This will be the first time in recent memory, that school students will be dismissed for the year, before the end of May…and that time is almost upon us.
It is so hard to believe, that we are coming to the end of the 2018–2019 school year, but if you take a look at your child’s school photo taken in September, and compare it to the way they look today, it will seem like forever ago that the photo was taken. Changes happen so quickly. We must all keep a keen eye focused on our students, so we don’t miss a thing.
This week, students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will complete the West Virginia General Summative Assessment (WV-GSA), which offers a snapshot into student achievement, but the year has been filled with opportunities for students to learn and grow, and to share what they’ve achieved. It has been great fun to wander the building to see showcased student work…to have students share, person-to-person, what they’ve learned, or to see their ideas expressed through art work, classroom projects or work completed at home with assistance from a family member. Each classroom is brimming with excitement and talent.
Students in Grades Pre-K through 2, will also be ending their year by completing assessments to identify their achievement gains. In so many cases, it is incredible to see just how hard they’ve worked this year, and we are proud of each and every one of them.
While I’m certain that many students will have the opportunity to be involved in some aspect of our Summer Snowflakes Programs, I encourage you to actively support and nurture your child’s reading habit. There is no other single activity, which can more positively impact achievement, than reading. Whether it is by visiting our Summer Library, or selecting books from our “Little Library”, located just beside the lower entrance, or taking advantage of the programs offered by the Cheat Lake Community Library, keeping children actively engaged in reading offers only positive outcomes.
To the members of the Cheat Lake Family, who will be moving on at the end of this school year, we wish you health and happiness, and a continued understanding that everything you do is made better, when done with kindness!