Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What’s Right in the School District of Janesville

What’s Right in the School District of Janesville (SDJ) is a forum to recognize outstanding performances and achievements by SDJ employees, students and schools.
Craig High School Students Tour Mercy Hospital
Craig Teacher Sandy Lubeck took a group of students to tour Mercy Hospital as part of Health Occupations class. They learned how to suture using an orange and were able to try the daVinci robot simulator. They were also able to visit the operating room and observe a physician using the robot to remove bone and tissue from a patient.
Over 2000 People Attend Miss Saigon Performance at Parker High School
Parker presented Miss Saigon to our community.  They had over 2000 people attend the performances! Because of the success, the music department added another weekend to the show. In addition to the show, they had community members bring in war memorabilia, including army jeeps, uniforms and two helicopters!  Students attended a presentation by a Vietnam veteran who lives in Janesville and learned about his experiences during the war in Vietnam. 
Rock River Charter School Students Learn about Post-Secondary Educational Opportunities
On November 13, 2012, four presenters from Blackhawk Technical College presented a voluntary session on post-secondary educational opportunities with a special emphasis on the welding program. 
Van Buren Integrates Technology in the 5th Grade Common Core Curriculum
Working on a European Exploration App. for the iPad, students read about different explorers and ships.  They were able to choose what they felt was the best transportation choice and scenario and then set out into the "dark" world to make discoveries!  In addition, students are using spell free to practice spelling words, and science 8 apps to reinforce the concept of the 3 states of matter. Thanks to Sherri Mullooly, 5th grade teacher at Van Buren!

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