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Big changes for Leadership Day

Visitors should RSVP by Friday, Oct. 20

Published: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 8:14 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 8:25 a.m. CDT

Clarke Elementary’s Leadership Day has undergone a makeover, including the way members of the community take part. The event takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the school. Reservations are requested by Friday, Oct. 20.

“I want to urge people to RSVP so that we can split people into groups without too much confusion,” said Instructional Coach Becca Kedley, who encouraged responders to list how many people were coming with their group. “We’re beginning with the end in mind and want to make sure we create enough name tags and folders.”

Rumors of a completely new program popped up at a school board meeting Monday, Sept. 11. Elementary principal Jill Kiger let members know early on they would be experiencing something new.

“We are having an opening and closing ceremony along with sessions. Previously, we have only done a tour,” said Kedley. “Visitors will have the opportunity to go into classrooms and spend time interacting with the students and seeing first-hand what great learning is going on at Clarke Elementary.”

Everyone is invited to attend the celebration, though in spring, organizers expect to have a bigger audience.

“This event is in preparation for our spring Leadership Day where we will invite staff and students from other schools around the state and Midwest,” said Kedley. “Students are already preparing some projects that will be shared, reader’s theaters, and portfolios. The day is a showcase of Clarke students and learning happening in our own community.”

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