The Alden Times
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firstname.lastname@example.org March 16, 2009
Students in all three grades at Alden School will be taking MCAS
examinations during two testing windows. The first window lasts
from March 30th through April 14th; the second, from May 11th
through 28th. Dates when each grade will be testing are as follows:
- Reading – March 30th; April 1st and 2nd;
- Math – May 11th and 12th.
- Composition – March 31st;
- English/Language Arts – April 8th, 9th, and 13th;
- Math – May 15th and 18th.
- English/Language Arts – April 3rd, 6th, and 7th;
- Math – May 13th and 14th;
- Science – May 19th and 20th;
- Social Studies – May 21st and 22nd.
DESE announced that it is suspending testing in
History and Social Science.
These windows are narrow, and we need to ensure that all of our
students are tested during them. We ask families not to take students
from school – for travel or for appointments – on days when they are
scheduled to take MCAS examinations.
High-end Learner Update
March 13, 2009
High-end Learner Pilot consultant Linda Tetreault will be facilitating
a parent reading discussion group in Duxbury. The discussion group
is being made available to all Duxbury residents who are interested in
gifted education through a partnership grant with the Gateway Cape
Cod Regional Resource Center and the Massachusetts Association for
Gifted Education. Discussion meetings will be held in Alden 102 on
March 24, April 2, April 14, April 28 and May 7 from 7:00pm to
8:30pm. Space is limited and on a first come first serve sign-up. For
further information and registration email Linda Tetreault at
email@example.com. Also, the District’s website
has information regarding the high-end learner pilot.
Battle Of The Books:
Wednesday, March 25th 11:15-1:00 at Ald