Looking Ahead - Assessment/Conference Days

posted Jul 13, 2017, 6:36 AM by Ryan Cox   [ updated Jul 13, 2017, 6:48 AM ]

We are already looking ahead and planning for an exciting start to the 2017-2018 school year. We will once again begin next fall with two Assessment/Conference days for students and families. Each student will have a scheduled 1-2 hour time slot to attend school with a parent on September 5th or September 6th . During this time, students will:
  • meet their new teacher and tour the classroom
  • read and complete a reading assessment with the classroom teacher
  • have their Lifetouch picture taken
  • participate in a hearing and vision screening (3rd and 5th grade students)
  • take care of business (emergency forms, lunch accounts, headphones, etc.)
  • visit the nurse with medication needs
  • tour the building and become familiar with staff
  • learn more about the expectations for their new grade level
This time together will allow our teachers to learn a bit about your child on an individual basis. It also provides the time for us to gather assessment data needed to address the individual learning needs of each student. We strongly believe this day helps staff, students, and families start the year off positively.

Beginning Monday, August 14th at 8:00 am, families will have the opportunity to schedule a conference time online. Parents will be able to access the conference schedule through their Skyward Family Web Access beginning on this date.

Primary and Intermediate Schedule
Tuesday, September 5th – 11:30am-7:00pm
Wednesday, September 6th - 8:00am–3:30pm

As always, we are committed to ensuring the success of each child. Thank you for your involvement and support.

Becker Innovates - Year in Review

posted Jun 18, 2017, 3:35 PM by Ryan Cox   [ updated Jun 18, 2017, 3:35 PM ]

This past school year, Becker Public Schools unleashed Becker Innovates, the next big step for our district’s innovation culture. Becker Innovates is an ongoing crowdsourced innovation program that draws from our organization’s cognitive resources to create innovative solutions that address the opportunities that exist within the Becker School district.

Throughout this past school year, ideas were moved through various phases including:
  • Ideation
  • Pairwise
  • Best in Show
  • Design Planning
  • MVPs
  • Final Results
Summaries of each stage are available online at https://sites.google.com/isd726.org/beckerinnovates

Becker Teachers of the Year

posted Jun 1, 2017, 1:31 PM by Ryan Cox   [ updated Jun 1, 2017, 1:31 PM ]

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Becker Teachers of the Year. The award winners are nominated and chosen by their colleagues in each building each year. The award winners are:
                  • Pat Brown - Primary School (not pictured)
                  • Brenda Holthaus - Intermediate School
                  • Jenn Feierabend - Middle School
                  • Joni Eichler - High School
Thank you for all you do!

Class of 2017 Graduation

posted May 27, 2017, 7:18 AM by Ryan Cox   [ updated May 27, 2017, 7:19 AM ]

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 on your graduation. We are very proud of you and wish you all the best in every future endeavor. 

Also, congratulations to our most recent Hall of Fame recipients. Mark Hamilton ('96), Virginia Johnson ('49), and Bryan Olson ('74).

SuperTalk - May 2017

posted May 22, 2017, 9:03 AM by Ryan Cox   [ updated May 22, 2017, 9:03 AM ]

YouTube Video

Check out this month's SuperTalk with Dr. Malone.  This month he shares about:
                          1. District goals for the 2016-17 school year
                          2. National Teachers Month
                          3. Congratulations to the Class of 2017

PS STEAM Day 2017

posted May 12, 2017, 1:35 PM by Ryan Cox   [ updated May 12, 2017, 1:36 PM ]

Becker Primary Students were given the opportunity to explore STEAM Learning (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) with students from the Middle School and HS Robotics Team. It was an amazing morning with students building structures, exploring art and design, designing water filters, and so much more. A special thanks to the many PS teachers who made this possible, as well as the older students for their support and role modeling.

Pictures and videos of the day are available online at https://goo.gl/photos/N4iXjjvxesKdwSML9

National Teacher Appreciation Day

posted May 9, 2017, 10:52 AM by Ryan Cox   [ updated May 9, 2017, 10:54 AM ]

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day. Thank you so much to the amazing educators we have in Becker Public Schools. We appreciate your time, talents, and energy you bring each day to help our students learn and grow.

BHS Spring Show 2017

posted May 5, 2017, 6:54 AM by Ryan Cox   [ updated May 5, 2017, 6:54 AM ]

Enjoy all of your favorite Disney Movie Music! Join us for the 2017 Annual Choir Spring Show!

May 22, 2017 - 5:30pm and 8:00pm
$5 - Adults
$3 - Students
Free - Pre-School

Nancy Helmer-Weiss MASP Administrator of the Year

posted May 3, 2017, 2:41 PM by Ryan Cox   [ updated May 3, 2017, 2:41 PM ]

Congratulations to Middle School Principal, Nancy Helmer-Weiss for being named the Minnesota Association of Secretaries to the Principals Administrator of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year. According to their website, "The MASP Administrator of the Year Award was developed to honor an administrator from a member school who exemplifies the dedicated and innovative leadership of administrators of the state of Minnesota"

The Award will be presented to Nancy at the MASP State Conference in July. Congrats Nancy!

Spam message - Google Drive

posted May 3, 2017, 1:45 PM by Ryan Cox   [ updated May 3, 2017, 1:45 PM ]

Numerous districts have reported a spam message being spread via email to a large number of users.  If you receive a message that invites you to view a document in Google, please DO NOT click on the blue "Open in Docs" button.  Delete the email right away and empty your trash.  

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