C.C. Meneley Elementary School
"Home of the Mountain Lions"
Educates students from
kindergarten through the sixth grade.
We are located at:
1446 Muir Drive
Gardnerville, NV 89460
Tel: (775) 265-3154 ~ Fax: (775) 265-7193
Hours: 8:50 AM - 3:10 PM
2015 Parent Survey
Thank you for taking the time to complete the Parent Sryvey. This information provides us with feedback on how we are doing with various aspects of your child’s education and the services we provide. Results will be provided to the Principal in early June 2015. If you are unable to access the survey via the link below, or would prefer to complete the survey in paper and pencil, you may obtain a copy from the school office. The survey is available in English and Spanish.
Parent Survey: http://dcsd.k12.nv.us/
We value your input and appreciate the time you are taking to provide it!
5th & 6th Grade Music Program
If you are interested in participating in next year’s 5th or 6th Grade Band Program (which is open to current 4th and 5th grade students), please complete and return a band application form to C. C. Meneley by April 24th. The band program provides guidance to students who want to improve their musical skills in a positive environment. The applications are available to download below or stop by the school office. If you have any questions regarding the music program, please contact Tammy Owens, Music Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pau-Wa-Lu 6th-8th Grade Middle School Model
STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENT
The Nevada Academic Content Standards
In 2010 Nevada adopted the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts (ELA), and Math. Upon adoption, the standards became known as the Nevada Academic Content Standards (NACS). The standards are a set of expectations and guidelines for what students should know and be able to do in order to graduate high school and be prepared for college or for a career.
Teachers use the standards to design lessons and assessments of student learning. It is important for parents and families to understand what the standards are in order to know how to help students be successful.
In the coming months we will continue to offer facts and information about the standards, both in the newsletter and on the website.
Nevada Department of Education, NACS page
Here you will find links to all Nevada content standards, including the Common Core ELA and Math standards, as well as a wealth of other information to help you understand what the standards are and why Nevada adopted them. Click on the image below for more information:
Common Core State Standards Initiative
Here you will find the standards, FAQs, history of the standards initiative, etc. Click on the image below for more information:
NOTE: The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Nevada Academic Content Standards (NACS) for ELA and Math are the same thing.
Assessing Student Learning of the NACS
Currently, Nevada elementary school students in grades 3-6 are assessed in ELA and Math using the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT), a standardized paper-pencil test administered in the spring. Results from the CRT are reported to the state and are used as part of each school’s Performance Framework. Individual student results are used by teachers and schools to provide summative (end-of-course) data of student learning.
Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, the CRT will be replaced by a computer-based assessment designed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). The SBAC test will be based completely on the new Nevada Academic Content Standards in ELA and Math and mirrors the increased rigor in the standards.
SBAC has provided Practice Tests so teachers, students and families can familiarize themselves with the format and content of the assessment. Please try to take the time to look at these so you know what your child’s state assessment will look like. Click on the image below to access the practice test:
Contacts to know:
School Mascot "Monty the Mountain Lion"
ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY
When your child misses a day of school she/he misses many learning opportunities. Having your child at school and on time are of primary importance to us.
A letter will be sent to you if your child is repeatedly absent, regardless of the reason. You may need to meet with the principal, or in some cases, be referred to the District Truant Officer.
For more information regarding the School District's Board Policy Attendance, please visit the Douglas County School website at http://dcsd.k12.nv.us (Board Policy 504BP and Administrative Regulation 504AR).
C.C. Meneley Elementary School challenges and supports students
to be the best they can be in a caring, respectful environment.
April 24, 2015 9:03 AM
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