The evidence is the morning announcements that I write, as well as the emails I get from teachers asking me to include certain events or other announcements. Everyday, I also include a quote that has to do with growth mindset or our PRIDE acronym. The announcements are part of the News Crew and I am personally responsible for getting them up and running. I have been in charge of writing and making sure the announcements are read every day for the last two and a half years. The student’s read the announcements before they lead the pledge, but I am responsible for scheduling the students and making sure they practice before they get on the intercom. Before I suggested (and volunteered) to do the announcements, there was nothing in place to share information, celebrations, or special dates. Since I have assumed this responsibility, students know when our sports teams do well, when clubs are cancelled, when breaks, pictures, concerts, fundraisers, and whatever else may be happening is happening.
The following blurbs are requests I received from teachers to add these things to the morning announcements.
“A huge congratulations to all students who participated in the Altrusa Art competition this weekend! 6th graders: Tsifira won a 2nd place ribbon and Amari won a 1st place ribbon. 7th graders: Zoe won a 2nd place ribbon, Savannah won a 1st place ribbon & Hannah won a 1st place ribbon. 8th graders: Nick won a 2nd place ribbon, Tatum won two 2nd place ribbons, Jayda won a 1st place ribbon, Karleigh and Rian together won a 1st place ribbon, Abby won a 1st place ribbon, Garin and Searra together won a 1st place ribbon, Ellah won a 2nd place ribbon and Allie Acton won a 1st place ribbon as well as Judges Choice ribbon. Collaboration Art class and 6th grade together also won a 1st place ribbon for the word CREATE that was a collage! WOW! That is 16 total ribbons! That is more than any other school in the Grand Valley! Great job all artists!”
Monday announcements: “Don’t forget to place your Original Art works orders by April 9th! That is the great art fundraiser which allows you to get your original works of art printed onto a bunch of really cool things! Help support the art program and yourself at the same time!”
Thursday announcements: “There is still time to place your Original Art works orders! That is the great art fundraiser which allows you to get your original works of art printed onto a bunch of really cool things! Help support the art program and yourself at the same time! Orders are due by April 9th.”
Please announce that the following students were accepted into Central High School’s STEM Program: 11/11 accepted!
Dylan D., Nick B., Kennedy V., Rian M., Elijah B., Hylan V., Jayda R., Karleigh P., Garin C., Brian H., River M.
Could you add this to the cute advertisements the kiddos do in the morning announcements?
Do you realize you couldn’t go to the doctor or dentist without science? Did you know that we wouldn’t have running water or fresh grown food without science? If you are in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade and want to participate in our IACS Science Fair, Please meet in Ms. Nelson classroom on Mondays, after school until 4:45. Learn how to create a hypothesis and follow through on an experiment. Enter our school Science Fair and win! See posters in the halls or Ms. Nelson for more information.
How Does This Demonstrate Proficiency of the Standard?
- I am contributing my skills and knowledge as a writer to my teaching practice, (paraphrasing the quotes, for example) (element B).
- I am advocating for the students and school by partnering with the students to keep the entire student body better informed (element C).
- The students who read the announcements learn responsibility, but they LOVE reading over the intercom (element C).