John Clark Elementary School was built in 1936 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. Before additions were made to the school it was known as the only “all-granite” school in the country.
Our school practices Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) which is the practice of teaching and reinforcing the positive behaviors that we want to see in our students.
Each month our 5th graders group up with a student from every other grade and teach a short lesson on character education. We always start the year with lessons that focus on our PBIS tenents of being Respectful, Responsible, and Kind.
Starting this month, our three elementary schools will be embarking on a special project, an all-school book club called One District, One Book. Every family will receive a copy of the same book – Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan.
One District, One Book is a novel program in that children of all grade levels will all be listening to their parents read the same book. Strange or daring as that may seem, it actually makes sound educational sense. Reading professionals recommend reading material out loud that is beyond a child's own reading level. We also believe that you can and should continue reading chapter books with your older children, even when they are able to read by themselves. We have selected a title that can be followed and understood and enjoyed by younger students, but will still captivate and stimulate older children.
Learn more about ROCORI One District One Book.
The seventh annual ROCORI Coaches Carnival will occur on Friday, March 22nd from 3-5:30PM in the ROCORI High School and Middle School Gyms and Commons.
Students in grades 3-8 will be invited and informed about the event during school and a permission sheet will be sent home. Please encourage students to bring their permission slips and $6 to their teachers prior to the event this week as this will help check them in faster at the door. (Sheets will be available through the schools if needed).
All students in grades 3-8 are invited to attend the event without a parent. Students who are younger can come but will need to come with a parent or guardian and sign up at the door. Eligible students who decide to come at the last minute can also check in at the door (#11). All parents of students are welcome to attend with their children.
The carnival will include many prizes and fun activities including many sports or activity booths and inflatable fun areas. This event will also allow students to meet and have fun with current ROCORI High School athletes. Music will be provided and there will be numerous awards and prizes to win at over 50 various activity booths as well as a drawing with special prizes at the end in the auditorium. There will also be concessions available including cotton candy.
Mission Possible Episode 5 brings us to Academy Day, a day in which teachers get to be students for the day and take advantage of personalized learning opportunities. Academy Day happens every January on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and now hosts four districts in addition to ROCORI staff!