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SAGE Information

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SAGE Results Coming Oct. 20: What Families Can Expect

In spring 2014, the State Board of Education required all Utah Students, beginning in the third grade, to take new state tests. The tests, called SAGE (Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence), were designed to measure more challenging state standards in mathematics, English language arts, and science. They are completely different from the CRTs. Therefore, SAGE and CRT results cannot be compared.

Statewide SAGE results will be released Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. These will include results for every school district and every school in the state.

At this point, the Utah State Office of Education is reporting that fewer than half of the Utah students tested are expected to score as proficient in English language arts, mathematics and science http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile3/58310430-219/results-standards-percent-students.html.csp.

As always, we will prepare individual student reports to share with you in conferences later in the school year.  In the meantime, parents are urged to keep a few things in mind when interpreting these scores:

-       SAGE scores cannot be compared to the CRTs. The tests are different, and measure different standards, or expectations, for student achievement.

-       SAGE tests measure whether students are meeting the state’s higher expectations for college- and career-readiness.

-       When tests that measure higher standards are first introduced, test scores typically appear lower than what parents might be used to, the state reports. However, in many cases, the state reports that test scores gradually improve in the years thereafter http://schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Agenda/docs/Tab7.aspx.

SAGE results will influence state school accountability reports. The State Office of Education has indicated that most Utah schools will receive D or F grades as a result of these more challenging standards. The State Board of Education will continue to discuss estimated results with members of the Utah Legislature. School grades are expected to be released to the public in December.

At this point, as is always the case with test scores, we recommend parents focus on a child’s individual achievement, celebrate successes, and set individual goals as appropriate for your child’s success.

 

More information and resources about the SAGE can be found at www.canyonsdistrict.org/sage

10-13-14

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Hello Panther Families,
 
We would like to say a big thank you to the PTA for the outstanding Book Fair and Goodies & Grown-Ups event.  We had more people attend than ever before!  Thank you for joining us at conferences to learn more about your child’s goals.  We hope you had the opportunity to stop by and visit with our School Board Representative, Steve Wrigley.  We were excited to have him join us for the evening.
 
We are off and running on Red Ribbon Week.  The theme for each day is listed in the calendar below.  Please have discussions with your child about making healthy choices each day.  We want all of our Panthers to be healthy and happy.
 
Statewide SAGE results will be released Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. These will include results for every school district and every school in the state. At this point, the Utah State Office of Education is reporting that fewer than half of the Utah students tested are expected to score as proficient in English language arts, mathematics and science. Please look for the document that will be sent home with students tomorrow including SAGE information and the Land Trust final report.
 
Upcoming Events
October 13-15 — Red Ribbon Week
October 13 — Drugs are Crazy (Crazy Hair Day)
October 14 — Unhealthy Choices Give You the Blues (Wear Blue)
October 15 — Team Up Against Drugs (Wear team shirts, team colors, Panther colors)
October 16 & 17 — Fall Recess
October 21 — Nutrition Beach Day (Changed menu — more info coming)
October 22 — Reflections Due
October 23 — 2nd Grade Wheeler Farm
October 24 — Early Dismissal 1:10 p.m. (Teacher Professional Development)
October 28 — PTA Meeting 1:30 p.m.
October 30 — School Community Council 3:15 p.m.
October 31 — Halloween Festivities (Parade and Parties scheduled after an early lunch. Specific times and details coming next week). 
 
Just a reminder that there is no school on Thursday and Friday because it is Fall Recess.  We hope you enjoy the time off with your families.
 
Ms. Jewkes 

5th Grade Maturation Programs

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For Boys
 
Oct. 21 — Midvale Middle, 7852 S. Pioneer, 7-8 p.m.
Oct. 28 — Mount Jordan Middle, 11150 S. 300 East, 7-8 p.m.
Nov. 6 — Albion Middle, 2755 E. Newcastle Dr., 7-8 p.m.
Feb. 11 — Draper Park Middle, 13133 S. 1300 East, 7-8 p.m.
Feb. 18 — Eastmont Middle, 10100 S. 1300 East, 7-8 p.m.
 
For Girls
 
Oct. 22 — Midvale Middle, 7852 S. Pioneer, 7-8 p.m.
Nov. 5 — Mount Jordan Middle, 11150 S. 300 East, 7-8 p.m.
Nov. 11— Albion Middle, 2755 E. Newcastle Dr., 7-8 p.m.
Feb. 10 — Draper Park Middle, 13133 S. 1300 East, 7-8 p.m.
Feb. 19 — Eastmont Middle, 10100 S. 1300 East, 7-8 p.m.

10-6-14

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Hello Panther Families,

It’s going to be a very busy week at Peruvian Park.  
 
  • Coach Moore will be joining Coach O’Donnell this week for double the fun during class game time and recess with Playworks.  Our Junior Coaches will be training after school with Coach Moore.  Mrs. Kirk and Ms. Larson visited fourth and fifth grade classrooms last week to encourage students to apply to be part of the Peruvian Park Student Leadership Team.   One student from each of the fourth and fifth grade classes will lead character and service projects for the school, as well as plan some fun activities.  These students are good citizens, display Panther Pride expectations, have good attendance and show leadership qualities.  New students will be selected each trimester.  Since we are just starting, there will only be two groups this year.  The first few projects they will be working on are “Goal Setting” and “Thanks for your Service.”
 
  • Please join us for Goodies and Grown-Ups on Wednesday, October 8, at 7:30 a.m. to have breakfast with your child and visit the book fair.  Conferences will be held on Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.  The online scheduler is closed, so please call the office or email your child’s teacher if you have not yet scheduled your appointment. Remember to visit the Book Fair in the gym while you are at the school for conferences.  Thank you to the PTA for all of their hard work on this event. There will be no school for students or teachers on Friday.  This is a compensatory day since conferences are held during evening hours. 
 
Upcoming Events
October 7-9 — Scholastic Book Fair
October 8 — Goodies and Grown- Ups 7:30 a.m.
October 8 & 9 — Conferences
October 10 — No School (Compensatory Day)
October 13-15 — Red Ribbon Week
October 13 — Drugs are Crazy (Crazy Hair Day)
October 14 — Unhealthy Choices Give You the Blues (Wear Blue)
October 15 — Team Up Against Drugs (Wear team shirts, team colors, Panther colors)
October 16 & 17 — Fall Recess
October 21 — Nutrition Beach Day (Changed menu — more info coming)
October 22 — Reflections Due
October 24 — Early Dismissal 1:10 p.m. (Teacher Professional Development)
 
 Have a great week, and I look forward to seeing you during conferences.
 
Ms. Jewkes