Category Archives: General

July 9, 2015: #boynetech Take Aways

Boyne Tech Conference Ideas, Notes, Take-Aways and Great Photos!! What a great time again at the Boyne Tech Conference. It is so well organized and managed. It has a super mix of sessions that remain small and easy to have multiple take-aways from. The people are friendly at the conference and the small town feel […]

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June 15, 2015: New Tech Tip I’m Loving: https://ifttt.com

Well… It’s been around for awhile, but I found the note on scrap paper. “Put out a Tweet/Facebook post to multiple areas all at once”. ( ifft.com) Just testing out all the options. You make If/Then statements telling apps what yo do. For example… If WordPress Then Twitter. Pretty much an awesome way to reach […]

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June 14, 2015: School’s Out for Summer

Ravenna Middle and High School Staff Waves Goodbye for Summer! School’s out for Summer!! There is not a year that goes by and ends that I do not hear Alice Cooper singing. I even had a student ask me to play it over the intercom to end the year, so they must love hearing that […]

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May 25-29, 2015: Memorial Day 2015 and Last Week of School Year

Each day at RMS we are steeped in routine. Classes move on at exactly the same time, with the same pace. Then lunch is announced with the same type of routine, recess, and back to the classroom setting for the rest of the afternoon. I have often wondered if educators are that steeped in routine […]

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May 18-22, 2015: WE “Get to vs. Have to”

                We “Get to do this vs. Have to do this” This mantra was brought up to us by our RPS Superintendent Mr. John VanLoon at the beginning of the school year. It really embodies a positive vs. negative attitude that one can have no matter what the […]

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May 11-15, 2015: Final Laps

This week RMS will host the West Michigan Conference Middle School Track on Wednesday afternoon. Teams from eight schools that have been in the same conference league for over 50 years will come together to compete. This track event has been held since 1972 for the boys and 1977 for the girls. It is an […]

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May 3, 2015 Finish Strong

Finish Strong Many times we hear that saying and we know what to do but it may be very hard to carry out the plan. There is no doubt that the two hardest times of any school year are September and May. We are in the homestretch of a very busy filled month and each […]

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April 27, 2015

What a wonderful Friday for our 5th graders, staff and adult volunteers to bring our 5th graders to Greenfield Village. Many memories made visiting the many sites. Thank you to all who made this trip possible and put in many long hours. (They left at 6:30 am and returned at 9:40 pm)! I just ran […]

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April 20, 2015 Memories From a Field Trip

Memories From a Field Trip It seems to be that in all the hours we spend in school the times we remember are usually not the ones from the everyday classroom grind. We remember that funny time in Science class when Mr. Krebs let us use the bunsen burners and it sparked way higher than […]

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April 12, 2015: Spring Break Train Thoughts

When you sit on a train for over thirty straight hours cross country you have a lot of time to think. Time to look out the window and realize that you are indeed a very small part of the world. Yet, on the other hand in Education you get up each day thinking and knowing […]

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