Shull Shark News Bites
January 8, 2016
2nd Quarter Progress Reports are Now Available
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.
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
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.
Check Out Shull's New Green Screen in the Computer Lab!
PTA Will Meet January 12, 6:30 p.m., Shull Media Center
Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kicks Off January 15
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 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.