Good afternoon JAG Nation! The Alternative Learning Plan 2.0 has been placed online and can be found by visiting https://5il.co/etuc Paper packets/resources will be available for pickup tomorrow (4/8) at the front of the elementary (PK-6) and high school (7-12).
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Video Slideshow #2 is now ready! Enjoy the memories, and thank you to all who submitted photos! Until we meet again.... https://5il.co/epcj
Garrettsville YMCA is licensed to provide Critical Care Childcare. Contact Kcurry@clevelandymca.org with questions.
Has your situation changed due to Covid-19? JAG is here to help.....learn more and apply now! http://www.jagschools.org/article/226630
Attention Students & Guardians: Two weeks have passed since we introduced the Alternative Learning Plan Activities created by our teachers. Let us know your thoughts and provide us some feedback as we begin to plan for an extension of this plan: https://tinyurl.com/vwpm3kp
Thank you for contributing to the "Picture is worth a thousand words" challenge last week! Here is the first video YOU created. May this provide you with some encouragement and hope until we can be together again! https://5il.co/e127 #1JAG #JAGSTRONG
"A picture is worth a thousand words but the memories are priceless!” if you have a picture you would like to share of a memory from this school year, please send to email@example.com We are building a slideshow of what makes us G-men. Pictures can be from any school/district event. #JAGSTRONG
Contact one of the following numbers to sign up for a HOT lunch, DELIVERED from the Garrettsville United Methodist Church, during the week of Mar 23-27. There is no cost! Hot meals will be delivered daily between 11am and noon. Interested in helping deliver meals? Contact 330.527.2055 Lunch requests: 330.592.1170 or 727.215.0508 or 330.842.1482
Alternative Learning Activities have been posted and can be found by visiting the following link: http://www.jagschools.org/article/211192
The Daffin's candy pickup will take place at the Elementary School on Wednesday between 3:00pm-6:00 pm in the PD center. Please make arrangements to pick up your order(s). This will the only opportunity you will have to pick up the candy over the school shutdown.
Information is now available regarding school meals being provided to all students. Details can be found by visiting http://www.jagschools.org/article/210652?org=jag-local-schools
Kindergarten registration scheduled for Monday, March 16 has been postponed so our staff can meet with their students and explain our Alternative Learning Activities.
Spectrum Internet Assist Program offers affordable Internet to those in need: https://www.spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist
MVP Fundraiser- Order any EXTRA LARGE or SMALL PIZZA from Domino's ANYTIME on FRIDAY 10/25 and help the MVPs raise money for our middle school students. Includes delivery, dine in or carryout.
5th grade students/parents- There has been a change to your supply list. You no longer need a 3 ring binder. Sorry for the late change.
Meet the Teacher Night Please join us on Thursday, August 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 for our annual Meet the Teacher Night!
Our Title I annual planning meeting will be Tuesday, April 2 at 6:00 in the library. Please come to share your input as we plan for the 2019/20 school year.
The Leader in Me Talent Show will Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7:00 pm in the Iva Walker Auditorium. Come enjoy the show!
The PTO Book Swap/Chili Cook Off has been postponed due to anticipated severe weather. The event will be held in April. More info. to come from PTO.
We are taking donations of used books for our book swap/ chili cook off, which will be held on January 30. Please drop off book donations to the elementary lobby.
The 4th grade winter concert will be at 7:00 on Thursday, December 13. Students should arrive at 6:45 and wear festive holiday colors.
The PTO Santa Shop begins Monday, December 3. Students will shop during library or lunch.
Interested in volunteering to teach a Sharpen the Saw group? Please contact Keri Leindecker 330-527-2184 ext. 221
Our 5th grade campers have arrived at Camp Fitch and are having a great time!!
REMINDER: Information Sessions on the upcoming tax issue: WED, SEP 5 @ 6pm and SUN, SEP 16 @ 4pm. Both will be in the HS Auditorium. #UNITE
So You Think You Can Fly? Fifth grade students from James A. Garfield Elementary School flew across the gym floor. In the spirit of our May JAG core value of engagement, we promote an environment of ownership and pride, students in teams built and flew a hovercraft. Mr. Matt Chase from Chase Educational Consulting, developer of The Hovercraft Project, coached students in this hands-on STEAM in-school field trip. There were tears and there were cheers. The day long project consisted of 14 teams of five to six students led by a team leader who received directions directly from Mr. Chase. Collaboratively the teams learned that the beginning of the project was hard, failure was not an option, and perseverance and teamwork allowed them to soar across the floor. The day started off with our teachers being told that they could support their students along the way, but could not help their students solve any problems. Though this was a difficult concept for our teachers, they were able to encourage each team along the way, only by asking questions to promote higher level thinking skills. At the beginning of the session, Mr. Chase talked with all of our students about working together and valuing each and every person. He then met with team leaders to give them their first instructions. Team leaders had to explain the directions to their teams, as well as assign specific roles to members of his or her team. Any instructions given throughout the day, were given by Mr. Chase to the team leaders only. The team leader had to lead their team through each step. To start the process, students were given a large piece of plastic, a large wooden disc with a laminate top, two yard sticks, markers and yarn. Teams had to work together to draw the largest, perfect circle that they could. Teams continued to work together and problem solve in order to assemble their hovercraft. While some teams experienced failure, frustration, and tears throughout the process, in the end all of our teams were successful in building a working hovercraft! Once the hovercrafts were built, students were given many opportunities to make test runs with their hovercraft. After each test run, students then collected data. After all of the data was collected, students were then given a few opportunities to make adjustments to their hovercraft. The day culminated in teams racing their hovercrafts across the gym floor with a team becoming a grand champion. If you asked the students, all teams that worked together and never gave up learned that hard work truly pays off. They were able to fly! The Hovercraft Project promotes interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Our students were engaged the entire school day. This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to develop twenty-first century skills. Students worked as a team, used problem solving skills, collected data, and used that data to create the best hovercraft that they could. Both students and teachers, were excited about this “in school field trip.” It truly was education at its best! A special thank you to Garfield PTO who sponsored this event for our students, and the 5th grade teachers who monitored, encouraged, and supported their students along the way. The James A. Garfield Elementary School would like to offer this project yearly to our 5th grade students. For more information go to https://www.thehovercraftproject.com.
Congratulations to all of our students participating in the Leader in Me Talent Show. Great job students and Mrs. Ruley!
Please donate books to the Student Leadership Book Drive by December 8. Donations benefit the Center of Hope and Kent Social Services.
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Please join us for Meet the Teacher Night on August 24 from 5:30 to 6:30. #1JAG