Indiana College and Career Readiness Standards: PTSC Weekly Update

Posted: April 21, 2014 in Building Relationships, Communication, Culture of Achievement, Instruction, Instructional Leadership, Leadership
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Indiana College and Career Readiness Standards

As you may have read in the newspaper, Indiana has been working on College and Career Readiness Standards and by law has until July 1, 2014 to adopt such standards.

Indiana decided to pull out of the Common Core Standards, although teachers have been utilizing these standards for the past two years and school corporations have spent time and money revising curriculum and providing professional development on the standards.

Along with pulling out of the Common Core Standards, Indiana released a draft of their standards in February.  There was time allowed for public input on the standards and the Indiana Department of Education has taken that input to inform this final version of the Indiana College and Career Readiness Standards.  You can view these standards on the Indiana Department of Education website.  Make sure you are viewing Draft #2.  These standards have been given to the Indiana Education Roundtable for review and they will make their recommendation to the State Board of Education at the end of April.

PTSC Standouts:

Great news about Abbey Marek!  There was a major error at the state fair.  Although Abigail Marek was chosen to participate in the International Science Fair, she was not announced as a qualifier at the state fair. Abbey will now be able to travel to Los Angeles to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May.  Abbey is the 23rd qualifier from Boone Grove High School.  Congratulations to Abbey and to Mr. Snow for this outstanding accomplishment and this history of excellence at Boone Grove High School!

The week before Spring Break every third grader in Indiana participated in the IREAD-3 test. We are proud to report that 97.8% of our third graders passed the IREAD-3 with many students earning perfect scores! We are proud of our students and staff for their hard work!

The PLE Walk-a-Thon raised over $700!  Great work students, teachers, and PTO volunteers!

Boone Grove Middle School Track and Field:  Kyle Feck placed third in the 200 meter race, and his time of 22.75 beat the school record.  Way to go, Kyle!

Important Dates:

  • Now-May 30, 2014:  PTSC will be accepting applications for transfer students for the 2014-2015 school year until May 30, 2014.  There are openings in every grade level.  Please contact Linda Dusek at 219-477-4933 ext. 1000 if you are interested in applying and share this information with those you know who may be interested.
  • April 21-June 4, 2014:  ECA Algebra 1, English 10, and Biology 1 Testing Window
  • April 25, 2014:  Pre-orders due for Nelson’s Port-A-Pit Night at BGHS (see below).
  • April 26-April 27, 2014:  Come to BGHS to see Disney’s High School Musical!  You can see their performances on teh 26th at 8 pm or the 27th at 2 pm.
  • April 28-May 13, 2014:  ISTEP+ Multiple Choice Online Testing Window Grades 3-8 (extended window)
  • May 5, 2014:  Nelson’s Port-A-Pit Night at BGHS! The BGHS Athletic Department is sponsoring a fun-filled fundraising
    evening on Monday, May 5th, from 4:00 – 7:00 at the high school. There will be ballgames, raffles and dinner from
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  • May 5-23, 2014:  CoreLink Online Assessment Grades 3-8 (extended window)
  • May 23, 2014:  BGHS and BGMS Band Concert at 7 pm at BGHS.  Come out and enjoy the last band concert of the year!
  • June 2, 2014:  Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on January 27, 2014
  • June 3, 2014:  Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on January 28, 2014
  • June 4, 2014:  Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on February 5, 2014
  • June 5, 2014:  Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on March 12, 2014
  • June 8, 2014:  BGHS Graduation

Things to Know:

  • Every Wednesday is a 30-minute delayed start.  If we have a 2-hour delay, students will arrive at school 2 hours after the regular start time for the building.
  • Now hiring substitute teachers!  Please contact Linda Dusek at the administration building if you are interested in substitute teaching and she will help you start the application process and discuss qualifications.
  • We are also looking for bus drivers to drive our extra-curricular runs.  If you are interested, please apply online.
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