NRES Staff Newsletter

Week of September 18, 2016

Around the Building and Other Places

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2 Hour Delay for Staff Professional Development

Wednesday, Sep. 21st, 7:30am

Northridge Cafeteria

All ELA teachers from NR and RH will be meeting in the cafeteria from 7:30-9:00 a.m. for ELA training with Sue Fatica from McGraw-Hill. Sue will stay at Northridge from 9:00-10:00 a.m. to continue to meet with teachers and answer any questions.

Jeff and Becky you will have the opportunity to work on goal setting, SLOs, Study Island.

Special Teachers-You may collaborate with your counterparts at Rolling Hills.

BLT Meeting

Monday, Sep. 19th, 2:30pm

Rob's Office

Updated Third Grade Reading Guarantee Guidance Manual available

To help school districts, community schools and chartered nonpublic schools understand the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, the Ohio Department of Education has updated the Third Grade Reading Guarantee Guidance Manual for the 2016-2017 school year. There may be additional updates to this guidance document as new issues arise. Districts and schools should check this webpage frequently.

Ohio State Report Card Series (4th of 7): Progress Component

The Progress component looks closely at the growth that all students are making based on their past performances.

View Progress Component Details


We know that not all children start out at the same place with their learning, but every student should learn and grow throughout the school year. The Progress component of the report card looks closely at the growth that all students are making based on their past performances.

Students in a school may score low in achievement on their state tests in a given year, but this does not mean they are not learning. There may be a great number of students with disabilities and students with low academic performance who are still building new knowledge and skills. The Progress component shows that growth, or progress.

At the same time, many people believe that high achievers, such as gifted students, have learned all they can in a grade and can’t make additional progress. But families should always expect their children to grow in knowledge throughout each school year. The Progress component gives teachers and schools credit for adjusting their teaching to help all students learn more, whatever level of knowledge and skill they possessed when the school year began.

There are four measures within the component:

  1. Progress for all students in the school together;
  2. Progress for gifted students;
  3. Progress for students with disabilities; and
  4. Progress for students whose academic performance is in the lowest 20 percent of students statewide.

What’s new this year?

Progress measures have previously been based on state test results in math and English language arts in grades 4-8. This year, the Progress measures add state tests in grades 5-8 science and grade 6 social studies as well as math and English language arts end-of course high school exams.

Also, for the first time on this report card, schools and districts are receiving letter grades on the larger Progress component of which these measures are a part.

How is the Progress grade for your school or district determined?

The state examines students’ state tests through a series of calculations to produce a “value-added” rating for your school or district for each of the four groups listed at left.

The grade gives the most weight for progress of all students in a school. If your school or district has enough students in the other three groups to count toward a grade, the grades for these three groups all receive equal weight. If your school or district does not have enough in one or more of these three groups, the calculation is adjusted.

Expected growth by a student group gives the school or district a C grade. A group that has made more than expected growth in a school year earns the school or district an A or B grade, depending on the amount of growth. A student group that has made less than expected growth in a school year results in a D or F grade for the school or district.


Elementary Staff Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 2:30pm

Room 502

We will be discussing two topics at our staff meeting this week:

  • Gifted-Sharon Kitchen
  • RTI-Susan/Rob

If you have other items to discuss, please place them on the agenda once I've shared it with you.

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Things to do:

  1. K-3 Teachers-Write RIMPs
  2. Math Teachers: Email Rob ALEKS seat requests.
  3. Complete Public School Works Courses (Due by 9/30/2016)
  4. Set goals in STAR Reading and Math
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10 Day Forecast


Monday, September 19

  • Pledge-Everhart
  • Interim Week
  • BLT Meeting, 2:30 p.m.
  • 5th Grade Band Recruitment Night @ KRHS, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 20

  • Pledge-Hoppes
  • Interim Week

Wednesday, September 21

  • Pledge-Blaker
  • Interim Week
  • 2 Hour Delay for Staff Professional Development
  • LPDC Meeting, 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 22

  • Pledge-Curtin
  • Interim Week
  • 5th grade DARE
  • Elementary Staff Meeting, 2:30 p.m.

Friday, September 23

  • Pledge-Doogs
  • Interim Week
  • First Day of 5th Grade Band


Monday, September 26

  • Pledge-Harris

Tuesday, September 27

  • Pledge-Johnson
  • IAT Meeting-Blaker, 7:45 a.m.
  • IAT Meeting-Johnson, 12:00 p.m.
  • IAT Meeting-Fairbanks, 2:15 p.m.

Wednesday, September 28

  • Pledge-Wyen
  • NEAT Meeting-Rob out in the afternoon

Thursday, September 29

  • Pledge-Doss
  • Picture Day
  • RTI Team Meeting, 2:30 p.m.

Friday, September 30

  • Pledge-Fairbanks
  • W.O.W. Bubble-ology-2nd Grade, 11:20 a.m.

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