Tolerance/Compassion- It’s like a Circle….What you give is what you get!

The Durham Ambassadors focused on Tolerance and Compassion this week (Monday, February 13- Friday February 17). They were stationed in each grade level hallway before homeroom passing out Challenge Cards and asking students to answer some questions about corresponding topics. If they decided to take a Challenge Card and bring it to the Ambassador’s table by Friday, they were placed into a drawing for a movie gift card! Only cards that had the following were accepted: Name, grade, what they did, and how they felt. The Ambassadors did a great job encouraging the kids to take the Circle Challenge and to answer the daily question.


6th grade Digital Citizenship Workshop coming soon!

Protecting yourself in cyberspace is a big deal! Over the next few weeks 6th graders will be participating in a Digital Citizenship Workshop to help navigate the dangers of the modern world. We encourage parents to educate themselves and discuss the topic with their children at home as well. Please visit the following link for information about how to protect your family in the digital age:

The workshop is scheduled during your child’s Reading class on the week of January 23, 2017.

CogAt and ITBS Testing for 7th Graders This Week

September 15- 21  our seventh graders will be participating in the Cognitive Abilities Test and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. Please make sure your child is here on time, has eaten breakfast, and is ready to do their best! Please remind them that these tests are only one measure of what he or she has learned. Emphasize that you have confidence in his or her ability to do the best job possible.

The tests will help identify a student’s strengths and weaknesses and areas that may need additional emphasis.

The school will receive test scores in about 6-8 weeks and parents will receive  and individual student score report for the Iowa Assessments.  These scores will indicate how your child performed on tests compared with students across the nation in the same grade.