News & Events
Accelerated Reader Enhances Student Learning
At the start of this school year, our teachers were trained in the use of Accelerated Reader. Immediately, teachers embraced the program which encourages children to read effectively. As a result of the diligent efforts of teachers, parents, and students, we are seeing tremendous gains in our students’ reading capabilities. Accelerated Reader is NOT a curriculum. It is an effective tool for teachers to encourage student reading and to monitor their comprehension and growth in the knowledge of vocabulary. Parents, if they so choose, can be notified when their child has taken a quiz and the results of their work. Together, all participants in this effort are talking about literacy and the skills necessary to be effective readers.
We are pleased to be able to say that our kindergarten aged children are able to access Accelerated Reader when the teacher sees them as able to handle the formatting of the quiz taking protocol. Rarely, in Accelerated Reader, are kindergarten or 1st grade aged students involved. We are pleased to add students to this enriching program as they acquire the necessary skills.
We will start planning very soon for this year’s Spelling Bee! Look out for upcoming information.
Student Information System
Our new system is up and running. Parents can log in to see report cards, student progress, grades, attendance records, and more! For the 2012-2013 school year we are working on getting all the classroom schedules on the system as well. You will know when your child is in a specialty class, what subjects they are working on, and more. This will help you in setting appointments for your child and knowing when the classroom teacher is available to speak with you.