The John Glenn School Board members will meet tonight where the board will honor the Urey Middle School Spell Bowl Team on their State Spell Bowl Championship. The board also plans to discuss the purchase of 220 iPads for students in kindergarten through the second grade in the amount of $64,680.
The John Glenn School Board will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the North Liberty Elementary School.
John Glenn elementary students who have not had the opportunity to attend preschool or day care are getting a jump start to kindergarten.
For three weeks students attend Kindercamp at Walkerton Elementary School and North Liberty Elementary School and get acclimated to how things work in a classroom. Walkerton Elementary School Principal Tim Davis told the John Glenn School Board this week that there are 17 students attending Kindercamp at each of the elementary schools.
Students are in Kindercamp from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The students eat breakfast and lunch and learn how that process is conducted. They are also learning educational and social skills in the classroom.
All students will receive a book for every day they attend the Kindercamp session.
Funds from the United Way helped employ two teachers and an aide in this year’s classroom efforts at both schools.
This year’s IRead 3 results for the North Liberty and Walkerton Elementary students is down a little this year, according to Walkerton Elementary School Assistant Principal Rebecca Cummings.
She gave the John Glenn Community School Board the results that had been embargoed by the state. She said 81 percent of the North Liberty students passed while 89 percent of Walkerton Elementary students passed. Out of the 78 North Liberty students who took the test, 15 did not pass. Seven out of 64 students at Walkerton Elementary School did not pass.