Thursday, January 24, 2008

Lincolnway Tour Begins in ArWeVa

On Tuesday, January 22nd, Lincolnway UniServ Director Myron Halverson and I headed to Westside to a before school reception (at 7:15 a.m.) with the ArWeVa EA. The communities of Arcadia, Westside and Vail make up the ArWeVa Community School District. Pictured here (on the right) is ArWeVa EA President Dan Spooner. Dan is a Technology Specialist both in ArWeVa and Coon Rapids/Bayard. Thanks, Dan for your leadership on Team ISEA!

ArWeVa EA members stopped in at the High School building on this wintry Iowa morning before heading to their classrooms throughout the district. We enjoyed pastries, coffee, juice and conversation!

UniServ Director Myron and I were next off to Vail to visit elementary classrooms and read aloud a favorite book.

The first classroom visit took me to the Pre-K room of Janet Edward (below on left). Next we were off to the 1st grade room of Jane Clarke (pictured on the right).

The last classroom visits here in Vail was to the 2nd grade classrooms of Pam Dunsmore (on the left-below) and Lori Oeser (on the right).

Our last stop in the ArWeVa Community Schools is in Arcadia. Here UniServ Director Myron carries in the box of ISEA pencils! The "mood" pencils are always popular with students and leave a reminder behind that ISEA works hard so all Iowa students have a great public school!

Classroom visits here in Arcadia included reading to Ruth Noelck's 5th grade (on left, above) along with school principal Rosemary Cameron Kunze. Donna Ricker's 4th grade is on the right.

Final classroom stops included Lodean Kastner's 3rd grade (on the left, above) and the Phys Ed class of Dayne Teske (on the right).

Our visits to all three communities of ArWeVa gave us a great start to my Lincolnway UniServ Unit tour! Thanks to all ArWeVa EA members for opening your classrooms to visitors to see the magic you do every day!

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