USD 271-Stockton Schools Community Redesign Meeting 7pm-8pm at Stockton Grade School -Tiger Conference Room Who are our students? Together...how might we____?
Redesign Spotlight K-7 Personalized Learning Personalized learning allows all children to receive a customized learning experience. Students learn at their own pace with structure and support in challenging areas. Learning aligns with interests, needs and skills, and takes place in an engaging environment where students gain a better understanding of their strengths. ( National Center for Students with Learning Disabilities, Personalized Learning: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities) Our Kindergarten through 3rd grade classes take part in mixed-age guided reading groups. K-5 is using Lexia Core5 for personalized English/Language Arts instruction and DreamBox for Math instruction. This allows them to complete grade-level materials at their own pace. Lexia provides teachers with a recommended amount of units for each student to complete each week to stay on-target for grade-level success. The Junior High is using Power Up and Reading Plus as a personalized English/Language Arts platform. Several classrooms are using playlists for students to track their personal goals each week. This provides students with choice, accountability, and specific things they need to focus on. In the classrooms, teachers are utilizing small group instruction to deliver instruction geared toward different skills that students are working on as well as delivering the same materials at different levels.
Redesign Spotlight: 8-12 grade communities Relationships are key at USD #271 Stockton, and we are starting and ending each day with this in mind. Research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation and Stanford Research Center has all concluded that 85% of job success comes from having well-developed soft skills and people skills and only 15% of job success comes from technical and knowledge (hard skills). At SHS students in grades 8-12 meet for the first ten minutes of school and the final 20 minutes of the day with their teacher advisor. These students will continue with the same group throughout their high school years. There are 14 community groups, consisting of 8-10 students ranging from 8-12 grades. Students form long-lasting relationships that benefit from a consistent daily presence. In the a.m. meeting, students begin their day by writing in their journals: reflecting on one thing they are thankful for, a goal for the day or week and identifying which Zone of Regulation they are in. This is an opportunity for students to begin on a positive note, set goals and be aware of their emotional state. Students can also take advantage of the grab and go breakfast offered in the hallway as they enter. The p.m. meeting consists of students and advisors working together on character development through discussion and reflection on our Tiger Touchstones and developing habits for success with the 16 Habits of Mind. Students are also developing their Individual Plans of Study, which includes exploring career interests and skills through the Career Cruising program, developing their Vision Board and sharing with parents, and planning their future course of study for high school and beyond. Advisor teachers serve as mentors to guide their students through this process.
The National Honor Society is organizing this year's Collect for Cures Program at SHS. This is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's effort to help those affected by blood cancers. SHS's online giving webpage at https://events.lls.org/pages/mid/StocktonHighSchool-2019 Ends 3/18.
Due to the dangerous wind chill being forecast for the morning hours, there will be no school in Stockton tomorrow, 3.4.19. The JH Scholars Bowl has been cancelled and will not be made up.
From the Stockton Schools: The boiler has been repaired, and the building is heating up. Parent-Teacher conferences will be held tonight as scheduled. School tomorrow will be at regular time.
USD 271 Redesign Spotlight 6th-7th grade Mentoring As students in middle school encounter and struggle with social and emotional changes that occur during this transitionary period to adulthood, many educators seek to help students develop skills and dispositions—such as resilience, perseverance, and determination—to ensure that they can problem-solve and work through challenges as well as take ownership of their learning and decisions (National Middle School Association [NMSA], 2010). At USD 271 we spend mentor time meeting the needs of students. We have three groups with a mixture of 6th and 7th grade students that meet once a day for 20 minutes. During this time, we cover essential life skills (Organization, Time Management, Self-Control, etc.) as well as improving students’ understanding of techniques to build confidence, increase self-esteem, advocate for themselves, build character, and be respectful young adults. During mentor sessions, we use a variety of resources: Choices magazine from Scholastic, Career Cruising program, and Responsive Advisory Meeting Book. Career Cruising allows the students to find out what interests them and it gives insight on the steps they will need to take to achieve careers in a particular field. All three mentor groups cover the same concepts but at different times. Mrs. Dunlap’s group is currently working on deeper understanding of career interests and researching careers in that area. Miss Kennedy’s group has had extensive conversations about stress, what causes stress, and how to effectively manage stress. Mrs. Moffet’s group has been working hard on character building.
