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No secondary grade students (6th-12th grade) will be exempt from the semester testing next week, December 18, 19 and 20. Each student will take the semester tests. We will use these tests as benchmarks to see where the students stand in their understanding of the curriculum. We have to use that data to make decisions for early next semester for tutoring, pull out programs, subject area boot camps, etc. Students are to stay in the testing rooms when they are finished testing.
As the semester draws to a close, we are looking at perfect and excellent attendance records. Twenty-three kids have perfect attendance for the fall semester, and many more have excellent attendance. We will have an activity period ceremony early next semester to acknowledge them. For the elementary students, perfect attendance is calculated based on second period. For secondary students, perfect attendance is calculated by being in attendance in each period, each day. (Naturally, school sponsored trips do not count against perfect attendance, nor do healthcare appointments when the student was present at school during that day.)
Beginning January 6, 2014, we will not allow any absence excuse notes from the fall semester. The only exception would be if your child is out sometime in the last week of December. Remember that once there is an absence, you have THREE (3) days from the date of an absence to turn in an excuse note.
Jordyn Fischer, our Academic UIL coordinator, has done a GREAT job leading our students in the Academic UIL Meet in Blackwell. We are awaiting the final results in the elementary and junior high point totals, but I can tell you right now that we blew the lid off of the point totals from last year!! Way to go!!
Beginning when we come back from Christmas Break, on Monday, January 6th, the students will need to report to the cafeteria to eat breakfast before school starts. The cafeteria will serve breakfast from 7:30-7:50. When the bell rings, all students will report to their classrooms.
If you have any questions about any of this, please call us at 325-732-4314. Thank you
* Paint Rock ISD is very excited about our new Agricultural Education Program. Our new Ag. Teacher, Ms. Harlow, has been quite busy preparing for a very active year. She has lots of great plans for our students!
I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed. So I've created a classroom project request at DonorsChoose.org, an award-winning charity.
I'm asking for donations of any size to help my kids. For the next week, any donation you make to my project will be doubled by Anonymous Donor (up to $100). If you know anyone who is passionate about education, please pass this along. Your donation will brighten my students' school year, and you'll get photos and thank yous from our class.
To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, enter the promo code CHEER on the payment screen. This awesome match offer lasts through November 20, 2013.
My students and I greatly appreciate your support,
High School English
Paint Rock ISD
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If you have any questions, please call the Extension Office at 325-732-4314.
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