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.
During this week, we honor a particular group of support staff each day that help make our buildings a great place for students and select an honoree from this group.
Thursday: Paraprofessionals/Health Service/Multicultural Liaison
Congratulations to Julie Sabo! RHS/RMS Health Technician!! Julie serves a very large student population every day. Seizures, asthma attacks, medication administration and emergency situations make her office always busy and the beds full!! This is her 6th year in the health office, she worked in ROCORI food service before that.
Wednesday: Secretaries & Clerical/Program Managers/Tech Support
Congrats to Jane Wahlin for being recognized for the ROCORI Support Staff Award of Excellence for Administrative Assistants! She does an amazing job everyday for ROCORI Activities. Thanks for all that you do Jane!
Tuesday: Buildings and Grounds Staff
The district honoree in buildings and grounds for this year’s Support Staff Award is Peter Nierengarten. Peter comes to work every day with a fresh pail of good ol’ fashioned ‘can do attitude’ in tow while he’s humming to the oldies on the radio Congrats Peter!
Monday: Food Service Staff
The district honoree in food service for this year’s Support Staff Award is Jonelle Philippi. Jonelle has been with the district for seventeen years. She comes to work each day with a warm friendly smile and positive attitude. Jonelle’s number one ingredient in all her recipes is love! Congratulations Jonelle!
Make a difference in your community and join our team as a reading tutor. Brandon Elementary is looking for reading tutors to give their time and talent to help our kids become successful readers and learners.
Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with students during school hours throughout the school year. No matter if you’re a recent grad, career changer, stay-at-home parent or retiree, you can make a great tutor. No experience? No problem. Minnesota Reading Corps provides comprehensive training in strategies proven to help students learn, so tutors are well equipped to help students grow.
Perks as A Tutor
- Receive a stipend every two weeks
- Earn up to $4,200 for college tuition or student loans. Tutors 55 and older may gift the award to their child, grandchild, stepchild or foster child.
- Free health insurance and child care assistance for those who qualify.
ROCORI Public School District will begin implementing the Farm2School Lunch Program in September 2019. The program provides lunch once a month which introduces farm fresh grown food to students. The Farm2School Lunch Program promotes healthy eating habits, supports neighboring small and mid-sized farmers and help builds the local economy. The program offers important learning opportunities for students, staff and guests. The school cafeteria is a model for health, wellness and food system sustainability. At ISD #750, the cafeteria is viewed as a learning laboratory to introduce students to locally sourced food. ISD #750 is interested in purchasing products from farmers whose production practices support environmental sustainability goals, such as, but not restricted to, reduced use or elimination of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, use of organic fertilizers, fewer transport miles between farm and ISD #750, and environmentally friendly packaging.