There will be NO SCHOOL today in Stockton; Monday, 2.25. The blower motor on the boiler has failed and there is no heat in the secondary building.
The Stockton Schools will start one hour late on Monday, (2.25).Breakfast will NOT be served, but morning Pre-K WILL meet. The BB game at Hill City WILL be played today (2.24) at 3:30 p.m. The bus will leave at 1:00 p.m. Please drive carefully and allow extra time.
It’s time for more Tiger Wrestling! #113 Spiller is up this round at KSHSAA 321A State. #TigerPride271 Watch live at www.openspacessports.com.
Kansas juniors will be able to take the ACT test and WorkKeys assessment for free during the 2018-2019 school year, the Kansas State Department of Education announced Tuesday, Aug. 7. The regular cost of these 2 assessments would be a total of $66 per student. A total 23 Stockton juniors and 2 seniors took the 2 assessments at Stockton High School on February 20 and 21. Kansas joins 18 other state education agencies currently providing the ACT for students.
The Stockton Schools will be in REGULAR session today, Wed. 2/20/19. PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY. The SJHS music students WILL be going to Norton for the MCEL Music Festival; however, the loading time for departure has been changed from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
Due to weather concerns, tonight's Regional Basketball game at Hill City will begin at 6:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
As we continue to communicate with our stakeholders, we will return to our weekly Redesign Spotlight. Each week we will spotlight one of our redesign implementations. Today we are sharing some background on the Kansans Can School Redesign Project. In 2015, Kansas State Board of Education announced its new vision for education- Kansas leads the world in the success of each student. Kansans have identified the need for their schools to transition to a student -focused system that provides support and resources for individual success. We are moving away from a “one-size-fits-all” system that relies exclusively on state assessments. Kansans want schools to place an equal amount of focus on assisting students in developing nonacademic skills, like social-emotional growth, as they do on developing academic skills. In August of 2017, USD 271-Stockton was named a Mercury School in Redesign. Our vision- We are TIGER Ready! (TIGER stands for tiger touchstones, innovative, grit, empowered, and relationships) is guiding us through school redesign. (Taken from KSDE’s Talking Points for the Kansans Can School Redesign Project)
Stockton Schools will start at regular time today, Mon 2/11. There will be some slick spots on side roads and it will probably be foggy, so PLEASE BE CAREFUL and allow extra time for your morning drive.
The water is back on and we will have school tomorrow, (Thu Feb. 7). A big SHOUT OUT to the Stockton City Workers for your dedication and hard work in this cold weather!
USD 271 is not in school on February 18th. We have cancelled the USD 271 Birth-6 Reads Event and our Redesign Community Meeting scheduled for that evening. We will see you in March!
The Stockton-Osborne basketball games on Friday night have been selected by KKQY Radio as their "Game of the Week." The varsity games will be aired on 101.9 FM. GO TIGERS!
The Stockton Schools will be without water today due to a water main break. There will be NO SCHOOL IN STOCKTON TODAY, Wed. February 6, in Stockton. The KAY trip to Norton is still scheduled to take place.
SPIRIT NIGHT! This Friday night the Tigers are back at home and it is tie dye night! Break out your tie dye for a chance to win a ticket to the movie at the Nova! Go Tigers!!
