The district is hoping to have all the contributions compiled by May 15.
Markham-Cousins was removed from her position as Washburn High School principal April 11 after district officials said a change in leadership was necessary to restore the school’s learning enviornment. Of course, many attribute her dismissal to the investigation surrounding Washburn Athletic Director Dan Pratt, which led to demonstrations by students and community members. Craig Vana, a veteran administrator in the district, is serving as interim prinicipal.
According to a letter from Associate Superintendent Theresa Battle, the district hopes to have a new principal in place by the beginning of the next school year. To do that, the district is encouraging staff, parents and students to participate in the process through surveys.
There are two surveys: one for staff and parents, and another for ninth through 12th-graders. Read the rest here.
Organically grown annuals, perennials, vegetable and herbsMay 9 and 108:00 a..m to 6:00 p.m.3755 Pleasant Ave. S.
…a pop-up coffee shop in Kingfield at 3910 Stevens Ave South, at the backside of the gym!
April 11, 2013
Washburn Principal Carol Markham-Cousins said today she has accepted a reassignment by the Minneapolis Public School District.
Markham-Cousins gave the Southwest Journal the following statement, and said she would discuss the details of the reassignment in a later interview.
“I was informed this morning by Minneapolis Public Schools Human Resources Director Rick Kreyer that I was being relieved of my assignment as the principal of Minneapolis Washburn High School.
Read the rest: http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/news/washburn-principal-markham-cousins-reassigned
|Thursday, March 28
6:00 – 7:30 PM
MPS Culinary and Nutrition Center
812 Plymouth Ave North, Minneapolis
Come see what’s cooking in the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and our broader community! This month we’re focusing on new MPS nutrition programs, the role of nutrition in the learning environment and other food issues in our city.
Our featured speakers are:
After brief presentations we’ll break into small groups for in-depth conversation with each speaker and time to share questions and ideas with other community members.
Check out these media pieces on this month’s topic…
New MPS chef aims to transform students’ food, one step at a time | by Beth Hawkins, MinnPost
- Welcome and Introductions – Liz Short
- Updates – focused instruction, teacher evaluation, enrollment planning
- Buildings, Classrooms, Playgrounds and Athletic Fields – Planning for the short and long term. Mark Bollinger, Chief Administrative Officer, Facilities expert.
- Class size, building capacity, enrollment and student placement – Planning together
- Go-To Cards for SWHS students Fall ’13, Jon Ledeboer, Go-To Coordinator