All juniors (third-year cohort) in the state of Nebraska are required to take the ACT assessment in the spring. There will be no costs associated with administering the ACT assessment to juniors. A very small portion of juniors (generally less than 1% of the overall student population) will qualify for the NeSA-Alternate Assessment in the spring. The NeSA-Alternate Assessment is a paper/pencil assessment that has been designed for students with severe cognitive disabilities or multi-handicapping conditions.
Diller-Odell Public Schools will administer the ACT online to all juniors on April 26. Due to the stringent testing requirements, students in grades 7-10 & 12 will not have school on April 26. There is also a junior high track meet occurring on this day and buses will run accordingly for any student that is out for junior high track. The elementary school will still be in session on April 26. All juniors will be required to report to school by 7:45 a.m. and the ACT assessment should be complete by 1:30 p.m. Parents will be responsible for transporting their junior son or daughter to and from school on April 26, only if your son or daughter cannot drive to school. The school will be providing lunch to all juniors free of cost after the ACT assessment is complete. Makeups will take place at the elementary school in Diller on April 27 and April 28 for any junior that is absent on April 26.
Here is a sample itinerary that districts must follow when administering the ACT in their district.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you might have regarding the new state testing requirements in Nebraska.
Christopher Prososki, Ed.D.
The School Board looks forward to the feedback received.
April 4, 2017
The 2nd Grade class visited Morrill Hall for our spring field trip. We all enjoyed the many things the museum had to offer. Some of our favorites were the planetarium, mammoth fossils, and the discovery center. We finished the day with a quick stop at Dairy Queen.
Following the skits, the elementary students worked in groups to fill a large chart paper with kind words. Next, the students each had the chance to crumple the chart and direct a mean word to the paper. Finally the students were asked to smooth their paper out and make the wrinkles disappear. They discovered it was impossible. The students were asked to think about the lasting power of unkind words and how they ruin the power of many kind words.
The rally ended with a balloon release. Everyone recited an Autism poem, and on cue the sky was dotted with spots of blue. Each balloon carried a message from the school about the rally as well as the name and grade level of a Diller-Odell student. As of Monday the students have been contacted by one family from Rolla, MO, who found the air delivered greeting from 1st grader, Madilyn Dendinger. Read their email below:
Hi! My name is Sharon Clayton and I am from Rolla, Mo. I got your name out of the newspaper article regarding your classes balloon release . Just wanted to write and let you and the students know we found the balloon of first grader, Madilyn Dendinger, in our tree line morning. I think it is really nice what your class did to bring awareness to autism in support of their classmate.
Keep up the good work!
Friend Invite Gold Medal Champions-April 18th
Haley in the 3200M
Reese in the 110 Hudles and the 300 Hurdles
Madison in the High Jump.
Track Athletes of the Week-April 19th
Haley-New school record in the 3200M - 12:13.5
Reese-New school record in the 110 hurdles - 15.10
April 11th-Gold Medal Winners at the Lewiston Invite
Emily in the pole vault
Reese in the 110 Hurdles and 300 Hurdles.
Cory in the pole vault
4x100 Relay: Dylan, Reese, Tyson, William (tied school record)
The 4x100 Relay team tied the school record!
Track Athletes of the Week-April 13th
Emily was gold medal winner in the pole vault.
Reese won gold in the 110 hurdles, 300 Hurdles.
March 28th-Turkey Creek Relays Gold Medalists
Girls High Jump: Madison and Emily
Girls 60M Hurdles: Madison, Mackenzie, Kyleigh, Faith
Girls 4x800 Relay: Haley, Melina, Paige, Madison
Boys Shot put: Trevor and Tyler
Boys 70 M Hurdles: Armando, Tucker, William, Reese
Boys 4x400 Relay: Dylan, Reese, Ryan, Christian
Track Athletes of the Week-March 27th
Congratulations to the track team on their 3rd and 4th place finish at the Turkey Creek Relay meet.
March 27 Week track athletes of the week: Reese and Madison
March 23-Pioneer Indoor Gold Medalists
Haley in the 3200 M and 1600M
Reese in the 60 M Hurdles
4x400 Relay - Dylan, Ryan, Reese, Christian
And, congratulations to the track team on their 4th and 2nd place finish at the Pioneer Indoor meet.
Track Athletes of the Week-March 19th
Reese and Haley
Haley set new school records in the 3200M and 1600M races. Super job Haley!
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