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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.


Multicultural Night
is coming in
June!

Do you have a talent or a special performance that you would like to share with our students? If you would like to be part of the event or want to help plan the evening please contact Jennifer Brown with Communities in School at 206 252 8248 or by email at jmbrown2@seattleschools.org


Principal's Update- May 2015


May 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


May Testing

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Middleton Math Performance

Lantry ELA CAT
SBAC

 

4

Schaedig and Winger ELA Perf. Lesson

3rd Grade Math CAT small grps: ELL & Res.

5th grd ELL Math CAT

SBAC

5

Schaedig ELA perf Part I

Winger ELA Perf Part I

 

SBAC

 

6

Schaedig ELA perf Pt II

Winger ELA Per Pt II

Strupp and Lantry ELA Perf Lesson

SBAC

7

Strupp ELA Perf Part I

Lantry ELA Perf Part I

 

SBAC

8

Strupp ELA Perf Part II

Lantry ELA Perf Part II

 

SBAC

11

Winger Math Perf. Lesson

Strupp ELA CAT

Lantry Math CAT

MAP SBAC

12

5th Grade Science MSP (paper/pencil)

McGee Math CAT

Winger Math Perf

Chartier &  Lantry  Math Perf. Less

MAP SBAC

13

In Class ELA Lesson 4/5 Resource and Green Pod

Chartier Math Perf

Lantry Math Perf

MAP

SBAC

14

SBA Make- Ups

4/5 Resource and Green Pod ELA part 1

MAP

SBAC

15

 

SBA Make-Ups

4/5 Resource and Green Pod ELA part 2

MAP

SBAC

18

Burke Reading 1

Reyna-G Reading 1

Hoisington Reading

EBD Reading

MAP

SBAC

19

Union 
Walk-Out

No School

20

Reyna G Reading 2

Seward Reading 2

Granfelt Reading

MAP

SBAC

21

Newton Reading

Uti Reading

Schad Reading

 

MAP SBAC

22

 

Klink Reading

Burke Math 1

Reyna G Math 1

 

 

MAP SBAC

25

Memorial Day

No School

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Seward Math 1

Hoisington Math

Gonzales Math

MAP SBAC

 

27

Burke Math 2

Reyna G Math 2

Seward Math 2

MAP SBAC

 

28

Granfelt Math

Newton Math

Schad Math

MAP SBAC

 

29

Uti Math

Klink Math

EBD Math

Resource Math

 

 

LAST DAY FOR 4th/5th

MAP  SBAC

 

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