Changes to Grading and Reporting for 2015-16
There will be several changes to grading and reporting next year in grades 6-8. Students in grades 6-8 will be rated on Personal Competencies. These competencies are skills and dispositions that people utilize to be successful in any endeavor. The personal competencies on which each student will be rated each grading period are time management, preparation/organization, perseverance, cooperation, engagement, and reflection. Students will be rated C for consistent, O for often, I for inconsistent or N for needs attention on each personal competency. The ratings on personal competencies will replace the Learner Qualities on the sixth grade standards based progress report and the effort grades currently given in grades seven and eight. It is our belief that feedback on personal competencies will give parents more valuable feedback on how their child(ren) is applying themselves to their education.
I have just returned from spending three days and two nights with seventy-three Inter-Lakes and eleven Sandwich Central School students at Camp Merrowvista. Over the past eighteen years the annual trip to Merrowvista has become a time honored tradition. Over that time, nearly two thousand students have brought memories back from their three day experience.
The theme of three days is TC2 which stands for trust, teamwork, cooperation, and communication. Students are organized in activity groups of ten or eleven students and work through a series of activities during the three days to build TC2. All of the activities are approached through the lens of challenge by choice.
New to special education, think your child may need a referral, or want to learn more about what special education involves? Are you interested in learning about how you can support and enhance family school partnerships in special education? Come and join the Inter-Lakes School District and New Hampshire Connections. Family engagement has been proven as a factor to enhance student success.
Read Across America
We will once again be celebrating Read Across America at Inter-Lakes Elementary School during the week of March 16th-20th. The theme of this year’s celebration will be “Reading Green”. Students will be reading, writing, and completing research related to gardening, vegetables, soil composting, and plants. Students will be involved in the following activities:
Stop, Drop, and Read—a tone will sound that signals everyone in the whole school to read until they hear the tone again.
2014-15 Sportsmanship/Teamwork Award and Principal’s Athletic Dedication Award Winners
Each sports season students who participate in school sponsored athletics are considered for two different awards. The Sportsmanship/Teamwork Award is given to one player in each sport who demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship and distinguishes themselves as an excellent teammate. The Principal’s Athletic /Academic Dedication Award is given to a student athlete who has demonstrated exemplary academic performance, but also works extremely hard to be the best they can be at their sport. The following are the Middle Tier award winners from 2014-15.
A Panoply of Poets in Eighth Grade
It is a pleasure to announce that I-LMT students were notified that their poems will appear in a Creative Communication anthology once permission is sent in: Brett Burns, BreyAnna Hanson, Juan Perez, Calvin Roberts, Kaiti Jacques, Samantha Jenness, Chloe Brown, Emma Sedgley, Aidan Carney, Alex Goodearl, Hadley South, Alyson Lines, Jaydie Halperin, Alyssa Floyd, Thomas Grubbs, Quinn Taylor, Patrick Kelly, Keagan Bickford, Charlie-Marie Howe, Julia Gintof, Willow Strother, Delanie Fletcher, Eliza Beaudoin, Madisyn Wilson, Grace Richardson, Kona LaPan, Austin Learned, Owen Billin, Lily Tearno, Adam Stinson, and Trey Albair.
Congratulations to our poets!
Music Sharing Week
MUSIC SHARING WEEK IS COMIING TO I-LES!
Music Sharing Week is, March 23rd to the 27th. This is a very special week where students, staff, and parents share their musical talent during music class. Students can sing, dance, play piano, play band instruments, or other instruments they bring in from home. Parents are invited to come in and share also. Please e-mail Mrs. Krisak for more information.
Guidance, Education, and Responsibility. This Plymouth State University group has visite “T.I.G.E.R. is a professional theatre company designed to help children, schools, parents, and communities deal proactively and positively with social issues and concerns facing children in schools today” (http://www.plymouth.edu/outreach/tiger/). T.I.G.E.R. stands for Theater Integrating d Inter-Lakes Elementary and Middle Tier many times in the past to perform for our students.