NCSD Parent News – April 26, 2019

SUMMER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS IN READING & MATH

The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) encourages educators and families to help students engage in reading and mathematics practice over the summer, because students may slip in their abilities during this time. This well-documented phenomenon is called “summer learning loss.” The WDE, in partnership with MetaMetrics, hopes to stop the negative effects of summer learning loss with two no-cost summer learning initiatives: Find a Book, Wyoming and Summer Math Challenge.

Find a Book, Wyoming enables students, educators, and parents to use a student’s reading score, reported as a Lexile measure, to provide a corresponding list of texts that fall within the student’s reading ability. Find a Book, Wyoming resources enable students, parents, and educators to check the availability of books at their local library and to submit a pledge to read this summer.

Summer Math Challenge uses a student’s mathematics score, reported as a Quantile® measure, to produce activities tailored to the student’s mathematical ability. The program targets students in 1st –

8th grade and intends to help them retain math skills learned during the previous school year. Parents who enroll their child will receive daily emails with targeted activities and resources. Summer Math Challenge runs from June 17-July 26, 2019.

Lexile and Quantile measures are reported on the Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WY-TOPP) Individual Student Reports (ISR) that schools send to parents. Both tools have features that allow students, parents, and educators to estimate a Lexile or Quantile measure.

For more information, contact Brian Cole, WDE Math & Computer Science Consultant, at

307-777-5036 or brian.cole@wyo.gov or Liz Gilbert, WDE English/Language Arts & Fine & Performing Arts Consultant, at 307-777-8595 or liz.gilbert@wyo.gov.

 

Safe Kids Day is Coming Up!

Safe Kids Day is an annual event hosted by Safe Kids of Central Wyoming and Wyoming Medical Center. This year’s event will be held May 4th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 1701 E. K St. in Casper. This fun-filled day is focused on celebrating kids, preventing injuries, and saving lives! There will be children’s face painting, visits from superheroes, and prize drawings!

 

Dangers of Technology: Cyber Awareness Presentation

A cyber awareness presentation held by Deputy Michael Scott of the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Natrona County School District will be held May 2, 2019, from 6 – 7 p.m. at the NCSD Central Services Facility, 970 N Glenn Rd. This presentation is appropriate for parents, students, and community members. Topics being covered include: the darknet, cyberbullying, laws regarding sexting, sextortion, and bullying, suicide prevention and awareness, cell phone applications, and hidden apps.

For more information contact Deputy Scott at 307-235-9282

 

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