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Summer School Enrollment Increases for St. Joseph School District

The St. Joseph School District said the number of students enrolled in summer school for 2019 has increased since last year. The district gave credit for the increase to their new summer school provider, Catapult Learning. They said 1,300 more students have signed up for summer classes compared to 2018. "We're really excited about how that has drummed up interest in summer school for our family and students” -Marlie Williams, assistant superintendent of academic services This story was published by kq2.com. Read full article

2019-05-20T13:52:45-04:00May 20th, 2019|

SJSD Sets Sights on Summer School

As the final day of classes approaches, those in the St. Joseph School District are gearing up for a new summer school program. Summer Journeys through the company Catapult Learning LLC is different from the district’s in-house programs of the past, focusing on STEM-based projects and classes like robotics and rockets. Catapult provides the curriculum, resources and supplies that teachers and the district can keep well after the summer classes have ended. “The fact that we’re offering at every school has had that impact on our numbers as well as the incentives being offered” -Michele Norman, District’s Director of Elementary [...]

2019-05-16T16:38:33-04:00May 16th, 2019|

Catapult Learning Offers Resources to Combat Summer Learning Loss

Learning Bags and Summer School Programs Keep Young Minds Engaged CAMDEN, N.J., May 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Catapult Learning, a leading provider of instructional intervention and professional development solutions, today announced the availability of its 2019 Student Learning Bag & Lending Library Catalog, offering a cost-effective way to supply students with engaging books and activities that encourage learning through the summer. Summer Journey is a ready-made, fully-managed summer school program with half- and full-day options. Learning Bags and Summer Journey programs both combat the “summer slide.” Research* shows the average student loses one to three months of learning over the summer. Engage students [...]

2019-05-02T13:15:40-04:00May 2nd, 2019|

A new partnership that will change the way teachers across the country teach reading

A new collaboration between The University of Oregon and Catapult Learning is laying the foundation for improving curriculum and teaching approaches in schools across the country. With proven results, the program is gaining so much interest that there is already a backlog in training requests. “ A new partnership between the UO’s Center on Teaching and Learning and Catapult will change the way teachers across the country teach reading.” The story was published by Around the O at The University or Oregon. Read full article

2019-04-03T21:04:33-04:00April 3rd, 2019|

It’s Spring Break Time!

Staff and students enjoyed the beautiful weather outside to usher in the last day of school before spring break. We hope that our staff, students, and their families enjoy this time of rest and rejuvenation before we come back to wrap up the rest of the school year. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-04-01T11:17:56-04:00April 1st, 2019|

Spirit Week

"We are counting down the days until Spring Break with our spirit week! Monday- PJ Day Tuesday- Twin Day Wednesday- Hat Day Thursday- Mismatch Day Friday- Decade Day Have a great Spring Break! We will see everyone again on April 1st." Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-04-21T21:09:02-04:00April 1st, 2019|

Positive Encouragement Brightens Nova Center Student’s Day

On Wednesday, March 20th, the students at the Nova Center took part in a spirit week activity to build friendship and encourage positive talk between each other. Each armed with a blank white t-shirt and a set of markers, students were able to write kind, inspiring messages to each other on their shirts to wear around all day. Student's went home for the day with a brand new t-shirt filled with inspiring words from their peers. Many even wore it the following school day to show off their Nova Pride. Visit our website [...]

2019-04-02T14:09:54-04:00April 1st, 2019|

Spirit Week at the Nova Center

Throughout the week before spring break, students at the Nova Center will be participating in Spirit Week to raise awareness for Nova as well as to raise money for Charity! Visit our website to learn more about the Nova Center Program

2019-04-26T10:47:31-04:00March 18th, 2019|

Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP) Leadership Conference

Catapult Learning attended the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP) Leadership Conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri from March 2-5, 2019. The Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals is a statewide organization in Missouri that exists to serve the needs of elementary and middle school principals, assistant principals and those educators interested in becoming elementary or middle level principals. The three keynote speakers were Tim Clue, Joe Sanfelippo and Muriel Summers. Although their occupations all differed, their passion for education and bettering students was the same. Catapult Learning representatives learned a lot, made great connections, and brought [...]

2019-03-15T12:49:12-04:00March 15th, 2019|