Students made big strides in fourth grade,
with double-digit percentage points gains
Keeping in Touch
on all five sections of the test. Sixth-
graders progressed, too, with gains ranging
from 4.2 to 20.4 percentage points. The
Principal's Newsletter district met a state indicator for the first
from time in sixth grade based on student
College Hill Fundamental Academy performance on the writing test.
Glenda Bauer, Principal
February, 2003 “Though this report card shows progress on
nearly every indicator, we are not satisfied,”
Superintendent Alton Frailey said. “We must
work harder – teachers, parents and staff – to
The mission of College Hill ensure that every student meets the high
Fundamental Academy is to standards we, and the community, expect.”
educate all students to meet their
full potential by giving them the Cincinnati Public Schools is committed to
raising student achievement and has been
tools they need to carve out their
recognized for aggressive reforms:
Standards – Cincinnati Public Schools has
been a state leader in promoting the
importance of high academic standards.
School Accountability Plan – The district
rates all schools based on their performance
Future Dates: and redesigns those not performing.
February 3 - Student of the Month
K-2 at 8:00 a.m. Student Based Budgeting – Money follows
3-6 at 8:45 a.m. students, giving schools control of resources
February 7 – Field Trip, Gr.3 to Music Hall based on number of students and their needs.
February 10-Principal’s staff meeting, 2:00 p.m. Teacher Evaluation System – Teaching
February 13-“Trust Amanda” Play, Gr. K-3, standards define good teaching and hold
8:15 a.m. teachers accountable.
“No Blame” Play, Gr. 4-6,
9:15 am To accelerate improvement we are
February 14-Valentine Parties at 12:45 – 1:30 aggressively:
February 17-President’s Day Holiday-no Implementing new state standards: New
school for students state standards are guiding what’s taught and
February 19 – Field Trip, Room 9, Library tested in Cincinnati Public Schools and will
February 20- Founder’s Day at 7:00 p.m. form the basis of new state assessments that
February 24-Princpal’s Staff meeting, at 2:00 will replace the current proficiency tests.
Focusing on Early Literacy: We’re
analyzing impact of summer school, lower
class sizes, and teacher training to get better
School Lunch Menus: Attached is a copy of results.
the monthly school lunch menu. Please note the
format has changed. Involving Parents: Recognizing the vital
role parents play in improving achievement,
Cincinnati Public Schools State Report Card we’re using Parent Guides to the Standards to
News: Just the FACTS— educate parents and guardians on how they can
Cincinnati Public Schools showed get involved, partner with teachers and help
significant improvement in student their students.
performance on the 2003 State Report
Card, with gains in 17 of 22 indicators and
a 7.7 percent jump in students achieving
proficiency on state tests.
Walnut Hills Testing: The test for admission
to grades 7-12, for the 2003-04 school year in
the Special College Preparatory Program 150 ways to Show Kids You Care:
offered at Walnut Hills Hight School and Dater 1. Notice them
High School will be offered to students 2. Smile a lot
currently in grades 6-11 on: 3. Acknowledge them.
4. Learn their names
DATE: Saturday, February 8, 2003 5. Seek them out.
LOCATION: Walnut Hills High School 6. Remember their birthday.
3250 Victory Parkway 7. Ask them about themselves.
Cincinnati, OH 45207 8. Look in their eyes when you talk to them.
9. Listen to them.
Private and parochial students AND Cincinnati 10. Play with them.
Public Schools students are eligible for this test. 11. Read aloud together.
TESTS ARE GIVEN BY APPOINTMENT 12. Giggle together.
ONLY. To schedule an appointment, call Test 13. Be nice.
Administration at the Cincinnati Public Schools 14. Say yes a lot.
Education Center, 475-4855. 15. Tell them their feelings are okay.
*Students may enter Dater High School at 16. Set boundaries that keep them safe.
Grade 7 only. 17. Be honest.
18. Be yourself.
Testing Information for March: 19. Listen to their stories.
March 3-23, 2003 --State Proficiency, 20. Hug them.
Grades 4 and 6 21. Forget your worries sometimes and
March 3-23, 2003- Off-Grade Proficiency, concentrate only on them.
Grades 2 and 3 22. Notice when they’re acting differently.
March 3-23, 2003 – Terra Nova, 23. Present options when they see your counsel
Grades 1 and 5 24. Play outside together.
25. Surprise them.
Parents again, let me remind you to please
do not pull into the driveway to drop off or Watch for the next 25 ways in our March
pick up your students. Our campus is safe. All edition.
of the areas are being supervised, plus children
know how to get to where they’re to line up.
We expect parents to drop students off at the
sidewalk (even kindergarten).
First, little ones walking cannot be seen. Comments/Questions?__________
Secondly, many times one or more of our ____________________________
administrators or staff members may be at an
early AM meeting so their space is empty.
However, if you pull in and block or park in ____________________________
their space, it becomes a problem. Many ____________________________
times, we are in a hurry or there are ____________________________
extenuating circumstances, and we end up ____________________________
pulling behind you, blocking you in. In order (parent/guardian signature)
to avoid this unneccesary conflict please please 2/03
please do not pull into the driveway at all –
ever. This is for emergency vehicles, buses,
Glenda Bauer, Principal
and staff members only. If this continues to
occur, we will have to notify the police, and
request that you be ticketed.