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When are Levies Set?

When are Levies Set?

So many people may wonder how or when a school district sets the levy (tax) dollars it will collect for a school year.  Who gets to decide how many tax dollars are requested?  Do additional projects or programs throughout the school impact this?  I’ll go into some detail about these questions and cover some of the basics regarding school district levies. Briefly, school districts request dollars and those dollars are converted into...

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Fun with Math – On the Move

Fun with Math – On the Move

Jump Rope​ -You can either have a student jump out the answer to a math question or jump out a pattern.  This helps develop a sense of rhythm and time. Hopscotch​ -The traditional game of hopscotch is great for math!  Change things up and make the hopscotch board look like a calculator.  On each players turn, jump out a math equation! Numbers Dance!​ -Draw out a dance pad.  Flash up a math question and have...

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Learning and Growing

Learning and Growing

Coyote Corner –  A quick note before the rest of my article, Senator Don Schaible plans to visit the school board at the regularly scheduled February board meeting. This will be held on February 12th at 6 PM. We have changed up a few things this year in the elementary and we have seen some successes. We have added additional intervention times for students, so they can receive some small group instruction in mathematics. Teachers set...

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Data Spotlight – January (2)

Data Spotlight – January (2)

NL Data Spotlight – ACT This week I thought I would highlight our ACT scores.  This is a test that our Juniors take that plays a vital role in scholarships and college entrance.  As you can see we have made gains between the 16-17 school year and the 17-18 school year.  We also enjoyed an above the state average on every category of the ACT test.  In particular o1ur mathematics, English, and science ACT scores are very good.  If...

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Data Spotlight – January

Data Spotlight – January

NL Data Spotlight – Academics We are in a community with a pretty strong German heritage.  As such we tend to be a bit modest and prefer not to talk ourselves up.  I’ll be writing some articles highlighting some of the things we are doing up here at the school.  If you look at the provided graphs you can see our high school (top graph) and our elementary (bottom graph) perform exceptionally well in the area of language arts.  In...

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