Congrats to Walker's 5th Graders! You have represented the school so well.
The BOB team finished 2nd place out of 17 elementary schools. If you are have a 4th grade student interested in Battle of the Books, this team begins in September.
The Robotics Team won a Design Award, finished 7th in Driver's and Code Skills and 9th overall in the state rankings. If you are have a 4th grade student interested in robotics, watch for information coming home before summer break.
Congratulations to Judd Sanford, who represented Walker Elementary School and Tuscaloosa County in the state level spelling bee. As you can see, he had some super-sized friends to cheer him on at the competition.
On December 28th the State of Alabama released scores for the State Report Card. The Tuscaloosa County School System received an overall score of 77. Walker Elementary received an overall score of 77, a drop of 8 points below the 2016-2017 score of 85. The 2016-2017 score was based on the results from the State Assessment, ACT Aspire. The 2017-18 score is based on results from the State Assessment, Scantron.
The 2017-18 score is a composite of a Reading/English score of 73 and a Math score of 79 (Academic Achievement), a Reading/English score of 78 and a Math score of 70 (Academic Growth), and a Chronic Absenteeism (students who are absent 15 or more days – excused/unexcused – per year) score of 13/15.
Steps of Improvement:
Scores from the 2018-19 Scantron benchmark assessments have already shown improvement in reading and in math scores. This is expected to be the trend for our spring assessment which will result in a higher score for the 2018-19 State Report Card.
Our school is focusing on "The Essential 55 Workbook: Everything You Need to Help Your Child Succeed in School" by Ron Clark. Watch for rules and activities to work with your child to reinforce the rules.
Rule #1: When responding to any adult, your child should answer by saying, "Yes, ma'am" or "No, sir." It is not acceptable to just nod one's head or say only yes or no.
Rule #2: When speaking to friends, family members, teachers, and people in the community, does your child look the person in the eye, or does he look anywhere but at the person?
Rule#3: Help your child recognize that offering congratulations on both big and small moments can make others feel great.
We are so excited to announce our partnership with Children and Teen Dental.
Look for great things to come as we work together to ensure that our students are happy, healthy and learning!
We are excited about our new outside lighting.
Thank you Jason Rutledge and Sequel Electric for the lighting!!!!
Your support is greatly appreciated at Walker Elementary!!
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