Announcements & Upcoming Events
FOR BUS CONCERNS PLEASE CALL FIRST STUDENT BUS COMPANY 456-6921
*STUDENT ARRIVAL TIME IS 8:15 AM AT THE PLAYGROUND.
Students who purchase breakfast in the morning may enter the building through the main entrance at 8:05 AM and must remain at the breakfast table area.
Parents who accompany students into the building are asked to please sign in at the front office.
School begins at 8:30 AM.
ALASKA MEASURES OF PROGRESS (AMP) TESTING
Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) are the new state assessments for students in grades 3-10. AMP replaces the Standards Based Assessments (SBA), which was administered for the final time in April 2014.
AMP is computer-based and will be administered for the first time in spring 2015. Learn more about the new assessments and technology practice tests at the Alaska Assessments website.
3rd and 4th graders will test April 1st-April 2nd
4th graders will take the Science paper/pencil test on Friday, April 3
5th and 6th graders will test April 7 and April 8
Lynn Weckesser, Principal
Run Laps for Fun!
4th Grade Science Testing
NEW DISTRICT WEAPONS POLICY
The School Board's firearms, deadly weapons, and weapons policies have been updated to meet Alaska Department of Education reporting requirements.
Among the changes are that all knives, regardless of blade length, are categorized as deadly weapons. State law dictates a 30-day minimum suspension from school for deadly weapon possession. For more information, visit k12northstar.org/weaponpolicy.
Revised 2014-15 Calendar
The 2014-15 calendar was revised in response to an inclement weather closure.
The last day of school for students has been adjusted to Thursday, May 21.
School calendars are available for subscription in any preferred calendar program.
To subscribe to school calendars:
• Visit the Calendar page on your school website
• Click boxes to customize calendar feed
• Click iCal to generate customized calendar feed URL
Student in the Spotlight: Jordyn Johnson
Sixth-grader, Weller Elementary School
When Jordyn Johnson does a homework assignment, she does it right. Jordyn’s teachers say when she invests her time into a project she is able to make it perfect.
Her teachers single her out as an outstanding and hardworking student who takes each piece of work seriously. Jordyn’s teachers say she possesses two of the most important qualities needed for success — a strong work ethic and attention to detail.
“Because she is able to stay focused, she succeeds at everything she attempts to do,” one teacher says. “She faces every learning opportunity with a confident attitude.”Read full article
COLD WEATHER REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS
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Board of Education // Community Survey
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board and School District are embarking upon the development of a long-term strategic plan for the district. This strategic planning initiative will provide the district with a road map and clearly defined priorities to help ensure district students receive the best education possible.
A key ingredient to this process is community feedback. Throughout the month of March, the school board will collect input via an online community survey. This survey is designed with strategic planning in mind and your perspective will inform the decision making greatly.
Please take 10-15 minutes to complete the survey – your input matters to the overall success.
Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP)
AMP is computer-based and will be administered for the first time beginning this week. Learn more about the new assessment and technology practice tests at the Alaska Assessments website.
Students in grades 4, 8, and 10 will take the Alaska Science Standards Based Assessment on April 3, which remains a paper and pencil test.
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Fridays are School Spirit Days at Weller School
Our school colors are blue and white. Students please wear Weller shirts on Fridays, or any blue or blue and white shirts.
**NEW PARKING LOT TRAFFIC FLOW**EXTRA CAUTION PLEASE**
For student and staff safety, PLEASE reduce speed and observe directional signs, cones and staff members in the expanded parking and drop off areas.
White arrows on the pavement mark traffic lanes to exit the parking lot after your students have been dropped off or picked up.