TAKS testing will continue next week. The term Student Success Initiative (SSI) means that students in grades 5 & 8 are required to pass both TAKS Reading and TAKS Math in order to be promoted to the next grade level. The schedule below is specific for Richland Springs. The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Tests will be administered to grades 5 & 8 on the dates listed below:
Monday, April 4, 2011
Grade 5 Mathematics (SSI)
Grade 8 Mathematics (SSI)
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Grade 5 Reading (SSI)
Grade 5 Reading (Dyslexia Bundle-Day 1)
Grade 8 Reading (SSI)
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Grade 5 Reading (Dyslexia Bundle-Day 2)
The End-Of- Course Exam will be administered to grade 9 on the date listed below:
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
English 1 End-Of-Course Operational Assessment-paper test.
The One Act Play was named an "Advancing Play" at the Zone Meet in Mason. The play received six individual awards. Stephen Fowler was named to the All Star Crew. Melanie Hedley was named to the Honorable Mention Cast. Brooklyn McGinty, Brook Vaughn, and Katelynn Teel were named to the All Star Cast. Sara Hedley was named Best Actress. Students will again compete at the district meet at Mason on Wednesday, March 30
th. State Bound with the hammer down. Break a leg.
19 Richland Springs high school students participated in the district UIL academic meet in Knippa on March 25: Ashley Ferguson, Melanie Hedley, Jonathan Patino, Katelynn Teel, Brooke Vaughn, Joe Avila, Brianna Bradley, Nick Moore, Stephen Fowler, Taylor Jones, Brennen McGinty, Thomas Fowler, Tra Williams, Emily Smith, Sara Hedley, Wyatt Ramsey, Joseph Wood, Brooklyn McGinty, Ben VanCleave, Patrick Phillips, and Stephen Soto-Thornhill. Students advancing to the UIL regional academic meet are:
Sara Hedley (1
st in Lincoln-Douglas Debate); Stephen Soto-Thornhill (1st in Ready Writing; 2nd in Social Studies); and Thomas Fowler (1st in Physics; 2nd in Science).
15 high school students also competed in a track meet at Zephyr on Friday, March 25. Our boys finished in third place overall at the meet. The girls did well also. This is a warm-up meet prior to the district track meet to be held at Kerrville on April 4
Competition in academics and athletics is learned in events such as the ones above. Senior students are competing for scholarships at colleges and universities. Preparing for competition is important as the competition itself. Those who work hard and prepare well for competition are usually the most successful. Hard work does pay off!
If you see our students in public, tell them how much you appreciate their efforts. We have a great community, students, teachers and staff.
Community involvement is the key to our success!