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    Liberty Kindergartners Chip Away at 100-Plus Question Bank
    Liberty Kindergartners Chip Away at 100-Plus Question Bank
    Posted on 1/17/2020
    Have you ever wondered why boxes are made of cardboard, why tigers have stripes, how skyscrapers are made or who invented numbers? These quandaries - and so many more - are what fill the minds of kindergartners in Christa MacFarlane’s class at Liberty Early Childhood School. The best part of all: They’re getting answers.
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    West Journalism Class Launches Online News Site
    West Journalism Class Launches Online News Site
    Posted on 1/17/2020
    Journalism class is back at Lakota West High School this year, but with a twist. “The students didn’t want to sit in a traditional English class,” teacher Mary Mahoney said. “So I threw my lesson plans away.”
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    Ridge Junior Students Redesigning the Way Information is Shared
    Ridge Junior Students Redesigning the Way Information is Shared
    Posted on 1/17/2020
    School announcements are coming to life over at Ridge Junior School thanks to this year’s video announcements. Principal Ben Brown wanted to give students a chance to “tap into the personal learning aspect of students following their interests during RISE time.” RISE time is the school’s advisory period and is an acronym for Realize, Innovate, Serve and Empower.
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    #LakotaGoesGreen: Super Cheetahs Take on Challenge
    #LakotaGoesGreen: Super Cheetahs Take on Challenge
    Posted on 1/16/2020
    What if you could build a better world? Where would you begin? The Super Cheetahs, a team of Cherokee fourth-graders, took on this challenge as part of a FIRST LEGO League competition.
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    GE Program Brings New Learning Opportunities to Six Lakota Schools
    GE Program Brings New Learning Opportunities to Six Lakota Schools
    Posted on 1/15/2020
    Sixth grade science classes at Endeavor are using 3D printers to make crystals for a presentation on rocks and minerals. Lakota East high school students are using 3D printers for projects in nearly every subject area -- they even used their creativity and knowledge of 3D printing to make ornaments for a holiday tree in the school’s Innovation Hub. Examples like these are happening more often now thanks to the GE Additive Education Program.
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    WE are Personalized: Winter 2020 Community Newsletter
    WE are Personalized: Winter 2020 Community Newsletter
    Posted on 1/14/2020
    Several times a year, Lakota produces a community newsletter to help parents and residents stay informed about important district-wide news and updates. This issue brings Lakota’s emphasis on “Personalized Learning” to life, sharing examples of the district’s four different “plays” in action.
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    Staying Healthy During Flu Season
    Staying Healthy During Flu Season
    Posted on 1/13/2020
    Keeping our students healthy during this time of year can be a challenge, but Lakota has put many safeguards in place to keep illnesses from spreading.
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    Master Facilities Planning: Community Meeting Jan. 28
    Master Facilities Planning: Community Meeting Jan. 28
    Posted on 1/11/2020
    Lakota’s strategic plan calls for an in-depth assessment of our facilities, with the end goal being to build a plan that protects our district’s most important assets and supports the type of learning that will carry our schools into the future. The first community meeting on Jan. 28 will share data that the committee has gathered so far to help devise a plan.
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    Lakota’s First ThoughtExchange Gathers Input on Communication
    Lakota’s First ThoughtExchange Gathers Input on Communication
    Posted on 1/09/2020
    Lakota is introducing a new online platform to regularly engage our community and gather input on different topics. The tool encourages you to share your own thoughts by answering a single question and then rate others’ thoughts according to how strongly you agree. Participate in our first ThoughtExchange to help us continue improving our communication efforts.
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