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A Monday Hello from Mrs. MacQueen

October 8, 2012

Since its beginning in 1999, the Cross Rivendell Trail has become an outdoor classroom and a place of learning for all Rivendell students. This Wednesday our entire school will embark on our annual hike and spend the day on the trail. We'll learn from local experts and stop to play games and participate in team building activities. And the best part— being all together as a WSE school community! 

The hike measures about 4 miles, round-trip—we'll be stopping for snacks at Southworth Park and lunch at the Middlebrook Road trailhead.

Our older students will have important roles too, as they become mentors and "buddies" with the students from the younger grades. Parents are invited to join us on the hike. We'd love to have you attend!

Tentative schedule

  • 9:30 am - LEAVE WSE
  • 11:00 am - ARRIVE MIDDLEBROOK RD AND FIELDS
  • 11:00 am - GATHER, TALK WITH CHUCK EATON
  • 11:45 am - LUNCH
  • 12:00 pm - 5/6 HIKE, K-4 ACTIVITIES WITH MR. KUNECKI
  • 1:00 pm - LEAVE FIELDS TO WALK BACK TO SCHOOL
  • 2:30 pm - RETURN TO WESTSHIRE

Students must dress appropriately for the cold weather. They should wear comfortable shoes, broken in hiking boots or sneakers with heavy socks. The trail can be slippery when wet. Also, each student should bring a water bottle and a backpack that they can carry. Fruit will be provided for snack and bag lunches are available through the lunch program.

Permission slips went home Friday—please get them in no later than Tuesday.

 

Greetings from Gail

Last spring our fourth, eighth and eleventh grade students took the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) science tests. The tests are designed to measure student performance on standards in science. Specifically, the tests are designed to measure the science content and skills that students are expected to have as they complete the K-4, 5-8, and 9-11 grade spans.
Each test contains a mix of multiple choice and constructed-response questions. The science test also includes an inquiry session that requires students to answer questions based on results of an actual scientific investigation.

Our results are in from the spring 2012 science NECAPs. Both of our elementary schools performed much lower than we would have hoped and expected. The spring 2011 science NECAPS showed Westshire to have the highest science scores in the state for fourth graders. It is very hard to draw conclusions when the scores each year fluctuate so much. Part of this is because of the small number of students in our schools that take the test.

Rivendell, like other schools around the state will be having discussions about the meaning of the test results. We are in the process of examining the results of the assessments at all three grades and using this information to inform our science curriculum, science instruction and science assessment.