The school year is moving very quickly as we round the corner to spring conferences. With spring comes warmer temperatures and the Smarter Balanced Assessment testing based on the Common Core State Standards adopted in Washington. While these standards will provide a consistent and clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, there is a learning curve for staff, a need for new curriculum aligned to the standards and staff training on any new curriculum. There is a wealth of information available at partnership4learning.org and the readywa.org websites that can provide you additional information.
As educators, we are fully committed to the education of every one of our students so they reach their full potential every day. I am proud when I hear the staff talking about the milestones their students are reaching and the enthusiasm they bring to school every day!
The last couple of months are very busy and we are hopeful that you will find time to enjoy the sunshine and warmth we are excited to feel during Spring Break. There are many great activities in our community that makes this a wonderful place to live! My staff and I look forward to returning after Spring Break ready to greet every single student with optimism allowing them to maximize what they learn every minute they are with us!
As always, we welcome your feedback on our school district, our website and our publications. If you would like to share information with us, please contact Community Relations Coordinator, Patty Glaser at 360-473-1003.
Dr. Aaron Leavell