Changes are coming to Walker Elementary!!
Thanks to Commissioner, Stan Acker, our children, parents, and visitors will be much safer and we will have more parking!
See below for the specifics:
(1) 38 parking spaces across Northside Road will be removed and will be replaced (2) with a new 45 parking space lot on the side of the connector road between the School and the PARA park. (3) A new sidewalk from the existing PARA lot will also be built and the (4) drainage issues in the existing parking lot in front of the school will be addressed and the lot itself being re-striped as a final step.
2020 Alabama Summer Learning Challenge
For an exciting eighth year, ALSDE has partnered with some of the country’s leading education organizations to “minimize the summer learning slide.”
The 2020 Alabama Summer Learning Challenge is being held May 18 until July 31. There are “tons” of FREE learning resources for students to use.
Alabama parents now have access to many great online resources, which can help continue their child’s learning and skill building throughout the summer – while they are away from the classroom:
- Big Universe - 18,000+ eBooks and essential literacy tools
- Lexile and Find a Book Alabama – Customizable book-search tool, which allows students to build fantastic individual-reading lists
- Stride - Cool blend of online math, reading, language arts, and science practice for every student interest
- Fuel Education – Great personalized learning activities for all students!
- MetaMetrics and Quantile are presenting the 2020 Summer Math Challenge!
- Learn at Home with Alabama Public Television (APT) – great education resources and videos
- Local and Statewide Library Media resources
- Many more summer learning resources for students and parents to use!
The 2020 Summer Learning Challenge webpage is located at https://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/Pages/summer-learning.aspx
Parents: Be on the lookout for an email from tcss_enroll with a link to fill in Infosnap/Returning Student Registration. It is very important that all students register with this program so that the class roles can be made for the 2020-2021 school year.
Grab and Go breakfast/lunch pick-up will continue through the summer. Our local pick-up is at Northside High but you can go to any site. Note that one meal will be given to each child in the car under 18 years of age.
-Serving time: 10:30-1:30
-Receive 5 days worth of meals (10 meals total)
Parents and students: To find resources from your teacher during this time, look at the top of the page under "For Students and Families" and then click "Spring 2020 Resources".
Congratulations to the Walker Robotics Team for placing 7th in the State Vex Robotics Competition. Out of over 280 teams, Walker was the only team representing Tuscaloosa County and City Schools.
Walker Elementary student made canvases to be auctioned at the Annual Night of Aspiring Artists on February 27 from 6 - 8PM.
Walker Elementary State Report Card Review
October 18, 2019
The current scores are based on the State Assessment. It is also based on all students’ attendance for the school year 2018-2019.
Words cannot convey how proud we are of Walker Elementary’s faculty and staff. They have worked tirelessly in learning and implementing the most effective instructional strategies. Our teachers and staff have set high expectations for our children and our children have met the challenge.
Our parents have worked alongside of our teachers proving that working together moves everyone forward. Our parents also encourage a strong work ethic in their children. Our children have truly shown what RAMS are by showing their teachers, peers, and all others Respect; by being Accountable by being trustworthy and owning their words and actions; by showing Motivation in seeing what needs to be done and doing it and by showing Self-Control in choosing to do what they should even when they don’t want to.
In order to continue this upward trend, our faculty and staff will persist in deepening our content knowledge, pursuing the most effective instructional strategies and maintaining the highest of expectations. We are confident that our parents, children and community will continue their support in our endeavors.
Marsha Johnson Ben White
Principal Assistant Principal
This link to our TCSS site includes a breakdown and key points about the TCSS Report Card, listing of all TCSS school Report Card scores, how to interpret a school's Report Card, and an article about the TCSS Report Card.
This is the link to use for finding our school's Report Card.
Thank you to Senator Greg Reed and Representative Kyle South for meeting with all of our area administrators today, listening to any concerns that they wanted to share, and financially supporting our schools. Our legislators are not just telling us they want to help; they are putting their words into action!
Take 10 for Public Education
The Alabama State Department of Education is conducting a statewide survey concerning some of the perceptions on public education in the state – and we need YOUR help. From Tuesday, September 10, 2019, until Thursday, October 10, 2019, we will embark upon the TAKE 10 FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION survey; an attempt to capture the opinions of a broad spectrum of Alabamians.
Please, on behalf of the ALSDE, take a few minutes to participate in the TAKE 10 FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION survey. The survey may only take 10 minutes to complete, but the impact on the department’s Strategic Plan will resonate for years to come.
Click the link below to take the survey:
Walker is proud to be named a Biecentennial School of Excellance. Special thanks to Mrs. McCown for her efforts in making this possible and constructing the beautiful garden.
TCSS Introduces Anonymous Alerts Communications Tool
The Anonymous Alerts anti-bullying and safety app reporting system helps combat bullying and other negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure can act as a barrier to a student reporting this type of activity. Anonymous Alerts is a way to remove that barrier, by allowing a student to report without revealing their identity.