Wildcat Weekly

March 28 - April 1

Wildcat Mountain Elementary

Our commitment is to make decisions that consider the student first. Through focused academics, a commitment to character, a positive environment, and a partnership with our community, we direct our attention on educating the whole child.

This week at Wildcat...

Monday, March 28

Welcome Back!

Tuesday, March 29

8am - PAC

Wednesday, March 30

8 - Staff Meeting (Library)


  • Announcements
  • Books


8:15 - Committee Meetings



Class Pictures


7 RCHS Feeder Orchestra Concert

Thursday, March 31

Friday, April 1

Happy April Fools Day!

Upcoming Events

April 5 - 19 - PARCC Testing

April 8 - EOY Self Evaluations due

April 15 All CITE 6 data due

April 22 - No School

April 28 - Choir Performances

April 29 - Classified Evaluations Due

May 4 - Kindergarten Open House

Class Placement Letter

Please forward this letter to parents who are wanting to request a placement for next year.

New EPR Scoring Language

This grading scale will remain consistent for the second semester of the 2015-2016 school year.

Grading Scale Supporting Language:

  • A score of “Exceeds” indicates a high level of achievement; it communicates that a student has a strong understanding of the content/concepts/skills taught during the semester and can demonstrate understanding independently and with very few errors.

  • A score of “Meets” indicates that a student demonstrates understanding of content/concepts/skills most of the time and with limited support. Student makes few major errors or omissions when demonstrating concepts/skills.

  • A score of “Approaching” indicates that a student requires moderate support to demonstrate understanding of concepts/skills. Demonstrated understanding of concepts/skills is inconsistent or infrequent indicating a partial understanding of the content/concepts/skills. Errors or omissions in work are more frequent.

A score of “Does Not Meet” indicates that a student seldom demonstrates understanding of concepts and skills taught during the semester. Student requires considerable support to demonstrate learning of concepts and skills and makes frequent major errors when demonstrating understanding.


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Paper Problems !!

We are extremely low on paper (60 Reams).

  • Please take care in reserving paper for copying things essential to student learning.
  • Parents should be asked to download/copy Bridges homework at home.
  • Use your 1-1 devices in place of paper copies when possible.
  • Use your reusable plastic sleeves for Bridges games or other items.
  • If we were to ration paper, each teacher would be given 2 reams (1000 pages) for the remainder of the year. While we are not actually doing this, please keep it in mind when determining what you need to copy.
Thank you for helping preserve our paper!

End Of Year CITE

March 18 - All evidence needs to be uploaded into CITE


  • IF you have a GVC Map for the year completed with aligned units (live linked), please upload for evidence of Standard 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4.
    • If you've already received ratings for this, you're done with this step.
    • If you won't have a completed map for this year, you do not need to upload it.
  • Please select ONE unit plan that you have collaborated on that is a great reflection of Standards 1 and 2. Your team is welcome to choose the same plan or you may upload an individual favorite. Please make sure to "share" the plan with us (Teresa, Molly) and any coordinating links as well that are embedded in your plan.

April 8 - End-of-Year Self Evaluation Due

May 1 - Certified Evaluations due

End of Year Assessment Dates

April 15 - All CITE 6 data due

April 18 - 22 STAR Interim for Read Plan

May 2 - 13

  • STAR Reading
  • STAR Math
  • Writing Sample w/ cold prompt

Communications

To prepare parents for what you will be reporting out on at the end of the semester EPR, please communicate the World Class Outcomes, 4Cs, 21st Century Skills and content you are teaching through your emails, social media etc.


If you have a sub, please ask them to familiarize themselves with the SRP folder in your room. If you have students who would have special needs during a drill or real event, please include that in your sub plans.

Create Something Great

The Create Something Great 2016 Think Tank is scheduled for the week of June 6 through June 9th at Mountain Vista High School and Mountain Ridge Middle School. Created by teachers, for teachers, the Think Tank allows DCSD teachers to share ideas, collaborate and network with colleagues from across the country.


Registration is Now Open!

Visit Our CSG Website!


More information and schedule.

PARCC / CMAS

April 5 - 7 PARCC ELA

April 11- 14 PARCC Math

April 18 - 19 CMAS Science

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DCSD Assessment Policy

Please read the updated assessment policy for Mandatory State Testing. This outlines how DCSD will handle Mandatory State Testing such as CogAT, ACCESS, PARCC, and CMAS.

Staff Meeting Notes

Click here for notes on Weekly Staff Meetings

Student Leadership Teams