At Vance Elementary we value Good Character! Therefore each month we focus on a different character trait and will recognize those students who exemplify these traits!
KINDNESS - Being considerate, courteous, helpful and understanding of others. Treating others nicely and being a good friend.
How can we show this?
- Say something nice to someone
- Help others in need
- Smile at people in the hallway
- Think of others before you think of yourself
Students meeting qualifying criteria in grades K‐7 can take advanced academic content in mathematics or English Language Arts through Single Subject Acceleration (SSA). This ensures opportunities for appropriate levels of academic challenge.
SSA allows students to show mastery of content in select elementary or middle school courses. Students who prove mastery do not have to take the course and may move on to the next level.
Parents may nominate their child to skip a grade level of content in either English Language Arts or mathematics.
Students are nominated for SSA by their parents or guardians. They will be assessed at their school based upon grade level. Depending on grade level and subject, this could include a multiple-choice test and/or a writing sample. Your school will have more specific information about this process once your child is nominated.
We only accept SSA nominations during specific times of spring semester for the following school year. Track 4's nomination window is May 5 - 18.
The Single Subject Acceleration nomination form is due to your child’s school before final dismissal time on the last day of the nomination window.
For more information regarding SSA and the nomination process, please contact Jennifer Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some students are talking about the miniseries "13 Reasons Why," dealing with a student's death by suicide. We do not recommend that your student watch the series. However, if you choose to watch it, here is some helpful information for healthy discussion about it.
There are two information sessions in May about upcoming changes to your child’s school assignment.
There are two information sessions in May about upcoming changes in Extended Content Classes that will occur over the next four years.