Dear Families of Hannah Gibbons,
Spring is here and excitement is in the air as we continue to have a wonderful year of learning here at Hannah Gibbons. As always, we greatly appreciate the combined efforts of all as we support our students in successfully meeting the highest of standards set before them! It is imperative that our scholars are present each day and eager to actively participate in applying the purposeful teaching and learning taking place.
It is the time of year for children to go outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Children will play outside during recess as part of their educational day. Please remember to have your child wear sneakers so she/he has a safe experience outside during recess.
This time of year also brings the administration of the Ohio State Tests (OST) for our scholars in grades 3-8. The OST English Language Arts assessments will begin on April 9, 2018 and conclude by April 27, 2018. The OST Mathematics and Science assessments will begin on April 23, 2018 and conclude by May 11, 2018. Our kindergarten scholars will also complete the Ohio Diagnostic Assessments for writing and math beginning on April 16, 2018 and concluding by May 4, 2018.
All of the assessments align with the Ohio Learning Standards and are administered to help us understand how children are progressing in their learning. This data also assists in making curriculum decisions at both the district and school level.
To ensure your children are prepared for the assessments, here are some suggestions:
- Encourage your child to try his/her best!
- Help your child get a good night's sleep and have a good breakfast in the morning.
- Help your child with time management.
- Remind your child to read carefully.
- Remind your child to check his/her work.
As always, I thank you for choosing Hannah Gibbons STEM School to educate your child(ren). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at Gregory.firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.838.0750.
Greg Adkins, Principal