Announcement

A Message from the Principal: 11/17/19

Hello Sam Hughes CREW!

Student Art Fundraiser
Thank you for supportingStories that Soar!by purchasing items from our Student Art Fundraiser. All of the proceeds from this fundraiser directly supportStories that Soar!Our students produced some wonderful works of art this year! Thank you for your continued support. Online orders placed by November 20th ship free to the school! Remember you can upload new art online to order from. www.SilverGraphics.com/shop If you have lost your access code please us SH2019 and search for your student. Thank you!

State Letter Grades
On November 1st, The Arizona Department of Education announced school letter grades based on the 2018-2019 student achievement data and Sam Hughes received a “B” rating.
The model that determines a school letter grade promotes growth in student achievement. Growth in student achievement scores makes up 50% of the letter grade calculation. Actual achievement on the AzMERIT accounts for 30% of the letter grade calculation. The remaining 20% includes factors such as Absenteeism (% of students with 19 or more absences –excused and unexcused), proficiency and growth of students with English as a second language, Acceleration and Readiness. As a faculty and staff, we have already begun the process of analyzing the data, celebrating our strengths, and identifying focus areas for improvement.

I am currently working with our district’s Assessment and Evaluation Team to prepare a presentation and informational session, for our parents and families, to learn more about the state letter grade system and our school’s data. This session would allow us to review the letter grade model, our school’s performance, and present resources that are available to help students prepare for the state assessment.

It is my hope to offer more than one presentation/session. I will communicate the dates and times of the sessions once they are finalized. Thank you in advance for your time and support of our efforts to continually improve student achievement.

Basketball Tryouts

Any student in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade is invited to try-out

Try-outs are:
Tuesday, November 19th, from 2:45-3:45 pm
Wednesday, November 20th, from 1:45-2:45 pm

Please meet Coach Wnek on the basketball courts!

Go Huskies!

Picture Retakes
Picture retakes are Friday, November 22. Please inform your student's teacher if they are having their picture taken.

Kathryn Bolasky
Principal
Sam Hughes Elementary
520.232.7400

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