Get Ready for the 2014-2015 School Year!

IMG_2803The wait is over and the 2014-2015 school year is about to begin!  Connections is back, and we are getting ready for an exciting (and electrifying) school year!  We are looking forward to working with all of you!

We would like to welcome Desere Doan as a new Connections Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year!  Welcome Desere, we are looking forward to working with you!  Josh Barbour and Jasmin Quitta-Vetro will also be Connections teachers, Lori Arnold with be the Connections Transition Specialist, and Heather Williams and Amy Caprile will be Connections Instructional Assistance.  Nick Moore, Terry Falkenstern, Mary Jo Erickson, Tyler Tjernlund and Johnna Shotridge will also work with Connections Students as 4J Transition Specialist.  We would like to congratulate Cathy Meyer on her retirement, and thank her for her years of teaching in Connections.  You will be missed this year Cathy!

We have some exciting plans for Connections for the 2014-2015 school year.  You are going to like it!  We would like to encourage all new and returning students to attend one of our Information Meetings.  Connections Information Meetings will take place on Wednesday, September 3 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Thursday, September 4 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Both information meetings will take place at the Transition Building located at 2120 Bailey Hill Road (formally the Pathfinder Building).  The Connections Staff will present the same information at both meetings, please attend the meeting that best fits your schedule.

Connections Student Orientation will take place on September 8, 9 and 10 (times TBA).  Both new and returning students are encouraged to attend orientations.   The student orientation will be three half days and will provide students with the opportunity to get to know staff and peers, become familiar with expectation and set personal goals.  Students will also have the opportuity to register for Connections Fall Term seminars, advocates and activities.  Students who attend orientation will receive a Fall Term LTD Bus pass.  But don’t worry, we are flexible!  If you can not attend student orientation, we will be holding make up orientation sessions on September 11 and 12.

Connections Fall Term will begin on Monday, September 15 when we begin our weekly seminars and advocate sessions.  Seminars and Advocates will take place at the Transition Building and Lane Community College.

Date Time Event Location
September 3 7 pm Information Meeting I Transition Building (2120 Bailey Hill Road)
September 4 3 pm Information Meeting II Transition Building (2120 Bailey Hill Road)
September 8-10 TBA Student Orientation Transition Building (2120 Bailey Hill Road)
September 11 and 12 TBA Make Up Orientation Transition Building (2120 Bailey Hill Road)
September 15 First Day of Fall Term Transition Building (2120 Bailey Hill Road)/Lane Community College
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