The 2016-2017 school year is flying by, and before we realize it summer will
here. Spring is a busy time of year for our students, faculty, and staff. SAGE
end of level testing started last week, with 6th Grade Language Arts, and will
conclude in May with Math. As the Principal at Fossil Ridge, I am confident
that our students have learned the necessary skills and concepts to be successful!
Our teachers have worked together in content area teams throughout the year to
create GVC's (Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum), Learning Targets, effective
instructional strategies, common assessments that check for student understanding,
and REACH Time interventions and extensions strategies. This Learning Cycle
enables our teacher teams to meet the needs of each individual student, no
matter their current level of proficiency. At Fossil Ridge our purpose is to
"Ensure that All Students are Learning at High Levels." We are all
committed to doing whatever it takes to guarantee student achievement.
So, when you get a chance, talk with your student about what they are learning
here at Fossil Ridge. You will be amazed at all the skills and concepts your student
has become proficient in...let them share this new knowledge, let them explain
how REACH Time has helped them as a student, and sit back and allow your
student to pat himself/herself on the back for a job well done! Have a Great
Week, and as always...BE EXCELLENT!
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation
with the bricks others have thrown at him. --David Brinkley
FOSSIL RIDGE EVENTS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
April 3rd-April 7th--SAGE Testing continues this week at Fossil Ridge, our 7th Grade students begin the Language Arts Writing Test today. Best of luck kiddos...be confident, you have learned the skills and concepts necessary to be very successful!
April 5th--District Science Fair
April 14th-April 17th--NO SCHOOL for Spring Recess
FOSSIL RIDGE INTERMEDIATE SPOTLIGHT
Since our last post, we have had so many things to celebrate and recognize at
Fossil Ridge including, but not limited to District Dramatic Arts Festival, Science
Fair, District Band Festival, as well as "Get Your Brain On", "T-Rex", and "Plinko"
students...IT WAS CERTAINLY A GREAT MONTH TO BE A T-REX!
FOSSIL RIDGE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
"The Why Behind RTI" (Educational Leadership. Buffman, Mattos, Weber)
"You Can't Cover It All" (Edutopia. Cutler)
"April Fools Day Spelling Test" (short video...great stuff)
HAVE A GREAT WEEK...