Happy New Year!! January is the first month of the year and so far it’s been the coldest month of the year….BRRRRR! The days are cold and the nights are even colder and we wonder if we can handle another winter.
Well, the Pocantico Hills School District and the PTA have just the solution. We are going to the CIRCUS!!!! That’s right! Beginning January 26th through January 30th The Amazing Grace Circus troupe from Nyack will work with Mr. Linehan’s P.E. classes to learn how to juggle, balance and tumble, and generally have a great athletic experience. Besides all the fun our students will have during the cold month of January, these activities will also improve their mental acuity, balance, coordination and cooperation skills. These skills are taught within our curriculum so it is very exciting to be able to learn them in such an innovative context. After a week of learning and practice, the students and staff from The Amazing Grace Circus will give a performance in a converted big top in the gym. The Friday evening event will be sponsored by the PTA. Admission is free and there will be lots of circus food to buy and eat. There will also be games to play and a two-foot high tight rope to walk. Mark your calendars and come “prepared to be amazed.” Look for more information in the PTA newsletter. Read more...
2014 PUBLIC TEST DATA and ANNOTATED QUESTIONS
District-level and building-level results on the 2014 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Assessments were recently made public. The link to the data is below.
In addition, NYSED released 50% of the questions to the public along with annotations to explain the types of thinking expected from the students. Below is a link to these and other resources.
In October, we plan to present our school's results to the Board of Education - details to follow! If you have any questions please call Mr. Brown at 631-2440 ex.132 or you may call my office 631-2440 ex.103.
Thank-you Dr. Douglas