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Pine-River Backus is proud to provide quality education to all of our learners. We tend to think of our school as a “K-12” system. In actuality, educating our future Tigers begins at birth! At PR-B we have quality staff who work hard to provide best practice instruction to our earliest learners. It was exciting for me to go through the most recent strategic planning process with our PR-B staff, students and community. I was encouraged to see that investing in early learning was at the top of the list as a priority for our district moving forward.
February is another terrific month to be at an elementary school! Schools across the nation are celebrating “I Love To Read Month.” At Pine River-Backus Elementary School, we hope to motivate our students to read, and especially have fun doing it! Here are some things we have done to make this an extra special month at our school: Each morning one of our staff members chooses a story or part of a story to read over our morning announcements. Students get a chance to hear what the adults around the building are reading as well as what their interests are.
It is year two of the “iPride — Engage” iPad initiative at Pine River-Backus Schools. Like many other schools currently implementing iPads into buildings and classrooms, we are continually finding new ways to engage students and incorporate the devices into our daily instruction. One of the best parts of my job is getting into all the classrooms and seeing the various ways teachers are engaging and teaching kids. With iPads, this is happening in many different ways.
Pine River-Backus Elementary School staff and students are off to a fabulous start! Our teachers have been hard at work establishing procedures and routines conducive to creating positive learning environments for our students and our support staff is busy providing the support needed for our teachers to enhance their classroom instruction.