Friday School Celebration District 13 recently celebrated Constitution Day in grades K - 8. Students dressed in red, blue, and white. Lessons ranged from making a new class constitution to writing a school preamble.
YWCA presents Dare to be Powerful! Check it out! #RegionalOffice47 @RegionalOffice47
Manufacturing Pathway Meeting Tuesday, October 6 (3:00-4:00 p.m.) Invitations & Zoom link sent to participating schools. Please contact Anji Garza for more information. Meeting & Planning Focus: Individualized learning plan and career-focused instruction Financial literacy, resume building, personal statement Dual credit
As another school year begins, we want to introduce the ROE 47 programming staff, serving Lee, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Make sure to check out our Tuesday posts as we continue to introduce the friendly faces that are here to serve you! Mary Escamilla works at the ROE as the Officer Manager and Licensure Specialist. She is a wealth of information to our area educators when it comes to all things dealing with licenses. In fact, that is Mary’s favorite thing about working at the ROE, helping people with their questions. Mary enjoys gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. For more information about licensure, contact Mary at email@example.com.
ROE 47 is sharing area district openings! Check it out! @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
Palma Lacey from Elyssa's Mission will share the best practices in suicide prevention programs in schools and invite districts to partner with Elyssa's Mission to offer MindWise's Signs of Suicide program.
Ashley Teel, Family Educator with Riverdale PFA program and Nexus Program Family Support Staff, is shown here working with two students to show love for their grandparents during a classroom activity.
Friday School Celebration In November of 2019, Ava Krall and Reegan Welte attended the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools Youth Activation Summit in Kankakee. They enjoyed it so much that they decided they wanted to be more involved. Last spring, they submitted an application to the Special Olympics of Illinois Youth Activation committee and were selected as an elite group of students, athletes and advisors. The Byron School district is identified as a Unified Champion School. The Unified Champion Schools (UCS) model is a whole-school intervention that aims to promote social inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities in their schools (by fostering interpersonal relationships and school participation) through inclusive activities that occur within the normative contexts of the school. UCS include unified sports, inclusive youth leadership, and whole-school awareness and engagement. In the spring of 2020, we put together our first unified bocce team made up of high school and middle school students. Due to the pandemic our season was cut short and we were unable to compete. Not being able to participate in any of the Special Olympics sports left our athletes and unified partners disappointed. So, to keep students involved, Ava and Reegan decided to form the “Kindness Club” to include the ACHIEVE high school students. Some of their projects were kindness messages written on paper lunch bags served to the high school students, a disability awareness campaign with dress up days and posters displayed around the school, and a staff appreciation display board themed, “We Simply Cannot Mask our Gratitude for you” where students had the opportunity to thank a staff member. P August 27-29 Ava, Reegan and their advisor Mrs. Hoover attended a virtual Youth Activation Committee Bootcamp training. The training gave them the opportunity to meet new friends, plan RESPECT week, put together a presentation for the upcoming 2021 Virtual Summit, and just have some fun. They look forward to expanding their kindness club throughout the district, offering unified sports, and spreading awareness to not only our staff and students, but the community as well.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Click -n- GO School Counselors & Social Workers Networking Session Wednesday, Sept. 29th (1:00 - 2:00 p.m.) https://www.roe47.org/page/pl-opportunities-workshops Facilitator: Krista Peterson @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
The Nexus Program was represented at Recover Con held at SVCC, sponsored by Project Open. Recover Con provides education & support for people in recovery. @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
As another school year begins, we wanted to introduce the ROE 47 programming staff, serving Lee, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Make sure to check out our Tuesday posts as we continue to introduce the friendly faces that are here to serve you! Christiana DeVoney works as a home visitor and parent educator for the Parents as Teachers First Years program. Her favorite thing about the job is spending time with the families. In her spare time, Christiana enjoys writing, sewing and working in the yard and loves being Grama to the most fantastic children in the entire universe. For more information about the Parents as Teachers program click on https://www.roe47.org/page/parents-as-teachers-first-years.
Friday School Celebration Byron High School had 14 students earn a 1250 composite score which is a top 15% score in the nation. These students were honored at the home football game on September 3. Congratulations and keep up the great work!
The Area 2 SEL Hub will be hosting two informational sessions on Hub programming and the cohort model on September 17th at 3:30pm and September 22nd at 12pm. Please join us for either session to learn more about the Hub! Check out the FAQ and reach out with additional questions. We're excited to work with you!
