Dear Parents, Students, Guardians, and all who will read!!!
February has come and gone already, but not without some notable activities and accomplishments for staff, students, and the community. To start the semester we began a new rotation of Core/Flex. Students needing added intervention as a result of low grades to end the semester were placed in core classes for additional academic support. The intention here, as many of you know, is to support academic growth, which is closely monitored through benchmark assessments in both reading and math. All classroom teachers work to identify student needs and reinforce areas of weakness in their content area with appropriate interventions. A number of volunteers come in our building to support student need for interventions as well. Their support is greatly appreciated by staff and students!
Our students also engaged in some fundraising with “Pennies for Patients.” From February 3rd - 7th, staff and students raised over $300 dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Students worked hard to raise money for a well-deserving foundation. As well, students recognized Black History month by honoring the theme of “Civil Rights in America.” Finally, we hosted another “Coffee Talk” for the community. If you have any ideas for us, please join us on March 13, 2014 at 7:20 for another “Coffee Talk,” agenda-free meeting with coffee and snacks! Please contact Wendy McCoy for any further information.
As mentioned, benchmark testing has taken place within the month to assist our teachers and students in monitoring their progress and preparation for MSP, HSPE, and EOC. The results of the assessments drive instruction and intervention needs. A good question to ask your kids is how they are doing on those assessments.
To wrap up February, our ASB president, wrestled his way to becoming the first Wrestling Champion in North Beach history! If you see Daniel Fruh, please congratulate him on this accomplishment!
In the upcoming month, we invite you to celebrate academics and citizenship with our staff and student body on March 12, 2014 at the Jr/Sr High. This event will honor and recognize students and their efforts towards success! The event will take place at 6:00, starting with a light dinner, followed by dessert and coffee through the presentation of awards. Please contact Mary Nelson at the Jr/Sr High with any questions.
Continued and updated from last month: School year goals!
· Increase parent and community involvement in the school
· Increase student achievement as measured on state-wide assessments
· Support the SOAR study skills program
· Review potential Positive Behavior Intervention Plan (PBIS)
· Share teacher leadership roles amongst staff
Principal, Brett Mackey
Assistant Principal, Wendy McCoy