Welcome to PARCC week! We will be testing this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 10:10-12:10. Next week our schedule will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:10-12:10.
This year the students will be taking the PARCC tests on the computers for the first time. We have been practicing in class with the online format, features, and tools and have made the link for the practice tests accessible through Edmodo. Our goal is to ensure that students are comfortable with using the online tools and navigating the various formats of test questions online, while trying not to take too much time from our instruction to focus on the testing. Students are welcome to practice these at home if they would like, but it is not required, as we are practicing in class. Here is the link for PARCC practice tests. You can access both the English Language Arts and the Mathematics practice tests with this link-just use the tabs on the upper right to select the subject, then select the grade level, then choose "computer based" units for practice. So far, the students have generally had very positive feedback and have found many of the online tools to be helpful!
The Just Move it! Challenge 5k and 1 Mile run/walk fundraiser will be held on April 22nd at South Middle School. This is a great family and community event that raises money for ABC25 grants. Please consider participating as a runner/walker or a volunteer and help Dryden bring home the participation trophy this year!!
Early registration for the JMI Challenge is now open to all walkers and runners! Please go to registration. In order to guarantee that you receive a t-shirt for the race, you must register before April 7, 2017.
If anyone would like to volunteer to help make this year's race a huge success, please sign up here.
Conference slips went home last week. If you signed up but did not receive yours, ask your child.
Have a great Dolphin week!