November brings schedule change to high school

By Jane Krogman

Beginning Nov. 13, Moffat County High School will begin regular late starts. On these late start days, students who are bused to school will utilize the open lab and library with supervision. For all other students, the building will open at 8:45 a.m., and regular classes will begin at 9 a.m.

During late start time, teachers will not only be working on achievement of their department level goals in literacy, math, and communication, but they will also be working together to answer three significant questions as they relate to their own courses and department:

  • What do we want students to learn?
  • How will we know if they have learned it?
  • What are we going to do if they do not learn it?

These three questions are also the focus on our upcoming inservice day when Richard DuFour, a renowned leader in education, will speak to the faculty and staff of MCHS. Some parents and students may need a clarification on the Nov. 4 inservice for teachers. Although the elementary schools do not have school on Nov. 3, we will have regular classes at MCHS on that day. However, all district schools will NOT hold classes on Nov. 4 to allow for this important teacher inservice time.

On another note, thank you to the local school accountability team members who recently visited MCHS as well as to the North Central Association internal team members, Rose Siminoe, Cassia McDiffett, Bonnie Revelle, and Roger Spears who prepared and hosted the external visiting team. The visiting team was made up of five educators from across the state who reviewed our improvement planning and recommended our next steps as well as made commendations for our efforts thus far. When their report is finalized, we'll pass that information along to you through this column. (Jane Krogman is the principal of Moffat County High School).

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