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Just wanted to remind everyone about next weeks camp. There are 2 daily sessions. Elementary students early & Intermediate/Junior High students late. We would like to get as many students in all grades there. Spread the word!!!! #pantherpride
On the last day of school, we had our hall reveals for next year. It was such an amazing experience, despite the heat! It was all worth it to see our teachers greeting their new students, as all students and staff cheered them on!
The “Behind the Scenes” preparation that went into the sorting of our students was quite the process. We wanted to share the process, so parents can understand our philosophy.
During the month of April, we accepted unrequests. Parents could “unrequest” up to two teachers due to personality conflicts or other reasons. While those are considered, they are not promised.
Next, the teachers complete data cards on each student. The data cards include academic data, social/emotional information, behavior information, and other pertinent information that helps teachers to find the proper placement for the next year.
Large class sheets are posted without teacher names. We use a cluster grouping formula to make sure each class is academically balanced with the exact number of academic levels, behaviors, etc., so each class has the exact combination of students to create the appropriate balance. This helps the teacher, so he/she can meet the needs of all students within the class.
Teachers spent 3-4 weeks sorting students into classes to find the perfect balance. Next, the administration added teacher names to the classes and reviewed unrequests to make sure that all students were properly placed.
Teachers did a final review of the classes to look for any errors in placement. Lists were then given the final approval and sent to teachers.
We want everyone to understand all of the work that goes into this process to achieve the proper balance within a classroom. We truly believe that the data must drive our decisions. We DO NOT change a student from a classroom based upon a parent request. This has been the case for many years.
We thank you for your support and trusting our educational staff to make the best professional decisions to support the needs of your child.
If you have any concerns or anxiety over the placement of your child, we encourage you to look up his/her new teacher’s email on our website. Reach out to your new teacher via email. Share concerns and help your new teacher get to know your child. While teachers are off over the summer, some do check email. It takes all of us working together to help each child succeed. Building relationships is key. Next year is going to be amazing! Have a happy summer and thank you for being part of our CES family! ... See MoreSee Less