Thanks for setting this up! It is a great way to communicate.
Kiki Gugel asked me to ask around the high school for two volunteers to work at the snack bar at the Pep Rally on Friday night, September 12.
Please don’t tell her that I didn’t because I forget things like that. Hopefully she won’t read this post and know that I’ve let her down because the 43 people who have registered for updates so far (YEAH, JETA!) will read this and turn out in force.
I worked it last year, and it was a blast. And I don’t just mean the fireworks.
She told me to beg. Unfortunately, at JETA.biz, we (will eventually) have such high standards that we prefer to ask nicely.
School has started, and JETA is back in action!
Enjoy some poorly framed and backlit pictures of a few of your friends who were somewhat willing to pose during 4th period on the second day of school!
Stay tuned–there are more shots coming, especially when I can recruit some photographers from Elbridge Elementary!
Pam Mead has started publishing a newsletter for the high school. Here’s the January issue. (It looks much nicer than the hyperlink below!)
My copy of NYSUT United landed in the mail today. While I normally just read it for the articles, something made me flip to the centerfold–and whoa! There we were, wearing blue on December 9th along with a bunch of other teachers from all across New York “rising up to reclaim the promise of public education.”
NYSUT has been calling for a three-year moratorium on high-stakes testing for students and teacher evaluations because they have been so poorly written and implemented so far. Whether they heard us then or not, they’ll hear us soon–that is one fine-looking centerfold!
If you’d like your own copy, you can download one from http://jeta.biz/?p=227. It’s not clear at this time if anyone will be available for autographs or not.
State Education Commissioner John King has decided to repeal the Common Core Standards after seeing JETA members dress up in blue today. “That’s strange,” pointed out JETA co-president Ben Alexander. “All we wanted was a three-year moratorium on high-stakes testing so that test results don’t hurt kids or teachers any more.”
Well, that actually didn’t happen, but it was fun to sport the blue. More pictures will follow as they are received at JETA.biz Central.
Kiki Gugel (8th Grade Resource), Jim Sherman (MS Home & Careers), Paul Farfaglia (Data Co-ordinator), Angel Bevilaqua (8th Grade Science), Doug Hickman (MS Technology), Leo McCormick (7th Grade Science), Mark Donabella (8th Grade Math)
Leo McCormick (Treasurer), Happy McClurg (Health & Safety), Kiki Gugel (MS Building Rep), Jennifer Weaver (Secretary), Paul Farfaglia & Ben Alexander (co-Presidents), Dave Sipley (Hiding in the Background), Pat Smart (Elbridge Building Rep).