Next month students in grades 3-8 and 11 will begin taking the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium exams in English/Language Arts and Math. These state exams are based on the new rigorous Common Core State Standards and taken completely online.
The Common Core focuses on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful.
Daylight Savings Time - Don’t forget to “spring forward” and set your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday morning, March 8th!
Our 2nd Annual “One School One Book” (OSOB) event will kick off with an All-School Assembly at 2:15 pm on Friday, March 6th to announce this year’s book, School Days According to Humphrey, written by Betty G. Birney. The purpose of OSOB is to promote a culture of literacy within our elementary school community, and encourage a shared reading experience between school and home.
Our Spring Lego Club is underway! Although we have had a tremendous participant response, there are still a couple of openings available for any interested boys or girls in the 3rd, 4th or 5th grades. Please see this month's Principal's Corner for contact information.
The March Math and Science Newsletter features algebra for beginners, a money counting came and instructions for building your own flying saucer.
February's Reading Connection Newsletter suggestions for becoming a critical reader and instructions for making your own family dictionary.
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The report includes a brief statement of the mission of the school, enrollment statistics, expenditures per student for the school year, student attendance and historical information on the school building and an invitation to all parents and citizens to participate in school activities. They also list district and building goals as well as highlights from the previous school year.
Visit the Walla Walla Public Schools website for information on Bullying Prevention, Reporting Procedures, School District Procedures, Safe Schools, Web use and Social Media Guidelines.
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Boltage is about changing habits. What happened to walking and biking to school - you know, like when you were a kid? These days we seem to jump in our cars to do just about anything. And now we have some pretty severe environmental, energy and health problems. It's time to do something about it.
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Moby Max will deliver instruction and practice that is tailored to your child’s individual needs. Since Moby Max is a web-based service, your child can access it from your home computer at any time. Moby Max now includes both Math and Reading practice modules, and lots of fun games.
The Center for Game Science is supported by the UW Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Here are the games we have tried in the school computer lab
All these games are available free of charge. Give them a try!
Computer science develops students’ computational and critical thinking skills and shows them how to create, not simply use, new technologies. Here are links to resources our students have used.