Do the Right Thing Recognition
Posted: May 14, 2015
Congratulations to the students and their families who were honored at the May 11, 2015 Board Meeting. Each student recognized was nominated by a teacher, his/her principal, or another staff member because of an act of kindness that was observed somewhere in the school. The program regularly recognizes students who exemplify good judgment in a variety of situations.
District 7 Geography Bee Winners Recognized for Achievement
Posted: May 14, 2015
Congratulations to District 7’s Geography Bee winners and their families who were honored at the May 11, 2015 Board of Education Meeting. Each of the students recognized competed in the National Geographic Geography Bee competition.
Posted: April 27, 2015
This week, District 7 3rd -8th grade students and high school students enrolled in select courses will participate in the PARCC (Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career) assessments.
The PARCC assessment is one test with two parts. Students took the first part, known as the performance-based assessment (PBA) in March. The PBA measured critical thinking, reasoning and application skills through “extended tasks” such as written answers or multi-step math problems.
The end-of-year assessment (EOY), being administered this week, consists of short answer questions and questions that measure skills like reading comprehension, vocabulary and math proficiency.
The Illinois State Board of Education has informed us that we can anticipate test results after Thanksgiving. We will share those results with you as they become available.
Pigs, Chickens and Horses, Oh My!
Kindergarteners Participate in District-Wide Barnyard Day
Kindergarteners jumped out of their seats and hurried off the buses to see what
Barnyard Day had in store for them! This annual event was presented by District
7’s National FFA Organization, which includes 73 members between Edwardsville
High School, Liberty Middle School, and Lincoln Middle School. [More Info]
- [See Video]
Intermediate High Math Program
Posted: March 19, 2015
District would like to correct inaccurate information that is being circulated
by some of our parents. According to these individuals, the District has
eliminated the intermediate high math program, an assertion that is not
want to assure parents that the intermediate high math program has not been
eliminated but rather has been redesigned to expand opportunities to include
more students. Approximately 40 K-12 teachers on the math curriculum committee
worked over a three-year period to design the new K-12 math curriculum to
prepare District 7 students to meet the challenge of the variety of courses
available at the high school level.
PARCC Student Assessment
Posted: March 2, 2015
In recent days,
I’ve received a few emails and phone calls from parents regarding the security
of the PARCC student assessment data. The two questions that have been asked of
Who can access the
· Does the state
provide data to a third-party vendor?
I called State
Superintendent Chris Koch on Monday, March 2, 2015, and asked him to clarify
those two questions. Please find answers to these questions by accessing
Student Data Privacy Protection Fact Sheet via this link
[More Info] for
the entire communications.