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2 hour delay, No A.M. preschool - Friday, February 27, 2015
 
District News
WideField of Dreams - Sami Price


It’s Girl Scout Cookie time again and this student is one of many local dealers in Widefield School District 3. Sami Price, 6th grader at Sproul Junior High, not only sells cookies for her Troop #3760, she has been chosen as the Girl Scout Media Star for Colorado Springs. Sami has been doing television, radio, and newspapers interviews talking about the Girl Scouts and her love for cookies, well the world’s love for cookies. Sami is also an excellent student. She has a 4.0 GPA and is involved in several activities including sports, dance, and acting. Sami says her dream is to become a movie star. You go girl!
CMAS Testing FAQs

The new CMAS test is around the corner and we want to make sure your student is prepared. Here is what you need to know, read more at the link below.

CMAS Test FAQs
WSD3 Community Video
We offer a comprehensive education with a sense of community like no where else; but don't take our word for it, hear what our community has to say about Widefield School District 3.
http://www.elocallink.tv/vp6/spon-fcsa_a.php?sponid=VmUENwNuUzoGPA==&fvm=1
February's WideField of Dreams

Five students from Sproul Junior High are making history in Widefield School District 3. These talented students auditioned earlier in the school year, along with 1,000 other students across the state, to perform at the Colorado Middle School All State Choir. 


John Christopherson, Rita Mafnas, Faith Gerweck, Lara Glommen, and Chloe Hilby were part of the lucky 300 picked to sing at the Colorado Convention Center February 5 and 6. This is the first time WSD3 has had its students represented at this event.
Out with the Old…In with the New!


As many of you know the former state assessment program – TCAP – has been replaced by the new CMAS – Colorado Measures of Academic Success. This spring students in grades 3-11 will take the new on-line assessments in the areas of English/language arts and mathematics. For the first round of testing the dates are March 3
rd -March 27th. Students will complete three units for English/language arts and two units for mathematics. These new assessments are intended to measure the level of command a student has on the Common Core State Standards. Please be sure to look for a testing schedule to come home in February. As in the past we ask that you try and not schedule appointments or vacations during the testing window, it is so important that students complete each test in each content area.

If you are interested in seeing what the new assessments look like and what types of questions your student will be given to show their knowledge and application of skills simply go to http://parcc.pearson.com/sample-items - there you will have a choice of selecting the level for grades 3-5, 6-8 or high school. For each level there are sample items for English/language arts and mathematics.

Winter Weather - Closings & Delays
With winter weather upon us, you'll want to check local radio and TV stations for closing and delay information. If you want to hear it directly from the district, sign up for Flash Alert or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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More information here...
PLTW - STEM Classes in Widefield
Do you watch CSI? Ever wonder what its like to examine an autopsy report to figure out what caused a person's death? Students can get hands-on experience doing just that with the PLTW - Project Lead The Way Biomedical Science courses. Classes start 2015-2016, see your counselor for more info. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnYj6-PEolA&list=PLcCTPHuIP75L4OB5bdEiFmryWewqxbXRT





 
PLTW - STEM Program for Secondary Students

Exciting news!! Thanks to a 
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) grant, the district will now offer PLTW - Project Lead The Way, the nation's leading science, technology, engineering, and math program. These new courses are available to 6th grade students, and will be offered to secondary students next school year, 2015-2016. 

Parents please look for PLTW course information as you help your student select classes for next school year. 

Learn more about PLTW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXGjNRceHa0

PLTW Program Information
PLTW Website
Junior High School - Gateway
High School - Engineering
High School - Biomedical Science

 
2014-15 Registration & Important Information
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  • registration
  • class schedules
  • fall sports and physicals
  • transporation
  • open house/meet the teacher days
  • orientation
  • K-5 before and after school childcare
  • breakfast and lunch prices
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