|Subject: ||Cub Pride September 9, 2016|
|Date to send: ||9/9/2016 at 3:00 PM|
Student Focused...Future Driven
Message from the District Office
Michael Evans, Ed. D, Assistant Superintendent
For the last several weeks, Dr. Hanson and I have been writing about the standards-based approach to learning. We started by looking at the most important things that students must know or be able to do: the Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs). Next, we discussed how a proficiency scale shows students, parents, and teachers what mastery looks like and how to achieve it. But how do we really know what a student knows or can do? How can we be sure? That’s right, we’re talking about the dreaded test! Remember that feeling when the teacher would say, “Don’t forget. Test over chapter three tomorrow,” as you headed out the door?
Over the years, there has been an increased focus on testing in our schools. With the passage of No Child Left Behind, schools were required to test every student in communication arts and mathematics every year in grades three through eight and once in high school. Add in some science and social studies tests, and you are up to sixteen high-stakes, standardized tests that students are mandated to take between third grade and graduation. Wait, forgot about the ACT. Make that seventeen assessments.
All of those tests are assessments of learning that are designed to measure the knowledge and skills that students have gained over the course of the school year (or longer). The results come back to the student, teacher, and parent long after the students have moved on to the next grade. These assessments let us know where the student was but not where the student is. For that, we need to change from assessments of learning to assessments for learning...
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What's Happening at Central Park Elementary School:
Ms. Jennifer Wallace, Principal
Catch the wave of Learning!
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The start of the school year at Central Park has been absolutely wonderful! Our teachers put in a lot of time and effort prior to school starting to ensure a smooth transition for our students, and our third and fourth graders arrived excited and eager to learn. Teachers spent the first eight days teaching Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBiS) expectations, building a positive culture in their classrooms, and working on developing positive, caring relationships with each of their students. During this time, students took baseline assessments in reading and math as well as pre-checks on the skills they will be focusing on in the first quarter. The data from these assessments helps teachers know where students are in their learning process and assists them in preparing personalized lessons for their students.
Parent Night was held on Thursday, September 1st. This was a great way for teachers and parents to partner together to support student learning. Teachers spent part of the time introducing and explaining proficiency scales to the parents. Proficiency scales provide a path for mastering the things that students must know and be able to do. They also discussed the essential learning outcomes and academic skills that will be taught and assessed throughout the school year, curriculum, daily routines, and classroom expectations. Thank you to the eighty-six families who attended Parent Night!...
Update from Monett R-1 Services Health Dept:
Ms. Kristen Earnest, Head Nurse
Monett R-1 School District’s 2016-2017 school year is well underway! The Health Services Staff has had an active start with changes taking place in the immunization requirements.
What is the most common question your school nurses are receiving at the start of this school year? “What is meningococcal disease, and why did the state decide my student had to be vaccinated for this in 2016?”
Meningococcal disease is caused by bacteria and can lead to meningitis (which is an infection in the lining of the brain or spinal cord) and infections in the blood. This disease can spread from person to person through close contact. Even with treatment of this disease, serious side effects can occur including death, hearing loss, brain damage, kidney damage, nervous system problems, amputations, and severe scarring. Anyone can get this disease, but certain people...
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Upcoming Calendar Events
Friday, September 9, 2016:
7:00pm Varsity Football vs. Lamar at Burl Fowler Stadium
Monday, September 12, 2016:
7/8th Football vs. McCounty following freshmen game
4:30 p.m. JV/V Girls Tennis vs Republic (Monett North Park)
5:30 p.m. JV Football @ Lamar
5:30 p.m. Freshman Football vs. Lamar (here)
6:00 p.m. JV/V Volleyball @ Pea Ridge
Tuesday, September 13, 2016:
Park Rangers After School Program begins
4:00 p.m. Cross Country - Monett Invitational ( Monett South Park)
4:30 p.m. JV/V Boys Soccer vs Springfield Central (Burl Fowler Stadium)
4:30 p.m. Boys Swimming & Diving @ Central Duel
4:30 p.m. JV/V Girls Tennis @ Reeds Spring
5:00 p.m. V/JV Softball @ Seneca
Wednesday, September 14, 2016:
Annual Color Run
Thursday, September 15, 2016:
6:00 p.m. Monthly Board of Education Meeting :
4:30 p.m. JV/V Girls Tennis @ Mt. Vernon
5:00 p.m. JV/V Softball @ Bolivar
5:00 p.m. JV/V Boys Soccer @ Springfield Hillcrest
6:00 p.m. JV/V Volleyball vs. Lamar
Friday, September 16, 2016:
8:00 a.m. Girls Tennis @ Nixa Invitational
7:00 p.m. Varsity Football @ Aurora
Saturday, September 17, 2016:
9:00 a.m. Varsity Volleyball @ Strafford Tournament
10:00 a.m. Boys Swimming & Diving @ Webb City
10:30 a.m. Cross Country @ Southern Stampede (MSSU Joplin)
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