Learn about Standards-Based Report Cards for kindergarten — grade 5
Beginning this academic year, all Wellesley elementary schools will implement a Standards Based Report Card (SBRC). Administrators say the purpose of the SBRC is to clearly communicate student progress and performance towards Massachusetts’ grade-level standards and expectations to students and families. The purpose of the SBRC is to ensure that student learning is measured against a consistent set of academic criteria. Students will be assessed using end-of-year grade-level expectations. Families will receive an indication of student performance as outlined below:
Performance Indicators (students are assessed using end-of-year grade-level standards
M — Meeting the standard consistently and independently
P — Progressing towards meeting the standard
B — Beginning to progress towards meeting the standard
N — Not yet demonstrating progress towards meeting the standard
* — Asterisk indicates that this standard has not been assessed during this particular term. Some units of study are taught at different times of the school year
There are two upcoming K – 5 SBRC information sessions:
DATE: October 15
LOCATION: Wellesley Middle School Library
DATE: October 17
LOCATION: Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St.
Outdoor classroom installed at Bates School
The Bates Green Team installed an outdoor classroom and cozy niches as a way to give students more nature time. The work was done by a combination of Bates parents and Hector’s Landscaping, who donated, cut up, and delivered the logs to the site. In an unexpected twist, when volunteers were placing the logs, they dug up an old Gap for Guys and Gals Pants Corral plastic bag, a circa 1977 groovy archeological find. A circa 1960s – 1970s soda pop can pull was also dug up.
MassBay’s Literary Magazine lumière Places 3rd in National Competition
MassBay Community College’s literary magazine, lumière, has placed third in the Community College Humanities Association 2019 National Literary Magazine Competition for small colleges in the Eastern Division. lumière showcases creative writing, illustrations, photos, and artwork from students, faculty, and staff.
The magazine staff collects submissions throughout the academic year and publishes in the spring with a campus-wide unveiling party, complete with contributors reading their works to the community. The spring 2019 issue featured short-stories, poems, photography, drawings, and other art that made up the 52-page award-winning magazine.
“Working on lumière has been a very rewarding experience,” said lumière Senior Editor and MassBay Liberal Arts English major, Kelvin Telon. “I’m happy to have met everyone I’ve worked with, and it’s an amazing experience putting works of art from the community together into a magazine. We’re proud of everyone’s work that goes into each issue, and I learned that the final issue is always a pleasant surprise.”
French recording artist gives tres bon performance at Dana Hall
Here’s how to get your school’s news into Swellesley’s weekly Schools Round-Up post:
Send in a short blurb and/or picture about news and events going on at your school. Email: email@example.com
Stuff that’s newsworthy:
Upcoming events such as bake sales, book sales, fairs, etc.
Dates such as for Back to School Night, meetings, etc.
Pictures of events that may not have been open to the public but that give people an idea of great things that are happening in your school, such as author’s visits.
Congratulations to faculty/staff who are retiring, or who are new hires.
The weekly deadline is Wednesdays at noon. The post will appear each Thursday.