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EG PTO Meeting
Tues, May 3rd @ 7PM
Middle School Lab

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Tues, May 4th

 

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Community Shares our History

History is something we truly honor at Elder Grove. Our district was formed in 1885 and we have heard that we are the longest continous running school district in the state of Montana. We are very proud of the many generations that have passed under our school bell. Over the next year we will be adding photos to our website to share our history with the world. Today we received our first photo from a community member to add to the website.  

Thanks to Ruth Hein for sharing a little piece of her history at Elder Grove with a little help from a friend.  Ruth is the little girl in the second row, with a white ribbon in her hair, standing next to the young boy with a white shirt.  We believe the photo was taken in the late 1930s.  If you have any information to share about this photo please let us know.

 

Next Year's School Calendar is Here

The 2016-2017 School Calendar is hot off the presses! Get a copy here...

School Calendar 2016-2017

Internet Safety Class for Parents

Student safety is a top concern at Elder Grove whether the students are online, in the classroom, or on the playground. With that in mind we have set up a class through our Adult Education program called Internet Safety for Parents which will be taught by an officer of the Billings Police Department.  

  • Do your children play on your smartphone?
  • Do they look up things on the internet?
  • Do they have their own tablets/phones/computers?
  • Do they visit friends that have technology?

If you answered yes to any of those questions you will want to participate in our upcoming Internet Safety for Parents class. This FREE class will cover what areas to be concerned about, how to prevent issues, how to protect your child from harm, and how you can educate your children about the dangers of being online. The class is designed for ADULTS ONLY due to the information that will be shared.
Every adult in our community is invited to attend.  The more people who know this information the safer our children will be!

The class will be:

Tuesday, May 10th 6-8PM
Middle School Computer Lab

Kindergarten Roundup

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS COMING UP SOON!

Elder Grove will be conducting our kindergarten registration May 25th-May 26th during the day.  If you would like to participate an appointment is REQUIRED and will take approximately 45 minutes. Your child must be 5 years old on or before September 10, 2016 to be elegible for enrollment in kindergarten. 

To register for this event please contact Ms. Howe at 406-656-2893 x200. Please bring the following items:

  • Child's shot record
  • Copy of child's birth certificate
  • 2 proof of residency forms (i.e. current electric bill)
  • A pen to fill out paperwork

We will let you know during your registration if there is anything else we need you to bring that first day. The parents will fill out paperwork and watch a presentation while the students are meeting with one of our wonderful Kindergarten teachers.

We look forward to meeting you and your child!

What to Make of Testing

Parents,

Spring is in the air; weather warming, trees sprouting leaves, grass getting green and tulips budding. This also means testing season and only two months of school left. I thought I would take this time to discuss the two different types of tests being used and why the school administers both of them.

There are state tests that the state makes us administer and there are district tests. Currently the state test is the SBAC test. In the past the state test had been the IOWA Test of Basic Skills. In 2002 Montana switched to the Criterion Reference Test (CRT). The CRT test differed from the IOWA by adding an element of open-ended questions, which required hand-written responses, in addition to the more common multiple choice questions. The CRT has now been replaced by the SBAC, which is completely computerized even though it also contains open-ended and extended response questions. The SBAC test is taken on the computer, eliminating all handwritten tasks, and the results are housed in a computer database.

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