“Recently I received a banjo from a cousin who passed away. He was a phenomenal guitar and banjo player. I wondered if I was too old to learn something new, but out of respect for my cousin, I decided to take banjo lessons. It is an enormous challenge but because I find great satisfaction playing instruments, (and maybe because I am very competitive due to being the youngest in my family) I don’t give up easily.”
Read the full music review by Springbrook Elementary School Grade 2 Teacher Debbie Wright (page 12) and more in the Assistant Superintendent'sNewsletter!
Fourth grade math teacher Felicia Connelly demonstrates Common
Core math strategies during a workshop in Westerly on October 19.
AP Photo/Steven Senne
Our district is excited to have taken the Future Ready District Pledge! We are passionate about maximizing digital learning opportunities in our schools to help teachers better prepare students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. This nationwide movement, with nearly 1,700 superintendents already on board, is aimed at doing just that - transforming our schools to better prepare students for their tomorrow.
By taking the Future Ready District Pledge we have shown our support for building a regional network that will work to achieve these goals with expert guidance, online resources, and shared best practices. Regional summits are taking place throughout the nation. In April, Westerly participated with Northeast Regional Summit focused on creating the structures needed to be Future Ready.
Go to www.futurereadyschools.org to learn more about the initiative.
REGISTER NOW! Contact your child's school secretary to obtain their ID# and SchoolFusion passcode. Then click on the Parent Registration link on the left side blue navigation panel to register. After logging in with your username and password, you can quickly access assignments, class announcements, calendar events, and more. We currently have 800 parent members accessing their child(ren)’s information from one easy location. Sign up today to begin enjoying the benefits of this great parent tool!