Stockton Schools KHC and AHC UPDATE! Our event is wrapping up! Don’t forget to finalize all online donations and return your student’s envelope back to school by Monday, February 4th! It’s not too late to join! If you haven’t already registered: Grades K-4 Sign up: http://www2.heart.org/goto/stocktonk-4 Grades 5-7 Sign up: http://www2.heart.org/goto/stockton5-7 Thank you to all who have joined in to make our event a huge success!
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Due to road conditions and to provide extra time to move snow, the Stockton Schools will start at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23. There will be no breakfast served and no a.m. preschool.
Due to the road conditions and in order to have extra time to move snow, the Stockton Schools will start at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23.
Due to the late start on Wed. Jan.23 there will be no breakfast served and no a.m pre-shool.
Tuesday night the Tigers are at home playing against Northern Valley. The theme for the night is Hawaiian! Come dressed up and enter a chance to win a gift card sponsored by Motion Dance. Go Tigers!
The Stockton Schools will convene at regular time today. Weather conditions will be monitored throughout the day. Please drive carefully this morning and allow for extra time. Watch for slick spots on sidewalks!
Due to icy conditons, the Stockton Schools will start at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17. There will be no a..m. preschool and breakfast will not be served.
The Beloit Wrestling Tournament times are being changed due to the forecasted inclement weather. The start time on Friday has been moved to 11:00 am and Saturday's start time has been moved to 10:30 am.
The Stockton Schools will be in session today, Tuesday, Jan. 15 at regular time. It is FOGGY and passageways will be slick in spots. PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS AND ALLOW FOR EXTRA TIME FOR YOUR MORNING DRIVE.
January 21, 2019 at USD 271 *No School-Teacher Inservice . *SGS Family Involvement Night at 6pm at SGS. *0-6 Reading Event at 6:30pm in the SGS Library. *Redesign Community Meeting at 7pm at SGS. Input for Redesign Meeting can be shared on this google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbR-V-KfPkOH9ztMVM_jHjLuP9EfJIC-8dqTD21mdneaDvfw/viewform?usp=sf_link
For tonight's MCL Tournament BB games, the west door of the SGS Gym will NOT be available for entry. Tiger Alley will NOT be accessible for vehicles.
The MCL Basketball Tournament games to be played at Stockton tonight (Sat. 1/12) WILL be played as scheduled.
Due to concerns for the weather and hazaedous driving conditions, the SHS Wrestling Team will NOT be taking part in the Oberlin Tournament on Saturday, January 12.
Makerspace for second graders will NOT be held today after school due to illness
Stockton Tigers will be playing at home this Tuesday night, January 8th! The spirit theme for the night is Camo! Come out and support the Tigers in your camo and possibly go home with a gift card!
Stockton High School Alumni: Dust off your instruments and come join the 7-12 Tiger Pep Band at Friday night's game against Norton! Email Mrs. Riener at firstname.lastname@example.org to put your name on the pass gate list and get free admission if you play!
SHS basketball teams open the month of January at home on the 4th. Join us in filling the stands as we welcome the Norton Bluejays. Theme for the game is Out of this World/Galaxy. Everyone that participates will be put in a drawing for a gift card!! Join in the fun and support the Stockton Tigers!
It is so quiet at SGS without our people! We hope you are having a wonderful break! #TigerPride271 https://gopro.com/v/JbbaEyGkbJqm1
Learn. Grow. Innovate. Join us for a day of exploring the why, how, and what of school redesign. You will find more details in the flyer. You can register at www.usd271.com (Explore-Redesign-Forms)
12/13/18 Stockton JH vs. Ellis JH ORDER OF PLAY - B, C (2 quarters), A for Boys-Boys will play in HS gym. B, C, A for Girls . Girls will play in JH gym.
SJHS vs. Thunder Ridge Details: SJHS Basketball at Agra on Monday, 12/10/18 at 3:00 pm - Order of Play: C girls (2 quarters), C Boys (2quarters), B Girls - full game, B Boys - full game, A Girls - full game, A Boys - full game.
