Testing? What testing?

Update for Mar 9-13

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State Testing is always a disruption to the school day.  This year’s “testing season” has been particularly disruptive because of the additional testing days.

Or has it?

Take a look at some of the amazing work (via Tweets) we’ve been doing with kids…despite the disruption to the regular school day! 

(Remember: Culture is what we Celebrate, Anticipate, and Ignore.  ADE is put things in their proper category!)

(Scroll through the tweets…)

Go on. Smile!






Articles Worth Reading

Why MOOCs Are Great for Teacher Development http://www.edudemic.com/5-moocs-educators-should-take-as-students/ via @edudemic

Should every educator be an “innovator”? | The Principal of Change http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/5105

5 Anchors For Using Technology To Teach Reading http://www.teachthought.com/technology/5-anchors-for-using-technology-to-teach-reading/ via @teachthought

“The Beatles did not invent teenagers. They merely decided to lead them.” t.ted.com/X0EVMTz

Upcoming Dates

Mar 9
PTO Meeting, 7pm


Mar 10
4th Grade Social Studies State Assessment
5th Grade Science State Assessment

Parent/Teacher Steering Committee Meeting, 7pm Bradley HS


Mar 11
ADE/DCR Staff Meeting, 3:35pm

Mar 13
BAC Meeting, 8am (Rescheduled from last week)


Mar 14


Mar 16
Tech PD with Kelly Riley, 7:45am
Last Day for Spring Flower Sale Orders


Mar 17
Admin Meeting (Herb), 9:30
Teacher Steering Committee Meeting, 3:40 — (Replaced with meeting on Mar 10.)
Student Housing Committee Meeting (Herb), 4:30pm


Mar 19
Class/Group/Staff Pictures
Admin Meeting (Herb), 8am
Mar 20
Spring Flower Sale Money due


Mar 22-27
Spring Break
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