Monthly Archives: December 2008

Four Oaks staff give students a special GIFT

Four Oaks staff members, in partnership with area businesses, provided over 75 students the opportunity to holiday shop for family members and others as part of the Giving Is Fun Too (GIFT) program. Staff members and businesses like Dollar General, … Continue reading

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Tips for receiving weather announcements

Last week brought our first opportunity to test the agency’s new weather announcement system. While the system worked well, here are a few reminders for next time. (And since this is Iowa, we know there will undoubtedly be a next … Continue reading

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More on the predictive index

“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not strategies.” –Larry Bossidy, former Chairman and CEO, Honeywell Organizational effectiveness at AEA 267 demands … Continue reading

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For those considering retirement…

Considering retirement on or before July 1, 2009? Please contact Shirley Horak, Personnel Coordinator, as soon as possible by calling 319-273-8245.

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Support and sympathy

Support and sympathy go out to Deb Paton whose husband, Paul, died on Tuesday, December 9. Deb is a Parent Advisor with the FEC in the Cedar Falls Special Education office.

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River Hills announces holiday program

River Hills School will host their annual holiday program on Friday, December 19 at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend!

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Uncommon Student Award (USA)

The Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award, a $5,000 scholarship program for Iowa juniors, does not evaluate grades, test scores, or essays. Applicants propose a project they want to accomplish. Approximately 15 juniors are chosen in April to participate and then … Continue reading

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United Way contributions down slightly

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the United Way campaign this year. Total contributions were $7,138, down about $900 from last year.

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AEA 267 updates “acceptable use” policy for Internet

Policy Number 101.4R1 Regulations for Acceptable Use Information for Educators & Employees The purpose of Area Education Agency 267’s Regulations for Acceptable Use is to prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful activities by users online, prevent unauthorized disclosure of or … Continue reading

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December board meeting recap

The AEA 267 Board of Directors met at 6:00 p.m. on December 10, 2008 at AEA 267 Bremwood School in Waverly for their regular meeting. A foundation board meeting was held immediately following. During the meeting, the board: Toured the … Continue reading

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Agency gearing up to roll-out Web 2.0 tools to staff

Recently, staff members were invited to participate in focus group discussions around how 21st century technology tools could strengthen current practices and support new practices in support of AEA 267’s mission and goals. These conversations centered around identifying needs, desired … Continue reading

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