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LCAP Community Forum April 29, 2014
Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Community Forum Evergreen School District is holding a community meeting open to all parents and community members to gather input to be used in the development of the Local Control and Accountability P... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 4/17/14

Facts About Measure H
Evergreen School District is one of the top performing school districts in Santa Clara County. Five years ago, Evergreen voters passed Measure T to preserve high quality education in local elementary and middle school.  It expires this June .... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 4/17/14

We did it! Measure A funding approved
We asked you to give us your ideas…and you did! We asked you to fill the bus…and you did! We asked you to speak up…and you did! And, it worked.   On Tuesday, the County Board of Supervisors approved the $500,000 proposal ... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 4/17/14

Elementary summer internship: Real life PBL
At Monday’s Morning Pride, third to fifth grade students were offered a unique summer opportunity. Fifteen K. Smith students will become summer interns for Edcite, Inc., where they will do real projects for the real world.   is a Silico... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 4/17/14

CAASPP: #2 Pencil replaced with an iPad
     This week marks the official start of the new CAASPP testing, California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress. It is also referred to as Smarter Balanced. This assessment replaces the STAR (CST) test. For the 2014 tes... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 4/13/14

CAASPP: The “test” of the test begins April 14
 California’s new statewide testing system, CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) replaces the previous STAR test this year.  K. Smith 3rd through 6th grade students will take this testing, also known a... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 4/7/14

Measure A Hearing brought empowerment to the K. Smith Community
On Friday, March 21, we asked our community to pack the bus, and you did! More than one hundred parents, students, and staff filled the County Supervisor Chambers to advocate for Measure A funding to support K. Smith School parent programs. Measur... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 3/30/14

Register now for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten
Transitional Kindergarten and kindergarten registration has begun. If you have a child (or know one) who will turn five before Dec. 3, they should register NOW for the 2014-15 school year. If your child will be five years old on or before Septembe... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 3/23/14

Attention 6th graders, Bulldog Tech is now accepting applications
Bulldog Tech, the first New Tech Network school in Silicon Valley, is now accepting applications for 7th and 8th grade students for the 2014-15 school year. We are part of the Evergreen School District and are a school within a school model housed... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 3/2/14

CAASPP Field Test transitions us away from CST with computer-based Smarter Balanced assessment
   As you may already know, we, along with thousands of schools across California, are participating in a field test of a modern assessment system designed to help shape teaching and learning in the classroom. Known as the California Ass... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 2/28/14

2014-2015 Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration
It is now time to register for Kindergarten if your child will be five years old on or before September 1, 2014. It is now time to register for Transitional Kindergarten if your child will turn five between September 2, 2014 and December 2, 2014 .... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 2/28/14

2014-15 Evergreen School District Transfer Process dates
As we begin planning for 2014-2015 enrollments, the following dates are important to keep in mind: Renewal of Interdistrict Transfer Requests Accepted Through Thursday, May 29, 2014 If your child is currently attending an Evergreen School District... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 2/28/14

38 Elementary & Middle Schools Worth Visiting

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Recently we chronicled 35 High Schools Worth Visiting. That led to a request for a similar compilation of inspiring elementary and middle schools. Far from exhaustive, our list includes schools that achieve extraordinary results, create powerful learning experiences, and/or have created innovative technology blends.

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21. The 130 school New Tech Network (NTN) includes a growing number of project-based STEM-focused middle and elementary schools. The Evergreen School District in San Jose, California is home to Bulldog Tech, a NTN demonstration site, and Katherine Smith Elementary.

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