Congratulations to Audrey Wentzel, Cathy Murphy and Sandy Bowen. They applied for and were awarded grants from Twinstar Credit Union for purchasing instructional supplies and materials to use in their classrooms. The District would like to thank Twinstar for their continued support of education in Onalaska.
The Onalaska High School received first place in the Musical Division at the Chehalis Santa Day Parade. Other schools in this category were W.F. West and Centralia High Schools. Great job band!
DONATIONS of girls formal dresses!
Rich Rasanen, High School Principal, has a set area at the High School for Nancy to be able to set this vision in motion!
Some Facts About Common Core State Standards
In an effort to provide information about common core, I wanted to give you some “frequently asked questions (FAQ) about common core in the hope that you will learn about the “how” and “why” we are implementing common core state standards in our state and 42 other states.
What is Common Core?
State education chiefs and governors in 48 states came together to develop the Common Core, a set of clear college and career-ready standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. Today, 43 states have voluntarily adopted and are working to implement the standards, which are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to take credit bearing introductory courses in two or four-year college programs or enter the workforce.
Who led the development of the Common Core State Standards?
The nation’s governors and education commissioners, through their representative organizations, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), let the development of the Common Core State Standards. This was not initiated by the federal government or the Obama administration, but by local state officials representing the 48 states.
These organizations continue to lead the initiative. Teachers, parents, school administrators, business leaders, college professors, and experts from across the country, together with state leaders, provided input into the development of the standards.
The actual implementation of the Common Core, including how the standards are taught, the curriculum developed, and the materials used to support teachers as they help students reach the standards, is led entirely at the state and local levels.
Feel free to visit this website for more information about common core state standards:
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