LISLE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
April 16, 2014
Dear LSHS families,
On Wednesday and Thursday of next week, the high school will be administering the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to our juniors. We were excited last week to have had the opportunity to provide for juniors a special assembly presented by Cambridge to help them in their final preparations for this important assessment. Our feedback from students on this event was overwhelmingly positive. The PSAE consists of three components: the ACT; a state-developed science assessment; and two WorkKeys assessments (Applied Mathematics and Reading for Information). While most students recognize the importance of the ACT, it is important to note that the PSAE scores which reflect all of these assessments appear on student transcripts and are important indicators as to the performance of our school.
Freshmen and sophomores will also be engaged in important testing next Wednesday and Thursday. Our underclassmen will be participating in tests which will help us to understand their progress as they move through the curriculum of Lisle Senior High School. The results of these tests will be used in making important decisions about programs for both individual students and the school in general. Students will be dismissed on Wednesday at 12:05 and Thursday at 11:35. No lunch will be served on these days. Seniors will not be in attendance. Our hope is that members of the Class of 2014 can use this time toward their final preparations for their plans following graduation.
Tomorrow, our Career and Technology Education Department will be hosting a special event called the Reality Store for our freshmen. The Reality Store is a simulation in which students make consumer decisions and balance the monthly budget of a 25-year-old who has to deal with all of the realities of life on a limited budget. I would like to thank Ms. Kuefner, Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Waibel for their efforts in bringing this unique experience to our students. I would also like to thank those parents who have volunteered to help with this first-time event at Lisle. This experience will be a great foundation for our students as they move onto Consumer Education as sophomores next year.
As always, go Lions!
Peter M. Sullivan