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Sandwich Central School



Dear Parents and Friends,
This week students have been participating in Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments. The NWEA MAP test is a computer delivered assessment in reading and math that provides a snapshot of student achievement at one point in time. We look at the results of the assessment in the context of many other pieces of information about your child in order to help inform instructional choices for each student and groups of students. We also look at school year growth compared to national norms to determine how we are doing challenging every student.
The MAP test is an adaptive test that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Although it is a "multiple choice" test, it doesn't look or work like achievement tests of years past. As students answer questions correctly, the difficulty level of their questions increases; if answering incorrectly, the difficulty level goes down. The level is continually adjusted throughout the 40 to 50 question test, with no two students ever getting all the same questions. Also unlike a typical multiple choice test, some questions require students to provide more than one answer or show work on a math problem. This makes it more difficult to make a lucky guess.


Mrs. Petitti’s Primary Multiage Class


The first month of school we take time to learn how to use classroom materials, and what our day looks like and sounds like as we move and do various activities.  It takes a lot of practicing and modeling.  The students have been working very hard and we are building a wonderful classroom community.
Reading, Writing, Science:  We will learn many new skills and information using apples as our focus for the next few weeks.  The children made a prediction as to which apple was their favorite. Then each child was blindfolded and had a chance to taste three different types. 


Mr. Chapman


The Upper Multiage is off to a terrific start.  We have a great group of students who are eager to learn and quick to lend a helping hand.  While we are only a few weeks into the school year I feel confident that we’ll accomplish great things this year.
English Language Arts: We started the year by reading aloud Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan. This Newbery Award winning novel is the fictional narrative of a silverback gorilla, Ivan. While a work of fiction, Applegate’s story tells the true story of the real Ivan, a gorilla that spent much of his life living in an unappealing cage at a shopping mall.


Mrs. Day


Our year in Middle Multiage has gotten off to a great start! At this time we are really focused on building our classroom community and establishing rules and routines. By taking the time to do this, my goal is to create an environment in which everyone can feel welcome and be successful.
Math: We are getting our math routines established and have started working in our two separate math groups.  


Mr. Hillger's 6th Grade


Sixth Grade is a special year at Sandwich Central School and this year will be no different. Thank you to all of the families who were able to join us for the Washington, D.C. meeting at Open House. Please keep in mind that the first student deposit of $175.00 is due on September 30th. As always, the SCS. Community has access to scholarship funds. If any of our sixth graders can use support please contact Mr. Hansen. We are looking forward to a great year. Don’t be hesitant to contact us with any questions or concerns.
A big thank you to Chief Wyman for coming by and helping us learn flag care and protocol. We appreciate the support of the Sandwich Police Department and look forward to working with the chief in the Spring.


Sandwich Central School
28 Squam Lake Road
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
John Hansen - Principal

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