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The results are in! Congratulations to the winners of the PTA’s 2014 Reflections Art Contest, selected from over 30 entries in all 6 categories. The theme for this year’s contest is “Believe, Dream, Inspire”. The winners were chosen based on their creative interpretation of the theme. The first and second place winners advance to compete at the district level. Special thanks to Mrs. Bell for her support, and to the parents who encouraged their student’s participation.
And the winners are…
Visual Art / Primary Grades (K-2)
- First: Mackenzie Wallace
- Second: Harper Crosby
- Third: Emily Lowe
Visual Art / Intermediate Grades (3-5)
- First: Avery Harrison
- Second: Elke Coenders
Photography / Primary Grades (K-2)
- First: Luke Majors
- Second: Ada Burris
- Third: Max Majors
Photography / Intermediate Grades (3-5)
- First: Jon Rocco Harrison
Music Composition / Primary Grades (K-2)
- First: Emerson Farrar
- Second: Gabe Katz
- Third: Coleman Shofner
Music Composition / Intermediate Grades (3-5)
- First: Larae Jackson
- Second: Landon Hodge
Literature / Intermediate Grades (3-5)
- First: Phenex Schwarz-Ward
- Second: Larae Jackson
- Third: Elke Coenders
Dance Choreography / Primary Grades (K-2)
- First: Emery Nathaniel
Dance Choreography / Intermediate Grades (3-5)
- First: Tameara Powell
Film / Intermediate Grades (3-5)
- First: Landon Hodge
Isabella Noal (visual art), Jon-Rocco Harrison (photography), and Emerson Farrar (music Composition)
Congratulations again to the students who will advance to the district level and to all of the students who worked hard on their entries. We hope you will continue to believe in yourselves, to dream big, and to be inspired to make art--by painting, drawing, taking photographs, making music, dancing, singing, staging plays and performances, or writing poems and stories!
Next Years theme is: "The World Would be a Better Place if....." Please encourage your child to participate. Look for more information next September
K-PREP Data Release Information
At Maxwell, we are committed to building a foundation where students achieve proficiency and individual growth targets in both content and language, so they are prepared to be successful in college or any career they choose. Since our families are important partners in that work, we regularly try to share updates about how your child is doing academically and socially at school through timely communication with teachers and conversations during conferences.
The Kentucky Department of Education has released information that helps gauge how well our school is doing in our effort to help every student master the skills they will need to excel in our increasingly global society. Though our overall score dropped a few points, we earned a Proficient rating which means that we are in the top 10% of the state. We will be making adjustments based on this data, but rest assured any changes will not compromise the integrity of our Immersion Goals. Our school is the only school whose entire student body is also developing skills to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural; and we are proud of the additional immeasurable opportunities that are provided to our students through Immersion.
The state department of education has put together an excellent newsletter called Parent Info to help families stay up-to-date on issues related to teaching and learning in Kentucky. The current issue, which includes excellent information about the Common Core Standards, can be seen here: http://education.ky.gov/comm/Documents/Sept.%2020%2c%202013%20ParentInfo.pdf. To sign up for the newsletter, click here: http://cms.education.ky.gov/formserv/?id=parentinfo
We will be sharing this information at SBDM and using the school level data to determine which initiatives are yielding positive results and what changes need to be made to resources, instruction or materials. The staff has and will continue analyzing data for their classes to make sure instruction matches individual student’s needs.