Dear Logan Elm Family,
The beginning of the 2014-2015 school year is less than one month away and there are several upcoming dates of which everyone needs to be aware.
July 30th 6:00pm- Tour of Circleville High School
August 5th 6:30am-7:30pm- Special Election (Bond Issue)
August 5th 7:00pm- Fall sports parent’s meeting @ McDowell Exchange School
August 18th All Day- Students may pick up their schedules
August 18th 6:00pm- Open house for Freshmen students
August 19th- First Day of School
As a former graduate of Logan Elm, I am excited for the school year to begin and to have the opportunity to interact with the students and staff of LE once again. My years spent outside of Logan Elm gave me the ability to witness other districts and students in action, and none of these districts possess the dynamic culture of Logan Elm Local. We must remain committed in our desire to Be the Best; be the best student in the classroom, be the best employee at work, be the best family member, be the best community member. In other words, Be a Brave!
In order to Be a Brave we must be focused on doing what is best for the group, or the tribe. As a student, that equates to working hard now to provide the best future possible for your family and yourself. As a community member Being a Brave equates to providing, by whatever means necessary, a superior education that improves the quality of life for our learners. I pose a simple question to you, the students and community members of Logan Elm, “What actions will you take over the next few weeks to Be a Brave?”
Yours in Education,
Kacey Shaffer, a biology and physical science teacher at Logan Elm High School in Circleville, Ohio will sail on Saturday, July 26th to assist scientists on a 19-day survey of walleye pollock populations in Alaska. Shaffer will participate in this cruise as part of NOAA’s Teacher at Sea program, which bridges science and education through real-world research experiences.
“Through my experience with NOAA, my students will not only be able to learn first-hand about exciting research projects at sea, they will be witnesses to them, and on some level, participants in them,” says Shaffer. “Making their learning relevant through my own hands-on experiences is vital to getting students excited about science.”
Shaffer will board NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson on July 26th in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. For
19 days, she will assist scientists daily as they conduct and on-going population survey of Alaskan walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma), the nation’s largest single-species fishery. Shaffer is writing a blog about her experience, accessible at: .Photos from her blog are free and available for use by media with proper credit.
"NOAA's Teacher at Sea Program gives teachers the professional opportunity of a lifetime with a chance to participate in cutting edge science, on the ocean, working side-by-side with world-renowned scientists,” says Jennifer Hammond, the program’s director. “Teachers describe this authentic research experience as transformative and one that allows them to bring new knowledge and excitement back to their classrooms.”
Now in its 24th year, the program has provided nearly 700 teachers the opportunity to gain first-hand experience participating in science at sea. This year, NOAA received applications from nearly 200 teachers, and chose 25 to participate in research cruises. The educators chosen are able to enrich their curricula with the depth of understanding they gain by living and working side-by-side with scientists studying the marine environment.
NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. Join us on, and our other .
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