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Weekly Update Jan 23

JK-8 Families--  We are headed into the final full week of January and it is amazing how fast time is flying by!  The daylight hours are getting longer and Spring will be just around the corner.  I know the frigid days of winter can sometimes haunt us but we are on the upward swing so hang in there!

We have completed the second round of iReady and FAST testing.  As always, the scores bounce around from the Fall to the Winter to the Spring.  We continue to work on intervention grouping to individualize instruction to meet the needs of our students.  This year we will be taking our ISASP testing (what you might remember as Iowa Tests of Basic Skills) April 4-14.  We will continue to prep our students so they are prepared for those tests.  As a reminder, each of these testing periods are just snap shots of your students learning and progress.  Here at school, we try to taking all that information into consideration as we help your student along the way.

As the snow has appeared, we have removed the cones from the morning drop off area.  It makes it easier for the snow to be cleared.  Also, we have noticed that it has also offered some people to the temptation to pass again.  Reminder: NO MATTER HOW BIG OF A RUSH YOU ARE IN, PASSING IS NOT OK IN THE MORNING DROP OFF AREA!  This is a huge safety issue!  Please help us out and just stay in line.  Remember to pull as far ahead as possible before letting your kids out, they may enter through both the Elementary and Middle School doors.

Upcoming events--

Monday: MS WR at Glenwood

Tuesday: MS GBB (H) vs Atlantic

Wednesday: Early Out 1:25

Thursday: MS GBB @ Clarinda, MS WR @ Clarinda

Friday: No MS events scheduled

As always, don't forget to check out our school website (www.shencsd.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/shenpk8) to keep up with what we are doing here at school.  

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.  Thanks and have a great week!  --Mr. Burdorf #horsepower