Divide County Elementary
Happy Veterans Day!
This year, our students in Grades 4-12 all attended the Veterans Day Program on November 7 at Divide County High School. It made quite an impression on our students to see their local veterans in uniform and shake their hand!
FBLA & March of Dimes
Students of the Month
Beginning in 1st Grade at DCE, we use the Accelerated Reader program to match students with their appropriate reading range in which they can be both successful and challenged. This level is based upon their STAR Reading test scores. Students work closely with their teacher to discuss personalized goals. After students read a book, they are encouraged to take a computerized AR test. The tests range from 5, 10, 15, or 20 questions depending on the level of the book and students are awarded points based on the number of correct answers and book level. Accelerated Reader also allows teachers to access reports based on the AR Tests to determine if a student is comprehending what is being read, if the goals are appropriate, and if interventions are needed to support specific reading skills.
Many students naturally develop of a love of reading on their own or from positive experiences with books early on. They have the intrinsic motivation to read simply for the joy and satisfaction it brings them. Along with working to develop the intrinsic motivation to read, we also use extrinsic motivation to encourage those who are not as likely to pick up a book to read for fun. It is our purpose to encourage every student to read, to learn to love reading, and become lifelong learners. We also want to teach children to work towards a goal and to know that persistence and dedication pay off. Each quarter, students who meet their individualized goal get to take part in a school-wide celebration. Keep in mind, this is not a contest or a one size fits all accomplishment. The goals are personal, level appropriate, and attainable. The purpose is to create as many readers as we can by getting them to read and be excited about it. The prize in the end is a celebration of determination and meeting a goal along with increased confidence in their ability to read.
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Mark Your Calendar....
- November 20 - No KIDSS
- November 21- 25 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving!
- November 24 - Light Up Night Caroling
- December 6 - Christmas Program - Grades K-3, 7 p.m.
- December 13 - Christmas Program - Grades 4-6, 7 p.m.
- December 20 - Early Dismissal/Teacher Inservice 1:30 p.m.
- December 21 - January 2 - No School - Christmas Break
- January 3 - Classes Resume