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Full Day Kindergarten Interview at Clark School

On-A.I.R.- Full Day Kindgergarten

Full Day Kindergarten Interview with:

Jennifer Marcella, Joanna Bacon, Amanda Benson, Kirsten Quinn, Donna Niland, and Brittney Doyle

Maddie

Welcome to On A.I.R.

Heather

That’s Amherst Investigative Reporters.

Julia Daniel

We are independent producers for SAU39’s Digital Magazine called:

Everyone

(Everyone puts up their index finger and YELLS)

“One School Street!”

Maddie

(to the camera)

Last year, Principal Gerry St. Amand, Superintendent Peter Warburton, and other school administrators were successful in supplying full day kindergarten with no impact to the school budget.  The goal was equitable education for all.

Heather

We are talking with Clark/Wilkins Full Day Kindergarten teachers for SAU39 in Amherst, N.H.  Could you all please introduce yourselves, and tell us a little bit about why you chose to become a teacher?

Teachers

(Each teacher will introduce themselves)

Julia Daniel

We’d like to thank you all for being here today.  In the past, Clark/Wilkins offered half day kindergarten for the children of Amherst.  A few years ago, preschool was added to Clark/Wilkins School with fabulous results.  This past year was the first year Clark/Wilkins offered Full Day kindergarten!  We have a few questions regarding the success of Full Day Kindergarten!

Maddie

We’ve heard at the last Amherst School Board meeting that there has been a substantial uptick in the number of children registered for full day kindergarten.  Could you please tell us how many children are in full day kindergarten?

Teacher

(Responds)

Heather

We know that smooth transitions for children are a vital component to successful academics and social/emotional positive outcomes.  In the past, children were transitioning from other schools in the morning, then transitioning to Clark, and also transitioning yet again to another school in the afternoon. How has just the one transition helped the children?

Teacher

(Responds)

Julia Dowd

We understand that academic and social expectations for kindergarten students has risen so much over that past twenty years, and Kindergarten is considered the new first grade.  How does the additional time help with these expectations?

Teacher

(Responds)

Jenna

Before Full Day Kindergarten was implemented, teachers had to set up the entire classroom for 20 children for the morning session, and then take that all down, and set up a different classroom for the afternoon children.  That sounds exhausting!  How has full day helped with that problem?

Teacher

(Responds)

Mishka

We understand that early childhood education is vital to children learning how to communicate, socialize, and to learn the basics for a successful first grade experience.  How does full day help with those components?

Teacher

(Responds)

Katie

We know that early intervention is crucial to children getting the right resources and supports as early as possible so that any issues can be addressed with better outcomes.  Have you found that you are able to spend more quality time interacting with the children?

Nathanael

Play is the cornerstone of learning for children at these young ages.  What types of play activities, or Dramatic Play do the teachers provide?

Julia Dowd

Do you find that without all the added stresses from transitions and a heavy workload that the children have more time to work on interpersonal skills, like social skills, communication skills, and self-advocating?

Jenna

Could you explain the Math, science, reading, and writing curriculum for Kindergarten?  What does that look like?

Mishka

Creativity and imagination are so important for cognitive development.  What types of activities do the children engage in that support creativity and imagination?

Katie

It’s important that teachers receive support and caring from their community.  What do you like best about full –day kindergarten, and what fulfills you as a kindergarten teacher?

Nathanael

When we think about outcomes, the best indicator of success is happiness.  Can you expound on happy experiences happening in full-day kindergarten.

Maddie

Well that wraps up this interview, and on behalf of On A.I.R….

Heather

That’s Amherst Investigative Reporters

Julia Daniel

We’d like to thank you all for participating with

Everyone

(Everyone puts up their index finger and YELLS)

“One School Street!”

PACE Interview with Christine Landwehrle, Director of Curriculum for SAU39 in Amherst

Christine Landwehrle - PACE Interview
L to R: Maddie Daniel, Julia Daniel, Christine Landwehrle-Director of Curriculum and PD, Heather Skinner and Mike Rocco

Maddie

Welcome to On A.I.R.

Heather

That’s Amherst Investigative Reporters

Julia

We are independent producers for SAU39’s Digital Magazine called, “1 School Street”

Maddie

We are talking with Christine Landwehrle, Director of Curriculum for SAU39 in Amherst, N.H.

Heather

Christine, we are hearing a lot of exciting news regarding the PACE program, could you tell us what

PACE is?

Christine

(Talks about PACE this is where we get the most important info)

Julia

Is PACE the only performance assessment that SAU39 has?

Maddie

What is the difference between a competency and a standard?

Heather

Can PACE assessments correlate to the SAT’s, NEWA, or Smarter Balance?

Cut:

 

Second shot is a round table discussion ala “Charlie Rose” Maddie will start the conversation with the way in which she learns, struggles she has had in her learning style, and what she needs in her testing. Heather and Julia will join in. Christine can encourage the conversation along. All will participate with questions and answers. This is a great way for children to be heard in how they learn, what they feel about testing etc. We had this conversation during our meeting to create the questions, and it is quite impressive.

“The Making of On A.I.R.

On A.I.R. - Amherst Investigative Reporters
On A.I.R. – Amherst Investigative Reporters

Mike, Maddie, Heather, Julia, and Nathanael arrange themselves like the magazine cover photo.  Paris used the slate board.

Paris

The making of On A.I.R. – Take one.

(Paris slaps the slate board)

Maddie Daniel

Welcome to On A.I.R.

