This morning the 5th Graders begin SBAC testing on the new Chromebook computers...the 4th Graders broke them in last week and 3rd grade will begin testing next week. Speaking of 3rd Grade, the teachers reported that the students have been very successful on the Essential 30 multiplication assessment and nearly all of them have passed it! Additionally, 1st Grade is thrilled we order Scholastic News for the students to read...it is an outstanding resource.
Last week 500 books were delivered to our school library for free! The books were sponsored by Toyota of TriCities, KVEW and ABC/Disney. Thank you Toyota of TriCities, KVEW, ABC and Disney!
COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL
Today the middle school staff met and created the end of year schedule and also looked at some emerging technologies.
COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL
For the 5/21 collaboration session at Columbia High School, the first topic was to review the protocols and procedures from last Friday’s senior culminating project presentations. It was a stellar year in that all seniors passed their presentation, portfolio and exit paper Friday, there will not be any who have to do repeat presentations! In addition to that review process, staff worked in separate Professional Learning Communities on a few different topics, including:
- Semester finals schedule and processes
- Department of Vocational Rehabilitation training for staff and students
- Lesson planning protocols
- Integrating additional technological options to increase student engagement
- Reviewing the Why Try program and making recommendations for next year