The first full week of the 2017-18 school year saw a number of assemblies and events on campus for Circleville students including Solar Eclipse programming, a CHS assembly with author Brad Hurtig, 6th-12th grade Chromebook distribution, and the first days of school for preschool and kindergarten students in the district.
Students and staff kicked off the week of school on Monday with lesson plans and activities centered around the 2017 Solar Eclipse. With a near 90 percent eclipse of the sun visible from campus, students and staff geared up for the event with ISO 12312-2 grade safety glasses and took to the fields for viewing festivities. From charting the progression of the moon and the sun during the eclipse, to studies leading up to the event, students understanding of the solar system truly benefited as a result of this scientific spectacle.
A Visit with Author, Speaker Brad Hurtig
On Monday, Circleville High School played host to TED Talk speaker, author Brad Hurtig. Hurtig, a former Ohio High School football standout provided students with a powerful message centered around the idea of ‘finding a way.’ After losing both of his hands in an industrial accident after his sophomore year of high school, Hurtig talked about overcoming obstacles and how the inspirational wisdom of one particular coach and his support system enabled him to return to the football field despite the physical hurdles set before him.
Hurtig was accompanied by local 3-piece Ohio rock band The Stray who would return Monday evening for a free concert as a part of Circleville FCA programming.
Monday and Tuesday this week saw the building wide distribution of Google Chromebooks for students at Circleville Middle School and Circleville High School. The student Chromebook initiative is in its third year at the middle school and in its second year at the high school. At the elementary levels, each classroom comes equipped with a Chromebook cart in Grades 3-5, with iPad carts and laptop carts available in the primary grades (PK-2).
CCSD is proud to supplement student learning with a 1:1 student-to-technology ratio in the district.
Circleville Elementary School welcomes Preschool and Kindergarten Students
Operating on a delayed start to the year, members of the Classes of 2029, 2030, and 2031 entered the academic fold at Circleville City Schools this week with the start of our Preschool and Kindergarten. Students in both grades had a staggered start to the year by design as they got up to speed with a new building, new teachers, and new friends. Half of Kindergarten reported on Monday with a day off Tuesday and the other half of the grade level were off Monday and started Tuesday . Wednesday served as the first combined day for all Kindergarten students.
For many students ages 3-5, this is the first structured academic environment they will have encountered and the delayed start enabled staff to get to know the newest generation of Tigers more efficiently in small groups.
For a full recap of the first full week of the 2017-18 school year, see the slideshow below!