Hello Randolph Families,
It is an exciting time at Randolph Elementary School! We are finishing a construction and renovation project that will be enhancing our facilities to meet the needs of our growing and changing population. The updates have brought our cafeteria, kitchen, gym, library, restrooms, secured entrance, and fire codes up to date and will add additional classrooms. We are so fortunate to have the support of our community to help us with this endeavor.
We are happy to announce that Randolph was one of eight elementary schools that finished piloting a new math curriculum in grades three, four and five this past year. The district will now be implementing the Math Expressions curriculum district wide. The Math Expressions curriculum combines elements of standards-based instruction with the best traditional approaches. Through drawings, conceptual language, and real-world examples, it helps students make sense of mathematics.
</ifOur students will not only be part of the great changes to our math curriculum but in other areas too. Our Kindergarten, First and Second grade students will be taking part in a new science curriculum and our Fourth and Fifth grade students will be doing our Second Steps social skills curriculum that all of the other grades have already implemented. We know that students will be able to use the strategies they have learned to handle social and emotional situations in their life. We are happy to have the extension of this curriculum into the upper grades.
We are excited to announce that all Lincoln Public School students and staff will be invited to participate in a special LPS Solar Eclipse Celebration early in the 2017-18 school year! On Monday, August 21st, students and staff will take part in a solar eclipse experience for this once-in-a-lifetime event: a full solar eclipse visible in the Lincoln and southeast Nebraska area. Guided by specialists in all curriculum areas, this eclipse day of celebration will be preceded by a full week of rich, hands-on learning opportunities leading up to the grand finale. Special safety glasses will be provided for all students and staff at Lincoln Public Schools – glasses that have been approved by the LPS Medical Advisory Committee. We will also be training staff and students the entire week leading up to the eclipse on safe viewing procedures. Alternative activities will be provided for students who choose to stay inside.
We will have continued communication with you about these topics and others. Please be sure to check your email frequently as this is our main mode of communication to you. Look for the Roadrunner Newsletter bi-monthly.