Winter is here! The school year is going great so far! Our fall activities have been completed, and our winter activities are getting under way. I cannot believe we are a month away from the end of our first semester of classes.
I would like to remind all parents and guardians that the weather is definitely changing and all students need to wear proper attire to ride our buses. They will be required to have hats, gloves, and warm shoes whether they are riding the bus to and from school everyday or on our activity trips. Under cold weather conditions, our bus drivers are asked to NOT allow students on the bus if they do not have the proper attire. We appreciate your help with this, if your child needs assistance with obtaining proper clothing, please do not hesitate to give us a call at the school.
The students in grades K-11 have completed our local NWEA Assessments for this fall. This assessment allows us as a school to measure growth in our students over time and see if we have gaps in our curriculum at certain grade levels. Since the pandemic, we have seen a decline in some of our test scores, but this round of testing showed growth in our students. The results show we are getting closer to our pre-pandemic percentages of students scoring proficient or advanced. While our philosophy is that test scores cannot be our only measurement of success for our students, it is great to see our hard work is paying off in our assessment results. I would like to congratulate our staff for the great work they do each and every day. At the same time we would like to recognize the parents and the entire community for their support in helping our students achieve positive outcomes.
I stated earlier that we are a month away from the end or our first semester, and we definitely know that time will not slow down. I want to encourage our students to participate in the extra-curricular activities that we offer. Our Science Olympiad team, FFA, FBLA, student council, and the many other opportunities we offer can really enhance the high school experience. We want to continue to provide a well-rounded education for our students, and these extra-curricular programs help us achieve that goal. We are always looking to add to these offerings and in the near future hopefully we can add to our menu of great opportunities for our students.
On behalf of all the staff and students at Scranton Public School, I would like to wish everyone out there a happy holiday season. We will be hosting many exciting events here at the school over the next few months, and I look forward to seeing all of you as you continue to support our students. Go Night Hawks!