Staff Newsletter » November 29, 2021

November 29, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON EPS STAFF

A girls basketball coach talking to a player on the sideline, both wearing COVID face coverings

RILEY'S THE ONE

Congratulations to Crimson Tide girls basketball coach Riley Dunn for being named the North Division Coach of the Year by the Massachusetts Basketball Coach Association (MBCA). Coach Dunn was honored during the MBCA Hall of Fame dinner on Sunday Nov. 14th at the College of the Holy Cross.

In her first season in charge of the Tide, Coach Dunn led her eight-player team to a 9-1 record and the Greater Boston League Conference Cup Championship during the truncated winter season in 2021. Coach Dunn and her team will begin their preparations for a full schedule next week. 

Roll Tide!

A group of volleyball players, all wearing pink T-shirts and flexing their muscles. Fun candid photo

PINK PRIDE!

A shout-out to Crimson Tide volleyball coach and Webster Extension special education teacher Jen Spayne for organizing a Pink Out Volleyball Game in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds from the October 29th EHS-Malden Greater Boston League match were used to make an  anonymous donation to a member of the community who is battling breast cancer. As  you can see here, our student athletes were thrilled for the chance to host this special event at EHS.

RESOURCES FOR EPS STAFF

MATH ON DEMAND

The Everett Public Schools is pleased to announce that free subscriptions to Tangmath.com are now available to our educators!

TangMath.com is a subscription website that can be used for teaching, modeling, assessing, and differentiating. You can access teaching materials, virtual manipulatives, print materials, and on-demand PD. TangMath is aligned with all K to 5 math standards and most Grade 6 math standards. We have purchased the subscription for our K-6 educators. 


See the guides below on how you can implement Tangmath.com into your classroom, how to navigate the website and information on training. 

If you need further assistance implementing Tang Math into your curriculum or navigating the website, please contact Rupi Kaur at rkaur@everett.k12.ma.us.

 

A BLANK CANVA(S) FOR EVERYONE!

The district is happy to announce that it has  secured a Canva for Education account for all of EPS, allowing teachers and students access to advanced features and the ability to collaborate using the Canva app.

 

Canva is ideal for designing, creating, and publishing visual content. The Canva for Education now offers us all unique benefits for teachers, administrators, and students including:

  • 100% free for K12 teachers and students globally
  • All premium Canva Pro content
  • Collaboration features and integrations with the classroom in mind

In order to log into Canva for Education whether you have a Canva account already or not, see these directions. For more resources and support for using Canva for Education, refer to this infographic.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR EPS STAFF


GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ESL

 

A reminder to EPS educators that the district has partnered with Bridgewater State University on an opportunity to earn a graduate certificate in ESL. The EPS has negotiated a greatly reduced cost for our teachers, which the district is further subsidizing  by 50%. The 16-credit program is 100% online and it includes an MTEL prep class and an MTEL voucher.

Click HERE for complete details about this exciting opportunity.

THE EPS COMMUNITY

 

JEANS DAY: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3

We will hold a Jeans Day fundraiser on Friday, December 3rd to benefit the Children’s Dyslexia Center, which provides multi-sensory tutoring at no cost to children with a diagnosis of dyslexia.  This fundraiser is being organized by EHS educator Michelle Kerrigan, who is personally involved with the center. Please make your $5 donation to your building’s Administrative Assistant and all final collections should be forwarded to Ms. Kerrigan at EHS.