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Title 1 Bingo Night Recap

Feb 22, 2019

On Thursday, February 22, 2019 students and their parents were invited to an entertaining evening of numbers being covered and books selected as prizes. After watching their card carefully for the numbers being called, students chose a book of their choice after winning a Bingo. Students were given up to three books in Grades K-5. Popcorn and pop were enjoyed while playing the games. This is the second event of the school year put on by Title 1. The Pumpkin Decorating/annual meeting takes place as a fall event.  

Title 1 - Judi Borrenpohl

May 14, 2018

Title 1 is a federal assistance program for schools. The goal of Title 1 is to help every child get a high quality education. Title 1 provides students with academic assistance in the areas of Reading and Mathematics at JCC. The Title 1 program can help children do better in school and feel better about themselves. The Kindergarten through 3rd grade Title 1 students have worked hard at reaching their academic goals for the 2017-2018 school year. The Title 1 classroom has helped over 70 students throughout the year in Reading and . . .

Title 1 Annual Meeting & Pumpkin Night

Oct 4, 2017

On Friday, September 22, 2017 Johnson County Central held its annual meeting and pumpkin decorating night. Parents and students were invited to attend the annual meeting held in the high school cafeteria to find out  details about the Title 1 Program offered at the school from Grades K through 8. After the meeting, both students’ and parents’ hands were stamped to allow them free access to that evening’s football game.  Students, along with their parents, proceeded to the playground where each student . . .

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ELL News

Sep 11, 2017

The new focus in the ELL room is on setting learning goals. Students in Middle and High School have been working with both the English Language Arts and English Language Proficiency standards and making them into their own learning goals that we will work on throughout the year. Students are re-writing the goals in their own words, and then we are measuring their progress on achieving these goals. The students and I am very excited about using this new way to view the importance of our learning and looking for ways for everyone to . . .

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Preschool Enrollment 2017-18

Jun 12, 2017

If you are interested in enrolling your child in preschool for the 2017-18 school year, please call: (402) 335-3320. Please note that your child must be three-years-old by July 31, 2017 to enroll in preschool. Sessions : Morning Preschool Session : 8:15 am-11:15 am in Tecumseh or Cook Breakfast is available at 7:45 am Afternoon Preschool Session: 12:30 pm-3:30 pm in Tecumseh or Cook Lunch is available at 12:00 pm  The school will determine which preschool session your child . . .

Technology in Preschool

Feb 24, 2017

Johnson County Central has many opportunities in the classroom for the use of technology, some including iPads, iPods, Mimio and Promethean boards, and computers.  Our preschool classroom has recently added a new system for the iPad called Osmo. The Osmo is an interactive system that encourages creative thinking and builds confidence while students create and play.  It fosters social intelligence while allowing students to physically manipulate different learning tools such as letter tiles, tangram shapes, numbers, and markers . . .

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ELL News for September

Sep 12, 2016

The goal of the English Language Learner Program is for all students in Kindergarten thru 12th grade to improve their skills in Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking in English.    The High School and Middle School students started off the year working on story and academic vocabulary. An understanding of the words is the best place to start when reading higher level literature. High School students have been working on a study of myths and legends, while Middle School has been working on the elements of . . .

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Speech Sound Development

Mar 10, 2015

I am frequently asked if it is typical for a child to make sound substitutions, and the answer is yes, sound substitutions are typical during speech sound development.  Each sound has a different age when it is mastered by most children.   The earliest developing sounds are ‘m, n, b, p, w, d, h, and y’ which are typically acquired by age three.  Sounds that are usually mastered by the age of five are ‘ng, f, v, t, g, k, ch, and j.  By the age of six, ‘sh, s, z, and th’ are usually . . .

Students enjoy creative ways to work on social skills!

Nov 11, 2014

The students receiving speech language services enjoy incorporating games into any session.  Two high school boys used Jenga when targeting conversational turn-taking.  Each student either initiated a topic or made a comment prior to taking a turn during the game.  This was an exciting way to encourage balanced conversations.  Not to mention, this is the tallest Jenga tower any of us have ever made!

Mrs. Goodrich, 4-8 Special Education: Reading Groups & Update on Connor’s Journey

Oct 15, 2014

    The 4th grade My Sidewalks reading group has just completed their first reading unit of the year, “Turning Points”.  In the 4th grade unit, the students explore a story titled Walking for A Cure.  After reading the story as a group, we discuss the reasoning behind walkers and runners challenging themselves to walk or run a distance in order to raise money for organizations and research.  Students had a hard time understanding why a person would travel across the United States for a . . .

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Child Find - Early Childhood Education Services

Oct 6, 2014

Children that are birth to 5 years old who are experiencing problems with speech language, cognitive, emotional and/or physical development or have a disability can receive services through Early Childhood Education Services. If interested or in need of more information please contact Rebecca Kling, Special Education Coordinator or Jack Moles, Superintendent at 402-335-3320.

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News From Horizon II

Oct 4, 2011

The school year is off to a fast start. The Horizon II has been busy exploring the many different kinds of satellites used in outer space, learning about television satellites to space exploration satellites. Recently, the students have completed their learning about the human body and all the different parts that make our bodies operate every day. The students enjoyed learning about their circulatory system. They are able to find their pulse and tell what it means when they feel their heart beating faster.  In the weeks to come . . .

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Changes in the Special Education Department

Sep 2, 2011

This school year has brought some exciting changes to our department. We have added another classroom Horizons, which is located in the Elementary at the Tecumseh site. Ashley Juilfs is the classroom teacher. Ashley was the 5th grade teacher at the Cook site last year. She has a lot of great ideas and is very organized. We welcome her to our department. The paraprofessionals teaching with her are Betty Teten and Connie Watson.   We also added two new paraprofessionals at the Cook site. Kathy Philipi will be assisting . . .

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Websites Add a Fun Twist on Learning

Nov 6, 2010

In my Resource room, I send home Friday folders at the end of most weeks. These tell the parents how the students are doing in my classroom and what they have been working on during the week. It is also a great way to keep parents informed of any problems or praise the students on their achievements. If these are brought back with a parent signature, they receive computer time. During this time, they get to go to educational sites to play games, color on-line, etc. Most students really enjoy the opportunity to go on the computer and . . .