Posted Date: 12/05/2018
These last two months have been full speed ahead with our Gemini II redesign. We are officially in the stages of Designing the Rocket!
After our district in-service in September where we started tossing out implementation ideas, October blew in with teacher excitement and a buzz of conversations in our buildings. Each building began their months by meeting as a staff and starting to
discuss and narrow down potential redesign efforts that would make an impact in their school communities. The High School came right out of the gate with an overwhelming consensus on their top 3 ideas and celebrated with sparkling grape juice and toasts.
Lincoln and the ELC also met as a staff and had a profound and remarkable, collaborative discussion, narrowing down their thoughts into 5 large topics. Each building then went back and spent the next month researching and gathering data and information on their topics.
November began with the district team attending regional training in Independence. Implementing and organizing research teams and setting goals was the objective of the meeting.
On November 19th, each building met once again to discuss their potential initiatives for our redesign. The high school spent the morning in their teams, researching. The elementary school spent the morning as a whole staff discussing each of the 5 topics
previously discussed, and collaboratively narrowing it down to our top 3 initiatives.
Even though there is much more discussion, planning, and organizing to be done, Fredonia USD 484 is proud to announce our Gemini Redesign Initiatives as follows:
Fredonia Junior Senior High School will be working on implementing:
Re-establishing the School Day
Credit Based Curriculum
Lincoln and the Early Learning Center will be working on implementing:
Trauma Informed Care/Social Emotional Curriculum/Family Time
Standards Based Grading/Differentiated Learning
With our initiatives in mind, we will wrap up the first Semester with an in-service day outing in December. Teachers will get to choose a school they would like to visit for the day where they will observe some of the initiatives looking to be implemented for ideas and inspiration.
We are beyond ready to Build this Rocket!! Go Yellowjackets!!