OF THE WEEK
Dear Legal Mailbag:
I have been keeping a careful eye on one of my teachers. He seems never to be around when I need him, and he is quite the slippery character. He always seems to have a good excuse for being unavailable when I am looking for him. However, what I do know is that he takes every personal day he has every year, as well as most of his sick leave. I was therefore quite annoyed by his gall when he told me that he wants to leave school early on Tuesdays to take a class.
Join CAS in Celebrating the End of a Successful School Year!
CAS will be hosting its annual spring membership meeting on May 29th at 4:00 p.m. Formerly a morning business meeting, the annual meeting has been re-invented as an end-of-the-year celebration and awards ceremony. We hope you will join us! MORE
Registration Almost Full for Popular Summer Leadership Institute
One year into SEED…One year removed from CCSS/SBAC…Isn’t it time to take stock? And what better time and place to do this than at the 10th Annual Summer Leadership Institute. The 2014 S.L.I., which will be held on June 26-27 at The Heritage in Southbury, will focus on creating coherence around the Connecticut Core Standards. Don’t miss what the S.L.I. provides you with each year: great PD and two days with colleagues in a setting conducive to relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation. There are only a few spots left. Register now!
Registration for National Honor Society Conference Closing Soon
The CT Association of National Honor Societies Annual State Conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell on Friday, May 23, 2014. The theme of this year's event is: Achieving Higher Levels of Leadership is an Inside-Out Process. A panel of extraordinary students will keynote the conference, illustrating the power of purpose-driven leadership to create lasting change and deeply impact individuals and the community.
The NHS Student Advisory Board issued a challenge to all CT NHS chapters to raise a minimum of $50 by May 15th to be combined and donated to the Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs. The donation will be presented to representatives of the CT VA at the May 23rd conference. MORE
Is Full-Day Kindergarten in Your Future?
If so, please join us on May 28th for Full-Day Kindergarten: Preparing for the Changes in K, 1 & 2. This half-day workshop is designed to help practitioners who are involved in or considering a transition to full-day kindergarten. MORE
Looking for a Fantastic Summer Leadership Experience for High School Students?
Look no further! Registration is open for the New England Student Leadership Conference at Stonehill College on July 15-18, 2014. This four-day, residential event is designed to help talented, committed young people become better citizens who will be positive, contributing adults and role models for youth. MORE
CIAC Board Approves Bylaw Change Affecting Co-op Teams
At its monthly board meeting on May 1, the CIAC Board of Control approved a bylaw change giving the cooperative team committee the authority to deny co-op team requests if any of the schools applying were previously part of a disbanded co-op that left schools without a program in which to compete. Click here to learn about other actions taken by the board.
Lead Connecticut Offers UCAPP Residency and Turnaround Talent Identification Programs
LEAD Connecticut has partnered with the University of Connecticut to establish a one-year paid UCAPP Residency Program to prepare the next generation of Turnaround Leaders. Participants will earn 092 certification and will be trained for a leadership position in a turnaround setting. LEAD Connecticut is also offering a Turnaround Talent Identification Program which is a year-long community of practice for candidates who hold 092 certification but are not yet in a leadership position. This program is for potential leaders who want to strengthen the fundamental turnaround skills described in the Turnaround Leadership Competencies. MORE
Are You Retiring this Year?
Have you finally reached that seemingly elusive milestone? If so, please let us know! All retiring principals and assistant principals receive life memberships in CAS. If you plan to retire this year, or if you know of any principal or assistant principal who is so planning, kindly visit www.casciac.org/retiringadmins and fill in the requested fields.