Greetings! As we transition to the fall season the first quarter of the 2014/15 school year is almost completed! I have had the opportunity to be in all buildings a number of times visiting many classrooms, witnessing all of the hard work our students, faculty, and staff are doing. Our campus is abuzz of the many activities that occur on a daily basis whether it is students staying for after school help, a sporting practice or event, recreational activities, parent groups’ meetings, and the list of activities goes on! In the fall the Ware campus is such an incredibly beautiful place with the change in the color of the leaves and the well-manicured grounds!! How lucky we are to have such a beautiful facility!!
Our faculty continues to focus and receive professional development on the John Collins writing model. Groups of teachers have had the opportunity to see John Collins in action as he is demonstrating “10% Summary Writing” within our classrooms. Factual, persuasive and creative writing has taken on a greater importance with the implementation of the Common Core Standards. Click here for more information on the Common Core Standards.
This year we will participate in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College & Careers (PARCC). This assessment will occur two times a year in grades 3-8. Grade 10 will still take part in ELA, Math, & Biology MCAS. Grades 5 & 8 will also take part in the MCAS Science & Technology sessions. Click here for answers to the 10 most frequently asked questions about the Common Core Standards and the PARCC assessment provided by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.
We are off to a great start! Please visit our website regularly to stay updated to all the outstanding events that are going on within the district. We are WARE It’s At!!!!
Marlene A. DiLeo