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ACHS and AGS Parents:
Beginning December 5, students, teachers and parents across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the sixth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
Prior research in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials.
All teachers and 6th through 12th grade students will be responding to this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. These reports will be sent to schools and districts in March 2018 and will also be included in the State School Report Card.
Additionally, your district has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey. If at least 20 percent of Altamont High School parents or Altamont Grade School parents complete this survey, a parent supplement for each school that reached the 20% mark will also be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card.
Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be conducted November 15 through January 18, 2018. To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/ to begin the survey.
Illinois recognizes the need for a common, standards- and performance-based assessment of teaching effectiveness that measures the classroom readiness of teacher candidates and provides information for program improvement. The edTPA is designed to ensure that those who become teachers not only understand educational theory and subject matter content, but can demonstrate their ability to lead a classroom and support students in their learning. New teachers have to be effective from day one.
The edTPA is a performance-based, subject-specific assessment that measures effectiveness in the classroom by focusing on student learning. The edTPA uses processes similar to National Board certification insofar as candidates are required to provide evidence of their practice through the submission of video and other artifacts.
For more info see the document below.
How will the affect you?
If you are the parent or guardian of an ACUSD#10 student you may have received phone calls that start out with "This is School Reach calling . . ." That pre message may change. Also School Messenger pulls the student home phone number directly from Teacher Ease so whatever home phone number is listed for your son or daughter in Teacher Ease that is the number the system is going to call.
IF YOUR HOME PHONE NUMBER HAS CHANGED RECENTLY PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE AND HAVE IT CHANGED ASAP.
Also - if you have any School Reach smart phone apps that are using the ACUSD#10 accounts please be aware that those will stop working on or about December 2nd as the changeover should be complete by that time.
LASTLY If you get a call from either of our automated calling systems and it is calling the wrong number or you do not have a student attending ACUSD#10 schools please call the school office that made the call. (AGS - 618-483-5171 / ACHS 618-483-6193). When you call please give us the phone number that the system is calling and if possible what student might be tied to that number.
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On March 15th, Lil’ Dicky released his first new song since his 2015 albumProfessional Rapper.The new song is called “Freaky Friday.” Much like the movieFreaky Friday,two people switch bodies. But instead of a mother and her daughter, it was Chris Brown and Lil’ Dicky. The music video has the same plot as the movie, Lil Dicky is complaining about not being famous enough and Chris Brown is on the TV complaining about being famous. They then switch bodies. In my opinion, the song has too much of a plot to be a song. A song should not need a backstory, it should not have a storyline at all. The song does have a good sound and was well received, at the top of iTunes “Best of the Week” “Freaky Friday” was a hit. With celebrity cameos like Ed Sheeran, DJ Khaled, and Kendall Jenner, the song has 14M views on Youtube, and is number two on the charts. Lil’ Dicky will release his album soon, but has not said when. His presence on Twitter is the only way to know, as he did with “Freaky Friday.” He first said that his single was going to be released before the end of February, then on February 26th, he tweeted:
“I know I said my first single/video drops in February, but March 8 will officially be the day that we change the world forever”
-Lil Dicky, (@lildickytweets)
but he recanted this as well. On March 6th, he tweeted:
“In an effort to get as much love on my b day as possible, I’m not putting my first single out 3/15. Sorry! But its[sic] the best music video ever”
-Lil’ Dicky, (@lildickytweets)
So who knows when Lil’ Dicky will drop his sophomore album, let’s just hope it’s sooner rather than later.
Altamont Indians Varsity watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in an 8-0 loss to Pleasant Plains on Wednesday. Pleasant Plains took the lead on a groundout in the first inning.
The Altamont Indians Varsity struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Pleasant Plains, giving up eight runs. Pleasant Plains got things moving in the first inning. Corgan Greer grounded out, scoring one run.One bright spot forAltamont Indians Varsity was a single by Dakota Kuhlman in the third inning.
TJ Painter pitched for Pleasant Plains. He surrendered zero runs on zero hits over two innings, striking out three and walking zero. Kolby Pemberton pitched for Altamont Indians Varsity. He surrendered five runs on three hits over four innings, striking out two. Jacob Hammer,Kaleb Whitt, andAlek Biggs each contributed in relief forAltamont Indians Varsity.
Pemberton, Noah Teasley, andKuhlman all had one hit to leadAltamont Indians Varsity. Carter Weiters led Pleasant Plains with two hits in three at bats. The Indians biggest struggle was batting. Out of seven innings there were only three hits.
Here is the scoring for the game.
The starting line-up for the Indians was
Connor Reardon - So. - Right Field
Alek Biggs - Jr. - Center Field
Kaleb Whitt - Sr. - Catcher
Kolby Pemberton - Sr. - Pitcher
Noah Kopplin - Sr. - First Base
Wyatt Vaughn - Sr. - Left Field
Noah Teasley - So. - Shortstop
Jacob Hammer - Jr. - Third Base
Dakota Kuhlman - Jr. - Second Base