NCSD Stories- February 2024
It was near the start of the school year in 2007, and as school buses filled with eager kids criss-crossed the neighborhood streets around her home, Milwaukie resident Bobbie Reed said she was “in a funk.” The Chicago native and former Portland Public Schools librarian was mourning the recent loss of her mother and says she spent six months without any feeling of purpose or accomplishment.
A persistent neighbor finally convinced Reed to visit a nearby elementary school. “And so it was like, OK, time to get out of my own way,” remembers Reed, who entered the school doors hoping she could maybe volunteer a few hours on a couple days each week.
Luckily for Linwood Elementary staff members, students, and families, those few hours quickly turned into eight hours every day, and Reed’s outgoing personality has been a daily fixture at Linwood for the past 17 straight years…and counting!
NCSD middle school students are using their creativity and journalistic skills to put together a weekly broadcast to share with their peers what's happening around campus.
Tuesdays are production days in Lucas Dix’s class at Rowe Middle School. Students work together filming, editing and recording their segments for the Shamrock News.
When you walk around the Rowe hallways, you’ll see these student journalists with a microphone in hand asking students questions, or recording an announcement about the next school event coming up. In the small studio next to the classroom, three student anchors are filming their contribution to the newscast, making sure the show flows smoothly.
Now in her 5th year teaching at Beatrice Morrow Cannady Elementary, Barb Stephens knows that teaching her group of fourth graders about tricky math concepts like area and perimeter can be a challenge. It was even more challenging when she couldn't stray far from the stationary whiteboard in front of the classroom.
Luckily for Stephens and several other teachers across the district, it's Chromecasting to the rescue! Using a Google Chromebook, similar to a laptop computer or tablet, teachers can wirelessly cast what’s on the laptop screen to a larger monitor at the front of the classroom.
A small group of NCSD teachers piloted the program during the 2022-23 school year. After receiving a lot of positive feedback from various grade levels, the program has continued to expand during this school year.
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