- Back to school at a glance
Superintendent Cathy Nichols-Washer provided a list of
highlights for the 2011-12 school year:
- Schools will be implementing an anti-bullying focus this year.
This year's Breakthrough Project Essay Contest for fifth and sixth
grade will connect with this focus.
- Beckman, Larson, Tokay Colony, Wagner Holt, Christa McAuliffe
and McNair each have one teacher who will be piloting the
districtwide implementation of iPads.
- Lockeford School's new construction to house middle school is
essentially complete, with kindergarten and seventh grade beginning
on site for the first time this year. Meanwhile, work on the new
computer lab and library is underway.
- AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination) is expanding to
more elementary schools, including Sutherland, Heritage, Creekside
- The Agricultural Science program is expanding with an
additional teacher each at Tokay and Lodi high schools.
- World language course offerings are expanding for middle school
students at Millswood (Spanish and French) and Delta Sierra
(French). World language classes in Spanish are continuing at
Christa McAuliffe, Joe Serna, Elkhorn and Lodi middle schools.
- The new Lodi Virtual Academy will be offered for kindergarten
though 12th grade at Independence School.
- Many teachers attended professional development this summer to
enhance classroom writing programs, phonics and phonemic awareness
instruction, reading interventions and math interventions.
Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2011 12:00 am
School starts Monday for more than 26,000 students who attend
Lodi Unified School District schools.
Being the third straight school year of massive budget cuts,
there will likely be little change for 2011-12.
Saturday, July 30, 2011 12:00 am.