Happy May! Wow, the school year is quickly coming to an end. The month of May is a busy month with finishing the WY-TOPP testing, field trips, activities and wrapping up the school year with academics. A little bit of information of the results from the WY-TOPP, the results will not be available this year at the end of the test because they will be using the results as a baseline since it is the first year we have used this assessment. The results will be available in August. All students K-5th will be assessed, but only the 3rd-5th results will be used to determine our schools accountability. The K-2 results will be a data point to track student progress toward proficiency in reading and math. A reminder that the test is one session for reading, math and writing (3rd & 5th) and science (4th). As students move toward the summer break, we would ask that students finish the year strong. Also, we ask parents to encourage your child/children to read and even dabble in math during the summer. Students who do little reading or math during the summer have a drop in skills at the beginning of the school year. Students are always invited to work on Khan Academy and IXL to help them maintain the skills they learned during the past year and even work on some of the work they will do this coming year.
North Elementary will be down one staff member because of decline in enrollment. First grade will have 2 teachers instead of the 3 teachers they have had in the past. Mrs. Liechty has requested a transfer to UME. We would like to thank her for the work she did while here at North. Her enthusiasm, energy and the work she in her classroom will be missed next year.
We have almost finished the FAST screener and most students have shown significant growth. Both teachers and students have worked extremely hard again this year and student achievement has shown this.
With it being the end of the year, we ask that students lunch accounts be paid in full. Report cards will be held for those who owe lunch and/or any other fees.