March 2, 2018
Heather Dominguez, Director of Educational Services
YOUR INPUT IS IMPORTANT TO US!!
***Be a Voice to support and improve our schools through strategies, ideas, and programs focusing on our collective goals and outcomes. Attend our next LCAP Stakeholder meeting on Tuesday, March 13th 4:30-6:00 in the RHS library. We need parents, high school students, community members, and staff to join us. These decisions are tied to how we spend our locally controlled LCFF dollars.
Coming together is a Beginning;
Keeping together is Progress;
Working together is Success.
Veronica McGilvery, Principal - Lake Arrowhead Elementary School
March 2, 2018
Lake Arrowhead Elementary fifth grade students hosted their annual Engineer Design Fair this past Thursday, March 1, 2018, for all students, parents, and staff. Classroom teachers have bridged over to the California Next Generation Science Standards--a three-dimensional learning approach of core ideas, cross-cutting concepts, and practices that scientists engage in as they investigate and build models. The Engineer Design Process is one such practice. According to the NGSS website, “Science—and therefore science education—is central to the lives of all Americans. A high-quality science education means that students will develop an in-depth understanding of content and develop key skills—communication, collaboration, inquiry, problem-solving, and flexibility—that will serve them throughout their educational and professional lives.” All 5th-grade students were tasked with clearly defining a problem that they were interested in addressing and to follow the Engineer Design Process: ask, imagine, plan, create, improve. They were given a clear set of metrics to use for their success criteria that guided them during the allotted time frame. Visitors were impressed with the range of topics presented, the high-quality of work generated, and the confidence the students had when sharing their process.