March 9, 2017
Grandparents’ Day is set for Quimby School March 22 at 11:50
and Valley High School March 29 at 12:00.
Grandparents’ Day is scheduled for Thursday March 16 at
11:30 at Moscow School-( change from 15th anticipating storm). We hope for a large crowd, we know the food
will be great!
Valley High School play is scheduled for March 31.
Testing for MEA exams will begin March 20 at Moscow and
Quimby. Valley SAT exam is set for early
Wellness day at Quimby is planned for March 23.
Moscow and Quimby schools have a book fair planned for the
week of March 20.
Dr. Arthur Dingley donated two microscopes to the high
school. They are O-MAX Bipolar
microscopes with USB cameras. Students
or the teacher can photograph the image and it can be emailed to the teacher as
an assignment or by a teacher as an example for identification. They will be an important component of
Coffee House Community Meetings will continue Thursday March
16 to discuss our shift to standards based grading and other school related
concerns of the community. Lori Conway
will be joined by Melissa Lyons-Vitalone next week. Additional Coffee House meetings are
scheduled for Thompson’s Restaurant April 13 and May 18. The Coffee House begins at 5:30 and includes
a light meal of pizza, beverage, and dessert.
Families are welcome to bring children to the Coffee House.
Valley Teachers are presenting examples of unit design and
assessment evaluation each Thursday through April 13, 2017. All first and second year teachers are
attending so they may see the application of standards based assessment in
multiple applications. Additionally,
Valley teachers will develop common language for students and parents as we
grow to an entirely standards based system.
Graduation speaker has been selected by the senior class. Paul Stearns, replied he would be honored to
be Valley’s speaker. He is currently serving in Maine House of Representatives,
former President of Maine Superintendents’ Association, and earlier the
Principal at Valley High School.
Samantha West was selected to receive the MPA Principal’s
Award. She plans to attend the event in
Bangor April 1, 2017 with more than 70 other seniors from across Maine.
Our most recent teacher Mr. Paradis is working very hard and
has successfully engaged our students with a series of projects related to
their studies. Kennebec Studies students
are researching early relatives who may have lived in the Valley, and plan to
travel to Maine State Museum to visit the archives and the Museum.
Chelsey Fortin of Maine State Department will work with
Quimby and Moscow teachers March 14 on their use of data in PLC work. Ms. Fortin will also attend a Priority school
meeting that day.