Thanks to all of those who attended our annual FOSD Advisory Council meeting. Good food, great reports from students, OSD administrators, FOSD directors, and wonderful ideas for the future were appreciated by all.
Melinda Callegos’ request for $360 for a Middle School field trip of 31 students and 9 adults to view the movie “Wondestruck” was approved. Their English classes have been reading this book in preparation. It is a rare opportunity for students to see a female, deaf, middle-school-aged protagonist in a movie version of a book they have read.
Gayle Robertson’s request for $3,808 to cover the costs of tickets, lodging, food and a backstage tour for 12 students to attend performances of plays in Ashland at the Shakespeare Festival was approved. This several day, overnight trip is the culmination of the Poetry Out Loud competition. Students will develop the following thinking strategies through this trip: Predict, Question, Clarify, Summarize.
Beth Fertig’s request for $456.93 to purchase more stools and balls for student seating was granted. This equipment has been proven to benefit students by helping them to modulate their sensory systems, so that their behavior and attention is improved for greater academic success.