Thursday, March 5th, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
The Barnstable Intermediate School takes pride in its role as an important bridge for students as they make the transition from elementary education to secondary education on their way to becoming more self-reliant, disciplined, and caring young adults. Students and staff are engaged in challenging, differentiated instruction applying effective effort strategies to reach their maximum individual potential. Students contribute to a positive school climate that promotes a sense of belonging and connection to their school and community. Our success is measured by gains in individual student growth and academic achievement.
Special Education Parent Advisory Council
Barnstable Intermediate School will host the February meeting of the Barnstable Public Schools’ SEPAC. We would like to invite all parents of Barnstable school students to attend a workshop on inclusion. Dr. Cheryl Jorgensen, an Inclusive Education Consultant, will present this workshop that demonstrates how inclusive education works to improve the education of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, and also enriches the educational experiences of all students. The workshop will be held in the Barnstable Intermediate School Library on Thursday, February 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Child care will be provided.
PARCC is an acronym for the national educational testing program that has been proposed to replace MCAS testing. The PARCC exam is based on the Common Core national standards for education. Barnstable School District has decided to participate fully in PARCC testing this year after having field tested the exam in limited scope in certain schools last spring. The PARCC exams occur twice during the school year, first in March and again in May. Both English Language Arts and Mathematics tests are administered during both testing sessions. The state has provided Barnstable with a window of time in which to administer the exams. There are 3 ELA and 2 Math exams scheduled for the March test. The following schedule outlines the dates and exams that Barnstable Intermediate School will follow.
Monday, March 23: Grade 6– Math Test #1 and Grade 7 - ELA Test #1
Tuesday, March 24 – Make-Up Date
Wednesday, March 25: Grade 6 – Math Test # 2 and Grade 7 – ELA Test #2
Thursday, March 26 - Make-Up Date
Friday, March 27: Grade 6- ELA Test #1 and Grade 7 – ELA Test #3
Monday, March 30: Grade 6– ELA Test #2 and Grade 7– Math Test #1
Tuesday, March 31 - Make-Up Date
Wednesday, April 1: Grade 6– ELA Test #3 and Grade 7– Math Test #2
Thursday, April 2 - Make-Up Date
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM School Committee Meeting: Town Hall - Hearing Room