This annual Convocation serves as an introduction to the district's goals and priorities for the up-coming school year, which include: the district's long-range plan goals, Common Core instruction and critical issues, such as bridging the achievement gap, challenging learning environments and professional development.
Superintendent Thomas A. Forcella built on the shared beliefs that came out of the 2012 Greenhouse Project in March. He also introduced the district's partnership with the Institute for Learning (IFL) at the University of Pittsburgh and how it would help with the district's goals of growth mindset, the Principles of Learning and Common Core instruction.
The program also featured remarks from Board Chair Mia Burroughs, Teacher of the Year Kim Mellor and Public School Foundation Representatives Ashley Wilson and Kim Hoke. A special video depicting students from FPG Elementary was shared, as 2012-13 marks the school's 50th anniversary.
members of the Maintenance staff direct traffic as district staff arrive for Convocation
staff members find seats for Convocation
Superintendent Tom Forcella welcomes staff
School Board Chair Mia Burroughs addresses staff
Ashley Wilson, president, and Kim Hoke, executive director, go over upcoming
Public School Foundation Events for 2012-13
a Flash Mob broke out in celebration of PSF events
District Teacher of the Year Kim Mellor addresses staff
Tori Creamer and Amy Rickard introduced new technology and other district news during a CHCCS Weekend Update skit
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