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3rd Quarter Counseling Groups
If you or your child are interested in small group counseling sessions,
please see the attached flyer, sign and return the bottom portion.
Reading is a gift for your imagination:
Hey Talbott Tiger Family. Our Reading University is off and running again this year. We are making a few changes to add more excitement to our program. Instead of playing a single game as a reward, we are going to have a Reading Carnival. Students will earn tickets and be able to win books and other prizes playing multiple games. Handing out of awards will be done in the classroom. Games will now fill the entire assembly time.
As you may have already noticed, we have changed our recording process. Reading logs will last for the semester. This will hopefully allow students, parents, and teachers keep a closer eye on those reading logs as well as save on printing.
As we continue having our students read for pleasure at home, we can help them develop vocabulary, comprehension skills and practice the concepts they are learning in class. This can be accomplished by reading to your child and talking about what you read, reading with your child, or simply providing a quiet place and time for your child to read independently.
We hope the new changes will encourage your child to keep on reading.
For the January - February reading log please click here ,
It is due March 4th !!!
Sorry, we can not accept late reading logs !!!
Reading University Team
District Technology Survey Meeting
The WSD3 Technology Survey has closed. There will be a Stakeholder Meeting in the Board of Education Conference Room at the District Administration Building. Widefield community members, parents, staff, and students are welcome to attend. The results of the survey will be the topic of discussion and your input is welcomed.
Out with the Old…In with the New!
If you are interested in seeing what the new assessments look like and what types of questions your student will be given to show their knowledge and application of skills simply go to - there you will have a choice of selecting the level for grades 3-5, 6-8 or high school. For each level there are sample items for English/language arts and mathematics.
Winter Weather - Closings & Delays
WideField of Dreams - Kieran Doolittle
Move over Taylor Swift, and make way for Watson Junior High sixth grader Kieran Rae Doolittle!! Kieran has been singing since she could talk and has played the guitar for three years. Kieran plays what she calls “happy-peppy” songs and enjoys folk music. Her musical talents have landed her local gigs around town and she has recorded two albums. Of course, we wouldn't be bragging about Kieran if she weren't also a stellar student. She's been described as a very focused and mature young lady who pays attention in class and always turns in her homework. Kieran says her dream is be in a small band and play at local venues, unless of course she makes it big and that is okay with her too. You can hear Kieran's latest performance here.
PBIS - Using a Home Matrix
Using a home matrix
Most students are familiar with a matrix, or have at least seen it at their school. Using a matrix at home can be a helpful tool in reinforcing your rules at home. The example may help give you some ideas when creating your very own matrix. A blank matrix is also included so that you can modify and change the matrix to fit your household and the rules / expectations you want to focus on. Remember to create your 3 – 5 positive expectations and or acronym. The acronym or the expectations are listed down the side of the matrix. The areas or times of day you want to focus on are listed across the top. The biggest thing to remember is to always state things in a positive manner. Avoid using words like “don’t”, “No”, or “stop”. Tell kids what you want them to do, not what you don’t want them to do. You must also teach. Putting up a poster or matrix isn’t teaching. Give your family direct instruction on what your rules or expectations are. Have fun and role play or create a game around the rules of you home.
PLTW - STEM Classes in Widefield
Check out this video to learn more about STEM classes in WSD3. PLTW classes are available to junior high and high school students starting in the 2015-16 school year. Talk to your teacher or counselor for more information.
Can't view the video? Click here and scroll down!
PLTW - STEM Classes in Widefield
Do you watch CSI? Ever wonder what its like to examine an autopsy report to figure out what caused a person's death? Students can get hands-on experience doing just that with the PLTW - Project Lead The Way Biomedical Science courses. Classes start 2015-2016, see your counselor for more info. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnYj6-PEolA&list=PLcCTPHuIP75L4OB5bdEiFmryWewqxbXRT
PLTW - STEM Program for Secondary Students
Exciting news!! Thanks to a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) grant, the district will now offer PLTW - Project Lead The Way, the nation's leading science, technology, engineering, and math program. These new courses are available to 6th grade students, and will be offered to secondary students next school year, 2015-2016.
Parents please look for PLTW course information as you help your student select classes for next school year.
Learn more about PLTW
PLTW Program Information
Junior High School - Gateway
High School - Engineering
High School - Biomedical Science
Winter Weather is Coming. Plan Now!
Winter weather is coming! Now, before bad weather or an emergency arises, is the time to make necessary arrangements for your children.
Read more information about school delays and closings. Go to www.wsd3.org, Information>Weather & Closings or click here: http://wsd3.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=187189
2014-15 Registration & Important Information
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