Welcome to Schiesher Elementary School
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It’s been a great start to the New Year! January and February are busy months for assessing our students. This is our mid-way point to determine how students are progressing towards meeting their personal learning goals. During January students (grades 3-5) completed the winter round of MAP testing and retested their oral reading fluency as well as updated their math skills. During February students will be reassessed with a closer look at reading levels using our running records assessment. Our kindergarten students have also participated in MAP and will have their reading and math skills reassessed. Teachers use data results to measure students’ abilities and strengths and to identify where a child may need to grow. Winter MAP assessment results will be sent home on February 10. As always if you have questions about the results or other assessment results please connect with your child’s teacher.
Speaking of assessment…our third through fifth grade students will be participating in the new state assessment known as the PARCC exam (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) beginning in March. This computer-based online assessment will measure how students meeting the new Illinois Learning Standards better known as the Common Core Standards. The new assessments will assist in determining whether students are college and career ready as they progress through grades 3-11. PARCC will assess English Language Arts (ELA/Literacy) and Mathematics using the Performance Based Assessment (PBA) taken in March and the End of Year Assessment taken in May. We hope you will consider joining Mrs. Dineen and me for a Parent Participation University on Tuesday, February 3. Please see the invitation inside the newsletter.
Since our students will be taking the PARCC assessment online, they will need access to technology. Schiesher now has 1-to-1 Chromebooks in grades three through five. What’s a Chromebook? They are laptop devices that are Internet-dependent that start up superfast! The only native app is the Google Chrome Internet browser. Everything else is composed of Web apps (email, photos, documents), or apps that run while connected to the internet. We are very excited to have this awesome technology opportunity for Schiesher students. Sign up to follow us on Twitter @Schiesher202 to keep updated on exciting uses of technology in the near future!
Finally, thank you for all you do to support our students, Schiesher, and Lisle CUSD 202! Mark your calendars to join us for the next community engagement, Vision 202 on February 17th at Lisle Junior High from 7-9PM. Have a great month!
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Schiesher Elementary School
5205 Kingston Ave.
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-5976 - fax
(630) 493-8199 - attendance