Converse County School District #2 Announcements
I want to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back to school and update you on the different activities that have occurred over the summer and what is new and different with the upcoming 2014-15 school year. As I wrote last year in Perceptions, our Curriculum Coordinating Council (CCC) was working on revising the school district grading policy. What parents and students will see new and different with Grades K-6 report cards are letter grades will no longer appear on the report cards. A student’s academic achievement will be reported to parents using a four point rubric. The four point rubric will reflect how students are doing on the Wyoming State Standards. Converse County School District #2’s local curriculum is aligned to the Wyoming State Standards. Student’s work will be assessed and reported as Advanced, Proficient, Basic, or Below Basic. Students in Grades 7-12 will still have traditional letter grades. Another major change is that the school district will no longer print student report cards. Parents may obtain this information on line from our student data system - PowerSchool. If a parent does not have access to a computer, the school will print a report card for those parents requesting a printed report card.
You will also notice a number of construction projects around the schools that have been completed. At Glenrock Intermediate/Middle School we have finished Phase II of the concrete work around the school with new sidewalks and landscaping. Also, a new parking lot has been completed across the street from GIMS on Third Street. The parking lot will accommodate 36 vehicles. There will be visitor parking spaces for those parents who are visiting GIMS. To access the parking lot, you will enter the parking lot off Third Street and exit using the alley. We are requesting parents who take their children to school in the morning to drop off their children on the Third Street side of the school and not on Fourth Street. Fourth Street is a very busy state highway in the mornings and we are very concerned about student safety. It is illegal to stop in the middle of a highway and you could be ticketed for impeding traffic from any law enforcement agency. The other major project is the completion of the artificial turf at the High School football field. The school district will have a short dedication ceremony of the new field before our first home football game on Friday, September 5.