Month: February 2017

SFSD February 2017 Highlights

Welcome to the February 2017 issue of the SFSD eNewsletter. In this issue you’ll find: Superintendent’s Message Mark Twain Elementary Students Thrive in New Location English Language Learners Shine at Mark Twain Elementary Thinking Outside of the Desk Mark Twain First Graders Show Off Their Work on Seesaw

Mark Twain first graders reading and writing on Seesaw

Mark Twain first graders in Kathleen Hanberg’s class are learning to use on-line journals for writing, reading and sharing their work with each other and their families. Using a new app called Seesaw, the students write journal entries, read them to create voice recordings, listen and post them for classmates and parents to enjoy. “It’s […]

Thinking outside of the desk

When you walk into Donna Becker’s 2nd grade classroom at Mark Twain Elementary, you find a unique learning environment. Instead of desks and chairs lined in neat little rows, you see a canoe, a bunk bed, floor rugs, inflatable exercise balls and milk crates with cushions. The students are hard at work in small groups […]

English language learners shine at Mark Twain Elementary

Students in the English Language Development program at Mark Twain Elementary School are making great strides in school with support and encouragement from teachers, staff and families. The primary goal of the ELD program is for every student to learn to read, write, speak and listen in English every day. “We have a wonderful group […]

Mark Twain Elementary Students Thriving in New Location

The halls of Mark Twain are looking and sounding a little different this year with the transition from middle to elementary school that took place last September. With the closure of the old Eugene School building, the littles have moved to Mark Twain and the teens and pre-teens have made their home in the newly […]

Superintendent’s Message — February 2017

I have a personal goal to visit each of our buildings throughout the school year. It helps me stay connected to our talented team and our great students and it also allows me to see first-hand how our district is shaping the future through education. This month, I spent some quality time at Mark Twain […]