Heron Herald

Cyber Academy of South Carolina

May 2018

Coming Soon

April

4/28/18- Prom- Columbia

May

5/1/18-Virtual PTSO Meeting-go to http://www.tinyurl.com/cascmeeting

5/2/18-The Gene Machine Mobile Science Lab

5/3/18-High School Summer School Virtual Information

5/4/18- Decision Day/ Signing Day (Seniors)

5/8/18-5/10/18- SC READY test (3rd grade)

5/14/18-5/18/18- SC READY and SC PASS (4th through 8th grade) and EOC testing (High School)

5/25/18-Field Day

5/28/18- Memorial Day-No School

June

6/1/18-Last Day of School

6/9/18- Graduation

Did you come to the EOC tour?

Find Out What Events Are Happening in May

In-Person Events

The Gene Machine Mobile Science Lab visits the CASC Office

Wednesday, May 2nd, 10am-12:15pm

330 Pelham Road

Greenville, SC

The Gene Machine Mobile Science Laboratory allows the technology and expertise of the Greenwood Genetic Center to come directly to the classroom. With the support of a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute, GGC acquired the Gene Machine, a 41 foot custom coach equipped as a mobile science laboratory. The mobile laboratory allows students to engage in fun, entertaining and educational scenarios where they have the opportunity to learn about genetic traits and disorders, understand the lab techniques used in making a diagnosis as well as consider the ethical implications of testing.

The Mobile Science Lab includes:

  • Laboratory equipment including microcentrifuges, a thermocycler, gel electrophoresis apparatus, micropipettes, vortexes, water baths, magnetic heaters and electronic balances.
  • Workstations accommodating up to 24 students.
  • LCD monitors, a wireless microphone system and a camera system.
  • Safety equipment, air conditioning and an ADA-approved automatic wheelchair lift.

Join Us for Field Day in Greenville, Columbia, Charleston, Rock Hill, Aiken, Florence, or Myrtle Beach!

Friday, May 25th, 10am-12pm

Multiple locations

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Cyber Academy Masquerade Prom

Saturday, April 28th, 6-9pm

College Street

Irmo, SC

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April was National Child Abuse Prevention Month, see how some of our families participated.

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Virtual Events

Attention Seniors!

Please make sure to send Mrs. Kountz a picture of yourself to celebrate College and Career Decision Day! This can be a picture of you in your work gear (or where you would like to work), a picture of military enlistment, and/or your college acceptance. The celebration will be Friday, May 4 at 11:00 a.m. We hope you can all join us at the celebration!

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National Parent and Learning Coach Sessions

Links for Parent and Learning Coach Virtual Sessions

May 1, 2, 3 – G.I.T. "Get it Together" Series with a focus on Time Management, Building a Routine, and Creating a Catch-up Plan

1 hour session, 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

G.I.T. (Get It Together): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCUGetItTogether​

Sessions will be posted in the announcements section of the OLS

Parent Teacher Student Organization

T-shirts are in! Order yours today!

Buy a school t-shirt today for just $15, including shipping cost. The shirt is gray with a large pencil graphic with the word Cyber Academy of SC and other related words. The shirt's winning design was created by student, David Teylor.

https://cascptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=482&form=10

Check out the PTSO this month!

May10th -PTSO Virtual Meeting 6:30 PM. Join us via the link,

http://www.tinyurl.com/cascmeeting in blackboard to hear updates and information! Everyone is welcomed to attend the PTSO meetings, you do not need to be a member.

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Testing, Testing, 1-2-3!

Mark Your Calendars

Please watch your emails and make sure you are making arrangements to take any tests assigned to you.

WIN Learning is SC's new assessment for Career Readiness for 3rd Year High School Students-April 18th

See https://www.winlearning.com/ for more information.

3rd Grade-May 8th, 9th, and 10th-SC READY

4th through 8th Grade-May 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th-SC READY and SC PASS

SC READY INFO

Check your emails for details.


Estimated Times for the SC READY Assessments

Grades ELA Session 1 ELA Session 2 Mathematics

3-8 2 hours 1.5 hours 2 hours

*The SC READY assessments are not timed. The Office of Assessment is providing estimated times to assist with classroom scheduling. These estimations are calculated from the "Start" and "Stop" times collected during the spring 2016 test administration.


South Carolina Academic Standards

SC READY Assessment items measure student performance on the South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Standards.

The SC READY test items are aligned to the standards for each subject and grade level. Standards specify what schools are expected to teach and what students are expected to learn. Academic standards also include indicators that are statements of the specific cognitive processes and the content knowledge and skills that students must demonstrate to meet the grade-level standards. SC READY test items are written to assess the content knowledge and skills described in the academic standards and indicators.


Types of Questions

Find more information about the types of test questions here.


Online Tools Training and Sample Questions


For sample questions and online tools training go to the site below from Google Chrome browser.

SC PASS INFO

South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) Science and Social Studies

About SCPASS–Subjects and Grade Levels Tested

The South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) is a statewide assessment administered to students in grades four, six, and eight for science and grades five and seven for social studies.All students in these grade levels are required to take the SCPASS except those who qualify for the South Carolina Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt). SCPASS includes tests in two subjects: science and social studies.

South Carolina Academic Standards

SCPASS test items measure student performance on the South Carolina Academic Standards. The SCPASS test items are aligned to the standards for each subject and grade level. Standards outline what schools are expected to teach and what students are expected to learn. Academic standards also include indicators that are statements of the specific cognitive processes and the content knowledge and skills that students must demonstrate to meet the grade-level standards. SCPASS test items are written to assess the content knowledge and skills described in the academic standards and indicators.

Social studies and science standards and supporting documents are available on the South Carolina Department of Education website:

Types of Test Items

The science tests consist of multiple-choice items and technology-enhanced or TE item types, such as drag and drop, hot spot (click to select), drop down list, and constructed-response (type a numeric response). The grade 8 science test also includes some scenario sets. A "scenario set" consists of a scenario (scientific text passage, graph, and/or data) with two test items related to the scenario.

The social studies tests consist of multiple-choice items and technology-enhanced (TE) item types, such as drag and drop, hot spot (click to select), drop-down list, and multi-select.

Online Tools Training (OTT)

Samples of the new item types have been developed for inclusion in the Online Tools Training (OTT) for SCPASS. The Online Tools Training (OTT) for SCPASS can be accessed at the following website (using Google Chrome): https://wbte.drcedirect.com/SC/portals/sc.

Learning Coach and Parent Support

K12 believes that every child is uniquely brilliant, and we're dedicated to helping students reach their potential. Part of that involves a commitment to keeping our students and their families well-informed. Click here to find helpful links to the latest K12 announcements, promotions, student contests, and more.

Social Media

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Spelling and Geography Bee Winners

Family Resource Coordinator

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Send a Shout-Out

Is there a teacher or student that has made a difference to you during your time at Cyber Academy? Give them a Heron Shout-Out! tinyurl/cascshoutout

Shout Out to teacher, Stephanie Kramer, from student, Joseph E.

Ever since I started CASC in the 6th grade, Mrs. Kramer has always been so supportive in everything. She is the reason that I have continued to stay with CASC.

Shout out to student, Wellseley S., from student, Caitlin F

I just want to tell her she is a good friend even if we don't a lot often just want to let her know i still love her and can't to see her at prom and graduate with her.
Oh and her sister is really cool too, can't wait to see her at prom too ~ <3

Cyber Academy of South Carolina

The Cyber Academy of South Carlina is a full-time, tuition-free, online public charter school for South Carolina students in grades K-12. Learn more at casc.k12.com/ and casc.info

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