Monday, April 10, 2006

Reminder: Open Forums start this week!

Just a quick reminder that the school council's series of open forums to discuss the results of the focus group research begin tomorrow. Here are the details:
  • April 11 (Tuesday) -- 7:30 a.m. @ the Pattimura theater
  • April 12 (Wednesday) -- 6:30 p.m. @ the Middle School library (Cilandak campus)
  • April 13 (Thursday) -- 7:30 a.m. @ the Pondok Indah Elementary campus (Flamboyan 24)
  • April 17 (Monday) -- 4:00 p.m. @ the Pattimura theater
  • April 18 (Tuesday) -- 6:00 p.m. @ the Marriott Hotel
  • April 20 (Thursday) -- 3:00 p.m. @ the High School's I-Module, I-13 (Cilandak campus)
The feedback from these forums will help guide council as they consider changes to the educational policies at JIS that affect every child! School improvement is hard work, but it's worth the effort, so please attend and share your ideas. Have a look back at "Your chance to be heard at JIS" for a reminder on why your views matter.

Then check out today's New York Times for an interesting story about the New York School District's attempt to "remake the schools" that serve 1.1 million students. They're throwing a ton of money and political weight at the goal, but I think they're missing the thing that will make all the difference: genuine involvement in the process from parents and teachers. JIS doesn't seem to be making the same mistake. So let's take advantage of this first opportunity!

2 Comments:

At 6:07 PM, Blogger © Piedade Araújo Sol said...

thank you

 
At 2:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the turn out of the first focus group wasn't very good but yet I'm always hearing people talk about what they want to see at the school or what they are unhappy with. Well......now someone is actually asking for our opinion so I encourage everyone to go and let your voice be heard. Everyone's opinions are valuable, lets help JIS become the best school possible not only for our children but for the children to come.

 

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