Good evening Westlane Families!
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday and restful break. We are entering a critical time of the year and it is important that we are focused on having a successful end to the first semester. NWEA begins this week. NWEA is the formative assessment we administer three times a year. There are two different areas in which we test the students: Reading and Math. NWEA is an adaptive test. If a student gets a question right, the next question is harder, if a student gets a question wrong, the next question is easier. Eventually, through answering the questions, a student gets a RIT score. This RIT score then tells us what level the student is compared with his or her peers nationally. A student will also have a goal score from their previous test. We here at Westlane use the NWEA results to let us know each student’s strengths and area of growth – this allows us to tailor our classroom lessons to meet the needs of each student and develop their strengths. I believe the students and teachers here at Westlane are starting to become familiar with the test and the data from the assessment. If you ever have any questions about NWEA and its results, don’t hesitate to contact me.
And now on to the weekly update:
Monday, November 28 – (White Day) – We will be back at it at 9:10. Academically, Mr. Whitlow’s Language and Literature class will be looking at Jonas’s character development in their novel.
Tuesday, November 29 – (Blue Day) – Boys’ Basketball will be at Guion Creek for the first round of the Marion County Tournament. 6th grade Intramurals will be after school. For all 6th and 7th grade parents, there will be a Parent Meeting for our new Social Health Program at 6:30 at the CEC Building. Academically, the Math portion of NWEA testing continues in all Math classes.
Wednesday, November 30 – (White Day) – Our day starts off with Wildcat Wednesday at 8:00 AM. Remember that drop-off can start at 7:45. We will ask any students that arrive after 8:20 AM to wait in the front. There is an Academic Pursuit meet at Northview after school. Academically – Don’t forget to take your AR test for Reading and Language and Literature.
Thursday, December 1 – (Blue Day) – Boys’ Basketball Marion County Tournament continues at Fall Creek Valley. Ms. Carlisle’s Beginning Spanish Class has VISA #2 due this day.
Friday, December 2 – (White Day) – NWEA Reading testing continues in all Language and Literature Classes.
Have a great week!!