Updates from Vicky McCann, Director for Curriculum

Pre-K to Grade 3: Standards Based Report Cards

All ADW schools will be using the newly updated PK-3rd Grade Standards Based Report Cards during the 2018-2019 school year.

Training will be held on Friday, September 21 from 9:00 AM - Noon for 3rd grade teachers. New teachers that use SBG are also invited to attend. This workshop will held at the Archdiocese of Washington Pastoral Center.

Click here to register today!

Preview the 3rd Grade Report Card in the video below:

3rd Grade SBRC video

Science Assessment

Our Science Assessment Committee completed their review of normed Science testing platforms. After carefully consideration and review, the decision was made to utilize Scantron Performance Series for Science.

Testing in BOOST Schools will be required in Grades 5 and 8 this school year.

Grade 5: May 1 - 31

Grade 8: April 1 - 17

I want to thank the members of this committee for their expertise, time, and dedication.

Beginning of the Year Scantron Checklist

All schools need to complete this checklist before September 1, 2018.

School Assessment Team Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 30th, 3:30pm

This is an online event.

Are you a member of your School Assessment Team? Let's meet online to discuss this school year.

School Assessment Team Meeting

Thu, Aug 30, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.


You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 896-916-013

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

School Assessment Team

Each school should have a 3-4 person Assessment Team:

Assessment Team Leader

•Responsible for creation and submission of the testing schedule and communication to teachers, students/parents, and key stakeholders regarding testing dates and outcomes; leads PD on use of assessment data.

Data Analyst/Data Coach

•Responsible for monitoring assessment results during and after testing windows, ensuring that all students are tested; prepares data reports for meetings with teachers and school leaders; leads PD on use of assessment data; manages accounts and data files in the Scantron database.

Technology Coordinator

•Responsible for maintenance of network, hardware and software for systems compliance; ensures that the testing environment is optimal; completes a systems verification before each testing window, and trains teachers on use of Achievement Series for classroom assessments.

Resource Teacher (SAT Liaison)

•Responsible for ensuring that testing accommodations are properly documented and provided for students with CAPs and ICEPs, and that students are appropriately coded in the Scantron database. Provides strategies and support to leaders and teachers for responding to the remedial and enrichment needs of students, and students with test-taking anxiety.

ADWLearn Fall Courses - Including HYBRID!

This school year the ADW Catholic Schools Office will offer a series of classes.

* Four hybrid courses for 3 re-certification credits. These 3 credit courses will meet 2 times in-person and the rest of the time will be online.

* One in-person 1 re-certification class will be offered on Wednesdays.

In order to earn the credits, teachers must attend all classes and satisfactorily complete all work for the course.

Faith Formation Classes

In order to help you earn your Catechist Certification, one Faith Formation class will be offered this fall.

Scripture: November 3 and December 1 - Registration Open: https://www.cognitoforms.com/ADWCSO1/adwlearnfallcourses2018

Morality: March 2 and April 6

Creed and Catechesis 101: Summer Institute 2019

Online Courses available anytime: https://adw.org/learning-the-faith/faith-formation/certification/

#ADWSaints Collaboration Day

Meet our Keynote Speaker

Katie Prejean is an international speaker, educator, & author. Since 2007, Katie has been traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada sharing a unique blend of humor & storytelling, coupled with teaching theological truth, to engage audiences of all ages. Katie has spoken at events large & small, including Steubenville Youth Conferences, the National Conference for Catholic Youth Ministry, the National Catholic Youth Conference, Los Angeles Religious Education Congress & Youth Day, in dioceses & parishes from coast to coast, and has appeared on EWTN, Catholic TV, Radio Maria, & shows on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM. Katie has written extensively, publishing two books – Room 24: Adventures of a New Evangelist and Follow: Your Lifelong Adventure with Jesus – with Ave Maria Press. She has published with Life Teen International, written for the USCCB “For Your Marriage” website, writes weekly for Epicpew.com, and maintains a blog here at katieprejean.com and curlyweds.com. Katie has her degree in Theology from the University of Dallas. Katie is married to Tommy McGrady & lives in Louisiana with their daughter, Rose, & dog, Barney.

Registration Coming Soon!

Dates and Locations

FALL, 2018:

  • October 12, 2018: Location: Holy Reedemer School, 9705 Summit Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 - Schools from Upper Prince George’s County and Washington DC
  • October 26, 2018: Bishop McNamara High School, 6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville MD 20747 - Schools from Lower Prince George’s County and the Southern Maryland counties
  • October 29, 2018: Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, 17301 Old Vic Blvd, Olney, MD 20832 - Schools from Montgomery County

SPRING, 2019

  • March 8, 2019: Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, 17301 Old Vic Blvd, Olney, MD 20832 - Schools from Montgomery County
  • March 11, 2019: St. Mary's Ryken High School, 22600 Camp Calvert Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650 - Schools from Lower Prince George’s County and the Southern Maryland counties
  • March 15, 2019: Bishop McNamara High School, 6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville MD 20747 - Schools from Upper Prince George’s County and Washington DC

X-STEM DC - Save the Date

Tuesday, March 19th 2019 at 9:30am

Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC

Mark your calendar for X-STEM DC on March 19, 2019.

Let them know you plan to join by completing the INTEREST LIST today.

Registration will open in late-2018 and advance registration is required to attend.

What: The 2019 X-STEM "Extreme" STEM Symposium - presented by NCR - is a unique conference for kids where some of our nation's most respected professionals in science and engineering will speak to middle through high school students in a TED-style format.

Who Should Attend: Middle and high school level students (grades 6-12) with a strong interest in STEM, educators and parents.

How to Attend: The cost to attend is $20/person. Advance registration is required and registration will open in late-2018. Tell us you plan to attend by completing the X-STEM Interest List HERE today!

Summer Book Study

Aargh! Our 2018 Summer Book Study ended with a Meet-Up on August 2nd. After reading Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess, our ADW teachers collaborated together in a BreakoutEDU and shared hooks for the classroom. Thank you to everyone that participated and I look forward to our next #ADWBookStudy!
TLAP ADW Book Study
MSDE Maryland Virtual Learning

Classes offered by Thinkport.org.