How do KPREP and “selfies” connect?
It’s here! KPREP testing week is upon us and although state testing has received some negative press in the media this school year, I am actually very excited about our students showing the world a small piece of what makes us a school worth paying attention to! Back in October, my Missile Message focus was that there is more to us than a single test score. I haven’t lost that belief. We are so much more than a test score during a single week, but our state assessments give us a snapshot that helps us make some important decisions about teaching and learning.
This morning, I asked the students to think of their KPREP scores with the same attention to detail as they would a selfie on social media. I have teenagers of my own; I’ve seen them take and retake a picture to post until they were certain it was the very best image (goodness, even I have been guilty of checking a picture of myself before I allow it to be posted – just being honest). There is so much more to our personalities than that single picture of us, so why do we care so much?
Because we are concerned with the image of ourselves we put out into the world.
Let’s think of our test scores as the first glimpse of what we look like to anyone who might see them. We want that image to be the very best it can be. Get plenty of rest, go to bed on time, be here every day this week, and stay calm and focused as we tackle the tests. Live your #missilePRIDE.
Students may dress comfortably this week in athletic/sweat pants and shorts. A good breakfast is a great way to begin any day of learning, but especially during testing. Breakfast is FREE for all students and staff this week!
-- Jennifer Cox, Principal