Reminder ~ Tomorrow is HS Yearbook picture Day! Please have all shirts and uniforms here. Girls Basketball pics are at 7:30 sharp, boys to follow.
The City of Stockton is replacing water lines on North 1st St. The project will impact the exit of the Stockton Grade circle drive for the week of December 3-7. If you use the circle drive you will have to exit from the front parking lot through the alley to Cypress Street. It is a one way exit. Thank you!
The Stockton and Plainville Cheer Squads and working together to raise funds for the Rooks County Cancer Council. Please purchase and wear the t-shirt at the December 14th high school basketball game hosted by Plainville. Let’s black out and stands and show Rooks County stand strong against cancer! https://rookscountystrong.itemorder.com/sale
Stockton Schools will be closed, Monday, 11.26.18. Scholar Bowl will not be held. Practices may be held if road conditons improve through the day. Coaches will be in contact with team members.
SHS Food Science students presented their project and conclusions on how to make a healthier sugar cookie to the 8th grade science class. Students researched healthier alternatives for ingredients, created a calorimeter to test foods, conducted a sensory analysis on 4 variations of cookie and analyzed the results. #PBL
An exciting new BREAKFAST OPPORTUNITY COMING SOON to the Stockton Schools! READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE: https://tinyurl.com/ya8me4q7 Familes with children in the Stockton schools will also be receiving a letter in the mail.
Monday, November 19th 4:30pm-Basketball for SJHS here with Hill City. 6:00pm-Family Night for SGS (pk-7) with the Kansas Cosmosphere as our guest presenters. Please enter at the north end of SGS. Signs will be posted. 6:30pm-USD 271 Reads. Birth-6 years of age. This event will be in the SGS library. 7:00pm-The Redesign Community Meeting will be CANCELLED this month. Please contact the schools directly for specific questions on school improvement.
The SJHS basketball games at Smith Center have a start time of 4:00 pm. This is different than our school calendar posting. Order of play: B,C,A Boys at the high school B,C,A, Girls at the grade school-Girls will only play B,A
Congratulations to our KMEA JH Honor Choir and Honor Band performers! The concert was outstanding! #TigerPride271 Choir-Daniel Besperat, Liz Busonic, Coryn Hahn, Cappi Hoeting, Dylan Howell, Tiagen Kerr, Basil Powers, and Michel Smith. Band-Katie Kearny’s, Cameron Lindsey, Kaelyn Means, Justin Knoll, and Brook Kolar.
Cheer and Basketball pictures will be taken this Tuesday, Nov. 6th, beginning at 2:00. Please have your picture packettes filled out and with you to give to the photographer. Students, please have your uniforms with you for pictures, it is also a Home game day. Picture Retakes will be Wednesday the 7th of November. If you are getting retakes, you must return your packette in full if you have one. Those pictures will begin at 10 a.m. in the High School.
Basketball Shirts are available for purchase at: sjhbasketball.itemorder.com/sale
SJHS opens their basketball season tonight at home. We will host Phillipsburg with games starting at 4:30. Boys will play at SHS. Girls will play at SGS. CALENDAR CHANGE: Thursday the Tigers play at WaKeeney. Game time is 4pm. Game time is at 4pm (not 4:30).
The Stockton High School Human Growth & Development class celebrated Read for the Record with our kindergarten students at SGS. After enjoying the book together they created a work of art to share with someone special. The book was "Maybe Something Beautiful". They donated the books to the Title I program.
If you are planning on being your students guest for lunch, please make those arrangements with the office before 8:30 am. We are unable to accommodate walk-in's. *REMINDER* NO SCHOOL MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 due to teacher inservice
You are invited to attend a presentation by Melissa Fast, KSDE Math Consultant. Monday, October 29, 5:30 p.m. in the School Cafeteria. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT STANDARDS BASED GRADING.
Level 1 lockdown of the Stockton Schools has been lifted. Normal activities have been resumed.
