In an effort to open new lines of communication with our parents, I have created a Parents = Partners Education Notes Newsletter. I hope you will find it informative and helpful in feeling connected to our schools and your child’s learning.
For Your Children,
Dr. Laurie Heinz, Superintendent
2018-19 School Year
In the "back to school" edition of her Parents = Partners Education Notes newsletter, Dr. Heinz offers a preview of the year ahead as well as important safety reminders and tips to get the year off to a great start for all D64 families!
2017-18 School Year
Dr. Heinz offered her reflections on the great progress D64 has made already this school year. Read her Parents = Partners Education Notes newsletter (December 2017) to learn about the unique enhancements that are benefiting students and our schools, and to view a photo gallery from her 2017-18 Walk & Talk visits to classrooms across D64.
At year-end, Dr. Heinz offered highlights, points of pride and appreciation as the 2017-18 school year came to a close in her Parents = Partners Education Notes newsletter (June 2018). She also updated her gallery of photos from her Walk & Talk visits to all schools this year.
2016-17 School Year
Dr. Heinz offered her observations on closing the books (and Chromebooks) on 2016-17 - Read the latest edition here.
Superintendent Laurie Heinz recently shared with parents reflections on her final round of "walk and talks" for the 2016-17 school year. She observed that students this year have been more engaged in all areas of the curriculum, and are becoming more adept each year at the 4 C's of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. She noted that the technology tools provided through our 1:1 learning environment are helping students become resourceful problem-solvers. Dr. Heinz also reported that this year, students enjoyed their new science curriculum and rose to the increased rigor it presents. With its hands-on investigations and concepts pulled from both science and engineering, the curriculum ignited students’ imaginations to think in new ways about the world around them. Finally, Dr. Heinz noted that students are confident learners and are achieving. She pointed out that in the spring Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments, students posted highly competitive status scores in reading, while growth also remains strong. In math, the District improved its status score, while also achieving a high level of growth. Students’ success and high growth are a reflection of the District’s continued commitment to differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners that is an essential focus of our 2020 Vision Strategic Plan.
2015-16 School Year
- March 2016 edition
- January-February 2016 edition
- December 2015 edition
- November 2015 edition
- September-October 2015 edition