Wonderment and excitement …

Lead teacher, Mrs. Barbara Pimental, para-professional Mrs. Julie Bonney, and our high school students enrolled in our pre-school class; recently took our pre-schoolers on a field trip to Dalby Farm in Scituate. There they were able to see farm animals, take a hayride, and learn about growing vegetables and caring for animals. Thank you to Mrs. Pimental for providing a few pictures of the children at Dalby Farm.

 

Looking down the wishing well

 

 

Don't fence me in

 

Being gentle with the baby

 

We are fast approaching the end of the first marking period. The First term ends this Friday, November 5. The first term is a time of transition for many students, especially members of the freshman class. Hopefully you have been keeping track of your student’s grades via the Parent Portal of PowerSchool. If you have concerns about your student’s academic progress, please feel free to contact the teachers or guidance staff via telephone, email, or letter. We all need to work together to provide a rigorous and successful academic experience for the entire student body.

 

To keep information flowing, our web design students, with the help of their teacher, Mrs. Mahtesian, developed a program so that anyone can log on to www.slrsd.org/slrhs and read the daily announcements to keep up with the daily happenings at Silver Lake Regional High School. Our web site is a font of information; please check regularly.

 

November means Thanksgiving time. In addition to the many things we have to be thankful for, please note that Wednesday, November 23, 2011, is an early dismissal day. Students will be dismissed at 10:40 AM. Classes will resume on Monday November 28, 2011.

 

Our next PTO meeting is  Monday, November 7, 2011 at 7:00PM in the high school library. Mr. John Garofalo will be the featured speaker. He will discuss guidance services, the Naviance program, and the new method in which college applications and teacher recommendations are submitted.

 

Plan ahead … mid-year exams will be held for all full year courses during half days in late January. Final exams for semester long courses will be held during the same time. The schedule will be posted on the web site in December.

 

October 2011 SAT scores are in and they continue to climb. Once again our averages increased. I am pleased to see our Writing scores increase after a slight dip last spring.  The first column reflects current averages and the second column reflects averages from last spring. Please see the chart below.

 

Critical Reading             524                  519

Math                           553                  548

Writing                        509                  499

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