Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

At Discovery School we recognize that each student is unique. One Size DOES NOT Fit All. Each child learns differently. That is why one of the assessment tools we use is one that helps us measure the progress that each student makes in his or her grade’s curriculum.

MAP tests are computerized adaptive assessments that test differently, allowing teachers to see their students as individuals – each with their own base of knowledge. MAP assessments provide detailed, actionable data about where each child is on their unique learning path. Because student engagement is essential to any testing experience, these tests offer the students test items that interest children and help to capture detail about what they know and what they’re ready to learn. It gives information teachers can use in the classroom to help every child, every day.

This Wednesday, September 19 we begin our first testing session for 2018-2019 school year. Our students in grades K-10 will be taking the assessments in Math, Reading and Language Usage. We ask that parents stress to their child(ren) the importance of taking these tests and giving their best effort.  Teachers need accurate measures of each student so that they can plan the activities and resources to meet each student’s needs.

If you would like more information, please visit http://www.nwea.org/  or ask your child’s teacher how this wonderful tool allows them to help your child in class.

Thursday, September 6, 2018


This is a very exciting week! Our Independence Day Celebration will take place on Thursday, September 13.The committee has been working very hard to make this an attractive event for our students (and parents who wish to join us).

The day will begin with a Potluck Desayuno Catracho in each homeroom (anticipated thanks to all the parents for pitching in) from 8:00 to 8:50 a.m.

The students will then travel to four different workshop / stations:

9:00 - 9:40 a.m. Art Exhibition - Parents are welcome to visit and enjoy the replicas our students have made of famous Honduran painters’ masterpieces. Our Elementary students will present replicas of Arturo Lopez Rodezno and Moises Becerra.

9:40 - 10:20 a.m. Painting Workshop - The students will paint a ceramic traditional item. A huge THANKS goes to our DPTO for donating the pieces that our students will be painting on that day!
10:20 - 11:00 a.m. Honduran Dancing - The children will participate in an interactive activity where they will learn fun steps to traditional Honduran dances.
11:00 - 11:40 a.m. Traditional Games - The will wrap up the day enjoying many of the traditional games that are played by children in Honduras.

This is an Early Dismissal Day, students will be leaving the school at 11:40 a.m. 

INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY - We want to remind everyone that in observance to the
Independence of Honduras, there will be no school on Friday, September 14 and
Monday; September 17. Classes resume on Tuesday. Enjoy your holiday!

GENERAL ASSEMBLY - Please remember to mark your calendars for Saturday, September 22 at 9:00 a.m. when we will host an Informational General Assembly. Child care will be provided for those who need it. We hope you can come and support this event.