... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 11/2/14

K. Smith School Junior CEO Summer Interns in the News
Our Summer Interns, Junior CEOs, are featured in two publications:

 


   
       On the cover of the Evergreen Times: Summer Internship provides 'real world' learning for K. Smith students

       
   
       EdSurge ... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 8/6/14

38 Elementary & Middle Schools Worth Visiting

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Recently we chronicled 35 High Schools Worth Visiting. That led to a request for a similar compilation of inspiring elementary and middle schools. Far from exhaustive, our list includes schools that achieve extraordinary results, create powerful learning experiences, and/or have created innovative technology blends.

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21. The 130 school New Tech Network (NTN) includes a growing number of project-based STEM-focused middle and elementary schools. The Evergreen School District in San Jose, California is home to Bulldog Tech, a NTN demonstration site, and Katherine Smith Elementary.

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Regular Day Thursday (min. day)
TK/Kindergarten AM 8:00 to 11:20 8:00 to 11:20
TK/Kindergarten PM 10:30 to 1:50 9:30 to 12:50
Grades 1 to 6 8:00 to 2:00 8:00 to 12:45

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A 21st Century Skills Exemplar

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A Buck Institute for Education Partner

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