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Kingdom East School District Dispatch – September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019

2019-2020 CalendarKESD Strategic PlanKESD Continuous Improvement Plan Landing Page I was recently in a primary classroom engaged in word study.  As a group exercise, students were looking at their peers written names and finding shorter words within the names.   For instance Andrew had “and,” Hannah had “an.”  As the teacher asked the class to…

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Friday Dispatch – September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019

A regular newsletter for the public education community of Burke, Concord, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Millers Run, Newark, Sutton 2019-2020 Calendar As I drove home tonight I thought of a coureur des bois.  These early Frenchmen would run through the woods and mountains of our region, trading and sharing information.  In the evenings their fiddle music and…

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Changing the Seasons – August 29, 2019

September 4, 2019

People often ask, “What’s your favorite season?”  I love them all, and love that in Vermont you get a variety, both throughout the year and from year to year.  Last year there were two snow days before Thanksgiving! Two years ago I was gardening at Thanksgiving! This past week I’ve heard two flocks of geese…

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August 22, 2019 District Dispatch

August 22, 2019

A regular newsletter for the public education community of Burke, Concord, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Millers Run, Newark, Sutton  2019-2020 Calendar Adaptation During the summer, our A team met.  As is the case with most meetings, the leader throws in some teamwork exercises to build a healthy and supportive culture. One activity: build some sort of structure…

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August 15, 2019: Fear of the Unknown

August 17, 2019

Each day a crepuscular papa black bear emerges from the woods, in our far field, and chows on clover.  Some evenings he rolls around, or sits back to contemplate the universe. Mostly we see his mandible moving up and down up and down as he slowly lumbers.   My tech-industry-drone-owning brother-in-law could not get over the…

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May 23, 2019 – Spring Eeks Out Of Winter

May 23, 2019

2019-2020 KESD Calendar Please note the change in August start On Monday my road flooded and I was homebound.  AAAHHH, I was grumpy… then remembered that spring in the NEK eeks out of winter, slowly greening the hills, and closing the canopy as leaves fill up the woodland sky.  Ewe’s birth their lambs. We anticipate…

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Dispatch April 11, 2019

April 11, 2019

Kingdom East School District Dispatch April 11, 2019 A regular newsletter for the public education community of Burke, Concord, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Millers Run, Newark, Sutton   2018-2019 Calendar   Last Student Day of School for 2019:  June 19th (this is an early release day) Last Teacher day, Friday June 21st. (½ of the 19th, the…

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April 4, 2019 KESD Dispatch

April 4, 2019

  Kingdom East School District Dispatch April 4, 2019 A regular newsletter for the public education community of Burke, Concord, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Millers Run, Newark, Sutton   2018-2019 Calendar Last day of school will be announced after April break   I was at Miller’s Run and usually there is more snow in Newark that anywhere…

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School Dispatch for March 28, 2019

April 1, 2019

Kingdom East School District Dispatch March 28, 2019 A regular newsletter for the public education community of Burke, Concord, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Millers Run, Newark, Sutton 2018-2019 Calendar On Tuesday night fifty-five members of the community joined together to share with the Kingdom East Board ideas for their vision and five year strategic plan.  One highlight…

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Dispatch for the week of March 7-15, 2019

March 18, 2019

Kingdom East School District Dispatch A regular newsletter for the public education community of Burke, Concord, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Millers Run, Newark, Sutton 2018-2019 Calendar It has been a busy week.  On Monday night I went to Patrick Gym to watch the basketball playoffs and the St. Johnsbury boys beat the #1 seed (Rice) in the…

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