Thanksgiving Break ~ No School
Wednesday, November 25th - Friday, 27th
Round 2 Soccer
Girls vs. CCR @ PBHS @ 5 P.M.
Boys vs. CCR @ FHS @ 6:30 PM
District Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 2nd @ PBHS @ 6:30 PM
1st Grade Performance
Thursday, December 3rd @ 6 PM
Thursday, December 3rd
@ FHS Girls @ 5 PM
Boys @ 6:30 PM
Welcome to the Home of the Bulldogs
Our Principal - Mr. Toby Haugen
The Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide achievement test for Arizona students called AzMERIT in November of 2014. This new assessment was given to Arizona students in grades 3 through high school for the first time in spring 2015. It replaces the previously administered AIMS test in reading, writing and math. AIMS Science tests were still given to students in grades 4, 8 and in high school.
This November we will be sharing your child’s results from last year with you. You will receive a comprehensive family score report with detailed information about how your child performed on both the English language arts and math portions of the AzMERIT test. Please follow the links below for a guide to understanding the AzMERIT reports and an example of a student report. Here are a few important things to keep in mind:
- Teachers have multiple ways they measure student learning. AzMERIT is just one of those tools. Throughout the school year, there are many ways teachers assess how students are doing in their classroom, including classwork, homework, quizzes, projects, and teacher observations about your child’s growth. The results from AzMERIT should be used along with all of this information to ensure your child is on track to succeed.
- This is a transition year for Arizona schools. AzMERIT looks different from previous tests because it is a new test and is setting a higher expectation for what students need to know and be able to do. Teachers, students, and parents are all becoming familiar with changes in how students must demonstrate understanding of grade level standards. This year’s test results may seem lower than what you have come to expect from your child. Please do not be alarmed, we anticipated AzMERIT scores to be lower than those of the previous AIMS test. AzMERIT assesses a student’s knowledge at a deeper level than the previous AIMS test and the format of the AzMERIT is different than the AIMS test. There were little to no opportunities for students to practice testing in the new format. We anticipate more opportunities for students to practice in the new format this year so we can eliminate test format as a variable in analyzing the validity of AzMERIT results.
- We are on the right track. Arizona is asking more from our students so they can achieve their full potential. The AzMERIT test goes beyond the previous bubble test by measuring a wide range of real-world skills, like critical thinking, problem-solving, and analysis. The scores for our school are very similar to the average scores of the state; in some grade levels we even exceeded the state average. We are on the right track!
It’s GREAT to be a BULLDOG!
2015-2016 Important Information
All visitors must present a picture identification card (Driver’s License, State Identification Card, etc.) to the front office.
The office will present our visitors with a sticker indicating their visitor status.
Identification cards will be held in the office for all visitors until their time of departure.
Once a visitor has signed-out, their identification card will be returned to them.
These procedures assist the school with identifying visitors on campus in the event of an emergency by ensuring visitors remember to sign-out upon leaving the school. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
**ATTENTION PARENTS OF ATHLETES**
Banner Ironwood Medical Center will be providing FREE Sports Physicals and other health services to uninsured students. This will take place every Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at 3700 N. Gantzel Rd., San Tan Valley. For more information just click on the link below to view their flyer.Mobile SBHC card.pdf
2015-2016 School Hours:
*Due to K-3 elective schedules and school wide end of the day procedures, we are not able to call students to the office for early pickup after 3:00 pm. On Early Release days, this time will be 12:30 pm. Thank you for understanding.
There have been some really great things going on at Skyline Ranch K-8 this year. Many of you have left messages for me or have expressed your excitement to teachers and parent leaders. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm with us. I would like to ask you to take a moment and rate our school on GreatSchools.com. GreatSchools.com is a resource that many people moving to our area use when choosing a school district and a specific school. I believe there has been a noticeable shift in the culture of Skyline Ranch K-8. Please share your thoughts and rate our school!
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What Skyline Ranch K-8 Has To Offer
*Interscholastic sports program
* Before and After school tutoring
*Special Education services
*Free/Reduced lunch and breakfast
*Title 1 services
Every classroom is outfitted with the latest technology:
*40 Tablets or Google Chromebooks in Each Grade