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    COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL NOVEMBER 29, 2017 3C
Skillful Teacher training.
November wrap-up
London
Dorena
Each month for the next 5 months Dorena will be doing a focus
page on one of our outstanding classrooms and teachers. This
month’s focus is on Mrs. Kelsey Dimock’s Kindergarten/First
grade class. Mrs. Dimock graduated from the University of
Oregon and has been teaching for 6 years, the last 3 of which has
been at Dorena. Pervious to teaching at Dorena, she taught in
Phoenix, Arizona. Mrs. Dimock loves teaching at Dorena. She
like to woods and the small school setting reminds her of her days
at Coburg Elementary School. Mrs. Dimock loves to teach read-
ing. She says, “It is always just as exciting for me as it is for my
students to see them realize what they are able to do.”
Mrs. Dimock’s class enjoys a personally decorated classroom.
One wall has been painted with soft colors of the rainbow. Her
class is engaging and fun to be in. Her 22 students enjoy challeng-
ing math and reading with the enhancement of a SmartBoard and
several iPads. Mrs. Dimock sets high standards for her students
and they love her to pieces. Zeke says, “She teaches us new
words”. “She jumped in a pile of leaves with us. It was funny”,
says Mya and Malakai says, “She teaches us how to learn”. At
Dorena we are thankful for having her on our staff.
Don’t forget the Annual Holiday Bazaar at Cottage Grove High
on Dec. 2 from 10-3. Monday raised helps support the fi ne arts at
Dorena.
Keep up with education news all month long by follow-
ing The Sentinel on twitter @cgsentinel or reading the
latest stories at cgsentinel.com
Lincoln
Along with a majority of South Lane School District, London
attended a free Halloween performance by the Eugene Ballet at
the Hult Center. The 50 minute program featured amazing dance
and creativity that only highly trained and dedicated dancers can
perform. London students represented our school proudly showing
courteous and appreciative behavior. Our Fit-a-Thon fundraiser
was moved to the fall this year, and it was another success raising
just over $2000. Students bringing in at least $10 will be treated
to a movie and popcorn, and the top three Fit-a-Thon’ers will
join Mr. Bechen for a lunch at Jack Sprats. London’s enrollment
continues to climb and is now at 101! Our 6th-8th and K/1st class-
rooms are now at capacity. Lastly, London teachers will be getting
together with teachers from Latham and Dorena four times this
year to collaborate and support implementation of Ready Math,
our newly adopted mathematics program. We will be focusing
on the planning process, including Mastery Objectives, Criteria
for Success, Assessment, and Lesson Alignment. We will also be
supporting development of Student Discourse, a major component
of the program.
Latham
October has been a busy month! We started our afterschool clubs
(seasonal crafts and reading/homework club). Most of our classes
were able to visit Ruby and Amber’s Farm where they were able to
view plants, animals, pull farm equipment, taste fresh produce and
sit on old wagons.
We are continuing to improve our implementation of the Ready
Math program this year. Latham, London, and Dorena will be
meeting periodically throughout the year to discuss ways to
improve math instruction and incorporate the components of the
Over the past 3 years our Cross Country Program has grown by
leaps and bounds under the direction of Athletic Director Mark
Dreiling. After starting with just 12 kids, it grew to 29 kids, and
this year to 37 kids. This is a sport that is accessible to all levels of
athletes and inspires each member to simply “get better” each race.
This year at the District Meet they all “got better”: the boys fi n-
ished in fi rst place, the girls fi nished second, and the Co-Ed cham-
pion went to LMS. It was an inspiring moment. Their team pride
swelled as one student on the bus ride back home wrote the word
“Champs” on the fog of the bus window. Instead of going to the
state meet, this year the team decided to participate in a 5k road
run in the community to emphasize their commitment to improve
not only themselves, but also the community in which they live.
Harrison
One area that Harrison is prioritizing this year is off-campus
learning experiences, i.e. fi eld trips. Our grade-level teaching
teams are working to coordinate and organize learning experienc-
es that inspire students and bring out their curiosity in the world
around them. In just the fi rst couple months of school, every class
has gone on at least one fi eld trip and many are on their second
or third trip already. In taking advantage of the good weather, our
initial highlights have been trips to a farm, the pumpkin patch, and
(as pictured below), a hike on Brice Creek Trail. We appreciate the
support from so many to help make these opportunities possible
for our students - thank you!
Information provided by schools and South Lane School District
"What's right in South Lane."
Students of the Month
November
Cottage Grove Sentinel
116 N. 6th St. • 541-942-3325
www.cgsentinel.com
LATHAM
ELEMENTARY
BOHEMIA
ELEMENTARY
Evalina Gamboa Kenville
is Latham’s Student of
the Month! Lina is a
good student who works
hard every day. She is
helpful in class and is well
liked by all of the other
students. Oft en, I will
look to her as an example
for the other students to
follow. Good job Lina!
Keep up the good work.
EMMY BICKFORD
EVALINA GAMBOA
KENVILLE
Stacy’s Covered
Bridge
541-746-1583
401 Main St, CG 541-767-0320
epud.org
Emmy Bickford is a 4th
grader in Mrs. Shipley’s
class. She is a hard working
student who always tries
her best. She takes pride
in her work, which means
that sometimes work has
to go home to be fi nished.
She is always there to help
a classmate out with school
work or even just cleaning
out their desk. Emmy has
a great sense of humor and
is always willing to try new
things. Mrs. Shipley is
super glad that Emmy is a
part of her class!
STACY’S COVERED BRIDGE RESTAURANT
401 MAIN STREET • COTTAGE GROVE
541-767-0320
COTTAGE GROVE NORTH DOUGLAS
HIGH SCHOOL
HIGH SCHOOL
SAM CRUDEN
Student of the Month
for November has been
nominated by Ricardo
Florez. “Sam Cruden is
in my Advanced Business
Concepts class. He is on
the Concession team and
has stepped in as a leader
immediately. He makes
sure that everything is set
and steps up any time his
team needs something extra
done. I have come to rely on
him and trust his quality of
work. I’m so happy to have
him in class!”
South Lane County
Fire & Rescue
233 Harrison Ave • 541-942-4439
southlanefi re.org
YONCALLA
MIDDLE SCHOOL
He’s totally turned it
around in the classroom.
He’s
engaged
and
generally asks questions
that pertain to the subject.
Aaron has shown that
he can accomplish great
things. Hobbies include:
Fishing, Hunting and
riding his 4-wheeler
AARON KEEVY
SHERRY DUREST-HIGGINS
78314 OR-99, COTTAGE GROVE
(541) 942-0151
WWW.DUERST-HIGGINS.COM
YONCALLA
HIGH SCHOOL
Carson Burris, North
Douglas High School, Senior
Carson is an honor roll
student,
enrolled
in
college classes, involved
in National Honor Society
and is a three sport athlete
participating in football,
basketball, and baseball
CARSON BURRIS
North Douglas Fire & Rescue
531 South Cedar St.
Drain, OR 97435
CASSIE
WEINHOLD
Cassie always goes up
and over beyond what
she asked to do. Her
willingness
to
help
others succeed is a great
inspiration to many.
Cassie is taking Essential
Skills math in her senior
year as an elective to
stay on top of her math
skills. In the class, she
is always one of the fi rst
students to volunteer to
help others, give them
clues on how to solve
problems and always
has a positive attitude .
Cottage Grove Sentinel
116 N. 6th St. • 541-942-3325
www.cgsentinel.com