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1012 SW Trenton St
Seattle, WA 98106
Main: (206) 252-8240
Attendance:  252-8242

Principal:
Chris Cronas
 
Assistant Principal:
Sharon Stone

Administrative Secretary: 
Janice Shepherd

Attendance Secretary:
Francesca McDaniel

Bell Schedule

Start Time: 8:40 am
End Time:   2:50 pm
Period Time
1st Bell 8:40 a.m.
2nd Bell 8:45 a.m.


Last Updated: October 16, 2013

Upcoming Events


Registration Open for
2015-16 School Year


Next year’s kindergartners, and students who will be new to the district next year, can register their start school in fall 2015 anytime between now and September. You can register in person or by mail using the forms and instructions on the Enrollment webpages, or you can attend one of the kindergarten enrollment events for information and assistance. Children must be age 5 on or before August 31, 2015, to enter kindergarten in September 2015.

Enrollment forms and a listing of required
documents are on the SPS Enrollment Page.


Principal's Update- April 2015

Dear Highland Park Families,

April Testing Schedule

At Highland Park, we are preparing for the upcoming state-mandated spring assessments for students in grades 3 - 5. As you may know, this year the state has moved to a different set of assessments, called Smarter Balanced. These essentially replace the Measurements of Student Progress (MSPs) and High School Proficiency Exams (HSPEs). The Smarter Balanced assessments cover the same overall subject areas – English language arts and math – and require about the same amount of time, roughly four hours per subject area. The Smarter Balanced assessments, however, are different in two primary ways:

1.     They are taken online.  Students answer more interactively, the platform offers more supports, and the assessments are adaptive – or customized to each student’s ability.

2.     They cover new academic standards. Our College and Career Readiness Standards, based on Common Core, set a higher bar for students than the state’s previous set of standards. Smarter Balanced assesses those standards, requiring more complex thinking and writing at all grade levels.

You can read more about Smarter Balanced in Seattle Public Schools by clicking Testing under Additional Links on our main homepage,www.SeattleSchools.org.

Scoring
Smarter Balanced is different enough that scores cannot be accurately compared to those of previous years, but all districts in the state expect fewer students to meet standard. For example, a student who may have performed at the top level on the MSP may achieve a Level 3 (out of four levels) on Smarter Balanced initially. This is a normal scoring shift whenever more rigorous academic goals and their assessments are introduced; adjustment takes time for teachers and students at every academic level. Please know that this year’s scores will be viewed as a new baseline that will help our teachers measure future growth. Most important, we are proud of the countless ways our teachers are preparing our students for college, career and life, including teaching the more rigorous standards.

Scheduling
At Highland Park, we have the required technology in place and are ready to accommodate students with special needs. Our testing schedule is provided below. On these assessment days please do your best to ensure your student is on time to school. You don’t need to prepare in any other way at home, but you and your child are welcome to walk through the practice tests at SmarterBalanced.org.

Third-grade conferences
Smarter Balanced assessments begin in third grade, and we are keeping an especially close eye on our third-graders’ literacy development. For this reason, most third-graders with a Level 1 score (out of four levels) on the English language arts assessment will be have a scheduled time for families to meet with the teacher before the end of the year. Because we need those scores early in order to make time for the conferences, third-graders will be the first to take the English language arts assessment. The conferences are required by the state, and we see this as another opportunity to partner with you to create a plan to build those crucial early literacy skills.

Also,
Seattle Public Schools invites all families, staff and community members to review instructional materials under consideration for use in middle school social studies. This is the first of two rounds of review. Your input will help the Middle School Social Studies Adoption Committee narrow materials for the second review round. Public viewing of materials and feedback for the first round ends on Wednesday, April 15.

You may review materials in two ways:

  1. Visit the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence during normal business hours to view the materials in person and fill out a feedback form. Materials are on display and forms are available in two locations: the School Board office on the first floor and the Professional Library on the second floor.
  2. Access the materials online. Click HERE for our adoption page, which provides links to PDFs with access instructions from three of the four vendors. The page also offers links to surveys  identical to the printed feedback forms available at the Stanford Center. You may use these to provide feedback for the online materials.

Thank you!


Chris Cronas
Principal, Highland Park Elementary 
206-252-8245

APRIL TESTING CALENDAR

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1

McGee and ELL Performance In-Class lesson

Chartier ELA CAT session AM

Resource Performance Part 2

SBA

 

2

McGee ELA Performance Part I

3rd Grade ELL small group Performance Part 1;

SBA

3

McGee ELA Performance Part II

3rd grade ELL ELA Performance Part 2;

SBA

6

Chartier ELA In-Class lesson

Resource and ELL ELA Perfor In-Class Lessons

McGee ELA CAT session

ELL ELA CAT sm group 2

SBA

 

7

Chartier ELA Performance Part I

3rd Grade ELL small group 2 Performance Part 1; Resource Part 1

SBA

8

Chartier ELA Performance Part II

3rd grade ELL ELA Performance Part 2; Resource Part 2

Middleton Performance In-Class lesson

SBA

9

Middleton ELA Performance Part I

Resource Performance Part 1

SBA

10

Middleton ELA Performance Part II

Resource Performance Part II

 

SBA

13
SPRING BREAK
14
SPRING BREAK
 
15
SPRING BREAK
16
SPRING BREAK
17
SPRING BREAK
 

20

3rd Grade ELA CAT session: Resource Room

4th grade ELL Math CAT

SBA

21

3rd Grade ELA CAT session: ELL

Schaedig Math CAT

SBA

22

 

3rd grade Make-Ups

4th ELL ELA CAT

SBA

23

LAST DAY FOR 3rd Grade ELA

Schaedig Math Perf. Lesson

Middleton Math CAT

5th grade ELL ELA CAT

SBA

24

Winger Math CAT

Schaedig Math Perf

 

SBA

27

Strupp Math In-Class lesson

Chartier Math CAT session

Schaedig ELA CAT

SBA

28

3rd – 5th grade Resource/ELL Math Performance in Class lesson

Strupp Math Performance

Winger ELA CAT

SBA

29

McGee Math Perf. Class lesson

3rd Grade Math perf. – ELL & Resource small groups

4th-5th Math perf. ELL & Resource

SBA

30

Middleton Math Performance in Class lesson

McGee Math Performance

Strupp Math CAT

SBA

 
 
 
 
 

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