School Garden to Table
Students in grades 3 and 4 at H.W. Good Elementary School in the Yough School District had the opportunity to stay after school and make dinner from the produce that they grew in the learning garden. Students made homemade pizza, salad, dressing, vegetables and dip, and salsa. Students learned how each product was grown from seed and had the opportunity to cut, clean, and prepare each item. The learning garden was started last spring from a grant through the Consortium for Public Education. The school plans to expand their garden and offer more opportunities for students to be exposed to various fruits and vegetables. Special thanks to Mrs. Steban, Mrs. Sites, Miss King, Mr. DePhillips,
Mr. Wagner, Mrs. Bogac, and Mrs. Owade for making this event possible.
Congratulations students for completing our summer reading challenge. We are so proud of you! Summer shouldn't mean taking a break from learning,especially reading. Studies show that most students
experience a loss of reading skills over the summer months, but children who continue to read actually gain skills. Efforts should be made during the summer to help children sustain reading skills, practice reading and read for enjoyment. Taking the time to read with your child can help you evaluate your child's reading skills. Educators consider summer reading very important in developing life-long reading habits, in maintaining
literacy skills and in promoting reading for pleasure. Studies have repeatedly shown that children who continue to read during the summer months perform better when school resumes in the fall. Research has also shown that when parents are actively involved in learning at home, their children become more successful in and out of school.
Special thanks to Mrs. Klobucar and Mrs. Terzolino for organizing the challenge.
Open House Auction Basket Winner
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Our building theme to support our positive behavior plan is be a Super HERO.
H- Have a positive attitude
E- Everyone gives their best effort
R- Respect each other
O- Organization & Optimism are the keys to success
Students work daily to pick produce in the learning garden. It has been amazing watching the herbs and vegetables transform. We are learning how to become a home gardener.
TOP 10 MOST IMPROVED PA ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
According to School Digger, H.W. Good has been ranked as a top 10 elementary school for showing improvement in the state of Pennsylvania. School digger ranks schools based on the most recently reported test scores. Their ranking system for states is as follows: they take all the schools that have test scores for Math and English and then average the Math score across all the grades, and then average English score across all the grades, and add them together to make a combined score. That combined score is then sorted. The highest combined score is ranked #1, the second highest #2, and so on.
We are currently ranked 531 out of 1,469 across the state. This is a drastic improvement from the past. In 2012, we were ranked 1089th out of 1606. For more details you can check out their website at www.schooldigger.com. On the front tab, click “Most Improved”
Do you live in the Yough School District and have a child who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2014? Enrollment packets will be available at your local elementary school March 31-May 2 during school hours 10 am – 3 pm.
Please pick up a packet and make an appointment for the Annual Yough School District Kindergarten Registration and Screening Day: H.W. Good Elementary - May 7, 2014.