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Server Improvements This Summer

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This summer we will upgrade all of our server infrastructure. We are purchasing all new devices with more memory and faster processors. In horse racing parlance, we are upgrading from plow horses to thoroughbreds. The new servers won't win the derby, but at least you will recognize them as race horses when they are running. Our current servers are about ten years old. iPad connection speeds from home should improve. We have been planning and budgeting for this improvement for about a year.

Over the summer we will also migrate from a Novell Network to a Microsoft Network. This will help all our various programs and systems work together better. Novell is a stable platform, but very few systems or educational programs are engineered to work with it anymore. This will not impact the iPad connectivity for the students. Parents and students will not notice this change as you use the iPads at home.

I wanted everyone to know about the pending improvements.

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Upcoming ISTEP Test

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Our 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students and teachers are busy preparing for the ISTEP assessment.  

The applied skills session of the test will be given March 2-March 13 and the multiple choice session of the test will be given on the iPads April 27-May 8.  

With Indiana's new College and Career Readiness Standards that have been put into place, the assessment is changing to align with the standards.  Below is a link to a group of sample tests for the new assessment.  You can click on the link to actually take a sample test.  It will begin just as if you are a student taking the test.  You do not need a log in.  Simply click login and start test.  Here you have the opportunity to see sample items from the assessment that your student will be taking in the very near future.  

Our teachers have been spending time having students practice these same sample items as well as other test practice activites.  

Click here to experience a sample of the College and Career Readiness Test


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Scholastic Book Fair!

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It's Book Fair time!  This is an annual tradition at Carroll Elementary, and a first for Carroll Junior-Senior High School!

We hope you will agree that reading is a fundamental life-long skill, and an area that we want to encourage our students to enjoy and continue to build their skills.  The Book Fairs are an excellent opportunity to do just that!

Thanks to Library and Media Center Specialists Miss Jackson and Mrs. Kinzie (and many other helpers) for all of their work before, during, and after the Book Fair. Continue reading
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CES Academic Team Success

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We are very proud of our Academic Teams!!  We are excited how giving and caring teachers are willing to sponsor such activities.  Mrs. Conn has recently had lots of success!!   The Carroll Elementary Math Bowl team finished 14th in the state.  The Math Bowl team was recently recognized at the 4/1 School Board Meeting.  

The Carroll Elementary Math League Team finsihed 16th in the state.    Full results can be found at these links.  Academic competitions such as this build great confidence and joy in solving real world problems. Keep up the great work Cougars!!  


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Proposed Summer School Jump Start for K-8

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We are proposing that we move summer school remediation for elementary and middle school students who need it, to July 28th-August 8th. We have discussed this in public school board meetings.This will be more of a jump-start program to start the year.

We are wanting to move away from remediation in June, and then students take a month and a half off before starting school. This only for those students who are in Tier 2 interventions at CES or CJSHS and have multiple data sources which shows this is a need.

Let me know any input on this proposed summer school date change. 

High School Summer School would remain the same dates as last year June 9th and continues until July 24th with final exams July 21st – 24th. Continue reading
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