March is going to be a power packed month for us at Sand Ridge. Just looking back to the way we ended February, what a great STEM fair we had at the school level and at the district level. It was great to hear the name Sand Ridge read over and over at the awards ceremony.
I want to thank our students, parents, and our Science department for representing Sand Ridge so well at this year’s STEM fair. All the projects that were presented at every level deserve a round of applause.
As for March, we have so many events going on, events such as our baseball and track tryouts, our school play will be this month and our choirs, bands and orchestra will be in full swing. Our girl’s basketball team is in season and we want to wish them the best this month. To stay up to date with all of our events, please check out our upcoming events calendar on our website, http://sandridge.wsd.net/
Parents, I would like to thank you for a wonderful Parent Teacher Conference session we had in mid- February. The continued support from our community is great to see. Thank you for coming out and talking with our faculty and staff.
March is a great transition month, we end our third quarter and start our last quarter of the year, please remind your student to finish strong, the third quarter and the rest of the year. Just wanted to give you a quick reminder of the SAGE testing that will be coming up mid-fourth quarter. We were able to finish the first round of the writing test but in April we will begin all end of level tests. Please remind your student that getting plenty of rest and eating a good breakfast are always good tips for school, especially around testing time.
I can’t believe that we are already talking about end of level testing and closing another great school year here at Sand Ridge. As we enter our spring months and with the warmer weather, and the odd winter we have had, please remind your student about being to school and in class on time and to dress appropriately. I keep thinking this warm winter has to change but we are now entering March, it might just get warmer and warmer, although with my weather predicting skills, that means it’s going to snow soon!
We have had a great year with students getting to class on time. Sand Ridge is at 60% of our school having one or less tardies for the year. We want to take advantage of all the class time possible. One other piece of data is that we are at 91% of all 9th graders being on track for high school, so our students have really set the bar for the first three quarters, we want to make a big push for everyone to “Be On Track” by time the school year ends.
What a great time to be a Scorpion, all kinds of talents will be on display this month. I’m excited for our students, and our faculty and staff.
Once again, I appreciate all of the support and service that you provide for our school. Sand Ridge is such a great school and we just keep getting better and better.
Thanks for all that you do and may your March be as fun and as exciting as ours looks to be.