Sacred Heart School

Week of April 20th

Challenge Accepted

This past week, I watched the news, like many folks, and listened to the verdicts for the 12 Atlanta teachers and administrators accused in one of the greatest cheating scandals. I couldn't help but think about the amount of pressure they were under to cheat. Testing in the United States seems to have gotten out of control and we all seem to have lost sight of the point of these tests.

This weeks marks the start of our final testing season. While the many interruptions are frustrating and the stress levels can run high, let's take a minute to remember why we do this.

Simply put, we test our students so that we can measure where they are. We test so we can celebrate their accomplishments or intervene if need be. If they aren't where we want them to be, it allows us to think critically about what we are doing and what we could be doing differently. If they are making gains, it affirms what we are doing and provides fuel to keep going. That's it.

We don't need to cheat. We don't need to try and teach them an entire year's worth of curriculum in one week. We don't need to change what we already do day in and day out. We just need to gather the information and move on.

Bring on the tests...

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Title 1 + Project Zero Night

Upcoming Events

Staff Meeting

Monday, April 20th, 3:45pm

Mr. Landrigan's Classroom

Staff Meeting will be in Mr. Landrigan's classroom.

Performance Series Assessment Begins

Monday, April 20th, 8am


Performance Series Assessment begins this week.

Awards Assembly

Tuesday, April 21st, 11:30am


Awards Assembly for 3rd Quarter

12:45-1:45pm K-3rd,

1:45-3:15 4th-8th

Middle School Field Trip - International Spy Museum

Sunday, April 19th, 9am

800 F Street Northwest

Washington, DC

The middle school will be going on a field trip to the International Spy Museum on Thursday. Ms. Barnett is coordinating the trip!

Field Day

Thursday, April 23rd, 8am

Hains Point

We will be taking the whole school to Hains Point for Field Day on Friday. We will have 5 buses

PreK-K, 1&2, 3&4, 5&6, 7&8

We will go over the details for the day at our Staff meeting on Monday.

National Gallery of Art - Children as Citizens Event

Saturday, April 25th, 10am


Washington, DC

The Early Childhood team will display their work as part of the Children as Citizens project at the National Gallery of Art. A bus will depart Sacred Heart at 10am. Please let Ms. Heil know if you are interested in riding the bus, there are only about 5 spots left. Otherwise, you can meet us at the gallery!

Please come and support the team!

Spirit Week

Monday, April 19th - Chipotle Fundraising dinner, Crazy Hair Day

Tuesday, April 20th- Pajama Day

Wednesday, April 21st - Formal Wear

Thursday, April 22nd - Jersey Day, Teacher v. Student Dodgeball Game

Friday, April 23rd - Field Day