- Kiona-Benton City School District
- Weekly Staff Memo
May 30 - June 2, 2023
Posted by Pete Peterson on 5/30/2023
Good afternoon staff,
I hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend! Ours was spent with our German Shepherds at our property outside Randle, so it was a much needed time to relax!
I have spoken with administrators and counselors and we are very close to a draft run of schedules. If you have any questions, the best thing to do is simply talk to your principals or counselors. The secondary schools are much more complicated to run, but in conversations with Emilia, they are super close and in good shape to get those out. This is impressive; we have never been this far along with scheduling as we are this year.
I have been asked to get Right Response De-escalation Training (NOT restraint) for our whole staff at the beginning of next school year. I am working with Clear Risk to set this up, as they have a max of 40 participants per training session, so it will take some logistics on our part to get that done. I will let you know more as we get closer to August.
We had the opportunity to attend the WASA Inclusionary Practices seminar in Seattle with Clay, Tony Vo, and Jennifer Gilliland. It was very good and I think that Katie Novak did a great job explaining how implementation often lacks true buy-in that ALL kids can learn. I believe that is something we can all reflect on, because that must be the foundation of our work.
Hope you have a great rest of a short week, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything: ext. 2001 or 308-5052.
What's Going On This Week
- 5/31: PLC Release 1:40
- 6/1: Senior Assembly, 1:40-2:43
- 6/2: Graduate walk through at ES/MS, 9:00-10:00
- 6/3: Graduation, 9:00
- 6/6: Community Council, 6:00 HS Library
- 6/5-6/9: Camp Wooten
- 6/8: Kindergarten Graduation, 8:30, MS Gym
- 6/8: 8th Grade Promotion, 6:00, MS Gym
- 6/12: Last Day of School, 11:00 release
Tax Savings Benefits of DCP: https://www.drs.wa.gov/dcp-tax-savings-newsfeed/
SEBB NEWSLETTER: https://www.hca.wa.gov/assets/pebb/sebb-may-2023-intercom-newsletter.pdf
Congratulations to all of our STATE participants this last weekend! GO BEARS!