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From the Principal of PVM
We are in the middle of huge changes in our profession. Our staff continues to work every day to not only make sure we are providing the best education possible, but we are also working to prepare for next year and beyond. Although this isn’t easy, we have a qualified and quality staff who are capable of meeting any challenge.
Common Core State Standards:
Washington State is one of over 40 states to adopt the Common Core State Standards. The benefit to adopting these standards is that it allows our teachers to narrow WHAT we want our students to understand which then allows us to dig deeper into each standard. Our teachers are working hard this year to prepare as the standards take effect next school year. In many areas, students and parents won’t notice any difference as many of our current Washington State Standards align with the Common Core. In other areas the changes will be relatively drastic, particularly in math.
If you would like Common Core State Standards resources, please visit the following website:
Any time there is reform of this magnitude it is going to be met with resistance and controversy. Will there be challenges? Absolutely. The main challenge the entire profession of education faces is the reality that we live in a world which is changing faster now than ever before, and although we can all agree that schools need to prepare students for college, workforce, and beyond, we can’t all agree WHAT this looks like and more importantly HOW we do this important work.
As always, if you ever have any questions please let me know.
Principal, Pleasant Valley
The Battle Ground Public Schools provides equal opportunity in programs and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin/language, creed/religion, sex, sexual orientation-including gender identity, disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, HIV/Hepatitis C status. The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Contact the following regarding questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Compliance Officer, 360.885.5481; Title IX Athletic Coordinator 360.885.5500; Section 504/ADA Coordinator 360.885.5318; Compliance Coordinator for State Civil Rights Laws, 360-885-5338; or a letter may be submitted to the designated coordinator at the Battle Ground Public Schools, PO Box 200, Battle Ground, WA 98604. 8/20/13