Halliwell School grade 3, 4 and 5 students will be participating in PARCC End of Year (EOY) testing during the month of May. The school PARCC testing schedule is attached. Halliwell School grade 4 student will also be participating in Science NECAP testing in May. The school Science NECAP schedule is also attached.
The school testing coordinators are Diane Jolin, Principal, and Jaclyn Cunningham, Reading Specialist. Our District testing coordinator is Clare Arnold, Curriculum Director.
Halliwell School students are participating in PARCC Testing and will take the test online using Chromebooks. We have added several new Chromebook carts to the school that allow us to test one full grade level at a time. We assure all parents and stakeholders that the test has no direct impact on your child's grades or status in school this year. Parents will receive individual student scores that will help us guide them on their educational path. It is a good gauge for us as a school to take a look at the implementation of our new curriculums in ELA and Math and see if we are on the right track in educating our students. PARCC will be used the same way we have used NECAP data in the past. Attached is the Halliwell PARCC Testing Schedule for your information. There is a portion of the test that requires students to use headphones to listen to a reading passage. We encourage students to bring in their own ear buds or headphones from home to use during the testing. We will provide earbuds to any student who does not have them but feel they will be more comfortable with their own. Grade 5 testing is next week (March 16-19), Grade 4 testing is the follow week (March 23-27) and Grade 3 testing is the week after (March 30-April 2). We are so proud of our students and know this will be a success at our school. Go PARCC!
On Tuesday, February 10, Halliwell Grade 5 students received information to register for Grade 6 NSMS Electives for the 2015-16 school year. A handout was provided with directions to students and parents to register using the Parent Portal at http://ic.nsps.us/campus/portal/NSmithfield.isp.
Student ID numbers are being used as the student's User Name. The Student ID numbers are located on their report cards and also accessed through the Parent Portal. Registration for electives will take place from February 6 through February 20. Should you have any questions, contact John Lahar, NSMS Principal, or William Pepin, Director of Guidance (401-766-2503).