Stockton School students and staff are currently in a Level I lockdown (confined to classrooms) in order to keep hallways clear due to a medical issue. First responders have been summoned.
6-8th Grade will participate in Pride Day on Wednesday, 10/24/18 in the afternoon by working on campus. Students, come dressed to school for work on pride day in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, closed toed shoes and no shorts are to be worn. Please bring gloves.
Monday, October 22, 2018 6:30-7:00 pm - USD 271 Reads Birth to 6 -SGS Library 7:00-8:00 pm - Redesign Community Meeting EdCamp Style - SHS Gym *Please fill out the survey for the community meeting so we can plan to meet your conversation requests. https://goo.gl/forms/rwo1d9zYzIn1Grcp2
Dr. Watson asked the 427 attendees at the KSDE conference to name the top competency we wanted our own children to have-the top menti vote was perseverance. At the same time we receive this photo-perseverance exhibited at USD 271! Our interns constructing a new interactive white board for our library. #TigerPride271
The Stockton Schools will begin at regular time, Monday, Oct 15. Please be cautious and allow for extra driving time based on your local road conditions. Dress for the weather; it will be C-O-L-D in the morning. Go Tigers!
Lunch payments are due Monday, Oct. 15th. They can call Leslie at 425-6367 for questions.
The Plainville (Stockton) vs Ellis junior high football game scheduled for today, 10/09/18 has been cancelled. It will not be rescheduled.
The Homecoming Coronation Ceremonies will be held at 5:30 p.m.
The Homecoming Football Game vs. Clifton-Clyde will kick off one hour earlier than scheduled . The game will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct.4. GO TIGERS!
Homecoming Week activities continue! The bonfire will be held at approximately 8:30 pm tonight! The KAY games will be held prior to the bonfire! See you tonight! Let’s go Tigers!
Our 6-8 Grade Student Council attended the Regional Student Council Conference in Ellis today. They enjoyed learning from the keynote speaker, Michael Cuestes. He talked about goal setting, leadership, and overcoming obstacles. The members of the student council utilized the rest of the day planning for the school year with fundraising, service projects, recreation, and team building.
No play practice tonight. Rescheduled for Thursday.
The first order of Football shirts is in at the HS office.
We have opened up the online store for the HS football shirts until the 25th since several people missed it. stocktonfootball.itemorder.com
The 2018 Homecoming Candidates are: Malynn Plumer, Katy Kriley, Emma Bedore, Brady Beougher, Jalen Basart, Nathan Thomas
We hope you can join us on September 17th for an evening full of activities and information! * 6pm-7pm SGS Family Involvement Night w/ PE @ SGS Main Gym. *6:30pm 0-6 Reading Night In the SGS Library (Join us for PE Night first!) *7pm-8pm USD 271 Redesign Community Mtg @ SHS. Edcamp style with the topics: Standards Based Grading, Communities, and Personalized Learning.
Reminder~ Lunch payments are due Friday, Sept 14. Questions or balances call the District office 785-425-6367
“Knots in my YoYo String” was our story this week. Life lesson behind the story was that sometimes our life can get tangled in knots, but that doesn’t mean to give up. We can undo those knots with hard work, dedication, help from others, and perseverance. The 6th grade had fun working together at learning new knots. Building character and community in my in my classroom.
KAY Membership Breakfast! Tuesday, September 11th at 7:30am on the Stage! Come enjoy breakfast on us and hear about the KAY club!
The 7-12 Tiger Marching Band will be at the Kansas State Fair Mon, Sept 10 preform @ 10:40. Leave at 6:30 am Monday! Bring $$ for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Black band pants, blue band shirt, and blue jackets. No sandals, flip flops, or boots. Practice at 7:15 am Friday am
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We are offering the link here as an opportunity for patrons and parents to guide us into their interests for our EdCamp on May 05. https://goo.gl/forms/ieBYACLEDX8sokuW2