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Putting Our Best Foot Forward

In just 7 short weeks the 2016-2017 school year will be coming to an end. It is hard to believe that in just a blink of an eye, the children who walked through your door in July will only receive your love, guidance, and knowledge for 35 more days. While this time of year can be trying, please remember to put your best foot forward each and every day. Be prepared, be inspired, be positive, and be relentless in all that you do each day at SENSE.


ISTEP practice will begin the week of April 18th. All grades taking ISTEP are required to participate in several practice sessions. It is my goal to finalize the schedule on Tuesday and have it out to all staff on Wednesday. While it is complete, I would like grade 3-8 teachers to have time to review the testing schedule. For several grades it is very tricky and the two week window is causing us to have some grade levels test twice in one day.

Please know that special area classes will not be affected other than technology- which will be displaced for 2 weeks.

ISTEP officially begins on April 18th and runs through May 6th.


NWEA will begin on May 9th. It is my hope that we can get all grades tested in the 2 week window. While this is near the end of the school year, it is critical that students due their personal best and take the assessment seriously. There will be awards for students who meet their end of year goal. It is my hope that we can offer some pretty amazing incentives to help you energize your students to meeting their end goal! If you have incentive ideas for your grade, please let me know.

Teacher Survey

If you could please give us feedback on a few end of year items. The is similar to the end of year survey that we complete every year.

This was created in part with the school's leadership team. Please be honest and open when completing the survey.