Shull Shark News Bites

January 8, 2016

2nd Quarter Progress Reports are Now Available

As you know, your child’s teacher communicates your child’s progress regularly through the TeacherEase portal, which is our online program that allows you to check your child's scores anytime at your convenience.

  • As of today, the 2nd Quarter Student Progress Report (“report card”) is available for your viewing within the TeacherEase system. This report reflects a snapshot of your child's current progress at this time. This year TeacherEase reflects a separate Student Progress Report for each quarter.

  • For directions on how to login to TeacherEase, click HERE . To locate this quarter's Progress Report within TeacherEase, select “Academics” from the top menu, and then select “Report Card.”

  • It is helpful to keep in mind that learning targets often reflect end-of-year goals, and that learning is a progression. Our teachers often work on the same target throughout multiple units during the year, and therefore, it is not uncommon for a progress report to reflect some 2s at this time. Your child’s teacher will have been in communication with you if there are significant concerns.

  • Anytime you have a question, I encourage you to call or email your child’s teacher. They are wonderful resources, and they are happy to sit down with you to discuss any ideas or concerns.

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    The LEAP Nomination Window is Open

    The annual LEAP (Logic, Enrichment and Academic Pursuit intervention for 2nd-8th grade gifted students) nomination window opens January 4 and closes on January 29.

    Parents or any staff member may nominate a student/students. Students currently in 1st grade through students currently in 7th grade may be nominated.

    For more information regarding the nomination process including requirements and assessment procedures, click the link below:

    PTA Movie Night at Shull - Inside Out

    Friday, Jan. 22nd, 6:30pm

    Shull Gym

    Free movie night for all Shull family members! Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the movie begins at 6:30 p.m. Popcorn and water will be provided at no cost. The movie, "Inside Out," will be shown and raffled.

    RSVPs are enabled for this event.

    Long Range Planning & Bond Issue

    Ray-Pec voters on April 5 will consider a $27 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue to address space needs throughout the District. The plan includes constructing an addition onto the south high school to accommodate all students in grades 9-12 in one school.

    The Board on Dec. 17 unanimously approved placing the bond issue on the ballot. The general obligation bond issue is necessary to fund the improvements outlined in the District's Long Range Facility Plan. In introducing the measure, Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees emphasized that the bond issue will not require an increase in the tax levy.

    In addition to the high school expansion, other elements of the plan include:

    • North high school building becomes second middle school
    • Modifications to Bridle Ridge and Eagle Glen to serve grades K-5
    • Convert Shull Elementary into an Early Childhood Center
    • Maintenance projects throughout the District

    The plan includes the most aggressive timeline possible to resolve the two-building high school situation.

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    Check Out Shull's New Green Screen in the Computer Lab!

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    PTA Will Meet January 12, 6:30 p.m., Shull Media Center

    Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kicks Off January 15

    It is that yummy time of year again! PTA's annual Cookie Dough Fundraiser kicks off January 15 and sales end January 27. Your child will bring home a fundraiser packet that includes instructions for sales and money collection and a prize catalog. Brownies and bread rolls have been added this year. Delivery and pick up of merchandise at Shull is scheduled for March 1.

    Our school based incentives are as follows:

    Principal for the Day: Student with the highest total sales

    Ice Cream Party: One student with the highest sales in each class

    Pizza Party: Once class in each grade level with the highest sales

    Important School Events

    January 8: Progress reports available for parents

    January 12: PTA meeting in the library 6:30 p.m.

    January 15: Cookie dough fundraiser kick-off

    January 18 & 19: NO SCHOOL

    January 22: PTA Movie Night 6:00 p.m.