Showing posts from December, 2012

Goodbye to 2012: See you in 2013!

SRHS To Change Final Exam Structure

This year, Sanborn Regional High School will cease using a special "final exam schedule" with two-hour blocks of time for students to take final exams in each fo their classes. With the change over to a competency-based grading and reporting system over the last few years, the purpose and structure of a "final exam" has evolved.  Here is how things will operate this year:

Quarter 2 (semester 1) ends on Friday, January 11, 2013. For courses that are coming to a close, students may be required to complete a final summative exam or a final summative project at the discretion of the teacher. There will not be a specific "final exam bell schedule" that extends classroom periods as there has been in years past. Instead, classes will meet at their regularly scheduled times and all students are expected to attend all of their classes just like any other regular school day. For teachers who will be administering in-class final summative assessments to stu…

Moment of Silence - Monday Dec 17

SRHS Response to Recent Act of Violence

Words cannot express the shock and horror that has gripped school communities all weekend in response to the most recent senseless act of school violence this past Friday in Newtown, CT. It is a natural human response for us to go through a period of grieving and loss as we try to make sense of this news. In the coming days and weeks we will all experience in our own way the stages of grief: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. We fully expect that parents, children, and staff will be in different stages of this grief in the coming days and we want you to know our school is prepared to respond accordingly. All week (and beyond), school counselors will be on hand for those who need someone to talk to. In anticipation of this return to school, I urge you to spend some time today talking with your children about these events at an age appropriate level. It is important for them to debrief and reflect as part of the healing process. In the days, months, and years that wil…

Can Skateboarding Save Our Schools?


SRHS Newsletter: Week of December 10

Holiday Wish List For Students at SRHS