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Archive for Wednesday, September 12, 2012

First Bell: Some upcoming district events; more on district goals

September 12, 2012

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• Here's a few save-the-dates for district events that I was reminded of in Monday's school board meeting:

— At 7 p.m. Sept, 27, the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., is hosting a screening of the documentary "American Teacher" and a discussion afterward. The discussion panel will include superintendent Rick Doll and Liberty Memorial Central Middle School teacher Michel Loomis. The event is free.

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"American Teacher" trailer

— The Lawrence Schools Foundation's community education breakfast is a week from Friday, at 7:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Lawrence, 200 McDonald Drive. The featured speaker is Larry Kwak, a 1977 Lawrence High School graduate and cancer researcher. Look for a story covering the event in next Saturday's Journal-World.

• Doll presented a draft of the district's goals to the school board on Monday, and most had a revision suggestion or two. So, the goals will go back for some tweaking, but they're pretty extensive already. The complete document is available online, organized under the district's three main objectives: "excellence, equity and engagement."

• Know anything that I need to learn? Send news tips, comments or questions to acgarrison@ljworld.com or call 832-6314.

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