A Note from the Principal
Fall is in the air! We have had very nice weather with hot days and cool nights. It is almost like we have air conditioning! J It has been a very busy month up at the high school. Here are the highlights.
Students have completed our first round of testing. As mentioned in my previous newsletter, we have switched over from NWEA to Star 360. Star 360 is able to give us more specific data and can be taken in a shorter period of time. I think both staff and students have appreciated the switch. Teachers are now working extremely hard to analyze the data and implement in both their classrooms and during intervention for students in need. We recently started providing intervention to address growth areas in both English and Math. Teachers will provide extra instruction on these specific skills in the hopes of seeing growth throughout the year.
Speaking of intervention, students have been participating in several enrichment activities during our 27-minute intervention time. These activities include: mind and body wellness, pep club, cross stitch, self-defense, line dancing, landscaping/floriculture, rockets, outdoor pursuits, and scrapbooking. In observing several of these groups, I think the students really enjoy this time. Students will be presenting on their enrichments October 5th and 6th. The following week we will start a new round of enrichment activities.
Homecoming week was September 27th – October 2nd. As you saw on our Facebook page, the students decorated the hallways to get us in the homecoming spirit. The dress up days included: pajama day, spirit day, western day, throwback day, and Hawaiian. We also had a parade and pep rally on the football field with a number of different games for the students to participate in. We kicked off Saturday with some tailgating put on by the boosters followed by the football game against the North Border Eagles. It was a tough loss, but hopefully we can see this team again in the playoffs. The night ended with a homecoming dance in the multipurpose room. We had approximately 60 students attend! A special thank you to Greg Thies for being our DJ as well as Mr. Quinlivan and Mrs. Bolstad for chaperoning.
October 13th: ASVAB (Sophomores)
October 18th: Fall concert
November 2nd (3:30 – 9:00 pm) JH/HS Parent-Teacher Conferences
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