Posoh, Welcome to the Keshena Primary School website!
Ms. Laura Duggan
I am looking forward to another great year of learning and growing for all! Please stop in to introduce yourself, and let me know what you like about KPS as well as in what way we can take the opportunity to be more successful.
At KPS we make social-emotional health a priority. To help us in this endeavor, in the past few years we have fully implemented restorative practices, safe zones in every classroom, mindfulness/meditation time each morning, and a full time trauma coach in our Reflection Room. Our entire KPS staff has had many training opportunities regarding trauma, including Head Start Trauma Smart, so they are aware of skills and strategies to assist our students on a regular basis.
This past year, after a lot of research, we implemented a new reading program for all grades. 4K is using Happily Ever After, which teaches reading based on fairy tales. Grades K-2 are all using SuperKids, which is proving very successful so far! We are thrilled to have already raised our scores after just one year of implementation, so we are really excited to see what our ‘17-’18 scores will bring! Students love this program - please ask your child about the SuperKids and listen to the tales they tell. Grades 3-5 are all using Wonders, and this program is proving successful as well. Please make an appointment with your child’s teacher to come visit a reading class soon!
This year we will begin implementation of a new math program called Math Expressions. The teachers will receive extensive training before school and all during the school year to implement this to fidelity. Again, we encourage you to come in to observe in your child’s classroom to check out our new math program!
A couple of important reminders for everyone:
- Please update your phone numbers and addresses ASAP when they change
- Please read the weekly newsletters each Friday
- “Like” Keshena Primary School on Facebook to get the latest updates and view pictures of what’s happening here
- Call me or stop in anytime to discuss your child/ren’s needs
Yours in Education,
Ms. Laura Duggan