School Matters: Week of May 30, 2018

John Witherspoon Middle School will be celebrating its diverse cultural and ethnic heritage at the first JW Festival of World Cultures on Thursday, May 31 from 6-8 p.m. JWMS students will be sharing their heritage through music, cultural performances, food, fashion, and more at the festival, free and open to the community at the school.

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Kaneland School Board approves salary increases for administrators

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PCS celebrates outstanding employees –

Daily Call Piqua City Schools Assistant Superintendent Tony Lyons presents Casey Denlinger with the 2018 Substitute Teacher of the Year Award during Thursday’s Piqua City Schools Staff awards ceremony. Five years of service: Angie Ahrens, Sarah Coppock, Jade Green, Tara Hall, Chip Hare, Jeremie Hittle, Alexandra Johnson, Katie Meece, Alexa Miller, Casey Potts, Brittney Robbins, Christine Seitz, Macarena Studebaker PIQUA – Piqua City Schools celebrated the end of the school year on Thursday afternoon by honoring the teachers, support staff, and community members who helped make it a successful year.

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Boarding Assistants

Boarding Assistant We are seeking an enthusiastic and able applicant to join the team in a senior boarding house working with around 60 girls aged 12-17. This is an important support role within our pastoral teams, working under the direction of the Housemistress and Assistant Housemistress to create a welcoming, supportive, encouraging and cheerful environment for our girls.

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PCS names Teacher of the Year –

Provided photo Stacy Patton, a 25-year member of the Piqua City Schools teaching staff, has been named Teacher of the Year. Patton, who currently teaches fourth grade social studies at Piqua Central Intermediate, is shown above with PCS Superintendent Dwayne Thompson, left, and Board of Education President Andy Hite.

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‘They are so underpaid’: School support staff scrape by on meager earnings

OKLAHOMA CITY – Jessica Morales gets to Prairie Queen Elementary before the bell rings. In class, she is a lifeline for recent immigrant students, translating lessons they cannot understand. Last year, when a teacher had to leave school unexpectedly …

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Fallin signs common ed budget, bills giving raises to school support staff, state employees

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin signed the common education budget bill and measures giving state employees and education support staff a raise on Tuesday. The common education funding bill, House Bill 3705, provides a $2.9 billion appropriation for K …

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