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Heather Perry
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Did You Realize How Important Attendance Is To Student Success?
Today, I'm writing to you about an issue that has been identified in this district every year since I have been here (2010) - Chronic Absenteeism .  In order for students to learn, they have to be regularly present.   Chronic Absenteeism is a serious concer...
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Communication, Communication, and MORE Communication!
Hopefully, you have seen communication increasing across the district this year as "Communication, Communication, and MORE Communication" has been the theme across all schools within RSU 3!  So far, you should have noticed an improved website with frequentl...
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WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!
Hard to believe that the summer has already flown by and that school is set to start coming right up on Tuesday, September 2, 2014!  Already you can start to feel that fall chill at night, and soon we'll be trading in the t-shirts for sweatshirts and then i...
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Projecting Forward to 2014-15...
I can't believe its been February since my last post!  Time sure does fly when one is building and working to pass a district budget. . . all of a sudden, we look up and its June already!  I think one thing that has thrown off timing this year has most cert...
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Grading Practices In A PBE System & RSU 3's Plans Regarding Transitioning Forward
First, let me take a minute to personally thank one of our parents, Whitney Aitken, for posting a comment on my last post regarding the importance of Transparency in a PBE system.  Her questions centered primarily on grading practices, especially at the hig...
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Transparency Is Just One Key To A Successful PBE System
Our Mission/Vision says that:  "Our Proficiency-based system makes clear what students must demonstrate to show mastery.  Learning targets are clear, easily accessible and diversely assessed." (you can see the whole mission/vision by going to our website at...
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An Outline of How Our Curriculum Model Works . . .
So I thought it might be helpful to try to build a better understanding among parents and community members about how our model of curriculum works, and how it is different from the "old way".  First, let's explain what the different components of our curri...
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2013-14 Changes in K-5 Grading within our PBE System
The 2013-14 School year will mark the first year that we will be using our new grading system for students in grades K-5 within RSU 3.  Elementary teachers within RSU 3 have been using the EDUCATE software system to track student learning since the first da...
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