Coming Events:

  • iPad 1:1 program - check out weLearn 1:1
  • Dec 12th - 16th Spirit Week
  • Dec 14th: Winter Band Concert 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Dec 15th: Families receive Sharing And Caring Baskets
  • Dec 16th: Spirit Assembly 2:40 - 3:30 PM
  • Dec 18th - Jan 2nd: Winter Break
  • Jan 3rd: School Resumes
  • Jan 9th: One Hr Early Release
  • Jan 11th: 6th Gr Honor Roll Recognition 8:00 AM
  • Jan 12th: 7th Gr Honor Roll Recognition 8:00 AM
  • Jan 12th: 8th Gr Parent Night 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • Jan 13th: 8th Gr Honor Roll Recognition 8:00 AM
  • Jan 16th: Martin Luther King Day - No School
  • Jan 17th: Last Day to Purchase Yearbook
  • Jan 23rd: One Hr Early Release
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Where Our Legacy Is Valuing Every Student

ALKI MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT: Striving to create a learning environment that empowers every student by providing engaging academic programs and positive social experiences for all.

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Principally Speaking:

Common Core

Dear Alki Families:
The Common Core State Standards emphasize three Key Shifts for Language Arts and three for Mathematics.  Implementing these shifts is important when addressing the standards, and preparing the students for college and career responsibilities.  The Key Shifts for Language Arts:

  • Regular practice with complex texts and their academic language
  • Reading, writing, and speaking grounded in evidence from texts, both literary and informational
  • Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction

The Key Shifts for Mathematics:

  • Greater focus on fewer topics
  • Linking topics and thinking across grades
  • Pursuing conceptual understanding, procedural skills and fluency, and application with equal intensity

To learn more visit the Vancouver Public Schools website at http://www.vansd.org/ and go to PARENTS AND FAMILIES and then COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS.

 

Darci Fronk
Principal

 

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GO GREEN - Recycle: We can now dispose of used batteries along with recycling cell phones and ink cartridges. Just drop those items off at the front office. Thanks for your continuing support!