Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Sights and Sounds of May

The sights and sounds of May are wonderful. Spring is whispering to us, rainfall will prepare us for the long summer, and winds allow us to fly kites with the ones we love.  The sounds of your teachers getting ready for summer are just as exciting.  We are preparing to keep our office open over the summer for your enjoyment. The advantages of on-line learning is the ability to work at your leisure from home, and know that you have support at every step, leap and bound.  It is our job to make sure you are progressing through the program, and you are being given the highest opportunities to make that progress.  It is your job to work on the programs and give it your best. Together, teacher and student, we make an awesome team.

As many of you have experienced in April, we started calling students in to take Progress test.  The progress test given serve several purposes. First, it allows us an opportunity to see that you are achieving the skills you need to move forward in your studies. Second, you are able to see areas of strengths and weaknesses, where you need to focus your learning. Lastly, it is required by the State of Texas that we give these progress test, and you make gains in order for us to remain open, funded, and here for you.  Without testing we would not be able to keep our doors open.  We will continue calling you in over the summer to do testing. It is done by appointment only, so be prepared.

I would like to welcome three new teachers to our Distance Learning Program: Erica Lopez will be teaching USA Learns, Joe Becht, who will also be teaching USA Learns and Noemi Nelson, GED Connections.  It is an honor to have them on our Distance Learning Team.
Thank you for being a part of Distance Learning,
Margo Hernandez
DL Supervisor

Please review the following information for your calendar:

May 5th and 6th:  Aztec students will not meet with teachers. Teachers will be in Austin for Professional Development.
May 14th:  Graduation for PACE Students
May 14th:  Regular Adult Education classes end for the year
May 18th:  Distance Learning office will close at 3:00pm for Teacher Appreciation Dinner
May 24th: Tumaini Graduation
May 30th:  Office Closed, Memorial Day
August 18th: GED Summer Graduation Ceremony

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