Annual Testing Progress Update
This year state testing is taking on a new face. No longer are students partaking in the STAR test, the state now mandates that all students take the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). This new assessment format comes in conjunction with the new Common Core State Standards that shape what information students need to be taught in each grade level and subject matter. Unlike the past where the test was administered with pencil and paper, the new format is completely administered on a computer. Colusa Unified School District has been putting great effort in this year to getting up to date technology, so we can efficiently administer the assessment to all students. Some improvements include new computers to our main lab, added computers to our smaller lab, and the addition of a computer lab on wheels. Lastly, the district has hired a full time technology technician.
Due to the new format of testing and implementation of new standards the state has chosen to use this testing season as a field testing year to obtain a testing norm for the future. In other words, each student will be tested in math and language arts, however the test will not be scored neither the schools nor the students will receive scores for this round of testing. All data will be used to create a performance base for following years. One aspect that will remain in place for an additional year is the science assessment format. This is the last year that students in 5th and 8th grades will take the science assessment; it will, as in the past, be administered in the pencil and paper format. For more information or to view practice test please visit http://www.smarterbalanced.org/practice-test/.
Williams Community Center Association
Colusa County Arts Council
INVITE YOU TO B A PART OF
YOUTH ART SHOW
DATE: MARCH 29TH
TIME: 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
LOCATION: WILLIAMS COMMUNITY CENTER
860 C street, Williams CA
FOR GRADES 7TH THROUGH 12TH
GUIDELINES FOR ART SUBMISSIONS:
ALL TYPES OF ART MEDIA ARE WELCOME!
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
MONDAY MARCH 24TH 2014
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PIECES TO YOUR TEACHER OR FRONT OFFICE AT SCHOOL.
For details please contact:
Judy Busath: 530.517.0006 or Jan Highman 530.219.5219
EMS and County Spelling Bees
The following are the time lines for the EMS and County Spelling Bees.
March 6 7/8 grade Media I 12:15-1:15
March 18 4th grade Media I 1:30-2:30
March 13 5th grade Media I 1:30-2:30
March 14 6th grade Media I 1:40-2:30
March 21 Whole School Gym 1:30-2:40
County Spelling Bees:
March 13 7/8 grades Ed Village 3:30
March 27 4-6th grades Ed Village 3:30
Campus Opens at 7:45
Please make sure your student is not on campus until 7:45 in the morning. If they are eating breakfast at school, the cafeteria opens at 7:45. There is no supervision for your student until this time.
Bike helmets must be worn when riding your bike to and from school. Please understand that this is a law. Any student without a helmet may be issued a ticket from law enforcement. Also, when riding your bike, remember to use crosswalks, bike lanes and follow all traffic laws.
Dress Code Reminder
Our dress code is for all of our students. Please note: no spaghetti straps or racer back shirts. Straps on tank tops need to be one inch as to not expose undergarment straps. Flip flops may not be worn. Shorts/skirts/dresses need to be at fingertip length and pants/shorts may not be sagging and need to be worn at the waist. Thank you for your cooperation.
In an effort to go green and save some money for our schools in the process, we our sending our weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter by e-mail. Please contact Barbara Reece in the office if we don't have your e-mail address on file.
Egling Middle School encourages parents to join our team by volunteering some time at the school. If you are interested, please see the attached link to our school volunteer brochure.