March 15, 2019
Derek Swem, Director, Special Services
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will host our next Parent University on Wednesday, March 27 at 5:00. Parent University will be held in the Library of Rim of the World High School. The Sheriff’s Dept. will present their Safe Return Program. The “Safe Return” Program is a participatory regional photo-based information system hosted by the Sheriff’s Department. The program is designed to assist Law Enforcement agencies during contacts with members of the community who have disabilities such as, but not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, and other developmental and intellectual disabilities, to ensure the special needs person's safe return home.
Parents will have the opportunity to enroll their student that evening. Also, we will talk about the upcoming CAASPP testing for grades 3-8, and eleventh grade.
Child Welfare and Attendance
On Thursday, March 14 Girl Scout Troop 1311 assembled at the district to put together snack bags for local students in need. They packed twenty bags after shopping for the snacks and using their own funds. Also, the manager of Jensen’s in Blue Jay donated the bags for the girls to put the snacks in. Thank you Troop 1311 for your hard work and Jensen’s for the bags. Our students will greatly appreciate the snacks!
Jennifer Whiteside, Principal, Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School
MPH had a wonderful guest teacher/clinician on March 6th, Jerry Lees. Mr. Lees was the band director at Rim High for 13 years and has spent the last several years working with middle and high school bands throughout the state. It was a pleasure having our 7th/8th grade band perform three pieces for him as he observed, and then he worked with the students for over an hour and a half. He helped them improve on all the pieces and expanded upon advanced musical concepts like phrasing and articulation. The kids had a great time during this "private festival" which bands usually pay for and travel to. We are very thankful to Mr. Lees for donating his time and talent to our kids and our community!
On Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 MPH students attended the STAR – Saturday Tutoring Attendance Recovery – Saturday School and participated in an exciting STEAM project, requiring physics and mechanics. This Rube Goldberg project involved creating a contraption that had 6 moving mechanical parts that used Newton's Laws of Physics to pop a balloon.