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News From Elementary Principal

    Believe it or not, January 31 marked the 100th Day of School!  Time seems to fly by, especially when we are enjoying our work each and every day.  February is a busy month at school as winter winds down and we turn our focus to spring activities. 

            The next few months are affectionately known to us at school as “assessment season”.  Assessment season runs through April with NSCAS and/or NWEA assessments taking place in all grades.  These exams will assess students in the areas of reading, writing, math, and science.  The assessments help us make decisions about curriculum, instructional methods and what we believe will work best for each student moving forward. We do need to focus on the importance of these assessments, but we do not intend to over-focus on them.

            Hershey students are well-prepared for each assessment they are given and we hope they have an attitude of “Bring It On, I am ready.”  You can help us by making sure your child knows they are well equipped for each test and that no matter the outcome, you will always love them.  Many students experience test-taking anxiety and sometimes the best way to relieve that tension is for them to know their parents and teachers have confidence in them.  Please help us instill the “Bring it on” mindset in all our students!  

             The students and staff have continued to work hard over the past year and we are excited to see that work pay off during the upcoming assessment season! 

Educationally Yours,

Jason M. Calahan

Elementary Principal 

          

 

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