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Snow Make-up Days

As of right now we have 4 snow days to make up.  The days will be made up as follows:
Day 1-Friday April 10, 2015
Day 2-Friday May 29, 2015
Day 3-Monday June 1, 2015
Day 4-Tuesday June 2, 2015
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New February Parent to Parent Newsletter

Take a look at the new Parent to Parent Newsletter for February.   Click her to to view it.
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Raising the Bar

What:  Parent Forum & Community Event - Raising the Bar
Where:  Edgewood High School Auditorium
Date:  Monday, February 9th, 2015
Time:  6:30pm

Topic and Information:
A discussion about Indiana's College & Career Readiness Standards and the changes in state testing.

The evening will begin with an overview presentation regarding the instructional shifts and curriculum work that is being done at each grade level to address these changes.  Parents will have an opportunity to look at the new test questions and discuss how they ave changed and what RBBCSC is doing to prepare students.

The event will conclude with a question/answer session. 

Childcare will be provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Ellettsville & Northwest YMCA.
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2015-2016 School Calendar

Hello!  The 2015-2016 Calendar has been approved.  It is posted on the corporation website under the Info tab.  I hope everyone has a safe and fun Winter Break!!!
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New Indiana Academic Standards Bring Changes in Instruction and Assessment

The new Indiana Academic Standards for College and Career Readiness engage students in high-quality, rigorous learning outcomes. Daily instruction and performance expectations will become more noticeable through a variety of instructional shifts in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy. These shifts in English Language Arts involve reading as much nonfiction as fiction, reading more challenging material closely, discussing reading using evidence, writing non-fiction using evidence, and increasing academic vocabulary. The shifts in Mathematics include learning more about fewer topics (focus), building skills across grade levels (coherency), developing fluency in performing math through speed and accuracy (fluency), knowing and doing math (deep understanding), using math in the real world (application), and thinking fast and solving problems (dual intensity). Here is a "backpack" overview of the instructional shifts for parents regarding what the shifts look like, what will be expected of students, what parents can expect to see come home with their student, and what parents can do to help their childrten with the shifts.

In addition to the instructional changes taking place in your childs classroom, students in grades 3 through 8 are being administered Acuity Readiness assessments. These assessments are based on the new academic standards and serve in two capacities. First, the assessments help teachers and students understand how their skills are progressing toward the standards and identify instructional next steps through the curriculum. Secondly, the assessments provide students with practice on the new item types they will see on the ISTEP+ multiple choice/select response assessment in the spring of 2015. Parents may view the Indiana Department of Education's Experience College and Career Ready website and take the Experience CCR Assessment to gain a better idea as to the level of rigor the new standards present for students and experience the item types.
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