I am pleased to announce that a delegation from Harrison Elementary School will attend the Bridges – Global Educational Community Conference in China in July. Harrison Principal, Jessica Grandt-Turke, provided me with this update I would like to share with you:
“Harrison Elementary School and the School District of Janesville have been invited by National Elementary School Curriculum Reform Alliance, Beijing Normal University, Stanford University to participate in an international conference on education. The theme for the conference is Bridges, and that theme can be translated literally or figuratively, meaning projects showcased at the conference can be about actual bridges or about bridging people. Harrison will have the opportunity to showcase several projects in July when we send a delegation from our school to China for the conference summit. Projects, which Harrison will highlight, include: an oral history project that the 5th graders are working on, a K-5 integrated art project, and our Chinese talent show. Additionally, the Harrison PTO put together a project that will be highlighted at the conference. The purpose of the PTO project is to show our students that kindness is a great way to bridge, or connect people in a positive way.”
This honor is an example of many successes in the School District of Janesville, and it’s one of the best I can share with you. First of all, we have high-performing staff thinking out of the box. We see students engaged in incredible academic projects and we see parents, through the Harrison PTO, joining their children and their school in allowing the district to meets its goals and mission: To serve our community by educating every child.
These are the accomplishments that keep us all coming back every day. Please join me in
congratulating the entire Harrison Elementary family.