• The Paw Print
    Middle/High School Newsletter
    Friday, March 29, 2019

    Dates to Remember

    • Monday, April 1 - Academic All Stars @ Prattsburgh
    • Tuesday, April 2 & Wednesday, April 3 - NYS ELA Assessment Grade 8
    • Thursday, April 4 & Friday, April 5 - NYS ELA Assessment Grade 7 
    • Thursday, April 4 - Public Speaking Contest Championship @ Addison
    • Friday, April 5 - End of Marking Period 3
    • Monday, April 8 - ACE Spanish Activity Day
    • Tuesday, April 9 - SAT in School
    • Thursday, April 11 - Agriculture Trip: Agritourism Panel Discussion
    • Friday, April 12 - Report Cards Go Home

    Terrific Tigers

    • Congratulations to Senior, Julian Hopkins, for being selected as our March Athlete of the Month!
    • Congratulations to Senior, MaKenzi Dollinger, for being selected as Wildwood BOCES Student of the Month in Culinary Arts!
    • Congratulations to Indoor Track and Cheerleading for being recognized as Scholar Athlete Teams! 
    • Congratulations to the following Avoca musicians who participated in an outstanding All County Music Concert this past weekend:  Jackson Oliver, Riley Scheidweiler, Zach Burgett, Bella Crane, Issie Walburn, Katie Porter, Morgan Gardner, Noah Peterson, Shauna Pimm, Kirsty Ferguson, Lilly Crane and Isabelle Button!  

    Winter Sports Banquet

    On Friday, April 12th we will be celebrating our winter sports athletes at the Winter Sports Awards Banquet. This event is open to student-athletes and their parents only. We will be recognizing: Modified Girls Basketball, Modified Boys Basketball, Modified Cheerleading, JV Girls Basketball, JV Boys Basketball, Indoor Track, Wrestling, Varsity Cheerleading, Varsity Girls Basketball and Varsity Boys Basketball. All students on varsity will receive their letter/pin. Please RSVP to Mrs. Stowe in the high school office at kstowe@avocacsd.org or (607) 566-2221 *1125. 

    3-8 Assessments

    During the first week of April, the New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) will be administered to students. The New York State Grades 3-8 Mathematics will be administered to students during the first week of May. Last year, the number of test sessions for these annual assessments was reduced from three to two; that change remains in effect this year. This means that students will take each subject test over only two testing days instead of three as in past years. Additionally, the 2019 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests will continue to be untimed.

    Below you will find a summary of the changes that were made to the Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests over the past several years.

    • Fewer testing sessions. Last year, the Grades 3–8 ELA and Math Tests were reduced from three test sessions per subject to only two sessions per subject, meaning each subject will have two days of testing instead of three.
    • The tests continue to be untimed so students who are still working on their exams will be allowed to continue to work, within the confines of the regular school day.
    • Hundreds of New York State educators were involved in creating and reviewing questions for 2019 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests and selecting the questions for the test forms.
    • Student performance on the 2019 Grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics Tests will have no employment-related consequences for teacher and principal evaluations. This means no teachers or principals in New York State public schools will be affected by the results of the 2019 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests.

    If you have any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming NYS 3-8 Assessment, we encourage you to contact us at the school via phone or email.

    Pop Tab War

    The junior class will be hosting a Pop Tab War between the Elementary School and the High School the week of April 8-12. Be sure to start saving up those tabs! 

    NEW: SAT in School

    On Tuesday, April 9th, we will be offering the SAT here at our school for interested Juniors. The test will run from 8:00am-11:00am. The cost for the exam is $47.50. Sign-up forms are available in the High School Office with Mrs. Stowe. The deadline to enroll is Friday, April 5th. Please contact Mrs. Burns for information about fee waivers for eligible families, or any other questions about the exam.

    Community Event: Corning Community College Open House

    Learn more about SUNY CCC at the Spring 19 Open House on April 6. Register today! Meet the faculty. Talk about your options with them. What careers are available? What are the job prospects like? where can you find door-opening internships? Want a tour of campus? Have you seen the residence hall yet? Our rooms are bigger than most, brighter than most, and priced right! The event is Saturday, April 6th from 1pm-3pm in the Commons. (Doors open at 11:30. Free lunch and pre-sessions for early arrivers.)

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