Teachers Beth Cordy and Sarah Kirst presented “Parenting with Love and Logic” and “10 Things Your Teacher Wants You to Know” while CAPE volunteers manned the booth and assisted the PTO with their “photo booth”, Silent Auction, and general chaperoning.
You are invited to learn the answers to these questions and more during American Education Week, Nov. 13-19, a week in which public education is celebrated across America. The Lake Mills Area School District and Citizen Advocates for Public Education (CAPE) invite you to celebrate American Education Week this year by joining us on Tuesday, November 15, for a Walk-In Reception at Lake Mills Elementary School, followed by a tour of the school building of your choice.
The morning will begin by gathering on the playground at Lake Mills Elementary School and walking in to the building with students at 8:00 a.m. Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria from 8:00 to 8:45. District Administrator Pam Streich will share information and answer questions you may have about our district. Then you’re invited to take a tour of the Elementary School, the Middle School, or the High School from 9:00 to 10:00 to observe the innovative learning experiences and variety of opportunities available to all students every day.
Once again, CAPE reached out to the Lake Mills community during Fall Festival to talk about what we do, and what we hope to do. This year it was a beautiful Sunday and we really enjoyed the opportunity to meet others interested in supporting our local public schools.
CAPE volunteers made sugar cookies for students to decorate and enjoy–many dozens of cookies were creatively decorated and quickly devoured. In order to help voters understand the candidates’ positions on education issues, CAPE handed out voter education guides in addition to our usual informational brochures. These voter guides were developed based upon candidate responses to questions submitted by CAPE.
Formed in 2013, CAPE continues to change and grow in response to community concerns and interests. Currently, CAPE has grown its membership to more than 70 people representing all facets of the Lake Mills community, including business leaders, educators, professionals, retirees and parents. CAPE’s 2016 goals:
- Increase community support for high quality public education, teachers, facilities and programs in Lake Mills
- Increase state funding for public education
- Increase community awareness and support of the importance of a high quality school board
Thank you to all cookie bakers and CAPE table assistants for the Fall Festival of Color yesterday! The cookies were delicious and very popular, as you can see from the attached picture.
Many people stopped by the table, expressing their appreciation for the work CAPE is doing to advocate for public education and to express their support for our great public schools. Twenty two people added their names to our e-mail list!
American Education Week is November 16-20, 2015. Watch for e-mails about CAPE activities to celebrate our public schools during this week!