Student learning is impacted by how they think about challenging situations. See below for "I can" statements that reflect a growth mindset!
Growth Mindset I Can Statements
We heard you say you wanted a math program that helped students be successful in high school and be able to use math in their world. Our teachers are busy implementing our new math program- Go Math. Go Math is used to teach the new Nebraska standards. The new standards set the bar high for our students. We are happy to say that your student(s) are already reaching that bar! Go Math will also help our students get ready for the more challenging Nebraska math test coming in 2017. More importantly, this program is designed to help students really understand math so that they can use it in their world and do well in high school.
Please feel free to ask any questions or let us know of any support you or your student needs as we use this new program.
New Nebraska Tests
Nebraska is revising its state tests to reflect the new reading and math standards. This year, your student will be practicing for the new reading test. Next year, your student will practice the new math test and actually take the new reading test.
The NeSA-Math test is being revised as well. It will use other question types similar to those used on the NeSA-ELA test.
High school students will no longer be taking the NeSA assessments. The state of Nebraska is having all 11th graders will take the ACT test. The test will be given in April 2017.
If you have any questions about the new tests, talk to your student's teacher or contact Dr. Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communicating on Our Website
What are our priorities-in all subjects and all grade levels?
Writing using valid arguments and evidence
We know this will impact learning!
Link to complete list of priority standards and expectations
Getting Students to Think!
PCSD Student Council Representatives Encourage all Students to:
Take time to celebrate these habits!
See files below for information about what essentials students are taught and how they are taught!
Four new websites have been added to our list of great parent resources.
Check them out!
1. General information about kids and issues related to children/adolescents- basically anything you want to know!
2. Fitness and Nutrition Website- Articles about nutrition and fitness, calorie tracker, fitness plans (including exercizes), etc.
3. Homework Help: http://www.khanacademy.org/
2,700 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 253 practice exercises
4. Homework Help: http://www.brightstorm.com/
Free homework help. Complete with videos.
Check out www.parentingfurther.com for information!
Find Time Saving Tips, Recipes for Healthy Snacks, and information for parents of preschool, elementary, middle, and high school parents!
Helping your Child with Reading!
Helping your Child with Math!
Parents as Teachers -Birth to Three
PCSD has a Birth to Three program. Check our the brochure in the documents section below!
Videos and Podcasts
Do you want to know what is being focused on at each grade level? Check out the Essential Brochures. We are "digging in our heels" on these learning outcomes!
Birth to Three Grant! Parents as Partners
BOE Brochure and Concerns Protocol
NeSA Reading Brochure
Birth to 3- Parents as Teachers Overview
2010-11 RTI Handbook
Teacher Qualification Letter