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Weekly Spotlight DO/MPH

Derek Swem, Director, Special Services

This month we attended Ed Benefits and Comprehensive Review training offered by East Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (EVSELPA) Administration. All Special Education teachers and RIM administrators participated in these trainings. Staff felt it was extremely beneficial and informative. The knowledge from the training will be utilized in the following years. Our staff will continue to receive training as state policies change.

We would like to welcome Ngozi Ogbeni-Lether, Special Day Class teacher at Valley of Enchantment Elementary School, and Amber Garman, Adaptive Physical Education teacher to our District. They are a wonderful asset to RIM! We would also like to welcome back Karen Price, RSP teacher at Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School.

We are looking forward to a great year ahead!

Jennifer Whiteside, Principal, Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School

With the start of the new school year positives have been in the planning and every day. Thus, MPH has a new meaning to the acronym – MPH - MORE POSITIVES HAPPENING. Honors Math and English courses are available for all grade levels. We have maintained, enhanced and expanded our electives offerings to include STEAM, ELD, PBIS, AVID 7, AVID 8, Band, Advanced Art, Art, Communication and Design, Architecture through Agriculture and Leadership. We have several clubs on campus including Odyssey of the Mind, PBIS, Debate, Chess, Principal’s Incentive, Breakfast Club, . . to name a few! We have had positive events on campus like our PBIS BMX Assembly, 9/11 Memorial with Girl Scout Flag Presentation, Coffee with a Counselor, and MPH Meet the Administration Parent and Community Night. MPH has increased staff collaboration time through the use of weekly minimum days for staff meetings, department and grade level articulation, and professional development. And Finally, we are focusing on high expectations, strong leadership, and safe schools per our parent survey of the most important characteristics of high performing schools. Interested in learning more of the positives happening at MPH? Please schedule a tour with Mrs. Whiteside, Principal by calling the MPH office at 909-336-0360.

Amanda Wharrie, Guidance Counselor, Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School
Darlyn Phillips, Math Teacher, Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School

The MPH AVID Program has doubled in size since last school year! The tee-shirts that students are wearing were designed by our AVID students themselves. Students are currently working on their oral reports on colleges, and are looking forward to visiting CSUSB soon! MPH also intends to send teachers to pathways training throughout the school year, as it is our goal to go school-wide!

Jason Jackson, Teacher, Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School

The Goal of the Communications and Design Class is to teach students professional Graphic and Applied Arts techniques, and then have them apply these skills to positive cultural projects (such as the “Rim Reporter” project) within both the MPH school site and the RIm of the World Unified District.

The Students (Dylan Witter and Isabella Hust) in the "Communication by Design” class are learning how to use professional digital editing software, “Affinity Photo”.