Langston gets schedule upgrade


We asked principal Chris Frank: What are you looking forward to most this year? “It’ll be exciting to be back with students. I’m excited for the incoming sixth grade class. My son will be joining us this year and all the moms and dads that I have come to know over the years will be coming into my building this year. Going into my second year I feel a lot more comfortable than I did last year. I am excited to do it all over again. Another thing that’s exciting for us is David Hall. We loved our former superintendent but having a guy sitting in that seat that we have all come to say, ‘This is a great fit for our district,’ across the board I think everyone has built a good relationship with him so far and are excited to move forward with him.” What do you see as your greatest challenge? Testing: “If I can analysis that data and make changes to instruction and teaching then it’s effective but when the data doesn’t come out for a year it’s tough.” What message do you have for new students coming into your building? “Get involved. Make the school a part of your life. If you’re bored it’s because you want to be. My main advice for the middle school is just jump in and get involved. There’s something for everybody here.” What do you want parents to know? “I want parents to know we’re a school that’s going to deliver the best possible education for their kid and be a partner to make their child is the most well-rounded young man or young woman they can be. We generally care about your kids.”


We asked principal Chris Frank: What are you looking forward to most this year? “It’ll be exciting to be back with students. I’m excited for the incoming sixth grade class. My son will be joining us this year and all the moms and dads that I have come to know over the years will be coming into my building this year. Going into my second year I feel a lot more comfortable than I did last year. I am excited to do it all over again. Another thing that’s exciting for us is David Hall. We loved our former superintendent but having a guy sitting in that seat that we have all come to say, ‘This is a great fit for our district,’ across the board I think everyone has built a good relationship with him so far and are excited to move forward with him.” What do you see as your greatest challenge? Testing: “If I can analysis that data and make changes to instruction and teaching then it’s effective but when the data doesn’t come out for a year it’s tough.” What message do you have for new students coming into your building? “Get involved. Make the school a part of your life. If you’re bored it’s because you want to be. My main advice for the middle school is just jump in and get involved. There’s something for everybody here.” What do you want parents to know? “I want parents to know we’re a school that’s going to deliver the best possible education for their kid and be a partner to make their child is the most well-rounded young man or young woman they can be. We generally care about your kids.”
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5621.jpgWe asked principal Chris Frank: What are you looking forward to most this year? “It’ll be exciting to be back with students. I’m excited for the incoming sixth grade class. My son will be joining us this year and all the moms and dads that I have come to know over the years will be coming into my building this year. Going into my second year I feel a lot more comfortable than I did last year. I am excited to do it all over again. Another thing that’s exciting for us is David Hall. We loved our former superintendent but having a guy sitting in that seat that we have all come to say, ‘This is a great fit for our district,’ across the board I think everyone has built a good relationship with him so far and are excited to move forward with him.” What do you see as your greatest challenge? Testing: “If I can analysis that data and make changes to instruction and teaching then it’s effective but when the data doesn’t come out for a year it’s tough.” What message do you have for new students coming into your building? “Get involved. Make the school a part of your life. If you’re bored it’s because you want to be. My main advice for the middle school is just jump in and get involved. There’s something for everybody here.” What do you want parents to know? “I want parents to know we’re a school that’s going to deliver the best possible education for their kid and be a partner to make their child is the most well-rounded young man or young woman they can be. We generally care about your kids.”

Students can expect to see a new computer lab next week when they begin classes at Langston Middle School.

Principal Chris Frank said the media center received a complete upgrade this summer. The school has received new computers and the entire district switched to Google as its main software.

“It’ll allow kids to use Google Drive almost exclusively in every grade from sixth to 12th grade,” Frank said.

Teachers will be able to use different computer programs to quiz students, assign homework, and students can submit their work through Google’s online services.

Frank believes this upgrade will be a huge benefit to teachers because they will be to assess students on a regular basis.

“It’s allowing us to have instantaneous feedback and it’s allowing us to go paperless,” he said.

The other addition to this technology upgrade is teachers can have office hours in the evening for kids to communicate with them online, Frank said.

More instruction time has also been added to the school day.

Each student will have core academic classes four days a week and then have each of those classes for a fifth time during ninth period on a rotating basis, but not every day.

“There wasn’t the amount of teaching-learning going on at the start of the school day and at the end of the school day that I’d like to see,” Frank said. “There was time we could add additional teaching-learning in our school day.”

Valerie Urbanik can be reached at 440-775-1611 or on Twitter @ValUrbanik.

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