We had an awesome Virtual Workplace Wednesday experience during our summer learning series. A sincere thank you to all of the businesses and schools participating in Workplace Wednesday. The businesses and schools took valuable time out of their busy schedules to provide a valuable and memorable learning experience for teachers, counselors, and administrators from Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties. We sincerely appreciate their efforts to put together this learning experience from the PowerPoints to the videos shared. The teachers, counselors, and administrators who participated in Workplace Wednesday shared their comments and appreciation for the information and knowledge gained from each of the presenters. “Wahl Clipper/MIT: A great partnership between two fantastic institutions “ Brian Bartoz Wahl Clipper - Sudhir Brahmandam, Director Global R&D /WAHL Clipper Sudhir.firstname.lastname@example.org https://us.wahl.com/ “Sudhir's presentation on the product development process was informative, from observation to development to manufacturing and service.”—Brian Bartoz Stahr Media - Janel & Nathan Stahrjanel@stahrmedia.com https://stahrmedia.com/ “Janel and Nathan Stahr would be a wonderful pair to come to talk to students about what it takes to become successful in the business world. They have taken a small business and really grown. What great role models!”—Greer Collins “I learned a lot about small businesses from Stahr Media. At RMS, we have Career Presentations periodically for our Advisory classes. Stahr Media would be a great addition to those visits. Students would benefit from hearing about a career that is based around art and what it is like to be your own boss. “—B. Renkes Donaldson - Amanda Shipp -Amanda.Shipp@donaldson.com Todd Sigel said “Another really informative day from the presenters and they gave us an abundance of information that we can take back to our classrooms to share with our students!!!” Morgan Johnson shared that she “really enjoyed learning about the manufacturing field since I don’t know much about it at all! Dana - Joel Lyman- email@example.com - https://www.dana.com/ “I liked how Joel Lyman (Dana Corp.) mentioned the importance of students being exposed to different types of tools and measurement devices (both digital and analog).” – Kevin Hendley Sandra Bechtel said, “DANA gives me reasons for telling my students that they really do need to learn Geometry!” “I learned “DANA will train on the job, it’s great to get a degree, but that doesn’t mean that you have to get it right away.” –Janet Crownhart
REGISTER NOW! Book Study Begins! October 4th Pre-registration by September 27th is required. https://www.roe47.org/page/pl-opportunities-workshops The Burnout Cure: Learning to Love Teaching Again by Chase Mielke This hybrid book study (Google Classroom and 2 zoom sessions) will provide educators with an interactive professional learning experience. The Burnout Cure: How can you energize yourself to maintain or regain a positive outlook and love of teaching? What specific, immediate actions can you take to enhance your well-being and thrive both on and off the job? Award-winning teacher Chase Mielke draws from his own research, lesson plans, and experiences with burnout to help you change your outlook, strengthen your determination to be a terrific teacher, and reignite your core passion for teaching. Often lighthearted, yet thoroughly grounded in research on social-emotional learning and positive psychology, The Burnout Cure explains how shifts in awareness, attitudes, and actions can be transformational for you and for your students. The book describes specific steps related to mindfulness, empathy, gratitude, and altruism that you can use on your own and with students via classroom lessons and activities. Equipped with these tools, teachers can be their best, so they can give their best to the learners in their care.
As another school year begins, we wanted to introduce the ROE 47 staff, serving Lee, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Make sure to check out our Tuesday posts as we continue to introduce the friendly faces that are here to serve you! Josh Knuth is a new face at ROE 47. Josh has joined the team as Assistant Regional Superintendent. His favorite part of working for ROE 47 is having the opportunity to help other educational professionals and working with a tremendous staff. Josh’s hobbies include boating, hunting and the Chicago Bears! For more information about the services offered visit www.roe47.org
Mark your calendars - Administrator Meeting Thursday, Sept 16th 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Click and Go! Zoom link will be sent via email. Curriculum Meeting Thursday, Sept 16th 11:00 - 12:00 Registration Required - Click Here to Register https://www.roe47.org/page/pl-opportunities-workshops Zoom link will be sent upon registration
Kelsey Hoeper from Willow House will present on September 28th on building grief-sensitive school communities--this would be a great event for social workers, school counselors and school psychologists to attend!
Please join your friends at ROE 47 as we enter the weekend in a thoughtful state; remembering 9/11!
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, National Suicide Prevention Week is September 6th-12th, and September is Suicide Prevention Month. The Illinois School and Campus Safety Resource Center features both K-12 and Higher Ed pages on suicide prevention, as well as resources on responding to (and coping with) a suicide. Additionally, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's Promote National Suicide Prevention Month page has various resources available to help promote suicide prevention in your school, district, or university.