Sunday, September 30, 2012

Second Graders "Pep Up Their Prep" for MAPS Tests

     The Second Grade Students will be taking MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) tests beginning on Monday, October 1st.  The content areas in which the students will be tested will be Reading (the week of October 1-5), Language Arts (the week of October 8-12), and Math (the week of October 15-19).
     For the next three weeks each Second Grade class will have a day on which they will take their tests.  Except for the week of October 1-5, Mrs. Hudson's students will test on Wednesdays, Mrs. Cogdill's students will test on Tuesdays, Mrs. Uhing's students will test on Thursdays, and Mrs. Hendrickson's students will test on Fridays.
     The students will take the tests on a computer in the lab.  The tests are scheduled from 10:30-12:00 each day but will not be timed.  If a student needs more time than the hour and a half allotted, the student will be given the extra time that he/she needs to complete the test.
     It is important that the students get a good night's sleep the night before and a healthy breakfast the day of the test so that the student will be alert when taking the test.
     To encourage the students to do their very best and to get them ready to test, the Second Grade students, staff, and support staff participated in a "Get Ready to Test" Pep Rally on Friday afternoon, September 28.  The students watched a presentation on what to expect on the MAP tests, watched a Youtube video of how others students "Rocked Their Test," and then created some of their own moves and cheers to get ready for the next three weeks of testing.
     Good Luck Second Graders!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Cardinal Mascot Visits Primary Students

The infamous "Red Bird" from Chadron High School visited the students at Chadron Primary during their lunch on Friday, September 21st for the purpose of promoting school spirit.  The students were encouraged to wear red on that day to show their loyalty to our school colors.    For many of the Kindergarten students this was the first time that they had the privilege of meeting the Cardinal, and they were especially excited about his visit.  The Cardinal also appeared during the First and Second Graders' lunchtime and after giving them "high fives" as they lined up for lunch posed for a few pictures with the students.