May 12, 2017
SBAC ELA Testing Takes Place Next Week
Fourth-grade students at A.J. West are taking the English/Language Arts component of the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Fifth and sixth-grade students will be taking the Math component of the SBAC on Tuesday and Thursday. We will have make-up sessions for students on Wednesday. Please make sure students get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast, and are at school on time to ensure the most successful testing experience.
Accepting Classroom Placement Suggestions through May 19
We will be accepting classroom placement input from parents for the 2017-2018 school year through Friday,May 19. The forms are available in the A.J. West office. Parents will be able to provide input regarding their student’s instructional needs, rather than for a specific classroom teacher.
Wednesday is an Early Release Day
Wednesday, May 17 is a Teacher Collaboration Day. Students in grades K-6 will dismiss at 1:00 PM on that day. Please make arrangements for students to be picked up or to travel home at that time.
PTO Meets Wednesday
The A.J. West PTO meets Wednesday, May 17 at 5:15 PM in the A.J. West staff room. All are invited to attend.
Now Accepting Nominations for Highly Capable Program
The district is now accepting nominations for the 2017-2018 Highly Capable Program. Any staff member, parent or community member may refer a student currently enrolled in Kindergarten through 11th grade. Some of the traits to look for in children who may qualify are: general intellectual aptitudes, specific academic abilities and/or creative productivities within a specific domain (WAC 392-170035.) If you know of a child who displays any of these characteristics who is not currently served by the Highly Capable Program, please contact the school principal. Nomination forms are available in the office of each school and online at www.asd5.org.