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Announcements
Title VII
There will be a Title VII meeting on Thursday, June 8th at 5:00 pm in the Board Room at the Administration Center. We will discuss the use of 2017-2018 funds.

Please contact Cherie Larson at 402-296-3361 if you cannot attend.

Thanks!
New Middle School Summer Camps!
Leadership, Learning, Career Awareness!
All rolled into one!

The Blue Devil Academy afterschool program is offering a series of summer school camps.
All Plattsmouth 5th-8th Graders are Welcome!

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Growth Mindset
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 Listened!
Hi!
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.

Reading Test
  • The new reading test is NeSA-ELA (English Language Arts).
  • This new test asks students to really look at and think about what they read.
  • There are more ways to answer questions in the new test. Not just multiple choice!
  • In this test, students read one or more passages to find answers.
  • The big change, is that students will actually write about what they read in this assessment.
Math 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.

ACT
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 clarson@pcsd.org.
Communicating on Our Website
There is so much for parents/guardians and families on our website! Follow the links below to a PowerPoint and a handout of just what is available on the website.

Movie (.mov)
PowerPoint Link
Handout Link
Setting Priorities
What are our priorities-in all subjects and all grade levels?

Reading closely
Discussing effectively
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:
Be Persistent
Raise Questions
Accept Challenges
Find Solutions

Take time to celebrate these habits!
Helping your Child with Math!
Videos and Podcasts
Files
 *Essentials Brochures
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!
 Sixpence
Birth to Three Grant! Parents as Partners
 BOE Brochure and Concerns Protocol May 12 2016.pdf
BOE Brochure and Concerns Protocol
 NeSAreadingbroc.pdf
NeSA Reading Brochure
 Pat bro. 2.pdf
Birth to 3- Parents as Teachers Overview
 pcs_rti_handbook.pdf
2010-11 RTI Handbook
 Teacher_Qualification_Let
ter.pdf
Teacher Qualification Letter