Lowell Receives the Challenge Award from KSDE
Jim McNiece, one of our state BOE members was on hand to present the award to Lowell principal, Jennifer Ray.
Fourth and Fifth graders were involved in the presentation. The Challenge Award is given for supassing expectations for the 2022 State Assessments.
On hand to celebrate were Dr. Reed (Superintendent), Jennifer Ray (principal), BOE president Ed Trimmer, and Jim McNiece (state BOE member).
Students were invited to share what helped them be successful for the testing.
Kansas Teacher of the Year nominees visit Winfield
Kansas Teacher of the Year nominees visited USD465 on Wednesday. Kerrie Bryant, from Lowell Elementary, is a Region IV Semi-finalist (pictured on the right). The other pictured nominees were from Andover, Augusta, Buhler, and Salina. They spent the day in Winfield visiting our schools as we showcased the unique programs and opportunities our school district offers.
Elizabeth Wall - Kansas Teacher of the Year Nominee named a Region IV Semi-Finalist
Congrats to Elizabeth Wall, first grade teacher at Irving for this recent recognition! Wall, center is pictured with Randy Watson, Kansas Commissioner of Education, and Kim Gronninger, Director of Marketing, Security Benefits.
Kris Trimmer inducted to the Kansas Teacher Hall of Fame, June 5th in Dodge City, Kansas
Kris Trimmer believes that “good teachers are motivators who must be well versed in their subject matter which requires going beyond what is in the textbook”. When asked about her educational goals and teaching philosophy, she quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson who once said, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” She believes enthusiasm is contagious and it will cause students to “become involved in and ultimately responsible for their own education.”
Governor signs Proclamation for Tabatha Rosproy Recognition Day