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District Announcements
Greenhouse
1st Place Middle School Reading Competition Team
1st Place Middle School Reading Competition Team
6th Grade and STEAM
6th grade students visited the University of Scranton as part of the STEAM initiative at the DEC sponsored by Scranton Area Community Foundation

 
School Announcements
Congratulations Students
Congratulations to 5th and 6th grade students who competed in the annual math competition held at Marywood University. Cadie Lewis, Noah Dougherty, and Maura Michalczyk and special congratulations to Noah Dougherty who placed 2nd overall in the competition out of 120+ students. 
Early dismissal on May 26th
There will be an early dismissal at 11:45am on track and field day on May 26th with walkers first and buses to follow.
end of year updates
 
  • Breakfast Program will end Friday June 2, 2017.
 June 5th through 8th Compressed Lunch Schedule as follows with NOON early dismissal: and dress down days June 5th through June 9th
9:50 - 10:10 (Grade K)
10:15 - 10:35 (Grades 1 and 4)
10:40 - 11:00 (Grades 2 and 5)
11:05 - 11:25 (Grades 3 and 6)

Early Dismissal Days: June 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th:  Walkers will be dismissed first – Bus dismissal to immediately follow.

June 8th – Kindergarten Graduation and last day of school for K

June 9th – No food is served with students being dismissed at 10:00
 
Remaining CDT testing dates
May 1-5 Grade 3
May 8-12 Grade 6
May 15-19 Grade 5
May 22-26 Grade 4
May 30-31 Makeups
Spring 2017 semester finalized calendar dates
  • May 24th   Art Show & Chorus Concert 6:00pm
  • May 26th - Track & Field Day...11:45am Dismissal
  • May 29th - Schools Closed: Memorial Day
  • May 30th - Pan O Rama Photo
  • May 31st - 6th Grade Field Trip to Hershey Park
  • June 5th - June 8th - NOON DISMISSAL & DRESS DOWN DAYS
  • June 7th - Kindergarten will receive their report cards
  • June 8th - Kindergarten graduation - K will be dismissed after graduation ceremony
  • June 9th - last day of school 10:00am dismissal
  • June 9th - distribute report cards gr. 1 - 6 
3rd and 4th gr. Spelling Bee Champ
Congratulations to Anna Trauger in 4th grade for winning the 3rd and 4th grade School Spelling Bee competition on the evening of Feb. 8th. Congratulations Anna! Proud of you!
Would like to introduce our Spelling Bee School Champion
Congratulations to Madison Waltz in 6th grade for becoming our Spelling Bee School Champion on the evening of February 8th. The winning word was " au fait " - She will now move on to compete at the Final Local Spelling in Wilkes-Barre on March 12th. Way to Go Madison! Very Proud of you!!
Thank you for supporting our 4-6 STEM initiative
Thank you to PPL for visiting with our 4th grade yesterday on 12-14! It was a wonderful presentation where students learned about conductors, local electrical usage, etc. 

and thank you to the TCMC medical students for visiting with our 6th grade students today on 12-15. Providing our students in grades 4 - 6 with on-going STEM experiences have been greatly appreciated and we look forward to continuing this endeavor for our students. 

 
Take a look at our STEM activities
Bullying Prevention information for parents

The below link contains free, downloadable tools that are helpful for parents to understand the definition of bullying and how to support their children.

http://www.safeschools.info/bullying-prevention

Miss Ferguson's Counseling page
 
https://sites.google.com/a/dunmoreschooldistrict.net/dunmore-elementary-center-s-school-counseling-program/videos-resources/girls-and-their-frenemies
Walkers should arrive to school between 7:50 - 8:04
Bell Schedule
7:30 Doors Open / 7:30 - 8:15 Breakfast
8:19 National Anthem (arrival after 8:19 is coded tardy)
8:20 A.M. Announcements
8:45-9:30
9:35-10:20
10:25-11:10
11:15-12:00
12:05-12:50
12:55-1:40
1:45-2:30
2:35 Dismiss Bus 6 
Continue with bus dismissal with bus #'s 1 - 5 with Walkers following


 
2 hour Delay Schedule
9:30 Doors Open / No Breakfast
9:30 - 10:15 Remediation period
10:19 National Anthem (students arriving after 10:19 will be coded tardy)
Lunch Schedule beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 1:15 p.m. remain the same on a delay
10:20 morning announcements
10: 24 First period begins
2:35 Dismissal beginning with bus 6 first 

 
CDT's

Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDTs)

What is the CDT?

The Pennsylvania Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT) is a computer adaptive test (CAT). Similar to other assessments, students in grades 3 through 6 complete a CAT by responding to a series of multiple-choice items. A computer adaptive test (CAT) is different, because as a student responds to each test question, the CAT determines the next test question to ask the student. The CAT uses the student’s responses to determine which follow-up question would give the most information about the student’s performance on the Pennsylvania Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content and the Keystone Exams Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content. This means that each student can be administered a unique set of questions, which allows the test to give diagnostic information about each student’s understanding and abilities of the Pennsylvania Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content.

What is the Purpose of the CDT?

The purpose of the CDT is to provide information that will help guide instruction by providing support to students and teachers. The CDT reports are designed to provide a picture or snapshot of how students are performing in relation to the Pennsylvania Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content and the Keystone Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content. The CDT goes beyond focusing only on What students should know and be able to do at a particular grade and/or course. It also provides a snapshot of How and Why students may still be struggling or extending beyond the grade and/or course Eligible Content. This valuable information is typically not identified through other types of assessments. Teachers, through the use of CDT reports, may access additional information through the Learning Progression Map. The Learning Progression Map allows teachers to pinpoint where students are struggling along or extending beyond the learning continuum. The CDT helps identify, and provides suggestions, for "next steps" in student academic development.

 
Marking Periods/Report Cards/Deficiencies

1st Quarter:

6th Grade Deficiency Reports Due: Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

End of 1st Quarter: Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

Report Card Distribution: Monday, Nov 14, 2016

2nd Quarter:

6th Grade Deficiency Reports Due: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

End of 2nd Quarter: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

Report Card Distribution: Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

3rd Quarter:

6th Grade Deficiency Reports Due: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

End of 3rd Quarter: Monday, April 3, 2017

Report Card Distribution: Monday, April 10, 2017

4th Quarter:

6th Grade Deficiency Reports Due: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Last Day of School/Report Card Distribution: Friday, June 9, 2017

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