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Don’t fall behind this summer. “Dig into Reading” and join the Scottsdale Public Library’s Summer Reading program – May 30th-July 27th. It’s all new this year with super prizes and lots of exciting activities.
Stop in any of the Scottsdale libraries or visit the library website at www.scottsdalelibrary.org to sign up and get your reading log. Track your reading minutes online or use your “Dig into Reading” log. Pick up your prizes at the library. Finish the program, and you’ll win a book and a free meal at Chipotle!
You can also help your school win the Super School Summer Reading Trophy just by signing up. The school with the highest percentage of students enrolled will be the proud owner of a beautiful trophy and bragging rights for 2013! You know your school is the best, so sign up for summer reading and help prove it!
Don’t forget to tell your parents, because the Scottsdale Libraries have reading programs for babies, kids, teens and adults. Summer reading is for everyone.
If you are still looking for the perfect Summer Camp for your child, Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) offers many Summer Camps and Programs for students of all ages! Students can experience a variety of Athletic programs and camps for team and individual sports and Special Education and Performing Arts Camps, including Vocal, Instrumental and Visual Arts! Also, find out more about our Academic Summer School for middle and high school students (traditional classroom courses and eLearning) and Early Childhood and Kids Club opportunities. Experience SUSD this summer, where learning never stops!
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On April 16th, the Governing Board approved changes to Scottsdale Unified School District’s grading practices that will be implemented in 2013-14 school year. The recommendations were developed by a committee made up of teachers, parents, administrators and high school students. The committee studied the discrepancies between report card grades and performance on standardized assessments and the inconsistencies in grading practices across the District. In order to develop the recommendations, they studied best practices from experts across the country. The recommendations were designed to improve consistency while increasing academic rigor by focusing on student’s abilities to demonstrate what they have learned. The majority of a student’s grade will be determined based on how well they perform on assessments which include projects, essays, portfolios, tests, etc. This proficiency based system will help us better prepare our students with the knowledge and skills they need to be prepared for higher education and the workforce.
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Andi Fourlis will host two informational meetings this spring for parents and students to learn more about the changes in the grading practices they can expect to see next year. The meetings are scheduled for May 8th and May 20th at 6 p.m. at the Mohave District Annex, 8500 E. Jackrabbit Road, Scottsdale 85250. If you plan to attend one of the meetings, please RSVP to email@example.com.
Are you looking for an engaging and challenging program for your gifted student? Scottsdale Unified School District’s (SUSD) Comprehensive (Self-Contained) Gifted Program offers a complete gifted curriculum and is designed for students who have the extraordinary academic needs, abilities and intellectual potential found in the top three percent of the population. See Tour Times and Locations
Scottsdale Unified School District’s TekLink program refurbishes and reimages older District computers and other donated computers to distribute to families who have been selected by principals, community specialists and teachers. A cooperative communication within the learning community determines the number of computers to be distributed at each school. All District computers will remain the property of Scottsdale Unified School District. At the discretion of the Principal, donated computers will be distributed for one school year with a $20 deposit.
If you would like to like to donate your old laptops, computer towers or monitors to the TekLink program, please drop the item off at any school or the Education Center, 3811 N. 44th St., Phoenix 85018. TekLink can accept monitors, keyboards, mice and computers 2004 or newer. Older items will be ethically recycled. Donations are tax deductible.