WPS Board Report
3rd Grade Smarter Balance Assessment
All 3rd Grade students are taking the Math and final portion of the Smarter Balance Assessment between June 1st and June 12th.
The Washington Learning Standards, also known as the Common Core State Standards, require a number of instructional shifts in English Language Arts in order for students to graduate college and career ready. These shifts include:
- Regular practice with complex texts and their academic language
- Reading, writing, and speaking grounded in evidence from texts, both literary and informational
- Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction
To help guarantee student learning and for students to successfully meet the new rigor in English Language Arts, students need to have a strong grasp of reading fluency and comprehension.
State law requires schools to offer opportunities for additional practice and intervention to all 3rd grades students that fall below basic in reading. Families with current 3rd grade students, identified as needing additional assistance and support in their reading development, were notified on Friday, June 5th of the opportunity we are offering their students this summer. These students will receive 4 weeks of intensive reading instruction to support their success moving into 4th grade.
On May 18th, WPS students will celebrate their success in learning by participating in the WPS Field Day. This year, Field Day will consist of the following activities for students.
2 Bounce Houses
Inflatable Soccer Kick
Inflatable Baseball Toss
Inflatable Skee Ball
Inflatable 18 ft slide
10 Carnival Games
Karaoke with 40" TV
Come out and join the fun. The students and staff earned this day of fun and celebration. Congratulations to our K-3 students.