Dear HP Families and FriendsThank you for all who participated in Spring conferences to partner with us as we strive to cultivate opportunities for success for each and every student. At these conferences we discussed the chance for students struggling in a core class to participate in Summer School which will be free of charge for middle school students. We highly recommend participation for students who can benefit from the extra academic support. A Summer School Information Link has been established on our website. High school credit retrieval information is also available for high school students that have failed one or more of their core classes. Making up these courses is important to keep students on-track for graduation. If you have any questions about summer school, please don’t hesitate to call one of our counselors, Mr. Claudio, or Mrs. Irving at (253) 583-5418 and they will happily assist you.HP ASSESSMENTSMAPStudents completed their second round of testing on our Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). All students have had the opportunity to chart their growth and to set new goals for the final MAP test. Teachers have analyzed student growth and progress and they developed strategies to support students who may need additional interventions. Overall the results for our students are very positive. On average, students in all grade levels in both reading and math exceeded their projected growth targets on this assessment and many achieved scores that are typically well above their peers on a national average.SBACAs you know, students have been piloting the new state test, The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). This test is a multistate assessment aligned with a common core of academic content standards for English language Arts and mathematics. Smarter Balanced assessments are designed to measure student progress toward college and career readiness. The information gained from pilot testing this year will help to solidify needed changes for the coming year when the assessments will be given in all schools across the state. We appreciate your support in helping to make sure that students take this pilot process seriously as the information we gain will be beneficial for future testing.Thank you again for your continued support and partnership. I, along with the HP staff, hope you have a wonderful Spring Break. We look forward to celebrating with all of our volunteers on the evening of April 9th because we know that our school just wouldn’t be the same without you!Sincerely,Lisa Boyd
Volunteer Celebration!Please join us as we celebrate our volunteers Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. at HP! There will be dinner, cake, and lots of love! Please RSVP to 253-583-5418 by April 18.
New Student Information NightsAll parents interested in enrollment for 2014-2015 are invited and encouraged to attend one of our New Student Info Nights this spring. They are held in the gym at HP, starting at 6:00 p.m. on 2/26, 3/26 and 4/23.Attendees will hear about HP, and the IB program from staff and students and receive enrollment packets the night they attend.Enrollment packets are accepted for in-district students May 5 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Out-of-district student forms will be accepted starting May 12.If you have a sibling entering, we must know by May 1; that way we can save a space; otherwise there may not be room.
Spring Choir ConcertLakes Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.
Community Service Days Students will perform community service on June 9 & 10 this year; our planning day will be April 16. If you would like to help this year, please contact Mrs. Reandeau. This year's groups are: Arts and MuralFood BankHP Clean Up and GardenDocumentariansSteilacoom ParksHP Blueberry FarmPuget Creek CleanupTrail RestorationElementary MentorsLegacy (oral histories)