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Your opportunity to gain experience with advanced/smart manufacturing: CNC machining, mills, lathes, blueprint reading, CAD/CAM, fusion and earn THREE MCC COLLEGE CREDITS FOR FREE!
July 8 - 26, 2019 at the BOCES 2 WEMOCO Careen & Technical Education Center, 3589 Big Ridge Road, Spencerport
Open to all Monroe County incoming 9th & 10th graders who have completed Algebra 1. Students must provide their own transportation and lunch.
The District has prepared an Investment Plan that describes how Smart Schools Bond Act funds will be used to support infrastructure upgrades aligned with our digital conversion. A public hearing will be held at the February 25, 2019 Board meeting to discuss this Plan. Click on this link to learn more about the Smart Schools Bond Act and to review the District's Plan.
New York State is required by the United States Department of Education to identify low performing schools. This identification is based on test results from the annual grades three through eight and Regents assessments in English Language Arts, Math, and Science, as well as chronic absenteeism (absent 10% or more). For high schools, the identification also includes social studies, graduation rates, and a new measure of college, career, and civic readiness. Student participation in the three through eight assessments is a factor in the identification where participation is less than 95%.
The accountability status of our schools and District is as follows:
T. J. Connor Elementary School – Good Standing 2018-2019, Potential Targeted Support and Improvement School 2019-2020
Middle/High School – Good Standing
Wheatland-Chili Central School District – Target District
This information was embargoed and not available for sharing until late in the day on Thursday, January 17.
Our identification as a Target District relates to the performance of a small subgroup of our students (21 students) in grades three through five who sat for the assessments in English Language Arts and Math in 2017-2018. This District designation results from the potential designation for T. J. Connor in 2019-2020.
We have worked over the past years to support all of our students toward higher performance and will continue to do so. All struggling students are supported through our strategic Response to Intervention Plan including academic and social and emotional support. Students receive intensive individual interventions based on their needs.
Attached is Five Things Every Parent Should Know about New York State’s Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act for your reference.
Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize harmful effects and find balance. The award winning documentary explores the impact of screen technology on kids and offers parents and families proven solutions that work. The documentary was created by physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston when she found herself constantly struggling with her own two children about screen time. Wheatland-Chili will be hosting the film on Wednesday, February 27 at 6:00 p.m. at the Middle School/High School. All parents and grade 6-12 students are invited. Content not appropriate for K-5 students.
hrek the Musical will be on stage at Wheatland-Chili High School on March 21 at 4:00 p.m. for Senior Citizens and matinee ticket holders. Senior Citizens are able to reserve their complimentary tickets in advance for the March 21 performance. Shows on March 22 and 23 are at 7:00 p.m. We hope you’ll join us. Tickets are $10 and will be available beginning February 25 online here on the District website and at the door one hour before each performance.
One of our Board of Education goals relates to community outreach, and providing our parents and community with information so they are well informed. We have launched our Electronic Newsletter to support this goal. The Electronic Newsletter is available biweekly, and includes current news from our schools. Current issues are available on our website in our Quick Links
Mad Science WNY offered an exciting show of science in action for T. J. Connor students to spark ideas for their own presentations at the 4 th Annual Science Fair. Did you know that when Hollywood movie studios want to make a dinosaur sound they ask a scientist for help? Thank you to the WCPTA for sponsoring the presentation by Mad Science and for hosting the Science Fair.
Wheatland-Chili graduate and current Nazareth College sophomore Brianna Parker returned to WCHS as a guest speaker in Val Savage’s Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art class. She discussed time management and assignments during her freshman and sophomore years studying art at Nazareth. She is working with Adobe Suite Software, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Animate, in addition to working with traditional sketching and drawing media.
JoAnne Iovoli applies the principles of Green Chemistry in her AP Biology, chemistry, and electives plant science and landscaping classes. Why go green? Because it reduces the use of chemicals used and chemical waste generated; teaches each student a safe sustainable way to learn a lesson; it’s safer for all; and prevents pollution and exposure to toxins.
The Monroe County School Music Association holds three Solo Festivals in the month of January for elementary, junior high, and high schools to select students for the All County Ensemble. Students perform a solo work on their instrument for a qualified adjudicator. The piece of music is rated in difficulty on a six point scale, with six being the most difficult. The students' performances are rated by the adjudicator, on a 28 point scale for levels I through IV, and on a 100 point scale for levels V and VI. Taking the difficulty rating and the performance rating into account, the selection committee selects the number of students on each instrument needed to form a band and an orchestra.
T. J. Connor faculty hosted the second annual Family Math Night as an opportunity to showcase what students are working on in school and share ways families can be involved at home to help parents support their children’s learning. The TJ Connor faculty members taught students and parents games they could play at home. The games focused on fluency with all four operations, problem solving, and grade level specific skill building.
The purpose of the Spartan Hockey Teacher Appreciation Night is to honor a teacher who has made a difference or impacted a player’s life. Wheatland-Chili student Jake Franklin honored Mr. Christopher Peets and Wheatland-Chili student Anthony Polisseni honored Mr. Robert Schneider. There are 22 players from four different schools on the Spartan Hockey team. Each player had a teacher attend to honor and thank for their support. It was a nice event, organized for a good reason, and a great game.
The Family and Community Engagement Team Presented Technology in the 21st Century Classroom: 6 Tools in 60 minutes on January 9. Parents learned about the K-12 Digital Conversion of the District Technology Plan and the Technology tools students are using in the classroom. If you missed the event view the video on the District website at: http://bit.ly/WCTechTools
School Resource Officer (SRO) Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Lauren Udicious presented to Danielle Bartl’s High School students about the opioid epidemic. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention statistics show that the opioid epidemic is bigger than the AIDS epidemic in 1985. In 2017 there were 220 opioid deaths in Monroe County, up from eight in 2011.
T. J. Connor’s fifth graders work together in pairs each morning from 8:30 to 8:45 a.m. in the Bookstore. The schedule rotates each week so that all students have a turn to work several times throughout the year. The Bookstore is a good way for the workers to practice their math skills and their social skills, as they greet and help their customers each morning. Lora DeNero is the Bookstore advisor.
ransportation Assistant Todd Shero with bus drivers Scott Lund, Gary Kaminska, Beth Wacenske, and Karen Nash together with bus aide Karen Ahrens and Monroe County School Resource Officer Lauren Udicious gave the 5 Bus Rules safety lesson to all T. J. Connor students in small group sessions. In addition students were reminded during winter weather: Do not play on or around snow banks. Student Bethany Bucher said it best about the presentation and the 5 Bus Rules, “The bus is a moving school.”
Art teacher Val Savage selected the artwork of Allissa Merritt and Nissa Burch to be in the Start Here 2019 High School/Middle School Art Exhibition.
On the day after Christmas, almost three years ago, Darlene Palmer’s son died of a heroin overdose. Palmer and her daughter, Shannon, visited Danielle Bartl’s high school Health class to share their story of addiction and loss. Palmer’s presentation comes at the beginning of Bartl’s unit on drug use and abuse.
The Wheatland-Chili Central School District community is committed to academic excellence which empowers all individuals to become motivated learners and challenges them to excel as citizens in a global society.