There will be no school Friday, March 13th. Our staff will be busy with an In-Service
professional development day with the goal for teachers to learn ways to enhance
opportunities that target the integration of STEM into their daily lessons. This year's STEM Professional Development has centered around
teaching through the 4Cs (Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, &
Collaboration) in order to build a STEM culture in classrooms. During our
most recent STEM Professional Development Session: “Building a STEM Culture” on
January 17th, teachers developed strategies that blends
communication, collaboration, and critical thinking seamlessly. Teachers worked
to develop and integrate strategies that allowed all students to use critical
thinking to document their ideas then collaborate and communicate effectively
to others. Our ultimate goal is to help
students acquire the skill set that will eventually prepare them for the
workplace, technical school, or college and eventual success in an
ever-changing global marketplace.
We are excited to share that our school and the Tri-County ADAMHS Board
are involved in a partnership to provide a K-12 prevention education initiative
for our students. The overarching goal
of the partnership is to utilize a grant from the state of Ohio in the amount
of $12,392 to develop programs that enhance efforts to provide a safe,
supportive and healthy school environment and ultimately make a huge difference
in student academic and person success.
Our action plan includes programs that address bullying, harassment, and
vaping, alcohol, and drug use while encouraging positive behaviors and healthy
lifestyles. In addition, our staff will
participate in professional development activities that enhance their awareness
of the mental health needs of their students and best practices to address
student mental health issues.
adopted board policy 5517.01 (Bullying and Other Forms of Aggressive Behavior),
schools are required to semi-annually provide a written summary of all reported
incidents of bullying/harassment/intimidation.
law requires school policies to use the definition of bullying found in R.C.
3313.666, which defines "harassment, intimidation, or bullying"
as: Any intentional written, verbal, or
physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student
more than once and the behavior both: (a) causes mental or physical harm to the
other student; (b) is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that is
creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for
the other student.
accordance with these laws of the State of Ohio, it is reported that the
administrators of Antwerp Local Schools dealt with the following number of
incidences of bullying during the 1st Semester:
PK-5: For the 1st semester of the 2019-2020 school year, there were 0
cases of bullying.
6-12: For the 1st semester of the 2019-2020 school year, there were 1 cases of
Dr. Martin Miller