Catskill Police Benevolent Association
October 29th 2016 6PM-8PM
Free Admission and free Cupcakes and Candy
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3rd Graders Put Pen to Paper to Mark Constitution Day
Mr. Rice’s and Mrs. Tedford’s third grade classes celebrated Constitution Day by drafting their own constitution for their classrooms. Constitution Day commemorates the signing of our nation's Constitution in Philadelphia, PA on September 17, 1787. The fifty-seven delegates who signed the original document hailed from all over the newly formed United States of America and had worked together for four months to design a framework for our government that we still use today. At CES, the children began by working in committees to brainstorm rules for a fair, peaceful, protected, and happy classroom for all. Read full article...
New Schedule, Team Teaching at CMS
New for the 2016-17 school year, Catskill Middle School has introduced a new building schedule that puts greater focus on individual student learning needs and supports a new team-teaching approach at our school. Highlights include a regularly scheduled skill-building period, called Academic Team Time, that gives students targeted support or enrichment in the areas they need it most. The school also added an afterschool period so students can stay late on any day and get extra help with their school work. The new schedule also ups access to exploratory courses, with students in grades six through eight now taking one quarter each of art, music, technology, and family & consumer sciences over the course of the school year. Read full article...
Board of Education Adopted Goals for 2016 - 2017
Reduce referrals, in school and out of school suspensions by 10%.
Decrease course failures by 10% each quarter from the previous year.
Increase the graduation rate of grade 9 cohorts from the previous year.
Increase by 5% proficiency and mastery on state assessments.
Read on grade level by the end of grade 2.
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