Announcements

Press Release: BOE Appoints New Board Members

Press Release: BOE Appoints New Board Members

Posted October 1, 2014

The Board of Education appointed Ms. Juliet Boyd and Mr. Rich Regan to fill two existing vacancies. Click on the Press Release for details.

Press Release BOE Appointments 10-1-14

Wednesday Ames Backpack 10/1/14

Wednesday Ames Backpack 10/1/14

Posted October 1, 2014

The Wednesday Ames Backpack has been updated. Please review the latest flyers and teacher home page updates as they are made available. Please note that all teacher pages will be updated on the first Wednesday of the month, but may be updated on additional Wednesdays as needed.

Wednesday Ames Backpack

District 96 “Laptops for Learning” Program Underway

District 96 “Laptops for Learning” Program Underway

Posted September 29, 2014

District 96 is very happy to announce that the 1:1 “Laptops for Learning” program is well underway for the 14-15 school year. Earlier this month laptops were successfully distributed to students at Hauser Jr. High and last week the process continued with the district’s 5th grade students. Distribution will continue this week and possibly into next week based on the availability of 5th grade classes. The district’s new Instructional Technology Coordinator, Bob Petitto, will be leading the presentations to students with assistance from other members of the tech team based upon their availability.

Teachers have already begun distributing the updated and consolidated “Parent & Student Laptop Responsibilities Agreement” to parents. Parents and students should review the five-page document and then sign / return the cover page to their classroom teacher. The remaining pages should be retained for future reference.

While students at Hauser Jr. High begin taking computers home immediately upon distribution, it is often 2-3 weeks before students in the 5th grade begin taking laptops home overnight. Parents of 5th grade students should consult with their child’s teacher regarding the timing of when this will occur. If parents have any questions or concerns regarding the Laptops for Learning program they should feel free to contact Don Tufano, Director of Innovation & Instructional Technology, at tufanod@district96.org.

Upcoming Ames School Events

  • Mon Sep 29 2014: Picture Day
  • Wed Oct 1 2014: Be Fit Begins
  • Wed Oct 1 2014: Innisbsrook Sale Ends
  • Fri Oct 3 2014: Spirit Day
  • Fri Oct 3 2014: Fun Lunch
  • Fri Oct 3 2014: Family Movie Night

This Week's District-wide Events

  • Mon Sep 29 2014: Early Release Elementary at 2 p.m.
  • Mon Sep 29 2014: Early Release Hauser at 2:15 p.m.
  • Mon Sep 29 2014: ECE/AM - 8:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Mon Sep 29 2014: PM Kindergarten - 11:05 am to 2:00 pm
  • Mon Sep 29 2014: AM Kindergarten - 8:20 am to 11:15 am
  • Mon Sep 29 2014: ECE/PM - 11:30 am to 2:00 pm