C & I Update
Explore. Learn. Thrive. 11-9-18
Elementary Report Card Information
Dear TK-6 Teachers,
Last year at the grade level meetings you collectively agreed to revision recommendations for TK-6 report cards. The intent was to revise the elementary report card to have consistent features across the grade levels and to be a more concise summative report for parents.
creating a more consistent format 1st through 6th grade
adjusting grayscale format issues for TK and K
returning K report card to landscape format
redefining 4th-6th achievement terminology to match state testing
(some recent modification of terminology was necessary; input was provided by lead 4th-6th teachers and principals)
redefining 1st-3rd achievement terminology to match 4th-6th
eliminating the sections for STAR Scores and Accelerated Reader
establishing a uniform appearance and order of content
using consistent subject categories, labels, and fonts
adding a drop down menu for specific E grades
including E grades for 1st-3rd
Due to unanticipated circumstances, the report card changes were not implemented during the summer. In the fall, PUSD contracted with Leslie Stawarz to make the revisions. Leslie has been meticulous in applying your recommendations as best possible within the structure and confines of the report card software.
Because the changes were initiated after the start of the school year, some of you may have created your gradebook in Aeries associating graded content to the previous report card standards. It is recommended that grades not be automatically pushed from your Aeries gradebook into the new report cards. Instead, hand entering your grades from Aeries into the online report card will circumvent the possibility of technological errors.
Thank you for your patience in this detailed process of revision.
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College Board Opportunity Scholarship Program
We hope you were able to catch the exclusive broadcast segment on Good Morning America (if not, use the link to watch!), where we announced the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a $25 million commitment to encourage more students to take the steps necessary to get into college. This first-of-its-kind national scholarship program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get college. Each step will earn a chance for a scholarship; doing all six will earn a chance to win $40,000 for their college education:
1. Build their college list
2. Practice for the SAT
3. Improve their SAT score
4. Strengthen their college list
5. Fill out the FAFSA
6. Apply to college
The six steps highlighted by College Board Opportunity Scholarships help students plan by making a good starter list of schools, prepare so they can take their best shot at getting in, and pay for college by earning scholarships and applying for financial aid. A video explaining the program is available here. And, read a print exclusive from USA Today on the program.
Students can begin today by signing up at CB.org/Opportunity.
Newly approved Opportunity assignment procedures
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Updated 3rd-12th Literature List
Technology Integration Training Opportunities
11/12 Veteran's Day-No School
11/13 Instructional Leadership Team Meeting, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Mineral Building-Fairgrounds
11/14 Board Meeting, 5:00-9:00 p.m., Greenville Junior-Senior High School
11/16 Last Day of the First Trimester (Elementary)
11/19-11/23 Thanksgiving Break-No School
11/28 Social Studies Vertical Team Meeting, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Room 26 Quincy High School
11/29 CSEA 193, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., District Office Conference Room
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