School Board sets 2016-2017 academic calendar
Posted on 03/15/2016

The McMinnville School Board adopted the 2016-2017 academic calendar at last night’s business meeting.  The calendar committee had proposed two options and submitted them for a vote by staff and parents in February.  

The more popular option included fall conferences during Thanksgiving week and was approved.  Key dates for the year include:


September 6  – First day of school for students
Fall conferences – November 21–23
Winter break – December 19–January 2
Spring break – March 27–31

The full calendar will be available in the next week.

In other board happenings, Memorial staff and students demonstrated social communication skills that are part of Memorial’s district-wide self-contained classroom for students with autism.
 
Teachers Beth Nolting, Jerod Harney and Holly Howard led a presentation about activities in the classroom and the importance of the spirit of inclusion that Memorial fosters.  

Memorial fifth graders serve as peer helpers in the classroom and were on hand to participate in examples of classroom strategies like Brain Gym (pictured), a way to start the learning process with some physical activity.