The following Schools in Focus [SIF] 2008-09 school year video segments are available to stream on the Anoka-Hennepin School District website. Click on the links below to view a segment.
formats are available to view in: Windows Media (suggested for Windows
platform users), QuickTime (suggested for Mac platform users) and Real
Player. All three formats will work on either Windows or Mac platforms.
common problems can be resolved by obtaining the latest streaming video
player (see links below).
Click on the links below for additional SIF segments and information.
Schools in Focus #47: Airdate March through April 2009
All Anoka-Hennepin elementary schools began using a new mathematics curriculum this fall called Everyday Mathematics. This segment shows what Everyday Mathematics is all about and how the program challenges and empowers student to truly understand mathematics.
School Readiness Preschool:
The School Readiness Preschool program implemented Creative Curriculum, which guides classroom instruction. The curriculum includes a new assessment tool that tracks academic success of preschoolers preparing them for kindergarten.
Dr. Roger Giroux Discussion: The career of long-time Superintendent Roger Giroux, who retired on Dec. 31, 2008, is discussed.
Schools in Focus #46: Airdate January through February 2009
The district's Compass Program
houses of a variety of sites that help
meet the learning and behavior needs of students who are in transition.
The Adventures Plus School Age Child Care program is committed to multicultural inclusiveness. The program's inclusiveness goals and award-winning efforts from Community Education are highlighted.
Discovery Team Discussion:
The work of Anoka-Hennepin's Discovery Team, a citizen-led task force authorized by the School Board to examine large-scale issues of declining enrollment, changing demographics, educational program needs and district finances, is discussed.
Schools in Focus #45: Airdate November through December 2008
High School Voting:
Teachers and students at Coon Rapids High School pushed hard to register new voters in memory of a former social studies teacher.
Economic Advice and Tips:
Advice and tips from two experts on how to
cope with the new, downsized economy.
Superintendent Search Discussion:
Discussion on progress on the search for a new superintendent.
Schools in Focus #44: Airdate June through November 2008
High School Rigor:
Overview on what the district is doing to help prepare high school students for the future.
Project Green Fleet:
Overview on the district's Project Green Fleet initiative.
Demographics and Legislative Session Discussion:
Discussion on the changing demographics of the district and a reflection on the recent 2008 legislative session.