March 12, 2018
PARCC TESTING CONTINUES
Mon 3/12 - 6th and 8th grade PARCC Testing Continues
Tues 3/13 - 6th and 8th grade PARCC Testing Continues; GB(7) v Washington
Wed 3/14 - Band Concerts (6:30 & 8:00)
Thurs 3/15 - GB Tourney Starts
Fri 3/16 - Orchestra Festival @ Fischer
*Sporting events are scheduled to start at 4 but may be adjusted depending on opponent arrival
Save the Date - Join the Conversation
Come learn about IPSD 204's commitment to educational equity by experiencing the same cultural proficiency professional development as our staff. HERE is more information about Join the Conversation!
PARCC testing is underway. We will be wrapping up 6th and 8th grade today and tomorrow with, make up testing starting on Wednesday. The kids have been great and testing has gone very smooth.
The community is invited to attend Engage 204 from 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, March 20 at Still Middle School, 787 Meadowridge Drive, Aurora. This session will focus on the district's budget.
Previous sessions have looked at academic programs, demographics, and facilities. Some of the topics discussed by presenters and attendees have included class sizes, teacher pay, mental health support, facility use, and maintenance projects. At this session, presenters will discuss the cost of some of the ideas and attendees will be asked to prioritize the ideas. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to provide feedback on how to financially support the ideas considering the district's limited resources.
Engage 204 is a collaborative process between the community and District 204. Key to the success of this process is the collaboration and discussion between participants. District residents who attend will have the unique opportunity to share ideas and discuss topics in small groups in order to provide feedback to the Board of Education. Findings and recommendations will be presented to the Board of Education in July 2018. All District 204 residents are invited to participate in Engage 204.
Next PDAC Meeting
At last month’s PDAC meeting focused on Understanding and Addressing Abilities Advantages, we learned about the importance of communicating what every student is able to accomplish. Guest speakers and meeting activities provided opportunities to heighten our awareness and understanding surrounding abilities. The meeting presentation slides are now available on the PDAC subpage.
The Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) is hosting their next meeting on Thursday, March 15th, 7-9:00 p.m., at Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive in Aurora. The topic is Understanding and Addressing Language Advantages: How do students’ home languages advantage and disadvantage them in school? Please visit the PDAC meeting calendar or the PDAC subpage to learn more about PDAC.
Spring Musical Auditions
It would be sweet if you auditioned for the Spring Musical! The Directors of Gregory’s Spring Musical, Willy Wonka, Junior, are holding auditions on March 12 and 13. The auditions are open to all interested 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Stop by the main office today to pick up an informational packet and permission slip. Follow your dreams, use your pure imagination, and try out for our cast!
Gregory PTA Officer Nominations
The Gregory PTA nominating committee places into nomination the following names for officer positions for the 2018-2019 school year:
President - Leigh Ann Haller
Vice President - Nina Golemis
Treasurer - Susan Fargo
Secretary - Julie Pace-Williamson
Elections will take place at our April PTA meeting on Tuesday, April 24th at 1:00 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend and participate in the elections and other PTA business. Nominations from the floor will also be accepted at that time.
Join Team IPEF
8th Grade News
NVHS Cheerleading Tryouts
Any 8th graders interested in trying out for the 2018-2019 Neuqua Valley Cheerleading teams must attend a mandatory informational meeting on Wednesday, March 21st at 6 pm in C200 at the NVHS main building. Athlete and guardian must be present in order to be eligible to try out. All try-out requirements will be discussed at this meeting.
Club and Sports News
Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls interested in trying out for soccer! Tryouts will be on Tuesday, April 3rd, and Wednesday, April 4th from 3:00-4:30pm. All mandatory paperwork must be turned in prior to soccer tryouts. All information can be found on the Gregory Soccer website - goo.gl/b36NZ8. If you have any questions, please contact Miss DeWyze - Kathryn_DeWyze@ipsd.org
Girls’ Basketball Results vs Lincoln:
8AA won 25-22
8A won 12-8
7AA lost 38-25
Girls’ Basketball Results & Scoring vs Scullen
8AA won 30-21
8A won 14-9
7AA won 27-19
7A lost 10-6
Girls’ Basketball Results & Scoring vs Jefferson:
8AA won 32-24
8A lost 36-16
7AA won 35-31
7A lost 18-7