End of Year Technology and Learning Survey!
At the beginning of the 16-17 school year we asked students, teachers, administrators, and parents to complete a survey that would help guide us in our curriculum development, professional learning offerings, budget distribution, and community outreach.
To follow up with our survey from the beginning of the year, we would like to ask students, teachers, administrators, and parents to help us in completing the other part of this process, the end of the year survey. Please visit the school websites to complete questionnaires pertaining to those schools. Parent survey should take about 5 minutes. Student, teacher, and administrator surveys should take around 15 minutes.
The survey closes May 31st! We greatly appreciate your input!
May 2017- Important Dates
May 5, students release at 1PM for teachers to have Faculty Senate.
May 25, students last day of school.
End of Year Testing (West Virginia General Summative Assessment)
Dear Parents of Students in Grades 3-8 and 11:
The West Virginia General Summative Assessment will be given during the month of May in all schools. In order to give this test in an efficient manner in the scheduled number of days, we ask that student absences be avoided. Additionally, interrupting the test setting by removing a child while the class is testing is a disturbance for all students.
Therefore, we are asking that scheduled appointments that take your child out of school be avoided for the first three weeks of May. We also ask that you encourage your child to attend school during the testing weeks to avoid the need for extensive make-up sessions. Students who are ill will be scheduled for make-up sessions, but please help us minimize this need as extensive make-up sessions cause an instructional disruption for the remainder of the school year.
Thank you for your assistance in providing an efficient and academically successful assessment season!
Governor's STEM Initiative Mini-Grant Program
The Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Initiative mini-grant program supports STEM education projects and programs throughout West Virginia that serve the PreK-12th grade student population.
Glenville State College Summer PD for Teachers (2017)
June 19-23- K-2 Literacy: Reading, Writing, Thinking
June 26-30- 9-12- Digital Writing Across the High School Curriculum- ELA Teachers
June 19-23- 3-5 Number and Operations: Fractions- Content Strategies
June 26-30- 3-5- Bridging the Gap Between Math and Literacy
If interested contact Grace Tallhamer- spots are filling up quickly!
Teachers: 2017 Summer Math Academies
Mathematics Academies include K-12 special and general education teachers to enhance teacher content knowledge and instructional practices in mathematics resulting in student achievement gains in mathematics for all students.
The Mathematics Academies are as follows:
• June 21-23, 2017 – South Charleston WV
• Jun3 26-28 – Martinsburg WV
• June 28-30 – Fairmont WV
If interested contact, Grace Tallhamer or Rhonda Judy- must be registered by May 1.
2017-2018 STEM Professional Learning Workshop
June 12-16, 2017 - Huntington, WV
The West Virginia Department of Education is working in collaboration with the June Harless Center at Marshall University to implement a STEM Professional Learning Workshop. The purpose of the weeklong workshop is to assist middle and high school teams in the development and implementation of a STEM focused action plan with a goal of improving student performance through standards-focused curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
If your school is interested in attending the 2017-18 STEM Professional Learning Workshop, please complete the online application located at https://tinyurl.com/mqqfcfr by 4:00 pm on May 1, 2017.
2017 Student Success Summit
The Student Success Summit is statewide conference, co-sponsored by the WV Department of Education and WV Higher Education Policy Commission, focusing on creating seamless and supportive, lifelong, learning systems for West Virginia’s students. To view the agenda and other details click here: http://cfwvconnect.com/student-success-summit/.
WV STEM Resrouce Clearinghouse- WV EcosySTEM
In preparation for the public launch of the WV STEM Resource Clearinghouse website (www.wvecosystem.org), we are asking families, educators, community members, and business/community organizations to contribute STEM resources, so that all West Virginia students will be better prepared for success in college and careers, especially in industries that relate to STEM.
Supporting the Education of Youth Homelessness
Click here to see flyer ~ Contact Randy Myers (304-269-8300) for more information.
New Professional Learning Calendar
Check out the new Professional Learning calendar. Visit Employees > Staff Development page. This will house all of the upcoming professional learning opportunities.
WV Universal Pre-K Program Review: Online Parent Survey
Pre-K Parents please take a moment to complete the survey in the link below.
Professional Development Opportunity for Science Teachers!
Attention: PEIA Participants
PEIA Healthy Tomorrows Reporting Form- Plan Year 2018- Due May 15th, 2017.???????
eLearning Course Information
There are four shuttle buses available to all Lewis County students that runs from the middle school Monday through Thursday at 6 pm. Each bus departs the middle school and heads to different parts of the county. One bus goes out 33W towards Alum Bridge and will go clear to the county line. Another bus goes out 19S towards Walkersville and turns around at the Y. The third bus goes 19W towards Jane Lew, will go out McWhorter Road when needed, and goes out Old Mill Road. The final bus goes out 33E towards Walmart, will go to Quarry Glen Apartments when needed, and travels up Buckhannon Mountain. Students and parents are encouraged to utilize this valuable service.
iReady- Student Assessment (K-8)
Every Student, Every Day!
Lewis County Schools- Facebook
Remember to visit our Facebook Page @LewisCountySchoolsWV for more news and information!
Student Profile Sheet
Student Profile Sheet- Parents now have the opportunity to download the fillable PDF file, print, and send it to school with your child.
See PDF here > https://goo.gl/3BjrBX
LiveGrades Accounts (Parents/ Guardians)
The school year is back in session and learning is about to commence! With learning, comes grades, and with grades comes LiveGrades. Many parents already have their LiveGrades logins, or have set up an account in the past. If you already know your LiveGrades account, you have nothing to worry about. If you’ve forgotten your LiveGrades account information, please go to livegrades.com and click on “Forgot your login? Click here” and go through the steps listed. If you’ve never created a LiveGrades account, and wish to have one, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (RLBMS), email@example.com (LCHS), firstname.lastname@example.org (PCES & RES), or email@example.com (JLES & LCES) to get a step by step tutorial and the required information.
Attendance Matters - Every Student, Every Day
Research shows that missing 10% of the school year — which can be just two or three days every month — can add up to so much lost time in the classroom that children just can't keep up. Attendance is critical to the success of our students.
Please follow this link to hear a message from the West Virginia Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Martirano.
Teachers if you would like to be featured in the classroom spotlight- email Jtidd@k12.wv.us pictures / videos of the great things you are doing in your classroom.
Our School websites
Lewis County High School - lewisboe.com/LCHS
Peterson-Central Elementary School- lewisboe.com/PCES
Roanoke Elementary School- lewisboe.com/RES
Jane Lew Elementary School- lewisboe.com/JLES
Robert L. Bland Middle School- lewisboe.com/RLBMS
Leading Creek Elementary School- lewisboe.com/LCES