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Deerfield District and Curriculum
The Frontier Regional and Union #38 School District serves students in the towns of Deerfield, Conway, Sunderland, and Whately. Each of the four towns, including Deerfield, is home to an elementary school with students in grades K-6. The Frontier Regional School is a combined middle-high school containing students in grades 7-12; it is located in South Deerfield. All schools follow the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks so that all students are receiving the same high quality expectations. Then, when students are in high school, the curriculum increases in complexity within each topic so that students are doing college preparatory work.
We currently cover the following Deerfield-area school district: Frontier Regional and Union #38 School District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Deerfield District Curriculum
The district emphasizes the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language which guide the Common Core Standards. These standards call for students to read closely, recognize ideas or themes, analyze the structure of texts, and assess the point of view or purpose of a text. The writing curriculum requires that students write informative and analytic essays that are well-supported and use the language appropriately.
Frontier and Union 38 use Google Apps for Education as powerful collaboration tools for students. They allow students to communicate in real time, engage in peer feedback, access and work on projects from any location with an Internet connection, and have unlimited access to storage space for their work. Students have access to Chromebooks, which are specifically designed to work with Google Apps for Education. The apps include Google Drive (students can create, store, and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations), Calendar, Contacts, Sites (students can create websites), and Mail (for students in seventh grade and up).
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Keeping Informed: Recent Deerfield Educational News
- Frontier Regional Raises Awareness of Progeria - At Frontier Regional, students wore headwear in support of the "Hats Off to Progeria" campaign and donned purple--the official color of the Progeria Research Foundation. The campaign was carried out in honor of children who have Progeria, "a rare genetic disorder that causes children to age more rapidly than normal." The goal of the campaign was to raise $200,000 for and awareness of Progeria.
- Frontier Regional Union 38 Increase Professional Development - The Frontier Regional and Union 38 school districts announced that 30 Fridays will end 90 minutes earlier than usual for students during the 2015-16 school year. The teachers will use the additional time for professional development and to work on the curriculum. A particular focus will be on training the teachers on how to implement technology in their classrooms effectively. Specifically, they will be taught how to work with Chromebooks and Google Apps.
- Alumni Honor Retiring Frontier Regional Band Director - In 2015, band director Karen Atherton, or "Mrs. A.," directed her final spring concert, as she would retire after 28 years at Frontier Regional. She had no idea, however, that 50 of her former students had traveled across the country to honor her on her special night. A senior who had been taught by Mrs. A. since he had been in seventh grade organized the surprise, reaching out to the alumni. Mrs. Atherton staunchly defended music and the arts, offered free music lessons before and during school, influenced many of her students to go on to pursue music, and even taught the non-musically trained principal how to be a conductor.
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Chalk Talk: Commonly Confused Words
It can be easy for students to mix up commonly confused words. "Aloud" and "allowed" are commonly confused; the former means speaking something out loud so that it is heard (reading a book ALOUD), while the latter is another word for permission (being ALLOWED to go to the movies). Students often forget when to use "among" and "between"; between refers to two things, while among is used in terms of three or more things. "Assure" means to make certain that something will happen (another word is "reassure"), ensure means to double-check that something will happen, and "insure" is to provide with insurance (such as car insurance). One more: "Beside" and "besides" may be used incorrectly. Beside means to be next to something or someone; besides means "apart from."