"Texas Reads One Book" at Caldwell Elementary and Caldwell Intermediate.
Caldwell's Kindergarten to Fifth grade students are reading, The Lemonade Wars, by Jacqueline
Davies as part of TASA's Texas Reads One Book. Each child received their own copy and parents
and other relatives are asked to read a chapter a day with their children.
Reading Schedule with Video Links as they become available:
Monday, April 3 - Chapter 1 read with Jason Garrett at school.
Tuesday, April 4 - Chapter 2 read by Mrs. Gordon, click here for Chapter 2
Wednesday, April 5 - Chapter 3 read by Mrs. Giese click here for Chapter 3
Thursday, April 6 - Chapter 4 read by Mrs. Supak click here for Chapter 4
Friday, April 7 - Chapter 5 read by Mrs. Pagach click here for Chapter 5
Saturday, April 8 - Chapter 6 pp 67-76 read by Mrs. Easter click here for Chapter 6
Sunday, April 9 - Chapter 6 pp 77- 86
Monday, April 10 - Chapter 7 read by Mrs. Ochs click here for Chapter 7
Tuesday, April 11 - Chapter 8 pp 101-110
Wednesday, April 12 - Chapter 8 pp 111-121 read by Mrs. Zboril, click here Chapter 8
Thursday, April 13 - Chapter 9 read by Coach Goforth click here Chapter 9
Friday, April 14 - Monday, April 17 Chapter 10
Tuesday, April 18 - Chapter 11 read by Mr. Peters, click here Chapter 11
Wednesday, April 19 - Chapter 12 read by Coach Toney; and chapter 13 by Devon Morris
Thursday, April 20 - Chapter 14
Friday, April 21 - Wrap-up in classroom.
CISD will be offering Pre-Kinder for all in 2017-2018. It will include an option for after school care until 6 p.m. Certified Teachers. We are pre-registering for this fantastic program. Click here for the application. Return it to the Elementary Office or the Administration office with your $50 non-refundable registration fee.
The Texas Education Agency has released the preliminary ratings in the 2018 A to F Rating System. It is important to remember that TEA says this is a "work in progress" model. The ratings that will be released officially in two years will include other factors. This grade is a "what-if" scenario. It has no official meaning. We have recently learned that TEA will give a “model” grade again after this school year (2016-2017), however, it also will not be official. Officially, Texas currently has only one rating system and it is either “Met Standard” or “Improvement Required.” Caldwell and the campuses have had the “Met Standard,” or the highest rating for a while. CMS and CHS have earned more than the average number of “distinctions” in the current system.
This new letter grade system will incorporate a number of measures. Currently the model highlights four areas:
- Student Achievement
- Student Progress
- Closing Performance Gaps
- Post-secondary Readiness
CISD had a B, D, C and C in these four targets. Superintendent Andrew Peters reminds us that these grades are based on 15-16 STAAR scores and 14-15 attendance data. There are significant areas of concern with this new system. Peters expects TEA to make significant modifications to the system. “It is just difficult to put a single letter grade on a school district or a campus. Each community is different; every campus has a different set of challenges. One system cannot measure an entire district.” Peters stated.