OF THE WEEK
Dear Legal Mailbag:
Last spring, a parent complained about one of my problem teachers and I told her to put it in writing. Shortly thereafter, the parent gave me a letter in an envelope that was marked “CONFIDENTIAL,” and the heading on the letter was “PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL.” In the letter, the parent told me that she had observed the teacher leaving school early on several occasions. However, she expressed concern that the teacher or the teacher’s friends would retaliate against her child if the teacher learned of her complaint.
Got Twitter? Let's Chat!
CAS is hosting a live Twitter Chat on Thursday, October 24th from 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET. We hope you will become a connected educator and join the lively conversation! If you don't already have a Twitter account, create one at www.twitter.com. Then, sign up for TweetChat at www.tweetchat.com. On Thursday night, login to Tweetchat and use the hashtag #caschat to join our discussion!
Share Your Good News With CAS!
Did your students engage in a successful community service project? Did your school win a grant to support an after-school club? Did a staff member receive national recognition? Did your debate team win the state championship? If so, tell us about it! We will post an announcement on our newly redesigned website. Our new “Member School News” feature allows us to spread the word about the good things going on in our member schools! Just send a news link or a blurb to Karen Packtor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attorney Tom Mooney to Present Legal Update
Noted educational law expert Tom Mooney will update practitioners on recent legislative changes concerning the legal aspects of school leadership. Please join Tom at CAS on November 13th from 4-6 p.m. to learn how to avoid legal pitfalls in your daily work.
Start Lists Posted for CIAC Cross Country Championships
Start lists for all twelve of Saturday's CIAC divisional Cross Country championships have been posted on the CIAC website. All races will be held at Wickham Park in Manchester. Lists can be accessed at http://tournamentcentral.ciacsports.com/.
High School Student Leadership Conference Set for November
The CT Association of Student Councils is pleased to announce that online registration is open for its upcoming two-day leadership conference for high school students. The conference, which will be held on November 22nd and 23rd, will explore the essential questions: I am a leader, so now what do I do? How do I include everyone? This year’s keynote presenter will be Andy Thibodeau, a motivational speaker with a wealth of experience working with student leaders and advisors across the USA and Canada. More
Still Time to Join The New Leaders Academy
Session two of the New Leaders Academy is coming up on October 25th and registration is still open to all first and second-year school principals and assistants. The program features a keynote speaker followed by facilitated discussions in small grade-level cohorts. Come and share your experiences with other new administrators. Sign up now! More
NFHS Announces New "Heart of the Arts" Award
Do you know an individual who has demonstrated exemplary “heart,” sportsmanship and/or citizenship; has exceeded normal expectations in assisting others within the school or community; or has overcome adversity or a challenging circumstance? If so, please consider submitting a nomination for the new “National High School Heart of the Arts Award”! Sponsored by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), this award seeks to recognize individuals involved in high school performing arts programs who exemplify the core values of education-based activities. More
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Please Update Your Membership Directory Information
Attention member school principals! Please be sure to update your membership directory information for the new school year. It is vital that we keep our membership data as current as possible so that mailings are sent to the appropriate individuals. This allows member schools to take full advantage of the benefits of CAS membership. More
CAHPERD Offers Workshop on Active Classrooms
On November 21st, the CAHPERD is offering a full-day workshop on classrooms in action. “Brain Based Learning and Active Classrooms” will feature the following nationally recognized speakers:
• Jean Blaydes-Madigan – Action-Based Literacy
• Dr. John Ratey – Brain-Based Research
• Martha Harris – FitBits! – Brain Breaks
• John Smith – Moving Academics