CLAYTON — At the regular meeting of the Northmont Board of Education on October 12, Assistant Superintendent Tony Thomas introduced three high school social studies teachers who have taken textbook writing to the next level.
Corey Caudill, Braden Kindell, and David Jones took on the task of creating a living document that utilizes the technology at the high school and aligns directly with Ohio state standards for World History. A living document can be altered as situations in our world or teaching standards change. According to Mr. Thomas, “we’re not aware of another project like this in the Miami Valley.”
The three teachers worked together to create interactive charts, graphs, and pictures within the book and to make it interesting and engaging for Northmont students. This project will also save the district money on textbooks. Curriculum specialist Patty Hauschild was able to share input on the curriculum requirements as well.
According to Hauschild, “Northmont is so fortunate to have such a wealth of expertise and people willing to go the extra mile for our kids.”
In the Board Reports portion of the meeting, Vice President Bruce Clapp reminded everyone that it’s time for the Roll of Recognition committee to convene. The Roll of Recognition is one of the area’s most prestigious awards and applications will be taken until January 15. The Roll recognizes citizens who are Northmont graduates, community members, or staff members who have contributed to the Northmont community. Applications are available online at the Northmont Education Foundation website which is directly linked to www.northmontschools.net.
Student representative Samantha Johnson reported about the events and happenings in the buildings around the district.
*Englewood Elementary – Peer Facilitators from the High School visited and talked to the 6th grade students about bullying and conflict.
*Englewood Hills –The 3rd grade students were visited by Dr. Zatik and the Northmont Rotary last week and were gifted with individual dictionaries. Students will be acknowledged this week for their academic achievements, behavior, and attendance.
*Kleptz Early Learning Center – The Community Breakfast is this week and the preschool students will be performing. Kindergarten students are going to Brumbaugh Farm on October 20. Sparky awards were October 5. Students won awards for being ready to learn and for good attendance.
*Northmoor – PTO will be meeting on October 13.
*Northwood – Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on October 19 & 21.
*Union Elementary – A big Thank You to all staff, students, and parents for the successful sub sale.
*Middle School – Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on October 20 & 22.
*High School – Homecoming week activities and the dance were both a success. The girls’ varsity golf team placed third at the sectional. The ladies represented Northmont well and will advance to district next week. This is only the second time that Northmont has advanced to this level in 15 years.