Winsor Faculty Update
Late October Edition
Math Walk Through
Please see this useful math resource on place value, linked below:
We are pleased to announce that the RICAS scores are in and that progress has been made. Winsor has again performed well above the state average in reading as 66.4% of our students scored proficient or greater on the ELA assessment. This represents a full six point gain from 2018. In addition, our Math scores increased by 5%, with 41% of our students scoring proficient or greater. If we remain purposeful, collaborative, and determined- there is no reason these results will not continue to see growth. Our Grade 3, 4, and 5 data teams will continue to unpack these results. Our focus remains on high quality, standards based instruction, using strategic tweaks in content and pacing to amplify our strengths and improve our areas of need. Individual student reports will be arriving soon and sent home with students.
School Improvement Team
Please join our team on Wednesday, October 30th at 3:30pm in the library. We will discuss our RICAS results and elucidate possibilities as to how these results are enhanced by our major SIT goals:
1. Responsive Classroom- Year #2 impleentation
2. Collins Writing- Year #2 implementation
3. Mathematics- Revised pacing and curriculum outcomes.
Seeing numerous displays regarding Growth Mindset and observing conversations regarding a Growth Mindset in numerous classrooms has been great. Please continue to emphasize that through effort and hard work, any outcome is possible. One of the greatest lessons we teach to students is the value of grit. By regularly circling back to the concept of grit, we build the capacity for learning and student self-efficacy. Please read the brief article below . This article highlights the power of grit and persistence as drivers of performance for our students.
Student Recognition Assembly
On Friday, November 1st, we will have a student recognition assembly, highlighting students that have demonstrated grit. Please, in the Google Sheet that Lori has provided, provide the names of two students not later than early next week.
Once students have been dropped off in the cafeteria, teachers should gather in their subcommittee groups. The groups will meet as follows:
School Culture- Library
Responsive Classroom- Jessy's room
Ready-Gen Pilot: Darcy's room
My Math Review Team: Wendy's room
Assessments: Coming Soon
F & P runs 11/4-11/12
STAR runs 11/13- 11/20
Please mark these dates on your calendar and plan as needed.
Thank you for all that you do. Your dedication and partnership in all things Winsor is noted and appreciated by our school community.