This week at KJHS...
helping families to stay connected. February 7, 2014
No School on February 10 and 17!
The Flu and Whooping cough
Remember, when students are absent, their grades may look like they have gone down. Students have time to make up work and PE when they return from their illness.
Please remind your student when they return to school from being sick that they need to check in with their teachers for work. Students or parents can also email teachers to get work while students are at home.
Hopefully the flu season will end soon and we can all get back to being healthy!
Friday, 2/7 is NEON DAY!
What do the Common Core state standards mean for our children?
- The foundation for success in the 21st century will be the ability to think critically, solve problems creatively, and to communicate and collaborate effectively. CCSS will provide opportunities for students to acquire and perfect these "21st century skills" so they can be prepared to succeed in higher education and compete in the global economy.
- CCSS will encourage and facilitate the integration of technology into the classroom, both as a resource to support student learning and as a means of leveling the playing field by offering all students access to the world of information.
- CCSS will replace exclusively multiple-choice assessments with more project-oriented and critical-thinking assessments that require students to use their knowledge they have acquired to demonstrate their learning.
- CCSS defines conceptually rich standards aligned across states and on par with the high standards of nations whose students have had the greatest educational success. The new standards place more emphasis on deep understanding and real-world application.
- CCSS focuses a coordinated, multi-state effort on preparing students for success in college and career pursuits while giving local schools and classroom teachers more support for designing strategies that will empower their students' learning.