Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Ridgeway Elementary School 5th graders use technology to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tuesday, January 29
On January 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, fifth graders at Ridgeway Elementary School viewed the educational website Brainpop and, through the use of the interactive Promethean Board and Epson Brite, learned all about Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and the impact he had on society. The students completed a KWL chart (what you Know, what you Want to know, and what you have Learned about a research topic), defined related vocabulary, summarized significant events in MLK’s life, and placed the events in chronological order. As a follow up Character Development/Health Lesson, students studied The Civil Rights Movement and learned about empathy through their participation in various related activities.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
District says it had to make up for lost days following superstorm
Just as there was school on Veterans Day, there will be school on Martin Luther King Day on Monday. The Manchester Township School District said it scheduled classes on Monday to meet the required number of days for a school year. David Trethaway, Manchester's superintendent of schools, said the district plans to provide programs in every school dedicated to the slain civil rights leader's life. He and other school officials said they believe that having students in school could actually help students "become more aware" of King and his impact. At Wednesday's Manchester Board of Education meeting, admistrators in all Manchester schools each outlined what could be a full day's worth of projects and programs that teach students - from …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Events in and around Manchester this week
Sometimes, our busy schedules can mean important local events pass us by. Manchester Patch has rounded up some of this week's best bets below. Feel free to add your events in the comments section below or to our calendar. Monday, Jan. 9 Tuesday, Jan. 10 Wednesday, Jan. 11 Thursday, Jan. 12 Friday, Jan. 13 Saturday, Jan. 14