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      Special Feb. 3 Board Meeting Agenda


February 13th Event - Building Social Students

Date - February 13 - 8:30-3:00 at Keystone, Ozawkie
Presenters: Paige Buckingham - SLP & Assistive Technology Specialist
Jenny Westerman - School Social Worker / Special Ed. Facilitator
Download Registration Form - Sign Up by Feb. 11th

Description - Are you constantly working on social skills with students but feel your students are missing the big picture?  Learn instructional strategies to help you Build Social Students using research based techniques.  Participants will gain knowledge on developing a plan to work on social skills, view sample visual supports, explore options for structuring social groups and look at assessment options. 

Participants will learn:  
Learn researched instructional strategies
Developing a plan to work on social skills
View sample visual supports
Explore options for structuring social groups
Look at assessment options   
Please email or send your leave request and registration form to Linda Kilgore.

Keystone Teacher Professional Development

Karen Willits presents a series of workshops at Keystone in Reading, Writing and Math. Download brochure for complete information. Register with Alicia Kheir by January 19th.
Inference Strategy and Word ID – January 28th (all day)
Fundamentals in the Sentence Writing Strategy – February 18th (all day)
Proficiency in the Sentence Writing Strategy – March 23rd (all day)
Strategic Math Series – March 27th (all day)

Keystone Regional Science Fair - Feb. 28

For the third year, Keystone hosts the Regional Science Fair.
For complete information, click here.
Be sure to attend and support your local participants!
Click here to register a project.

January Infinitec Event - Google Apps for Education

Lunch Fee - $10 at the door.
Keystone staff can complete the PDC Leave Form to sign up.
Infinitec Registration Form required to reserve a seat.
Friday, January 30th, 9:00-3:30 at Keystone
Presenter - Brian Simpson, Technology Facilitator with a Specialty in Assistive Technology

Contact Beth Zillinger or Cindy Malone for specifics.

Free Regional Workshops

Mary Getto is presenting information at free workshops offered by the Smoky Hill Education Service Center, (785) 825-9185 or
Download flyers for both workshops on Diversity Intolerance and Teen Dating Violence.

ENERGIZE! Free Exercise Classes at Keystone

Keystone gets in shape with a free New Year fitness opportunity!
Classes will meet all fitness levels and will be a combination of Cardio-bootcamp, yoga/pilates and positive encouragement.
Dates are:
Wednesdays in January 7, 14, 21, 28
Wednesdays in February 4, 11, 18, 25
Wednesdays in March 4, 11
Time is 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Classes are led by Denise Selbee-Koch, Keystone Social Worker and head of the Dirty Girls Adventure Club.


Keystone Learning Services and the Jefferson County Health Department host free clinics to provide help & information for children 0-5 years of age. Children are screened in areas of speech / language development, motor development, concept development, social skills, vision and hearing.
Download flyer.

WHEN: Friday, January 23, 2015
WHERE: Church of the Nazarene
901 E Lake Street
McLouth, KS 66054

For an appointment CALL Keystone (785) 876-2214 Ext. 201

JDLA participates in Box Tops for Education Program


John Dewey Learning Academy participates in the Box Tops for Education program.
Please save Box Tops off items you purchase and send to Lu Newman at JDLA Office.
JDLA receives $0.10 for each Box Top!
See a complete listing of products at:

Keystone Weather Closing Information
The Ozawkie Keystone Office follows the Oskaloosa School District schedule when closed due to inclement weather.
Teacher Handbook - Licensed staff are not required to work when their assigned districts are closed due to inclement weather or other emergencies. Licensed staff will follow his/her assigned district’s policy for making up lost days/time; however, Keystone licensed staff must work the minimum number of days/time to fulfill state special education requirements for full categorical aid reimbursement.
Paraeducator Handbook - Paraeducators do not work when their assigned districts are closed due to inclement weather or other emergencies. Paraeducators will not be paid for these days. If earned Personal Days have not been used for the school year, these may be taken during inclement weather or other school emergency closures. Sick leave cannot be used for these days.

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