- Rolled out Weaver’s new STEAM classes with a new part-time teacher solely dedicated to the Media Center; this was in collaboration with FOW, Weaver’s PTA and the Los Alamitos Education Foundation
- Hosted the first-ever Facebook Live “Bed Time Story with Dr. Schmidt” where Dr. Schmidt read a story for the students the night before school began
- Implemented a monthly in-class “Principal Read-Aloud” where he comes into each classroom to read a book with the students
- Working with teachers and staff to find ways to utilize technology as a means of enhancing student learning and teacher efficacy.
Weaver Elementary maintains a long-standing tradition of excellence and pioneering innovative programs that have resulted in the school being ranked #1 in Orange County, and in the top 1% in California for academics. Dr. Schmidt’s goal is to continue this tradition of combining innovation and creativity to provide students a hands-on and integrated learning environment so that they are prepared for middle school and beyond. He is also working closely with Friends of Weaver (FOW), Weaver’s parent-led nonprofit organization, to advance its mission of inspiring a life-long passion for STEAM by tapping into children’s curiosity and drive to explore.
Schmidt has been a busy figure at Weaver’s early weeks. In addition to the above-mentioned activities, he oversaw the school’s Back to School Night activities last night and will probably be equally busy at today’s Ice-Cream social and Welcome back Movie Night.
This article was based in part on a release by Friends of Weaver.