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Pod C Kindergartners Imagine their Dream Houses

Kindergarteners in Mrs. Power & Mrs. Fousek's homeroom have been learning about geometry, measurement, retelling stories, story sequence, and comparing and contrasting. Here is a video to give you a tiny view into the learning happening in this architecture experience.

Join us for Connect39 Coffee Chat

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CONNECT39: Our last coffee chat of the school year is TODAY (May 20), at 10:30AM (please note new time) in the SHOWCASE. Please join us for an opportunity to learn more about the 2016-2017 Design39Campus Experience (our advancements planned for next year to enhance our students' learning success) with Joe Erpelding, Kyle Kupper, and Amy Richardson. To view the live stream,  see below:

Student Powered Interviews

Throughout the month of May, Design39Campus (D39C) had the opportunity to host teacher candidates from around the country to experience a taste of what it is like to be an LED at Design39Campus. As part of our multi-faceted hiring process, potential teacher candidates participate in a design thinking group process to showcase their abilities to collaborate in a team environment.

In the past, our interview panel consisted of D39C team members. This year, we decided to try something new! In addition to staff, students were invited to the interviews as well.

"Design39Campus is a student powered school, and we are so thrilled to have students be a part of this work," said Joe Erpelding, Principal of D39C. "When you think about it, kids are directly impacted by our staff everyday, and hearing their voices allows us to choose the best possible LEDs for our kids and families."

The students on our panel were selected by their teachers and took time out their evening to spend with us. Our kids had many ideas to share with our team, and their feedback was critical in our decision making.

"We were so amazed by their insightful feedback," said Judy Caraang, a 4/5 LED at Design39Campus. "Our kids really have a grasp of what it means to be a great team player. So glad they could join us!"

Watch the video below to learn more about our student powered interviews!

Join us for Bike to School Day on May 4

Pump up those tires and get your helmets ready! D39C is participating in National Bike to School Day on May 4th, 2016. Teams of student bikers accompanied by adult volunteers will follow routes of varying distances with a celebrity LED – choose the best route for your children based on their ages and biking abilities. Or you may choose to bike independently and join the celebration on campus before school. There will be coffee and bagels for adult participants! Details on LED participation and routes will be revealed next week!! Contact: Kyle Kupper at kkupper@powayusd.com.

Click here to sign up!!

Virtual Reality Book Reports in 2/3

Quiet on set!

Quiet on set!

Kids in Mr. DC's homeroom are filming virtual reality book reports for the book Holes. 

Practicing the filming process

Practicing the filming process

Using the virtual reality app Aurasma, kids will be able to broadcast their reports whenever someone points their camera at the posters they designed! Very cool! 

Whenever anyone points their phone at the screen, our virtual book reporters will pop up! 

Whenever anyone points their phone at the screen, our virtual book reporters will pop up!