"It Starts with You" speaking tour came to Scandia Elementary on October 21 to speak with our fifth and sixth grade students. The "It Starts With You" group is associated with Free The Children, an organization that encourages student involvement with making positive changes locally and globally through such events as WE Day. The group talked with our students about the acts of kindness and bullying prevention that they can do in their own world. Following the presentation the group worked with our Peace Team, 22 students who are chosen to promote respect, kindness, and bullying prevention at Scandia Elementary.
Our classrooms in grades 4-6 house our mobile laptops so students can easily access that technology. In the past two years our PTO has purchased netbooks for grades 5 & 6. This year the PTO added 30 Chromebooks for the 4th grade.
The Scandia Elementary Education Foundation (SEEF) purchased two mobile Juno audio/visual projectors which assist the teacher with voice projection and videotaping of lessons for students to view again. SEEF also purchased more iPads for our classrooms.
The Chad Hansen Memorial Fund has donated funds towards technology purchases at Scandia. This year we used these funds for the purchase of iPads and software.
Scandia Elementary is indebted to these organizations for their generosity and support of our students.
As of this writing we do know that the verification team from IB will be at Scandia on November 10 & 11 to spend two days here verifying that we have completed all of the steps for full authorization as an International Baccalaureate World School. We are excited and ready for their visit. Stay tuned!
As part of the International Baccalaureate program at Scandia, all students in grades K-6 will have instruction in learning Chinese twice a week for 30 minutes. Li Sun will be the instructor and she comes to us with a full background of teaching experiences in all grade levels. Last year our students in grades K-2 had Chinese and this year we are expanding the program. We are excited about this new addition to our curriculum! Ask your students what they learned in Chinese this week :)
Scandia Elementary School
14351 Scandia Trail North
Scandia, MN 55073
"Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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