The May 23rd RIMLE General Membership Meeting sponsored by New England Institute of Technology and Lifetouch Studios was held at the East Greenwich campus of NEIT. The professional development portion of the event focused on table conversations on the topics of Supporting Formative Assessment Strategies in the Classroom, Using Data Analysis to Inform Classroom Instruction, The Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core, Evidence Exemplars for the Professional Foundations of the Educator Evaluation System, and Looping to Support Student Academic Success.
Two students from participating schools in Rhode Island were honored for their leadership and academic success at the middle level. The annual event is sponsored by the New England Leagues of Middle Schools (NELMS) and the Rhode Island Middle Level Educators (RIMLE). Introductory music was provided by the Barrington Middle School Jazz Band. Representing the students as speakers were Julia French from Gorton Junior High School in Warwick, who noted that “…Being a leader means you show people what their full potential can be…” and Jacob Maguire from Jamestown Lawn Avenue School who indicated that “…middle school is a time where life gets more complicated and choices become less clear-cut…” Officials bringing greetings were Eva Marie Mancusco, Chair of the Rhode Island Board of Education, Deborah A. Gist, Commissioner of Education for Elementary and Secondary Education, Brenda Needham, Executive Director of NELMS, and Bill Fasano, Executive Director of RIMLE. Citations were presented to each student from Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressman James Langevin and David Cicilline. Lifetouch Studios took a keepsake photo of each student receiving their Scholar Leader plaque.
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