By Head of East Campus Cara Kranz and PYP Coordinator Sara Schneeberg
On Thursday, October 13th, we held this year’s first prospective Kindergarten tour. Ms. Cara Kranz, head of our East Campus, introduced Ogden and shared what makes our school unique to a wonderful group of prospective parents. Then Ms. Sara Schneeberg, IB PYP Curriculum Coordinator, shared snapshots of learning to help parents understand the International Baccalaureate, and what it looks like in the Primary Years Programme from Kindergarten to Grade 5.
Following the presentations, parents had an opportunity to take a tour with our Elementary Student Council members. They visited the Kindergarten classrooms, the library, gym and beautiful roof. We are very proud of our students as well as our facility, and received multiple comments from parents and teachers alike about what a great job they did. After enjoying the tour, parents met again for a brief Q & A session. Principal Dr. Michael Beyer joined to welcome the parents and answer some questions too.
We hope to welcome all of these wonderful new families to the Ogden community next Fall. If you or anyone has a child who is ready to enter Kindergarten in 2017, please consider joining our next school tour for prospective Kindergarten families on November 17th at 9am. More details can be found at http://ogden.cps.edu/admissions.html.
By Principal Beyer
Tonight I attended the high school fair at Near North Montessori, my children’s school. Chris, their Junior High Director, had attended our high school and counselor breakfast yesterday. He was so impressed with Ogden’s high school students that he wrote on his blog informing parents about International Baccalaureate programmes. When he told me about his post, it struck me: why don’t we have a blog?
One of our biggest obstacles is helping parents understand what IB is all about, and maybe having this blog will allow us to share insight into our programmes. And so, The Ogden Blog is born!
Look for posts from administration, faculty, staff, students, and parents. If you’re interested in writing a blog post, contact Principal Beyer at email@example.com. The topics of our blog posts are wide open, so long as it offers insight of what the Ogden International community is all about.
This blog has contributions from a variety of faculty and staff at Ogden International.
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Chicago, IL 60610
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