A Look Ahead
February 21st to 27th, 2016
Moving Forward with the FORWARD
The 1990's music artist Vanilla Ice was a one-hit wonder! Remember the Badger test from last year? As it turned out, that was also a "one hit wonder." Although, not sure if the Badger Assessment qualifies as a "hit."
The Wisconsin Forward Exam will replace the Badger. It will be administered in English language arts and mathematics in grades 3 through 8, in science in grades 4 and 8, and in social studies in 4, 8, and 10. High school students in grades 9 through 11 will continue to take the ACT suite of exams.
The recently passed biennial budget (2015 Wisconsin Act 55), required the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to procure a new state assessment for the 2015-16 school year. The procurement process is run by the Department of Administration (DOA) on behalf of DPI
Please take some time to review the link on the Forward Assessment for pertinent information.
We continue to learn details of this new assessment. We do know that students will most likely be using iPads. The district will also be providing keyboards for students to use during the test. At this point, we are planning on starting the test sometime after spring break during the month of April.
Please review the Coaches Corner for more information about this new state assessment. We will keep you updated as we learn additional details.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Thanks everyone for your efforts with parent-teacher conferences. I had the opportunity to push in several conferences. We are doing some incredible work with students. Part of this work includes building partnerships with families. Your positive attitude and willingness to be problem solvers creates a positive learning environment for students, family, and staff.
Have a great week,
Be sure to click on this banner to check out the Coaches Corner for important information including important due dates and deadlines.
Optimist Swim Coach Needed (Hadfield may not be represented)
This is open to all staff members and comes with a stipend. Click the link for additional information.
Field Trip February Sponsored by the Hadfield PTO
Help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 for the Hadfield Field Trip Fund! 100% of donations go towards Hadfield Student Field Trips! The goal of Field Trip February will be used to offset the costs of field trips in 2015-16 and beyond. Watch our progress towards our Field Trip February goal on the giant thermometer near the office! See the link for more information as this letter is being home to all students.
Stay Updated and Connected
Please refer to the Hadfield School and Facilities google calendar. This is the calendar that you should reference for all school events and meetings.
2/23/2016 Math Night Planning Meeting, 7:45 a.m. to 8:20 a.m
2/24/2016 "See it Live," 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (CANCELLED, Rescheduled TBA)
Members of district leadership team will be visiting Hadfield. They will be looking at Hadfield's progress as it relates to our L4: Progress Monitoring document developed as part of our school improvement plan. Be sure to say hello if they stop by your classroom.
2/25/2015 Professional Development, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
2/25/2016, Educational Assistant Professional Development, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
2/26/2016 February Awards Assembly, 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
3/1/2016 Wisconsin Forward Meeting (Special Education), 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
3/1/2016 Read Across America Day, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
3/3/2016 Vertical PLC, 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. (Cancelled)
3/3/2016 Building Leadership Team at SAIL
3/4/2016 End oF Trimester 2
3/7/2016 Wisconsin Forward Meeting (3rd to 5th grade Regular Education and Title), 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
3/8/2016 PTO Meeting, 6 p.m.
3/10/2016 Vertical Collaboration, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
3/11/2016, Family Movie Night, 6:00 p.m.
3/17/2016 Vertical PLC, 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
3/18/2016 International Night, 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
3/24/2016 Professional Development, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
3/25/2016 to 4/1/2016 Spring Break
6/8/2016 Last Day of Classes
6/9/2016 Teacher Work Day
6/20 to 6/22 Building Leadership Team @SAIL
Husky Shout Outs #1Hadfield
Shout out to Mr. Shockley for always being so flexible while Nicole and I experiment.- Bentfield
Thanks to all who had a listening ear this week. -Bentfield
Shout out to Mrs. Haynes I'm continuously impressed with what a trooper you are in the face of many challenges.- Bentfield
PROPS to Mr. Karnuth for pushing through your knee pain daily. - Bentfield
Shout out to the individuals who un-organized Ms. Goldapske's room. It was pretty entertaining watching the organization queen squirm. -Bentfield
Shout Out to Michelle Murray for being awesome and smart and for printing off the data I needed! You rock! -Nathan
Should out to Nicole and Aubrey for working on the special ed schedules again ~ Jen
Shout out to Marcus for helping us move numerous items out of a student's learning space ~ Jen
Shout Out to Marcus and Mike for moving tables and supplying a rug for the front of our office door! -Nathan
A HUGE shout out to Luann Watkins and Katie Miller for subbing in 1st grade on Thursday...it was so appreciated!! -Smith
Shout out to Lori for her great detective work! -Kara
Thx for the Xtra-Special snacks Aubrey and Nicole. Yum! -Mary Kaiser
To Nicole for doing what I think was a great job hosting vertical PLC. -Nicole
Huge shout out to Luann for subbing in 1st grade on Thursday. Also to Katie Miller for covering that same classroom for the last 90 minutes of the day. -Lori
Thank you to Aubrey and Nicole McNary for providing me with much needed coffee creamer and a huge laugh! -Lori
To the amazing "Build-Your-Own" Trail Mix Snack, Thanks Aubrey and Nicole -Pracki
SHOUT OUT to Marisa for helping with the Hadfield Way announcements-Nicool
SHOUT OUT to LZ for being so conscientious of student needs and helping me with an impromptu vision test- possible side job?! -Nicool
SHOUT OUT to Kirsch for your admirable ability of keeping students first -Nicool
SHOUT OUT to Bom Bom and S for your constant brainstorming, reading my late night emails and willingness to try new ideas -Nicool
Shout Out to Jen Theisen for helping out with Top Dog!!!! Thank you!!! -Nathan