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novato 3per March 25, 2014 at 05:41 pm
Performance standards for teacher retention rather than just seniority. ESL classes should not be aRead More priority over assisting native born student needs. In depth income audits should be performed for free lunch and financial aid recipients.
BJL March 26, 2014 at 08:23 am
1) Get Aeries working this link fails now : http://eweb.nusd.org/abi/ 2) stagger the times kids getRead More out and go to school - traffic is a nightmare 3) stop the early morning classes... 8:00 is early enough the 7am to 3:45pm has caused tired kids and lower grades
Tina McMillan March 26, 2014 at 09:45 am
NUSD needs to:=============================== 1. Maintain self contained GATE and increase GATE inRead More middle school so that advanced learners have appropriate curriculum.=================================== 2. Provide school choice by supporting public charters and magnets.==================================== 3. Make High School meaningful to all students not just those intent on college.========================== 4. Celebrate diversity in the way that each school implements curriculum by allowing elementary schools to be unique.===================================== 5. Provide test scores for each subgroup of students so parents can see which students are proficient in English Language Arts and Math and determine if the curriculum is working for their children.======================== 6. Provide after school homework help in elementary school. 7. Allow prospective Charters to provide sufficiently lengthy presentations on curriculum. ====================== 8. Provide a syllabus for High School classes so students and parents can see what will be taught and when homework, projects and tests are due.=============== 9. Require all teachers beginning in middle school to keep ARIES up to date so parents and students immediately know when assignments have been received and graded. 10. Maintain behavior standards in all schools so students can be assured that when they attend classes everyone is there to learn.
A San Marin High student speaks about the new building
Catherine Rucker January 19, 2014 at 07:03 pm
Thank you, Novato Unified School District, for your dedication to better nutrition. I didn'tRead More benefit from an on-campus kitchen when I was at San Marin. But soon my two children will benefit.
San Marin High student Sabrina Abraha cuts the ribbon
Sylvia Barry January 18, 2014 at 12:03 am
This is wonderful news. We have been waiting for this for a long, long time! Congratulations, SanRead More Marin!
Sylvia Barry January 18, 2014 at 12:07 am
Paul laPerriere January 18, 2014 at 09:17 am
It is great. Now let's close the campus for lunch.
SHROYER FOR SUPERVISOR 2014 December 18, 2013 at 09:25 pm
Thank you San Marin High School for your annual tree recycling! Our family uses this service everyRead More year! My son will be volunteering in a couple of years when he is a Mustang!
Ann January 2, 2014 at 07:49 pm
The upcoming dates for the San Marin Tree Recycling Fundraiser are January 4, 5, 11, 2014.
Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Craig Belfor November 15, 2013 at 06:41 am
I think doctors are killing cursive by their sloppy handwriting. I'm always surprised to see brainRead More surgeons who must work with great precision in the operating room write a prescription that nobody can read. Most people do not or can not sign their name in a legible form.
Joanne Keenan November 9, 2013 at 01:24 pm
Hat's off to Susan Mathews, executive director of School Fuel!! You are a great example of a citizenRead More taking positive action when a need was seen - action speaks louder than words - a shout out to you and your colleagues at School Fuel!
lue is bad news. California is among 17 states/districts where eighth-graders had lower-than average math test scores.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr November 8, 2013 at 12:26 pm
That is odd. This morning, Channel 7, KGO, reported that California politically correct schools hadRead More risen two ranks in math and reading, from 49th to 47th. Yeah!
Bubbasixpack November 1, 2013 at 03:40 pm
Bullying does not have to be a part of growing up, and witnesses are hard to come by in a fight. TheRead More cameras will help stop bullying, and determine who's at fault in a fight. As far as the price of shovels, it's the laptops. Thieves just hit a school on the peninsula and made off with $200,000 worth of computer equipment. This is a growing crime , and it happens on weekends. I think this equipment will pay for itself.
Al Nymous November 1, 2013 at 08:12 pm
War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength
Bubbasixpack November 1, 2013 at 09:41 pm
Good thing they didn't have a security camera when you made THAT purchase.
Photo by Brent Newell
Concerned Citizen October 29, 2013 at 11:48 am
I'm usually right there to criticize but this time if the article is accurate then this could beRead More some of the best money spent. Intervening b4 trouble sounds not only like a good idea but one that should be expanded. I'm especially sensitive to troubled kids that come to school and have the potential to cause gr8 harm as evidenced around the country. $200k might seem like a lot of money but isn't it time we put our $$ where it would protect our greatest assets, no not banks, but our kids. Good call.
Dave Robertson October 29, 2013 at 12:11 pm
I think the NUSD teachers should make the call whether to keep it or not. If they don't like whatRead More it is doing, give them the power to get rid of it. It's a bit of "cronyism" to use a company owned by a former NPD member. If the member left for unrelated reasons, then that seems OK. If the member left to do this ... then this is bad precedent.
Bubbasixpack October 29, 2013 at 09:57 pm
I thought teachers broke up fights. I guess I'm old fashioned, but when I was a kid, a teacher onlyRead More had to shout " break it up!" To stop a fight. We had nuns in my early school, and they had a cross on a chain, and even looked like Vikings when they swung it on us. Nothing breaks up a fight like heavy metal bouncing of your skull. Much as I don't like double dippers,maybe we need pros, now that we have AH in our schools.
San Marin's STEM students work on their projects. Photo: Courtesy of Adam Littlefield
Sylvia Barry October 3, 2013 at 06:28 am
Here is a link to tonight's (Thursday, 10/03) Rube Goldberg Project Exhibition -Read More http://novato.patch.com/groups/novato-unified-school-districts-blog/p/stem-marin-program-showcases-rube-goldberg-machines?yPos=263
Sylvia Barry October 3, 2013 at 06:31 am
I think the name is STEM Marin
Bubbasixpack September 28, 2013 at 08:33 pm
I don't wear a tin foil hat, but I still think the channels increase when you turn off the TV.Read More Electronics take away initiative and curiosity. We are fed the imput without choosing. The difference between plants and animals is animals can choose. I don't even know why we even have war anymore, as I'm friends with everyone on the planet now. I created a Facebook page, added a few people, lost my password, and by the time I got it back, I was friends with people I'd never met. I now know what some guy in Portugal had for lunch. Turn things off, go outside, and see what's happening. The next time you have a problem, don't Google it. Just sit down and figure it out for yourself. You'll be better for it.
jmosgofian September 29, 2013 at 09:00 am
Love the above comments. I intent to write a letter to the Marin County Board of Education.Read More This is not a small decision, it's a capitulation to current fad, to profit oriented marketing. Addicting, that puts it mildly. These kids already walk around with their faces in a smart phone while they become socially dumb. OK, a letter to the Marin folks!
Joan September 29, 2013 at 02:59 pm
jmo, Please do write the County Board of Education. I have been sending informative articlesRead More related to the health issues to the Superintendent of Schools and have received no comments or acknowledgement that the articles have been received.
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