Wednesday, October 3, 2007

October Already?

Here we are in the month of October already! Time is just flying by.

I wanted to update you on a few things. First, recent additions to our website include a District School Boundary Map and an Address Lookup link. The address lookup allows parents (or anyone) to type in the street number and street name (local only), and they get back the assigned elementary, middle school, and high school for that address. You may have seen the same thing on Perris Union High School District’s website. You can find both of these links under the “Links” balloon on the district website. I hope to add pacing guides to the website soon!

Second, I would like to gather as much data as possible to help plan future technology staff development. To date, only 3 people have completed my PESD Technology Preference Survey found on the right side of this blog (thanks Garmon, Lorin, and Elaine). This information would REALLY help me do this planning. Keep an eye on that same area of the blog page for more. We are planning on trying an on-line registration option for the next Buy-Back Day on Oct. 20th. The first 3 people that register for that event on-line will receive a gift from me.

Lastly, the OARS scanning of tests is going well. Teachers should expect a very short turn around time to have access to their class’s results. In case you have forgotten, you can click here for the PESD OARS page. The historical data is coming along slow on the transfer from EADMS, but we should eventually see all test data from previous years.


District email boxes can get full. If it gets full, you will NOT be able to receive new emails. I suggest that you occasionally (maybe once a month) go into your email and 1) delete messages that are not from this school year, 2) delete emails with attachments – especially large attachments, and 3) forward important emails that you want to keep to your personal email account (Yahoo, AOL, etc …).

Garmon has been sending me some good resources that you might want to visit:

On-line training for teachers -

On-line file storage - Garmon has started one for 4th grade teachers at Check it out and maybe you’ll want to start a page for your grade!

If you have ANY tech questions, please contact me by email or at the Staff Development Office.

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." - Confucius

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