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Multi-Age Classrooms at
Madison Elementary School in 2015-2016
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Madison was selected to be part of a national research project supported by the University of Kansas and the United States Department of Education. The School Wide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) initiative is the largest allocation of funding in the history of education. An unprecedented 26 million dollars has been awarded to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) by the US government. Madison is one of four school districts in NH to be selected. There are only 64 schools in 5 states around the country who will be participating in the SWIFT program. This system-wide approach to school improvement will be supported by technical assistance and professional development for teachers and administrators. A baseline assessment has been completed and the leadership team is working on our new action plan. This program offers an overarching framework to support success for all students. It focuses on the areas of Integrated Educational Framework, Administrative Leadership, Inclusive Policy and Structure, Multi-Tiered System of Support, and Family and Community Engagement. More information can be found at www.swiftschools.org.
Dear MES Community,
A year comes to an end. These times are bittersweet for children and teachers. Everyone is excited for school to end and summer to begin, but then we realize what else is coming to end and our hearts are heavy. We enjoy seeing children each day and they enjoy time with their friends. Learning abounds and teachers thrive when they see children experience those “aha” moments.
As we close out the year and change to new routines, we all wish you and your families a great summer and the making of many memories. Take time to carve out special moments together, the easiest of these is a bedtime story routine. It provides time to reflect on the day, connect with children, give them the attention they crave, and support their learning habits. Even older students aren’t too old to share a story with, give it a try and see what rich discussions develop.
Most of all, I wish for all of you a happy, healthy, safe summer and a quick return to start school! MES students will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8 and our new middle school students will begin their next chapter on Thursday, Sept. 3.
Until we meet again,
Heather Woodward, MES Principal