Sacred Heart School
Week of March 9
New Favorite Article
This weekend, I stumbled across an article that really resonated with me. I wanted to share it with you all because I think it very much affirms the work we are doing at Sacred Heart and the overall vision of our school.
As standardized testing rages on and as we enter into our heavy season of testing, I often wonder, like most people, "Are we doing the right thing?" However, the question really ought to be "Are we measuring the right thing?"
This article titled "7 things every kid should master", presents the case that YES, we should measure what our kids know and are able to do. However, we should think really really carefully about what it is we're measuring. The author then goes on to outline 7 things that kids should truly master while they're at school.
She presents a case for the following themes: Reading, Inquiry, Flexible Thinking and Use of Evidence, Conversation, Collaboration, Engagement, and Well-Being.
As I was reading through each item, I couldn't help but think "Yes. We're doing that! And we're doing that! And we're doing THAT!"
We ARE working to develop a love of reading (and measuring it). We're working to develop a sense of inquiry ("What do you wonder?") and recording these wonderings. Yes, we are developing a culture of thinking and reasoning and making it visible for others to see. We are supporting conversations in our classroom and opportunities for collaboration. We are seeking ways to engage students through creative Labs and new books. And most importantly, at the core of who we are at a Catholic School, we are working to support and promote the well being of our students, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
I highly recommend reading the article and I am definitely interested in hearing your thoughts. Give it a go and send me a note. Do you think we're focused on and measuring the right things at Sacred Heart?
Middle Schoolers engage in a collaborative Writing Exercise
Even our littlest learners engage in thinking and wondering.
Ms. P guides students on their Lenten Journey.
After Care Family Night
Tuesday, March 10th, 6pm
Half Day - PD Day
Wednesday, March 11th, 9pm
4th Grade Reconciliation
Wednesday, March 11th, 9am
3211 Sacred Heart Way
Girl Scout Cookie Sale
Wednesday, March 11th, 12:30pm
Thursday, March 12th, 6pm
Consortium Principals Meeting at Sacred Heart
Thursday, March 12th, 9pm
Ms. Heil's Office
1st and 2nd grade Field Trip to GALA Theater
Thursday, March 12th, 10:30am
Way of the Cross - 1st and 2nd Grade
Friday, March 13th, 11:30am
3211 Sacred Heart Way
Save the Date - Homeroom Parent Meetings
Sunday, March 8th, 9pm
Monday, the 16th- Early Childhood
Tuesday, the 17th- 3rd through 8th
Thursday, the 19th - 1st and 2nd grade
Save the Date - Panera Night
Thursday, March 19th, 9pm
3100 14th Street Northwest
SAVE THE DATE - Spring Beautification Day
Saturday, March 21st, 8am
Ms. Kullberg finished her Master's Degree in Teacher Leadership and Curriculum Design! She has also earned a spot on the Faculty at Project Zero at Harvard University this summer! Way to go!
Ms. Heil will be hosting a party this weekend at her house. Everyone & anyone is invited to come celebrate!