Heather Skinner

That’s Amherst Investigative Reporters.

Julia Daniel

We are independent producers for SAU39’s Digital Magazine called…

Everybody

“One School Street”

(holding up right hand index finger)

Mike Rocco

We are also TV Show Producers, and we are here to show you how a group of elementary, middle, and high school students decided to create a kid’s comedy news show.

Nathanael Shepherd

(using Turtle voice from Nemo while nodding head up and down)

All about the SAU39 School District.

Maddie

We write our own scripts.

Heather

We shoot our own scenes.

Julia

We edit our own footage.

Mike

All in an effort to bring you, the public, new and exciting details of the Amherst and Mont Vernon School systems.

Nathanael

((using Turtle voice from Nemo while nodding head up and down)

It’s a way to connect.

Maddie

Connect to the community.

Heather

To come together.

Julia

(loudly)

To watch a really big shoe!

(“bow” section)

Mike

I’m Mike Rocco, and I’m the director for On A.I.R., and I’m a co-creator.

Maddie

I’m Maddie Daniel, and I play C.J., that stands for Computer Junkie.  I’m also a co-creator.

Heather

I’m Heather Skinner, and I play Hazel, an undercover Ninja, and I’m also a co-creator.

Julia

I’m Julia Daniel, and I play Erica, the dancer girl, and I’m also a co-creator.

Nathanael

I’m Nathanael Sheppard, and I’ve recently joined On A.I.R. as the assistant director, and weather man.

Paris

I’m Paris Dzen, and I play the Boss who wants to capture Bigfoot.

Cut to: Bigfoot slowly appears in the window next to green screen as the kids explain the story.

Maddie

Bigfoot is a good guy.

Heather

But he likes to get into trouble.

Julia

In our pilot episode, the Boss wants to capture Bigfoot to sell him.

Mike

But we are going to save him.  Look for On A.I.R. in the coming months, and all of our Shenanigans as we report for SAU39’s Digital Magazine called:

Everybody INCLUDING BIGFOOT

“One School Street”

(holding up right hand index finger)

 

Rob Scully

Souhegan Principal

Rob Scully

“Finding Scully”

INT. SOUHEGAN HIGH SCHOOL – DAY

The On A.I.R. investigators are using walkie talkies to communicate while trying to track down Rob Scully, Principal of Souhegan High School.  Scully is fast, tricky, and slick….he knows how to slip away, but this team has him in their sights!  SCULLY running through the high school with a big briefcase stuffed with papers and papers falling in his wake.  He makes it to the parking lot, but the gang tracked him down!  Scully runs to his car and tries to ‘ROLL UP” the window but the kids place their hands on the window.

Julia Daniel

(Holding head up and to the side looking down her nose at him)

Are you Rob Scully?

Scully

No.

Mishka

You’re not Rob Scully?

Scully

No.

On A.I.R. investigators

(ALL the investigators ALL HOLD UP a printed photo of Scully)

Maddie

You’re not Principal Scully of Souhegan High School in Amherst, New Hampshire?

Scully

(He POINTS at his own picture)

Oh!  That Rob Scully!  Yes, I’m that Rob Scully.

Scully

Who are you?

Maddie

We’re On A.I.R.

Heather

That’s Amherst Investigative Reporters.

Julia

We’re independent producers for SAU39”s Digital Magazine called “One School Street”

Heather

Have you been working in multiple roles at Souhegan High School for the past 17 years?

Scully

Yes.

Julia Dowd

Did you teach 9th Grade English?

Scully

Yes.

Jenna

Where you also an athletic coach?

Scully

Yes.

Katie

We’re you also an advisor?

Scully

Yes.

Julia Daniel

Are you now, or have you ever been an active member of Community Council?

Scully

Yes.

Sam

Are you now, or have you ever been an active member of Personal Policy Committee?

Scully

Yes.

Mishka

Are you now, or have you ever been a Grade 9 Team Captain?

Scully

Yes.

Julia Dowd

Are you now, or have you ever been a Dean of Students at the high school?

Scully

Yes.

Heather

Do you have a Bachelor of Arts in English Teaching?

Scully

Yes.

Jenna

Do you have a Masters in Educational Leadership from UNH?

Scully

Yes.

Nathanael

Did you finish your Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies with a concentration in Education Specialist in Administration and Supervision from UNH?

Scully

Yes.

Julia Daniel

(Holding head up and to the side looking down her nose at him)

What’s this we hear about the White House contacting you?

Scully

(This is where Principal Scully suddenly becomes quite talkative and explains why the White House chose to get in contact with Souhegan.)  The KIDS are all impressed.

Nathanael

Are you sure?

Scully

Am I sure?  I’ll tell you how sure I am.

Scully talks……

Katie

Are you sure you’re sure?

Scully

Am I sure I’m sure?  I’ll tell you how sure I am.

Scully talks….

Mishka

Are you sure you’re sure you’re sure?

Scully talks some more.

Scully finishes talking, and with that…..puts on dark black sunglasses, LOOKS directly at the kids, says nothing…..and “ROLLS UP” the window slowly with his hands, but nothing happens.

Julia Dowd

Your window didn’t go up.

Jenna

(Jenna silently takes two fingers and points to her eyes, then points to Scully’s eyes, then back to her eyes…like we are watching you.

CUT:

On A.I.R. - with SHS Principal Rob Scully
Finding Scully On A.I.R. Crew