October 19, 2017

Progressive! Partnerships! Potential and Parents!

The crux of what’s in store for another great year at LGS.

STEM Lab at Linden Grove

Noah Broerman and Christian Fuson explore some of the robotics equipment in the new STEM Lab. This addition to LGS will offer hands-on learning activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.

Our Progressive nature is one of the reasons we have fantastic student re-enrollment and staff retention. With dollars raised from last year’s Signature Event we transformed one of our classrooms into a STEM* Lab. We also implemented a new full time position: Sensory Coordinator.  As the only school in the Greater Cincinnati Area to offer this position and likely the only school in the nation, we thank Dawn Klinczar, veteran LGS Teacher of 16 years, for stepping into this unique role.

Strong Partnerships elevate our services and allow us to meet more needs within the community.  Our relationship with The Children’s Home of Cincinnati Autism High School continues to grow and in September LGS started providing afterschool clubs to CHOC students, including Bowling, Robotics, and Resilient Teen. We are also partnering with Montessori Academy of Cincinnati to provide reverse inclusion opportunities for LGS students and service-related opportunities for their students. 

Brush Therapy

Gavin Duryea relaxes in a brush therapy session with Sensory Coordinator Dawn Klinczar. Brush therapy helps normalize sensory processing, increasing students’ ability to function within the school setting.

Potential…our students’ full potential is always at the forefront. Given many of our students’ natural inclination to tinker, we hope to develop a School Makerspace which will provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, build and invent. We hope for this initiative to be supported through a grant and/or donations.

Our Parents work exhaustively to support their children and LGS, and this year we want to celebrate with them and recognize all they do. Already parents have been building furniture, planning fun social events, chaperoning field trips, cleaning the building, serving as board members or on board committees, and much more! In return, our staff are preparing new Parent Evenings that consist of samplings of LGS specialized programs, make-it and take-it workshops for at-home strategies, and most importantly…a monthly Parents Night Out!

So LGS community…welcome back to another year of success. Don’t forget to dot your i’s, cross your t’s, and proceed with our 4 P’s!

 

*Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics