Kenilworth Public Schools

April 8, 2016

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GREAT STUFF Going on In Our Schools

Brearley Middle School enjoys "Fish in a Tree"

Students at Brearley Middle School enjoyed a discussion on the book "Fish in a Tree" with staff and peers. Students were invited to participate in the event after school in the IMC by bringing ten discussion questions along to add to the conversation. At the conclusion of the discussion, students were treated to an ice cream sundae bar. Treats were compliments of the KEA.

Grade 7 Science Students Operate the Design Process....

Here are some great examples of how Mrs. Grimaldi's students investigated Newton's Laws of Motion using the Design Process as framed in the Next Generation Science Standards. (NGSS).

Grade 7 Students Classify Organisms

These are some recent examples of how some of our students in grade 7 have used hands-on science labs to classify of organisms into domains based on trait similarities.

DON'T FORGET TO GET YOUR TICKET FOR THE SHAKE, RATTLE, & ROLL TRICKY TRAY!

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AIDA IS ALMOST HERE!!!! - BREARLEY THEATER PRODUCTION LIVE APRIL 15-16

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Awesome Opportunity - The Spring & Fountain 6-Week Session at DB MS/HS

The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Program is sponsoring a Spring & Fountain six-week session at David Brearley MS/HS in April and May, 2016. The sessions are open to any teacher, pre-K through college, who teaches in an accredited New Jersey educational institution, and offer up to 14 hours of professional development as a New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Provider. Under the direction of a Dodge poet, teachers read poems aloud, experience “deep listening,” and share personal connections to the poetry in friendly discussions. The weekly sessions begin on April 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Brearley I.M.C. Information on registration can be obtained on their website at dodgepoetry.org. Contact person at David Brearley is Anne Phillips.

PARCC and ASSESSMENT

EDUCATION POLICY

ESSA Update: Rulemaking In Full Swing

The U.S. Department of Education has released draft regulations on key parts of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) related to assessment and funding. The draft rules address specifics such as the assessment of students with disabilities and English language learners as well as the use of computer-adaptive tests, 8th grade advanced math tests, and nationally recognized high school tests for accountability purposes. The regulations also focus on the law’s “supplement, not supplant” language, which prohibits federal funding from replacing state and local education dollars. A panel of educators, parents, and others are meeting in Washington, D.C. this week to provide feedback on the regulations. ASCD’s Government Relations team is following the panel’s deliberations, and next week’s Capitol Connection will provide highlights from the conversation.


NOTEWORTHY INFORMATION

PARENTS AND PARENT INVOLVEMENT

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