It's time for Parent Teacher Conferences. They will be held at Andrew High School on Thursday, March 2. Students do not have school this day or on Friday, March 3. To sign up for a conference with your son's/daughter's teacher(s), you need to do so through Skyward, which can be found on the Andrew High School website (http://andrew.d230.org/). Conferences are 10 minutes long. The appointment scheduler will be open from February 23 until Wednesday, March 1 at noon. If you are unsure of how to sign up, you can use this website for step by step directions. The CD staff look forward to meeting with you soon.
Wednesday, March 1 is NOT a LATE START day.
Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will all be testing.
Freshmen = PSAT 9
Sophomores =PSAT 10
Juniors = SAT
SENIORS = NO SCHOOL
All students were given a letter to bring home that explains if they are testing or not and more information. There are some students that will not be following their grade level testing. If you are unsure, please contact your case manager.
Tips for testing:
* Get a good night's sleep Tuesday night
* Eat a healthy breakfast Wednesday morning
* Do not miss your bus
* Bring a healthy snack and a clear, plastic water bottle
* Leave cell phones at home
** Book bags and cell phones
are not permitted in the testing rooms.
** Lunch will not be served this day.
** Student dismissal will be at 1:30 P.M.
The CD students and staff at Andrew High School had a day dedicated to Mindfulness. The students spent time together as a whole group on activities that focused on becoming more aware of one's self in the present moment, while acknowledging and accepting one's feelings and thoughts. These activities were facilitated by Mrs. Kellermann (the CD Andrew social worker) and were very therapeutic. It was a relaxing day to gather our thoughts and focus on ourselves as individuals.
Mindfulness in schools has many proven benefits, which include: improved attention, emotional regulation, increased compassion, and reduced feelings of stress and improvement of anxiety and distress when placed in a stressful social situation.
Mr. Deacy has been a paraprofessional in the CD Program for 7 years. In early February he accepted a position as a Dean's assistant at Andrew High School. The students and staff were sad to see him leave the CD Program, but were all happy and excited for him as he embarks on a new adventure. It was hard to say goodbye (which was more like "See ya around"), but we made the most out of it, and had fun with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle themed sendoff! Good luck, Mr. Deacy! You will be missed.