Supplemental Educational Services
Information related to Federal requirements for Spruce Elementary and Parkway Heights Middle School.
State Superintendent Visits Westborough Middle School
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson participated in a school assembly at Westborough Middle School to kick-off Computer Science Education Week. The event was organized by Code.org, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to the enrichment of computer science education to all students in kindergarten through grade twelve. Torlakson spoke about the importance of STEM education and visited students as they tried their hands at fun and engaging computer coding activities.
During the school assembly, Torlakson presented a $10,000 check to Westborough Middle School on behalf of Code.org. The school was chosen out of a pool of public, K-12 California schools that are participating in the “Hour of Code” initiative. The prize from Code.org is intended to bolster investment in technology allowing students to expand their education in computer science.
New Assessments Coming Soon!
As we’ve communicated to you before, the new Common Core State Standards have been adopted in 45 states, including California, for English and math! Because of the new standards, we also will have new assessments.
California is part of an assessment consortium called Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Their task is development assessments that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts /literacy and mathematics that are designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready.
More information is available for you in the CCSS Smarter Balanced Memo to Parents. Please be sure to check it out to learn more about these new standards and assessments!
Shawnterra Moore Thomas, Ed.D.
Nuevas Evaluaciones Próximamente
Como le hemos comunicado anteriormente, los nuevos Estándares Estatales comunes han sido aprobadas en 45 estados, incluyendo California, para inglés y matemáticas. Debido a las nuevas normas, también tendremos nuevas evaluaciones.
California es parte de un consorcio de evaluación denominada Consorcio de Evaluación Inteligente Balanceado. Su tarea consisten en evaluaciones de desarrollo que están alineados con los Estándares Estatales Comunes en inglés / literatura y lectura y matemáticas que están diseñados para ayudar a preparar a los estudiantes para graduarse de la escuela secundaria de la universidad y listos para una carrera.
Más información está disponible para usted en el Memo CCSS sobre inteligente equilibrada para los padres. іPor favor, asegúrese de aprender más acerca de estos nuevos estándares y evaluaciones!
Shawnterra Moore Thomas, Ed.D.
Calendar of Events
African Americans honored at February 27, 2014 Board meeting.
Board President Maurice Goodman presented resolutions to prominent African American leaders Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud, Mr. Jim Wilson and Ms. Marlena Jackson. Also honored were Mayor Patsy Jo Hilliard and Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson.
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School honored at February 27, 2014 Board meeting
Tommy Jensen pictured with his family, Principal Oskolkoff and Superintendent Hogan was honored for leading the pledge of ...more
Volunteers Kimberly Abalos, Liza Lacambra, Colleen McCarthy, Maira Munoz, Isela Ramirez, and WIlliam Selsor were recognized for their contributions to the school by Principal Nadia Oskolkoff and StudentTrustee Timothy Corpuz.