Monthly Letter to Parents
It is hard to believe it’s already the end of third quarter. With a busy quarter ahead, it is important that the students stay focused for the last nine weeks. There are many important concepts that still need to be introduced and mastered for the students to finish the year successfully and be prepared to move on in their education next year.
There have been quite a few things going on at 1-R recently. Below are some of the activities taking place for your information. Many of these activities are featured on the 1-R Web page at www.ginorthwest.org. In addition to the articles, there are many pictures, as well.
MAPS Testing Students in grades 3-8 are finishing up the MAPS test. These tests enable our students and staff to see the progress made, not only year to year, but during the course of the year. Lastly, information about your child’s current learning level for every subject tested is provided to the teacher to individualize your child’s instruction. We feel it will help us gain valuable information about your child. Grades K-2 will be taking the MAPS test in April.
Spelling Bee Ross Otto, Aryanna Warner, Bailey Mettenbrink and Emma Pearson represented 1-R School at the Hall County Spelling Bee on January 18. Each of these students was an excellent representative of our school, and one speller, Aryanna Warner, earned first place in the written competition.
Math Counts Congratulations to the Math Counts team for being outstanding representatives of 1-R School and the Northwest School District at Math Counts in Kearney on February 14. 1-R representatives were Merriah Bockmann, Blake Byerly, Grady Griess, Caleb Jacobsen, Collin Quandt, Dalton Quandt, Caitlyn Shafer, JoAnne Ward, Landon Zentz and Ryan Zimmerman.
Mark your Calendar:
• March 6 - Noon Dismissal
• March 7 - No School
• March 13 - No School, Spring Break
• March 14 - No School, Spring Break
Boys and Girls Honor Choir will begin March 10 and run through March 21. More information about 6-8 Honor Choir will be coming home with the students.
Junior High Track will be starting for the seventh and eighth graders the week of March 24. More information will be sent home as track season gets closer.
Daylight Saving Time Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead on March 9 when Daylight Saving Time begins.
NeSA Tests will be administered the beginning of March and continue the month of April.
Kindergarten Registration 1-R will host kindergarten registration on Tuesday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. If you plan to have your son or daughter begin their 1-R experience as a kindergartner next year, please contact Mrs. Meis as soon as possible at 385-6352.