Alta Kiwanis Notes

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Alta Kiwanis met Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Wel-Life.

Speaker was Belinda Shea, Alta-Aurelia guidance counselor. Mrs. Shea told the group about some new initiatives at the school such as research programming wherein each classroom discusses topics brought up by students.

There is also Connections which is a 20-minute period each day in which a teacher may work one-on-one with a student who is having problems in the classroom. Rights and responsibilities of students in the classroom are also reviewed. Connections is also a time for students to get to know each other better. There are nine class periods during the day. The last period of 20 minutes is a study hall time. New this year on the elementary level is positive behavior intervention supports which addresses how kids should behave. Coming up at the end of October, for grades 3-11 is Iowa Assessment, to see if attitudes of kids have changed.

Pop can sorting is set for Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:15 a.m. at Ag Partners. Ditch cleaning is set for Oct.12 at 1:30 p.m. Kiwanis, together with their fifth grade P.I.E. partners and their teachers clean a two- mile stretch of ditches along Highway 7 beginning at Alta fairgrounds going east. Ticket-takers for home football game Friday, Oct. 5 should be present at west gate by 5:45 p.m.

Members are encouraged to pay their club dues as soon as possible.