CF Holliday News
For All Parents
Please take this short survey to help us focus our communication efforts and provide you with better information in the ways you most need.  FIVE-QUESTION Parent Survey 
Have a Great Thanksgiving Break!
A reminder - - All West Carrollton City Schools will be on Thanksgiving Break the week of November 23, 2014.  School will resume on Monday, December 1st. 
Ornithologists in action at CF Holliday
Fifth grade teacher, Emily Jackson, gives us a look inside a project-based learning experience that transforms her students into young scientists for one week. 
We're Glad You're Here!
A publication for our community -- We're Glad You're Here -- find out where we stand regarding our next operating levy, better understand what Project-Based Learning is about, get the latest on Pirate Athletic facility upgrades, and see our District Key Messages.  It's all there in our latest issue. 
Student Asset Builders Recognized For Service
Congratulations to these students!
Ali Mohamed - CF Holliday (District Asset Builder of the Month)
Richard Fell
- West Carrollton High School 
Connor Collins - West Carrollton Middle School
Peyton Ison
- Walter Shade ECC
Michael Burton - Harry Russell
Xavier Garber - Harold Schnell
Gabriella Dennis - Frank Nicholas
 
Congratulations Ali Mohamed
CF Holliday student, Ali Mohamed has been selected as the Asset Builder of the Month for the 3rd/4th/5th grade Sheltered English class. Ali has worked hard to learn English since moving here from Libya last November. Ali is now able to speak, read and write in English. He has progressed through the DRA quickly in such a short amount of time (#21 Achievement Motivation). Ali is now able to help other students who are new to the country by helping them adapt to school and interpreting for them (#34 Cultural Competence). He is responsible when it comes to homework, and helping within his classroom (#30 Responsibility). Lastly, Ali is a student who is excited to learn, and curious about everything. He is always asking questions and enthusiastically participates in all class discussions and activities. (#22 School Engagement) Ali is a wonderful example of an outstanding student!

 
WC City Schools - Our Key Messages
We are highlighting a different key message each week.  These messages were developed by our staff as a result of our community survey in May of 2013. This is the fourth: 

We understand and recognize that every student learns in a different way, and we teach to the unique styles of each student.
 
WC School Board Welcomes New Member
Long time community member, Don Henry, joined the West Carrollton School Board on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. He replaces Andy Wagner who resigned from the board last month.  When Henry learned of the board vacancy, he didn't hesitate to apply.  "I just knew I wanted to do this."

Henry and his late wife, Connie (who worked in WC Schools for 37 years), have served the district as athletic boosters, coaches, and advisors. He is currently a member of the Dorwood Optimist Club serving the youth of the community.  "Service to humanity is the best work in life, and that's how Connie and I lived," Henry said.

Now retired, Henry's business background includes extensive experience in logistics and compliance; this has shaped his strong problem-solving abilities. "I'm always looking for alternative solutions."  When it comes to communication, Henry is a natural listener who "takes things in" thoughtfully. He learned the importance of that skill early on and used it to nurture great relationships within the community and at work. "Listening is a skill we can all get better at. Effective listening and interpersonal skills helped me manage people remotely (in business), and it gave me leadership opportunities throughout my life in community service."

He is excited to begin this journey as a board member...looking most forward to handing a high school diploma to a West Carrollton High School senior on graduation day. Outside of that experience Henry wants to strengthen community support for our schools. "It doesn't matter if you have kids in school or not. We have to be informed and be involved in our schools. It's this kind of mindset that helps our kids and helps our community."
 
Senior Citizens' Luncheon - Thursday, Dec. 18th
Our Annual Senior Citizens Luncheon this holiday season will be on Thursday, December 18th at 12:30 pm at the Walter Shade ECC (510 East Pease Avenue).  Join us for a special holiday meal and entertainment by our seasoned musical artists at the ECC - along with exceptional performances by our middle and high school vocal musicians.  Please share this information with grandparents and senior citizens in our school community.  

Reservations can be made by calling our Board Office at (937) 859-5121, ext. 1133 or just clicking  HERE.  We are very excited to begin this holiday season with great Pirates, our senior citizens!
 
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