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Sun Valley Elementary School's Heightened Expectations and Rigor
It is no secret that North Carolina has adopted the National Common Core and Essential Standards as our new Standard Course of Study. On Thursday, November 7, 2013, the North Carolina State Board of Education also approved the READY Accountability Model to assess student performance in an effort to more accurately paint a picture of student performance. These forms of assessments are more rigorous than the ones used by schools in the past, and as a result, administrators and teachers across Union County are anticipating lower student scores.
North Carolina State Superintendent, June Atkinson in a recent e-mail to Union County administrators wants all parents in our county to remain positive. She also encourages each of us to focus on the following three main points:
- The importance of raising standards. We want our children to not only succeed at the next grade level or high school course, but graduate from high school career and college ready.
Sun Valley Elementary & American Traditions
November and December can be exciting months in Union County. Many parents visit relatives while school is closed for either Thanksgiving or Winter Break. It is a time to relax and be with loved ones. Enjoying football games or simply watching all the different parades is a must for many residents in the county.
Many American Jewish families are celebrating this year as Hanukkah 2013 began on the evening of Wednesday, November 27, and will end the evening of Thursday, December 5. It is so important this year because it has been 125 years since Thanksgiving and Hanukkah have been celebrated in America at the same time!Full Story