6:30 PM School Board Meeting
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM Elementary Early Dismissal
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM Middle & High Early Dismissal
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Parent/Teacher Conferences
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Staff Professional Learning
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Teacher Recruitment Fair
Please click the link above to view the Elementary School Testing Calendar. The purposes of the Georgia Student Assessment Program are to: measure student achievement of the state mandated curriculum, identify students failing to achieve mastery of content, provide teachers with diagnostic information, and assist school systems in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs.
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) prepares Georgia’s State, Local, and School Annual Report Cards. The Annual Report Cards contain test results as well as other information relevant to school performance toward the goals of student achievement and school completion. The Report Card is in compliance with both state and federal laws with respect to reporting requirements. GOSA partners with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to produce the K-12 Public Schools Reports since much of the data comes from GaDOE.
The Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GKIDS) is a yearlong, performance-based assessment. GKIDS 2.0 is designed to better document and communicate your child’s progress on the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) throughout his or her kindergarten year. GKIDS 2.0 will: measure your child’s knowledge and skills in up to seven areas of learning, help teachers plan instruction, help families understand their child’s progress over time. Click the link above to learn more.
Whitfield County Schools is offering three different parent workshops at different locations and times. Each workshop is designed to help families be the best advocate for their children’s education. During these workshops, families will get tips, ideas and resources to help support their child’s education. Click the link above for the different workshops, times and locations.
Common Sense, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recognized Cedar Ridge Elementary School and Crossroads Academy as Common Sense Schools. The recognition acknowledges these schools’ dedication to creating a culture of digital citizenship. Click the link above to learn more.
Valley Point Middle School art students took a once in a lifetime trip to Washington, D.C. to see on display the hand-painted ornaments they created for the National Christmas Tree Experience: America Celebrates Display. The ornaments were unveiled during the 97th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 5 and will be on display throughout the month of December to over 250,000 guests.