Steve Wysowski Joins Central Office Staff
CAS is thrilled to announce that Dr. Steve Wysowski, recently retired principal of Bristol Eastern High School, joined the CIAC executive staff on January 1st. One of the most loyal and dedicated administrators in the history of the association, Steve was serving simultaneously on thirteen committees and boards up until his retirement last month. In his role as both a CAS-CIAC member and a building principal, he was a true champion of high school sports, enthusiastically and consistently promoting the important role that they play in the development of our youth.
Mid-Year Conference Orientation Module Now Available
CAS, in collaboration with the CSDE, has prepared a module which addresses the mid-year conferencing dimension of the SEED teacher evaluation process. School leaders can review key understandings about conducting the mid-year conferences with their teachers as mandated under SEED. The module can be found on the SEED website. Or, go to http://casci.ac/844. Computer speakers will be needed as this module is a narrated presentation.
Do You Have an Outstanding Classroom Teacher?
If so, please consider submitting a nomination for the Exemplary Educator of the Year Award. The purpose of this award is to give recognition to an elementary, middle level, and high school CAS educator who demonstrate excellence in education, leadership in the profession, and involvement with students, staff, and parents. MORE
Now Accepting "Middle School of the Year" Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 CAS Middle School of the Year Award. The purpose of this award is to give recognition to an outstanding CAS member middle school that represents the best in the profession. Nominations may be made by any present or former member of the school staff or by central office personnel. MORE
Trish Witkin Elected to National Office
Trish Witkin, athletic director at Glastonbury High School, pictured at left with CAAD Executive Director Fred Balsamo, was elected NIAAA President-elect at the national athletic directors conference last month. She is only the second athletic administrator from Connecticut to ascend to the position of NIAAA President-elect, following in the footsteps of 1990 NIAAA President Fred Balsamo. Trish will serve in her current position until the end of 2014 and then will assume the reigns from current NIAAA President Andy Chiles (Orlando, Florida). MORE
52nd Annual Chess Championships Coming in March
The 52nd Annual Scholastic Chess Championships for students in grades 1-12 will be held on Saturday, March 29 at the Travelers Insurance Company in Hartford. Students attending ANY Connecticut school (as well as home-schooled students) are invited to participate. MORE
Vote for the Book You Would Most Like to Read & Discuss With Your Peers!
CAS is starting an online book club in February! We want to hear from you about which book we should read and discuss. Please take a minute to nominate the book of greatest interest to you by completing a quick survey at http://goo.gl/MMzqnd. The book with the most votes in January will become the first CAS Book Club selection!
Conference on CT Students and Concussions
One-day concussion training conferences will be hosted in two Connecticut locations – Stamford and North Haven - at the end of the month. Not simply a “concussion awareness” event, each session of “Connecticut Students: Return to School THEN Return to Play” will provide participants with practical solutions for helping students with concussions return to learning. MORE
Seeking Science Savvy Seniors!
Governor Dannel Malloy invites outstanding Connecticut high school seniors to apply for a full scholarship to attend the 2014 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) this summer. The selected state delegates must not only demonstrate academic excellence in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership. The camp provides students from around the country with opportunities to be challenged academically in engaging lectures and hands-on studies, participate in outdoor activities and establish friendships that last a lifetime. MORE