March 23, 2017
Work Begins on New Version of the Missouri School Improvement Program
DESE’s Office of Quality Schools has begun work on the sixth version of the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP 6), the state’s accountability system for reviewing and accrediting public school districts. Sign-up is available now for anyone who is interested in collaborating in the development of MSIP 6 standards. Volunteers will be selected based on the need for a balance of perspectives, geographic representation and diversity. Application deadline Wednesday, March 29.
2018 Technology and Engineering Grant Application
The 2018 Technology and Engineering Grant partially reimburses program startup and initial training expenses for Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Gateway (Grades 6-8) and Engineering by Design (EbD) (Grades 6-12). Application submission deadline is May 15, 2017. Contact Tom Schlimpert at 573-751-7764 for more information.
2017 Professional Learning Series
Registration is open for the 2017 Professional Learning Series. A variety of professional learning opportunities in both implementation and integration of the Missouri Learning Standards in mathematics, English language arts, social studies, science and STEAM/arts integration will be offered at no cost in Jefferson City. The one-day workshops are scheduled for the week of June 12-16. Each workshop will be designed for school and/or teacher leaders to share information with other Missouri educators.
School Age Community Awards
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has issued an Application for the School Age Community Awards for the Afterschool Programs. The deadline for applications is 3:00 p.m., April 28, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Kim Wolf at 573-522-2627.
Safe at Home
Safe at Home is an address confidentiality program for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, rape or human trafficking. Participants are assigned a substitute address in Jefferson City and are authorized by state law to use the substitute address on new records with state and local government entities. This means Safe at Home participants may use the substitute address with public schools and are not required to provide a home address.
Veterans of Operation Iraq/Enduring Freedom Day
In recognition of the members of the Armed Forces who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Desert Storm and all future military operations within the Iraq and Afghanistan regions, March 26 is designated as "Veterans of Operation Iraq/Enduring Freedom Day" in Missouri. Citizens of Missouri are encouraged to observe the day with appropriate events, activities and remembrances in honor of the veterans who bravely fought, served and sacrificed.
Vietnam Veterans Day
In recognition of the members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served during the Vietnam Conflict, March 30th is known as "Vietnam Veterans Day" in Missouri. Citizens of Missouri are encouraged to observe the day with appropriate events, activities and remembrances in honor of the veterans who bravely fought, served, and sacrificed during the Vietnam Conflict.
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