The revised PARCC schedule for elementary students is attached. Grade 3 testing from March 30-April 2 will begin with the Math assessment and end with ELA assessment. Grade 3 testing will end on Thursday afternoon with the shortest session.
The NSMS Student Council is presenting the Harlem Superstars on Wednesday, April 8, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at North Smithfield High School Gymnasium. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. See the attached flyer for details.
The last NSAA Skate Nights are scheduled for March 7 and 21. If you haven't participated in one of these fun events, you may want to include that in your family schedules.
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!