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Thursday, February 25, 2021

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RIVENDELL INTERSTATE SCHOOL DISTRICT
BUDGET and VOTING INFORMATION
Click here to download the Budget and Voting Information Mailer

Information Sessions via Zoom
6:30 pm Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021
6:30 pm Tuesday March 9, 2021
Meetings will be recorded. For access to recordings and instructions on how to connect to the meeting visit www.rivendellschool.org
or call 603-353-2170 x2136.

Annual Meeting Information

ANNUAL MEETING: Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no in-person meeting this year.

ANNUAL REPORT: This year’s annual report will be created to be more user friendly, economical, and practical. Our hope is that most community members will be able to access the report electronically on the local listservs and website. We will provide each town office with hard copies and mail hard copies to anyone who emails a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 4th.

VOTING: Voting on the budget and officers will be by Australian ballot. In the interest of keeping our poll-workers safe, we are once again encouraging everyone to vote by mail. Ballots will be mailed to each registered voter in an envelope labeled “Official Rivendell Ballot Enclosed.” If you do not receive your ballot by March 1st, please contact your Town Clerk. Voted ballots must be received at your town office by 3PM March 16th. For those desiring to vote in person or to drop off a ballot, polls will be open at Rivendell Academy 5-7PM on March 16th.

INFORMATION MEETINGS: There will be two information meetings held remotely via Zoom. This is your chance to learn about the budget, ask questions and offer comments. You can dial in on your phone or connect through the internet. 

  • 6:30PM Tuesday, March 9 
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Committee on Learning (COL)

Purpose:

  1. Improve instruction and learning through action research based on research and theory
  2. Focus on staff development, with a lens on data and district goals
  3. Encourage and support innovation
  4. Explore curricular dilemmas

Projects:
Spring 2011

Voice and choice in learning though Collaborative Inquiry Projects

2011-2012

Investigating and fostering deep intellectual conversations and academic language in the classroom through collaborative action research

2012-2013

Investigating how deep intellectual conversations support writing and how writing supports deep intellectual conversation in every subject across the curriculum.

    • Extend student understanding of content and use of academic language
    • Develop ideas, opinions and voice
    • Organize thinking for writing pieces
    • Develop a shared pre-k-12strategies
    • Make connections to Common Core Standards
    • Evaluate student writing

2013-2014

Working in groups to develop and revise questions related to student learning, and plan an investigation, gather data, record and analyze data from classrooms, and present results to colleagues


2017-2018

Planning professional development and project based learning

2019-2020

Planning professional development and project based learning


Logistics:

  1. Meeting times are the thrid Wednesday a month from 3:30-6:30
  2. Appropriate representation from each school (2-3 teachers per school site).
  3. Facilitation / Notes
  4. Agendas are developed in the last 20 minutes of each meeting
    • Review data to identify instructional needs
    • Review research that addresses instructional needs
    • Frame learning and development around the issue(s)
    • Reflect