Dawn Hochsprung Memorial Grant Available to Principals

dawn_hochsprung.jpgThe Connecticut Association of Schools is proud to announce the establishment of a grant in memory of Dawn Lafferty-Hochsprung, the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School who died while trying to protect her school family. This grant is available to active K-12 CAS school principals and is to be used for professional development activities that support excellence and enhance leadership skills. # MORE

Lessons from the Sidelines

coach_pic_1.jpgAre you a school administrator with coaching in your background? If so, would you be interested in contributing to a compilation of stories about how your experiences in coaching guided your practice as a school administrator? We are looking to publish an anthology of short, stand-alone stories called "Lessons from the Sidelines" which will chronicle the experiences of Connecticut coaches (current and former) and the ways in which those experiences influenced their practices as leaders. # MORE

CAS Awards $34,000 in Grants to Member Schools

flanagan_grant_region14_cropped.jpgIn its second year, the CAS-CIAC Endowment and Flanagan Grant Program awarded more than $34,000 to member schools with innovative student activities programs. Out of sixty-one applications, fourteen winners were selected. Read about these award-worthy programs! #  MORE

Help CAS Launch Middle School Debate

middle_school_debate_2_cropped.jpgMiddle schoolers love to debate — they enjoy thinking about weighty issues and they like to argue back and forth with their peers. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders aren't too young to master the speaking, listening and analyzing skills of debate. That's why the CAS Division of Student Activities is working to launch a Middle School Debate League with tournaments to begin during the 2014-15 school year. If interested in helping us launch this activity, join us at the initial planning session on July 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at the CAS office. A light lunch will be served and mileage will be reimbursed. Kindly RSVP to Dave Maloney, dmaloney@casciac.org.

Help Still Needed for CCT Rubric Evidence Exemplars

csde.jpgThe CSDE is still looking for administrators to serve on the CCT rubric evidence committees listed below. Interested administrators must commit to be present for the meeting dates of the selected content-area committee. Compensation would be $350/day for administrative participants who are using non-district work time for this activity. Please contact Ev Lyons at 203-250-1111 or elyons@casciac.org if you are available and can commit to the work days indicated.
1. All levels: Art – CES / July 16-18
2. All levels: Music – CES / July 18,22 and August 6
3. All levels: PE – CREC / July 22-24
4. All levels: Library/Media – EdConnection / August 12-14
5. Gr. 6-8 & Gr. 9-12 Career/Tech Ed – ACES / August 13 and 14
6. Master Template Work – TBD / July 7-11
7. All Levels: World Language — ACES/July 23 and 24
8. Gr. 6-8 & Gr. 9-12: Science – CREC / August 5 and 6

SDE Honors Schools for Citizenship Efforts

ssace.jpgEarlier this month, the CT State Department of Education presented the 2014 Challenge to Educational Citizenship Awards to twelve Connecticut schools. These awards are designed to celebrate student-organized activities that demonstrate good citizenship, a commitment to others, civic awareness, leadership, responsibility and teamwork. Read about the amazing projects which were chosen for this year's awards. #  MORE

Girls Lax Tourney Director Represents USA in Masters Field Hockey World Cup

uconn-field-hockey-300x200.jpgCindy Dysenchuk, a longtime member of the CIAC Girls Lax Committee, recently competed for Team USA at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Masters World Cup in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Cindy, a stand-out high school and college field hockey competitor, was one of seventeen members selected to the Women's USA Masters World Cup Over-50 Team. # MORE

July 1, 2014

About CAS

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P: 203-250-1111 F: 203-250-1345
30 Realty Dr
Cheshire, CT 06410

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