Welcome to the Panther Project

August 13th, 2014
Kent Warneke
Editor
Norfolk Daily News
 
Not a day goes by in the Norfolk Public Schools that something interesting, educational, fun or important doesn’t occur.

The students may be well aware of what’s taking place; teachers and administrators, too. But what about everyone else.

That’s the premise behind the Panther Project — a collaborative effort involving the Norfolk Public Schools and the Daily News that has been in existence since the 2009-2010 school year. Each of the Norfolk school buildings has its own website, filled with information. But the sites tend to only be viewed by individuals and families with a direct connection to each school. By working with the Daily News and sharing some of that information on the newspaper’s website, many, many more people will see it.

Here’s how it works:

Each building within the school district has a media coordinator. Within the Daily News’ Web site at www.norfolkdailynews.com, we have created a separate page for each school building. Under the coordination of the Norfolk Public Schools’ Tim Kwapnioski, the media coordinators are encouraged to post as much information, photos, announcements and more on that portion of the Daily News’ website.

The benefit to the school district is that it gets additional exposure for the Norfolk Public Schools by piggybacking onto the most widely used website in Norfolk. The Daily News site attracts close to 2 million page views a month from 60,000 to 80,000 different users each month.

The advantage to individuals who are interested in the school district is that they now can go to just one Web site and see a host of information about different schools without having to go to so many individual websites.

The advantage to readers of the Daily News’ print edition is that from the information posted on the Web site from school media coordinators, some of the most noteworthy, most interesting items will be included in a Panther Project weekly advertisements in the newspaper.

 

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Montessori Show Their Artistic PEACE Work

September 19th, 2014

The Montessori students took time on a beautiful afternoon to go out and decorate some sidewalks. They wanted to show their “Pieces of Peace” chalk artwork to anyone that visits Lincoln School or walks by. It is amazing to see what 1st – 4th graders can design.  Also, with recognizing International Peace Day on September 21st, the students made “Pinwheels for Peace” to decorate the whole school.

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Health Screening Day

September 18th, 2014

Nursing staff was on hand today to provide a health screening including:  Looking at teeth, doing eye exams and hearing tests.

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Mr Henry in the School

September 18th, 2014

Woodland Park welcomed “Uncle Henry” to our school.  With over 23 years and 6,400 audiences in his resume’, Henry speaks to our students and teachers about the survival skills, and adaptations of the seven, live, kid~ friendly creatures he brought to our school.  He put on an exciting and wonderful show!

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First Day of the School Year

September 18th, 2014

 

Here we are again looking forward to a new school year.  New and familiar faces.  New staff members are:

Mrs. Ames ~ Title 1 Teacher,  Mrs. Hale ~ Food Service,  Mrs. Lackas ~ Health Para,  Mrs. Fundus ~ Deaf Education Interprerter. (returning to our school).

 

 

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Welcome Back to the 2014 ~ 2015 School Year!

September 18th, 2014

Welcome Back!  Hope you all have a great year!  Watch our Woodland Park page to see what we are doing thru the 2014 ~ 2015 school year.

 

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Students working together

September 18th, 2014

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Chromebooks from CableOne

September 18th, 2014

Chromebooks

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Reading Together

September 17th, 2014

Once again, the Washington library and computer lab are open after school on Thursdays for students to read books and take Accelerated Reader tests. We love to see our students enjoy reading, and even the adults get to sit back and read a good book!

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Terrific Tuesdays

September 17th, 2014

Although everyday at Washington Elementary is terrific, we make Tuesdays a little more special.  Each classroom teacher chooses a student to receive the award of Student of the Week for his/her classroom.  Every student who is chosen comes to the front of the gym during our school’s morning meeting. The teachers share the reasons each student was chosen, and we celebrate these accomplishments together, as a whole school.  Our goal is to make an example of positive behaviors and choices, and guide all our students to earning this recognition throughout the school year.

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Jefferson 3rd Graders Read Frindle!!

September 8th, 2014

Ms. Wolff’s 3rd grade class just read the book Frindle!!  Everyone loved it! Keep reading 3rd grade!!!

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