KDHE announces that Caldwell will be 1 of 19 schools participating in the 2nd round of the Redesign Project

first_imgCaldwell representatives were on hand when the Kansas State Department of Education announced that USD 360 will be one of 19 schools selected to participate in the Gemini II Redesign Project.Submitted to the Sumner Newscow — The Kansas State Department of Education announced Tuesday, April 17, that USD 360 Caldwell Schools is one of 19 school districts from across the state selected to take part in Gemini II: The Space Walk Begins, which is the next round of the Kansans Can School Redesign Project. Caldwell is the second Sumner County  school to participate in the program with Wellington being the first.Caldwell will initiate the Redesign project in 2019-20.Attending the State BOE meeting on behalf of the district were Gage Overall, USD 360 BOE member, Julie Matthew, fifth grade teacher, Wayne Greenlee, CHS ELA Teacher, and Alan Jamison, USD 360 Superintendent. KSDE in February 2018 began accepting applications for the Gemini II Project and the districts were announced April 17 during the Kansas State Board of Education meeting.In support of Kansas’ vision for education, KSDE launched the Kansans Can School Redesign Project in August 2017. Twenty-nine Kansas school districts applied for the project. Seven districts including Wellington — each one representing one of the Mercury 7 astronauts — were selected. Remaining applicants had the opportunity to participate in the Gemini I Project.“After the initial Kansas redesign schools were selected last year, the staff and administration spent the year discussing where we were at as a district and where we wanted to go in the future.  We had the opportunity to see and hear how the schools around the state were progressing with their redesign efforts and our staff took the initiative to move us forward,” said Alan Jamison, Superintendent.All districts that applied for the Kansans Can School Redesign Project had to agree to redesign at least one elementary and one secondary school around the five outcomes established by the Kansas State Board of Education, the five elements identified as defining a successful high school graduate, and what Kansans said they want schools to provide students. They also had to have approval by their local school board with a public vote, faculty support with a vote of 80 percent, and support from KNEA or other professional organization.USD 360 Caldwell Schools plans to launch a new school redesign in the 2019-2020 school year and will serve as a future demonstration site for other districts in Kansas to study, learn from, and visit.For more information about Caldwell Secondary School and Caldwell Elementary School, visit www.usd360.com.To learn more about the Kansans Can School Redesign Project, visit http://www.ksde.org/Agency/Fiscal-and-Administrative-Services/Communications-and-Recognition-Programs/Vision-Kansans-Can/School-Redesign.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more