ESD 112
Emergency Messages as of 5:25 pm, Sun. Aug. 2
No information currently posted; operating as usual.
Subscribe to receive FlashAlert messages from ESD 112
Primary email address for a new account:

Emergency Alerts News Releases  


Manage my existing Subscription

News Releases
As public release of test scores approaches, local citizens encouraged to call in to Tele-Town-Hall to learn more - 07/16/15
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and Ready Washington will host a series of telephone town hall meetings about Washington's K-12 learning standards and assessments. The series will offer citizens an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about learning standards and assessments in our state.

The telephone town hall for Southwest Washington is set for Wednesday, July 22 from noon-1 p.m. OSPI staff including State Superintendent Randy Dorn, Deputy Superintendent Gil Mendoza and Assistant Superintendent Jessica Vavrus will facilitate each call and direct questions specific to this region to Dr. David Cresap, Director of Assessment for Battle Ground School District.

To participate and livestream a telephone town hall on your computer or mobile device, please visit www.readywa.org/townhall.

Town Hall Meetings Dates:
July 22: noon-1:00 p.m.-Southwest Washington, Olympic Peninsula, Kitsap Peninsula and Tacoma

July 23: 7-8:00 p.m.-Central and Eastern Washington

July 28: noon-1:00 p.m.-Northwest Washington

July 30: 7-8:00 p.m.-Puget Sound area

August 4: noon-1:00 p.m.-South Puget Sound area

The Common Core State Standards were established to help ensure all students are ready for success after high school. Washington's K-12 learning standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and provide clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and English Language Arts from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Smarter Balanced assessment system, which is aligned to the new standards, provides a way for teachers to measure student progress on those standards throughout the year and make adjustments and interventions as necessary to ensure students are on the pathway to success. The assessments are administered in grades 3-8 and 11.
To learn more, visit www.k12.wa.us and www.ReadyWA.org.

Smarter Balanced Assessment scores will be released August 17.


#####

ABOUT ESD 112:
Educational Service District 112 enables school districts to concentrate more time, money and energy on student learning. Headquartered in Vancouver, ESD 112 provides local and regional cooperative programs and services to school districts and communities in the six counties of Southwest Washington. ESD 112 was established by the Legislature in 1969 as one of nine regional educational service centers to work in partnership with local communities and school districts to provide support services for student instruction, professional development for staff, and technical assistance in the administration of schools. The agency offers more than 250 cooperatives and services ranging from interactive telecommunications to the child care network. There are 30 public schools, 23 private schools and two state schools serving 100,000 students and 15,000 school employees who benefit from ESD services.
compassclubgroupshot.png
compassclubgroupshot.png
SWCCC receives grant to support STEM program for McLoughlin Middle School girls (Photo) - 07/15/15
The Southwest Washington Child Care Consortium received a $15,000 grant from the Women's Funding Alliance to support the College Compass Club (C3), a free afterschool program at McLoughlin Middle School. The grant money will be used to create a STEM program to encourage girls in grades 6-8 to participate in science, technology, engineering, and math subjects.

ESD 112's regional science coordinators will assist in creating the hands-on STEM curriculum. The new C3-STEM program will develop strong, smart, 21st century learners through a twice-weekly program solely for female middle school students. A safe learning environment will allow participants to work collaboratively with hands on, inquiry driven STEM activities. C3 is striving to create an afterschool academic environment solely for females in order to increase girls' confidence in their science and math skills.

In addition to developing the STEM curriculum, the grant money will allow participants of the program to attend field trips throughout the school year, so that females may see STEM careers first hand. In addition to field trips, C3-STEM will include local speakers, allowing students to build mentorships with high achieving women in STEM careers.
C3 and SWCCC are programs of Educational Service District 112 (ESD 112).

For more information on C3, contact Kristi Baker, (360) 750-7501.

#####

ABOUT ESD 112:
Educational Service District 112 enables school districts to concentrate more time, money and energy on student learning. Headquartered in Vancouver, ESD 112 provides local and regional cooperative programs and services to school districts and communities in the six counties of Southwest Washington. ESD 112 was established by the Legislature in 1969 as one of nine regional educational service centers to work in partnership with local communities and school districts to provide support services for student instruction, professional development for staff, and technical assistance in the administration of schools. The agency offers more than 250 cooperatives and services ranging from interactive telecommunications to the child care network. There are 30 public schools, 23 private schools and two state schools serving 100,000 students and 15,000 school employees who benefit from ESD services.
Attached Media Files: compassclubgroupshot.png