By Alison Kutchma……..Part Two of a Five Part Series……Staff Concerns are Revealed and Parents are “informed.”……..In the aftermath of the elimination of ILMS (Independent Learning and Management Strategies) the special education class at the high school, staff concerns begin to surface. Jamie Lahy is a Special Education Teacher and Case Manager at George Mason High School. He writes to Marcia Schumann Counselor at GMHS about a student………
Jamie Lahy <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 3:39 PMTo: Marcia Schumann <email@example.com> Hey—
He needs to be in CT (Co-teach) English class per his IEP. I can’t tell if his 1st block English is CT or not. Is it possible to make sure he is in the CT section?
A co-taught class means that the class is also taught by a special educator. This enables a student to have access to special education support [...]
Educational Priorities and Financial Capacity in a Small City
Seeking Excellence in the Classroom or Just Excellent Classrooms?
Check 2013-14 SOL TJ and MEH Scores?
Neighboring School Scores Are Steady or Rising?
Parents May Need to Do Homework
Check it Out: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/statistics_reports/school_report_card/index.shtml
By Sam Mabry
Mabry is a Former Vice Mayor
As a Father and Grandfather whose children and grandchildren—eleven in all–were at one time or another spread out all over the United States in Public, Private and Parochial schools, from elementary to professional educations, what goes on inside the school room—and you know this–is what is critical for your child not the room itself.
We surely want our children to be in safe classrooms but if we spend $120 Million on bricks and mortar will there be enough resources over the time [...]
The power point presentation from the September 26th meeting of the GMHS/MEHMS Steering Committee
meeting is available on the City’s website, www.fallschurchva.gov/CampusJointSteeringCommittee.
The Architecture Firm RTKL provided a Site Capacity Study of the campus.
The City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department is sponsoring the 22nd Annual Farm Day on Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Avenue).
Enjoy old-fashioned fun for the whole family, including: horse-drawn hayrides, pumpkin painting, blacksmithing, cider pressing from locally grown apples, pony rides and much more. Enjoy live music from Andrew Acosta and The New Old-Time String Band. Participants who bring their own pair of pants and a long-sleeved shirt will be able to craft a scarecrow.
Free tours of the 1845 Cherry Hill Farmhouse will be offered throughout the day.
Admission is free, however nominal fees apply to some activities.
For more information about Farm Day, please visitwww.FallsChurchVA.gov/farmday or call 703-248-5171 (TTY 711).