Supplemental Educational Services
Information related to Federal requirements for Spruce Elementary and Parkway Heights Middle School.
Westborough Middle School was Visited by State Superintendent
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Participated
in our Computer Science Education Week Kick-Off
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson participates Monday in a school assembly at Westborough Middle School to kick-off Computer Science Education Week. The event was organized by Code.org, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to the enrichment of computer science education to all students in kindergarten through grade twelve. Torlakson spoke about the importance of STEM education and visited students as they tried their hands at fun and engaging computer coding activities.
During the school assembly, Torlakson presented a $10,000 check to Westborough Middle School on behalf of Code.org. The school was chosen out of a pool of public, K-12 California schools that are participating in the “Hour of Code” initiative. The prize from Code.org is intended to bolster investment in technology allowing students to expand their education in computer science.
Board of Trustees Open Positions
Interviews were conducted Monday night during a Special Board meeting to select two provisional appointments to the SSFUSD Board of Trustees. The candidates were: Monica Peregrina Boyd, Hector Camacho Jr., Chris Kiely, Bill Lock, Patrick Lucy, Kate MacKay, Carlos Martin, Patricia Murray, Reem Nasrah, Rick Ochsenhirt, Sue Olinger, and Juliana Salfiti.
Bell Game and ECHS Field Ribbon-Cutting
The School Board, City Councilmembers and the community, along with Superintendent Hogan, inaugurated the new athletic field at El Camino High School.
New Assessments Coming Soon!
As we’ve communicated to you before, the new Common Core State Standards have been adopted in 45 states, including California, for English and math! Because of the new standards, we also will have new assessments.
California is part of an assessment consortium called Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Their task is development assessments that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts /literacy and mathematics that are designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready.
More information is available for you in the CCSS Smarter Balanced Memo to Parents. Please be sure to check it out to learn more about these new standards and assessments!
Shawnterra Moore Thomas, Ed.D.
Nuevas Evaluaciones Próximamente
Como le hemos comunicado anteriormente, los nuevos Estándares Estatales comunes han sido aprobadas en 45 estados, incluyendo California, para inglés y matemáticas. Debido a las nuevas normas, también tendremos nuevas evaluaciones.
California es parte de un consorcio de evaluación denominada Consorcio de Evaluación Inteligente Balanceado. Su tarea consisten en evaluaciones de desarrollo que están alineados con los Estándares Estatales Comunes en inglés / literatura y lectura y matemáticas que están diseñados para ayudar a preparar a los estudiantes para graduarse de la escuela secundaria de la universidad y listos para una carrera.
Más información está disponible para usted en el Memo CCSS sobre inteligente equilibrada para los padres. іPor favor, asegúrese de aprender más acerca de estos nuevos estándares y evaluaciones!
Shawnterra Moore Thomas, Ed.D.
Calendar of Events
Trustee Normandy congratulated
Board Vice President Liza Normandy's election to SSF City Council was celebrated at the November 7, 2013 Board meeting.
Junipero Serra Elementary School honored at November 7, 2013 Board meeting
Abdul Nazeel Buksh with Principal Dalton Miranda (left) and Superintendent Hogan (right) was honored for leading the pledge of allegiance.
Volunteer Lavinia Aquino was recognized for her contributions ...more