Colt Family Communicator
Welcome to the William Wells Brown Monthly Newsletter!
Mission: We, The Promise Academy at William Wells Brown, are a caring, committed
community with high expectations, accountability, growth mindset and
positivity empowering confident learners and leaders of tomorrow in
an evolving global society.
Vision: We, as leaders of today, will achieve excellence and uplift the community
through “OUR PROMISE” to build resilient scholars and create leaders of
“Be the Change…Change the World!"
We have been growing scholars, and now is the time when we are beginning to see the fruits of our labor. We are able to see the learning coming out of our students.
All of our scholars have been working extremely hard the past couple of months. If you were able to attend Open House, you were also able to see the physical transformation our school is going through! Our goal is to make WWB a warm and welcoming environment that releases learning throughout. We want to create a student centered environment where our scholars will learn and grow together! In this newsletter you will see all of the amazing things we have going in our school that show our students at the center!
Students of the Month for October!
October 7-8: Fall Break--NO SCHOOL!
October 13: UK Women's Basketball Clinic @4:45pm
October 14: PTA Meeting in Cafeteria @5:00 (Please bring our $4 membership fees!)
OCTOBER 20--NO SCHOOL! Staff Development Day!
October 27: Family Night SEL @5:00-6:00pm
October 28: Financial Literacy Night 5:00-6:00pm
November 1: School Picture Day!
November 3: Parent Teacher Conferences
Principal Book Club is Starting!
Standards Based Grading
Why Standards Based Grading?
At The Promise Academy at William Wells Brown Elementary School, we are committed to maintaining rigorous performance and achievement standards for all students and to providing a fair and consistent process for evaluating and reporting student progress that is understandable to students and their parents and relevant for instructional purposes. Reporting of student achievement should reflect student progress toward mastery of key academic concepts and identify multiple pathways to deeper learning. Learning is valued as a process. Standards-based grading reports what students should know and be able to do within each content area at each grade level.
e purpose of standards-based grading is to identify what a student knows, or is able to do, in relation to those learning targets – as opposed to simply averaging grades/scores over the course of the grading period, which can mask what a student has learned or not learned. A standards-based grading system measures a student’s mastery of grade-level standards by prioritizing the most recent, consistent level of performance.
Final grading will be based on the student’s progress toward master at the time of the end of the grading period. Grade level standards are often repeated at various times of the year, giving students multiple opportunities to achieve mastery of standards.
Kindergarten through 2nd grade students have traditionally been graded using Standards Based Grading. Starting this year, ALL students will be grading using this grading method.
4 – Exceeds Standards (ES): The student knows the skill, concept, or standard so well he/she could explain it to others, or extend it to new situations
3 – Meets Standards (MS): The student knows the skill, concept, or standard well enough to have mastered the grade-level expectation.
2 – Progressing Towards Standards (PTS) :The student is still working towards the grade-level expectation, and getting closer.
1 –Area of Concern (AC):The student does not understand the skill, concept, or standard and needs extra support to perform in the specific area.
0 – Not Assessed (NA): The student does not attempt to answer the question, complete the assignment, etc.
Send Us Your Team Schedules!
We LOVE to support our Colts both in and out of the classroom! If your student plays a sport, dances, etc., outside of school, please send us your child's schedule(s)! You never know who might pop up!😊
Email to the Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call: (859) 381-FCPS (3277)
Complete the online form: https://covid.fcps.net/app/contactrequests/add?page=add
If your child is exposed to COVID-19, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. They can test out of quarantine, with a negative test result, after the 6th day.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us in the front office!
Colt Family Meeting!
Our 'Final Friday' celebration occurs on the Final Friday of every month! We recognize students and classes with our Golden Horseshoe Awards, Students of the Month for each grade, highest and most improved in reading and math for each grade level.
First Friday Celebration!
- Golden Horseshoe awards for Special Area Classes and other areas.
- Individual awards for Highest and Most Growth in Reading and Math
- Student of the Month Awards
- Birthday Song for birthdays during that celebrated month
- Team Building activity
We learn lots, but want to have fun as well! Our First Friday Celebrations are a way for us to celebrate our accomplishments while learning to cheer on our classmates!
Greetings From the Clinic!
Hello from the WWB School Based Clinic!
Did You Know?!: Another way to decrease your chances of getting sick this fall is to make sure you are drinking 8 glasses of water a day, getting 8 hours of sleep at night, and taking a daily multivitamin. This keeps your immune system healthy and able to fight off germs that come your way.
REMINDER: HealthFirst Clinic at William Wells Brown is open 8am-4pm Monday- Friday. We offer sick visits, COVID testing, sports physicals, well child check-ups, immunizations, and behavioral health care to any children 0-18, even if your child does not have insurance. Please call us at 381-3172 with any questions.
Meet the staff:
Clinic Clerk: Kathy Brooks
Nurse Practitioner & APRN Lead: Lauren Bauer, APRN
Nurse Coordinator: Emily Moore, RN, BSN
Behavioral Health Therapist: Nahtahna Hering, LCSW