Superintendent, Michelle Mueller
Dana J. Boente Visits
ROE #40 ACE Macoupin
Students and staff of ROE #40 Alternative Center for Education were treated with a visit by Dana J. Boente on Friday, May 12th. Principal Mark Darr and Superintendent Michelle Mueller were also in attendance.
Dana Boente is the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, a district with over 7 million people. One of his duties with the National Security Council is to investigate companies from outside the U.S. that want to buy companies in the U.S. He was appointed by President Donald Trump to be acting attorney general for ten days after President Trump dismissed Sally Q. Yates from that role over her refusal to defend his executive order on immigration in court. Mr. Boente (pronounced BEN-tay) is currently third in line for the appointment of U.S. Attorney General.
After greeting students and staff he began with a public service announcement about the dangers of heroin. He also mentioned that their actions and behavior this time in their lives is very important to their future. He sat in the classroom of students answering a number of questions, including some discussion of several cases he has prosecuted.
Mr. Boente gave them a brief history of his career. He attended SLU, where he earned his degrees, and started out as a CPA. He has been with the Department of Justice for 33 years. He explained that in order to work for the DOJ, you can have no instances of ever trying drugs, even marijuana! He also told them that he has personally met two presidents – Obama and Trump.
As he left to go to Carlinville High School, students and staff thanked him for visiting with them.
Update: Physical Fitness
Assessment Data Reporting
Starting in the second semester of this school year, public schools began administering physical fitness assessments using either FitnessGram or the Brockport Physical Fitness Test (for students with disabilities) in the following four areas: Aerobic Capacity (grades 412), Flexibility (grades 3-12), Muscular Endurance (grades 3-12), and Muscular Strength (grades 3-12).
Then, by June 30 of each year, districts must ensure the aggregate results of these assessments (number of students meeting Healthy Fitness Zone or Needs Improvement by gender and grade for 5, 7, and 10 only) are reported electronically to ISBE through the Student Health Data: Physical Fitness system, which is now available in IWAS. Please download the User Guide at https://www.isbe.net/Documents/PhysicalFitness_
IWAS_User_Guide.PDF to learn how to gain access to this system as well as how to enter data.
There is an Illinois-specific template for collecting and tallying student data as well as a Q&A with links to training materials and a snapshot of data to be reported to ISBE under QUICK LINKS at www.isbe.net/EnhancedPhysicalEducation.
Computer Banc Pilot Program
2,000 Computers Available for 2017-18 School Year
Computer Banc is teaming up this spring with Illinois lawmakers and state officials and agencies to help improve children’s access to digital literacy. The pilot program repurposed surplus government computers to provide children access to low cost learning tools at school and at home. Two-thousand $85 computers are available for the 2017-18 school year for Illinois schools for Aug. 1 delivery. Additional computers will be available on a monthly basis on the first of each subsequent month.
All of the computers are warrantied for one full year. The computers provide online web browser access featuring Google Chrome for classroom learning; Testnav functionality for required assessment testing; and offline curriculum featuring more than 1,500 eBooks, Illinois State Museum modules, and early learning educational games.
For more information, visit www.ComputerBanc.org, or contact David Fowler, executive director, via email at email@example.com or by phone at (217) 528-9506.
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