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4 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 County school by PED Below are math and reading score comparissons for the Lordsburg Schools. Continued from Page I Herald. "We have teachers and Southside is finding ways to chal- staff who truly care about the stu- lenge the high performing stu- Lordsburg Schools' Superin- tendent Randy Piper told the Her- dents, and they all fulfill their dents. ald Monday that while he isn't roles with a genuine concern for Southside Elementary satisfied with the Lordsburgeach other and for the students. School improved some, moving Our students seem to give their up from an "F' to a "D". Identi- district's grades, he is optimistic best effort each day, and that day- fled in the grades was the fact that and looking forward to improve- ments over the next year. to-day determination translates in boys in this age group were per- Central Elementary School academic growth. Our parents are forming significantly lower than was the standout success in the very supportive of the school and the girls. Piper said that adminis- LMS District, showing the most have taken a strong interest in the tration is currently exploring improvement with a 15.5 point academic growth of their chil- ways to address this discrepancy. dren. Lastly, we try to make Dugan-Tarango Middle jumP'we are looking at Central school fun, while at the same time School actually had a one-point Elementary School and what Prin- taking a "no nonsense" approach drop, keeping the school at a c/pal Tom Stidham has done to to learning and behavior."steady "D". Piper said that staff earn a "B" grade," said Piper. One Some things that can be at- changes should make a big d/f- noteworthy thing Central does is tributed to Central's success in- ference in overall learning at the getting back to basics in teach- clude state recognition by Gov. school. He said he is particularly ing, such as using flash cards. Martinez' visit last year and the excited about the addition of Principal Stidham said he First in Math program's success math teacher, Mr. Paul, who has was very pleased with the point at the state and national levels, vowed high standards and expec- increase his school showed when Piper said that he expects tations of all his students. Last grades were released, which is R.V. Traylor Elementary School year only 15 percent of the 8th currentlYA,,only 7 points away to get a "C" next year based on grade students were proficient in from an the breakdown of the grades this math. Mr. Paul said he will ac- "There are many elements toyear and changes that are being cept nothing less than 80 percent the success of Central during the implemented. One area that will proficiency. past two years;' Stidham told the be focused on at RVT and Furthermore, longer class periods and motivational techniques are being em- ployed to address this low grade. Math: Srd Grade REAOING: Srd Grade Compadslon: Year by Year x~, Compartslon: Year by Year READING: 4th Grade Math: 4th Grade Comparision: Year by Year Comparlslon: Year by Year ~IQ ,Dll ~ NI3 2~14 20i0 21| ~'012 .~$ ~N READING: Sth Grade Compadslon; Year by Year Math: Sth Grade Comparision: Year by Year ,o,,oo ,.. ..... READING: 6th Grade Math: 3rd Grade Compadsioa: Year by year Compadsion: Year by Year 14~ READING: 7th Grade Math: 4th Grade Comparision: Year by Year Compariston: Year by year READING: 8th Grade Comparislon: Year by Year Math: Sth Grade Compaflsion: Year by year KING: 11th Grade. Comparislon: Year by Year O Math: 10th-llth - HS Ccmpadsion: Year by Year I i i Raise grades with online learning tools (StatePoint) Unfortunately,homework with online tools. For the pace of classroom learning example, Shmoop, an online can't be tailored to every learning and test prep provider, student's individual needs -- par- provides free study guides for re- ticularly these days, as class sizes are growing and funding for spe- cial enrichment pro- grams becomes lim- ited. In fact, at least 35 states provided less funding per student for the 2013-14 school year than they did before the reces- sion. Many children will need to spend some time outside the classroom going beyond their regular homework to keep up or get ahead in school. No matter what your child's education goals are, there are great ways you can help make this school year the best one yet: Math practice: Square roots, polynomials, quadrilater- als. Learning these terms and con- cepts can get dicey quickly. Keeping up at home is important, and sometimes requires more than just doing the day's take- view and courses for remedial work in many academic topics, including social science, arts and music, science and English. Their math tutorials cover everything from Pre-Algebra to Calculus and the step by-step explanations that the program offers can be helpful to any student looking for an extra edge. Read the classics: Kids who read for pleasure can improve their grades. Not only will the exposure to literary giants like cabulary and improve reading comprehension, there is much to be learned about history and cul- ture from picking up a great book, such as "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Be sure to use tools that can help clarify some of the denser material. Online learning guides can be a great place to get synopses and analy- sis. Use flashcards: It may sound quaint, but there is really no substi- tute for quizzing yourself with a flash card. Even the act of creating the flashcard can help reinforce con- cepts and facts. Extra Help: A little extra academic help after school can sometimes mean the difference between struggle and success. But between school and soccer practice, ballet lessons and get- ting dinner on the table, adding a tutor or after school class to the list might be a logistical impos- sibility. Consider online courses that can be completed from the corn- Lordsburg High School home assignment. John Steinbeck, Mark Twain and fort of home and are common core actually moved backwards, Consider supplementing Harriet Beecher Stowe build vo- aligned. For example, Shmoop's dropping from a "B to aI AllkldldllJdlqI, LIb*llEdldFq offerings are diverse, ranging "C".Piper saidlow test scores kUIU~UU 11~ ~UHUUI~ from 7th grade math to second se- were the primary culprit for ........ -- mester 12th grade British L/tern- this drop. Course schedules =e 1 ture. For those students taking have been reworked and an vcre.aKl'a_~uLuncn IVlanu Advanced Placement courses this increase in instruction and "=:" "! "" _ _ _ ..-- .... -', fall, check out their AP test prep class time should help ad- nonaay, August za Asst. Low-Pat NInK ....... ,'r~ .......... ~-h.. ,,+. dress this issue. Breakfast Lunch ......... . uents nail the ~mportant tor- "Of course we are not Cherry Frudel Maverick Burger with Cheese & ...... ' . , ,~ ...... creult, year-enu exam. More in- satisfied with where we are rresn Print tireen {Slllle ....... .... tormauon can De round at overall," Piper said. "We can Juice 51aredded Lettuce ,.. ...... www. and will do better." Asst Low-Fat M~lk Tomato ............... The ultimate goal of the " . w]tn a mt ot extra enort anu Lunch . French Fries ....... ........... me use or savvy learning tOOlS, New Mexico A-F School Chicken Fatty ~delocl~s ......... KIDS can gain a competmve edge Grading System is to cot- Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy Asst. Low-Fat Milk ..... rectly hold school account- mls SChOOl year. Steamed Broccoh w/Cheese 1 l l 1 able for student learning School Roll aQ ptlve rents while providing information Apple ~ for school improvement. Asst. Low-Fat Milk ~ The PED anticipates that ac- countability will help poorly performing schools while highlighting the meth- ods of successful schools. Overall school grades are made up by several fac- tors, including current standing, growth and oppor- tunity to learn. At the high school level, added to that formula are graduation rates and college and career readi- ness. The NMSBA testing scores fall into the "growth" category and account for half of the school's grade and tracks school and individual student performance over time. Also taken into consid- eration in the overall for- mula are attendance, re- sponses to an Opportunity to Learn (OTL) survey, and student and parent engage- ment. The grading system takes each individual school district's population into consideration. "We know that student performance is influenced by many factors and we want to isolate, as much as possible, what the school contributes to the students' scores," according to the NM PED website. "This also "levels the play- ing field" by accounting for the different circumstances of students that schools face." Tuesday, August 26 Breakfast Sausage on a Stick Fresh Fruit Juice Asst. Low-Fat Milk Lunch BBQ Rib on a Bun French Fries Ranch Style Beans Mixed Fruit Asst. Low-Fat Milk Wednesday, August 27 Breakfast Mini Pancakes Fresh Fruit Juice Asst. Low-Fat Milk Lunch Frito Pie w/Chili Beans Corn Tossed Salad Pineapple Tidbits Asst. Low-Fat Milk Thursday, August 28 Breakfast Sunrise Flatbread Fresh Fruit Juice Asst. Low-Fat Milk Lunch Popcorn Chicken Tater Tots Steamed Carrots School Roll Cherry Applesauce Asst. Low-Fat Milk Friday, August 29 Breakfast Cereal Bar Fresh Fruit Juice ed in New Submitted by CYFD Becoming a foster or adop- tive parent can make a huge dif- ference in the life of a child. Join us for an information meeting to be held this month of February in your area. Please call Ronny Diaz; CYFD' Foster & Adoptive Parent Re- cruiter at (575) 434- 5950 ext. 121 for more infor- mation or Johnathon visit us on the web at Se Habla Espanol Foster or Adopt a New Mexico Youth Name: Johnathon Age: 12 Story: Johnathon is an in- telligent young man with a won- derful imagination. He enjoys arts and crafts such as painting, drawing, and building things. He also enjoys nature and exploring the outdoors. His favorite sport is football. Johnathon's favorite subject is science because he can do fun experiments. He acknowledges needing and wanting extra help from his "forever family" in school and with doing homework Johnathon wants to be a police officer s he can help p,.e.o p, 1 e . Johnathon at- tends weekly individual therapy where he is learning how to express his feelings in an appropriate manner. An ideal adoptive family for Johnathon would include a strong, two-parent family which can provide structure, supervi- sion, and consistency. They will also need to participate in ongo- ing services and family therapy with Johnathon to continue to ad- dress his needs. For more information about foster or adoptive parenting through the New Mexico Chil- dren, Youth and Families Depart- ment, please call 1-800-432-2075 or visit For Appointments call 4 Photos Same-Day- Service 575.542,8705 or eraail Available at the Hidalgo Count~ Herald..212 East Motel Drive, Lordsbarg, NM BODY & PAIN'T Insurance Claims . 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