Parents please remember that school begins at 9am and ends at 3:25. Students are expected to arrive between 8:40 and 8:55 and should be picked up promptly by 3:30. Scope is available before and after school. Boys and Girls Club at Black Hawk is available after school September-May.
Drop Off and Dismissal Safety
ALL children enter the CAFETERIA doors before school. Doors open at 8:40 Breakfast 8:40-8:55 Students who choose not to eat are to read a book in their classroom line. BUSSES will be on Lenox before and after school. CARS should pick up on college after school. Children crossing the street are to use the CROSS WALK. For the safety of everyone, please use the crosswalk and have children enter cars from the sidewalk.
Black Hawk School Instructional Focus
Black Hawk's Instructional Focus Black Hawk will be focusing on comprehension this school year. You can help by reading daily with your child and discussing the stories you read together. A school wide effort to have all Black Hawk Elementary School students show measurable growth in reading with understanding through the implementation of comprehension strategies.
STUDENT FRIENDLY FOCUS I Can... Read Think Understand & Learn
Respect Yourself Respect Others Respect Property Follow Directions the First Time Given
At Black Hawk We Show S.W.A.A.G. And H.A.L.L.S
S- Sit up straight W- Watch the Speaker A. Actively Listen A- Ask Questions G- Give Feedback
H.A.L.L.S is the expectation for all students when in the hallway. H- hands at your side or behind your back A- always facing forward L- lips zipped L- low speed S- silent passage (this means we wave to friends and adults rather than speaking to them)
Goals For Life
I can make good choices even if I am mad. I can be okay even if others are not okay. I can do something even if I don't want to. (Or if it's hard)
At Black Hawk Elementary School, we are dedicated to learning and working together for the academic success of all students.
Our Vision Black Hawk Elementary School Learning Achieving Collaborating Kindling family and community relationships
Feedback with Revision- "When you know better, You do better" Children need to be aware of what part of their work is incorrect and why. Children also need to know when they are practicing skills correctly to build their confidence as learners.
Daily Independent Reading- Readers benefit greatly from reading each day. Reading books, magazines, cereal boxes, newspapers, receipts, grocery lists and other forms of print allow time for children to use and practice valuable reading skills.
Vocabulary With Context Clues- When reading students often come across words they do not know the meaning of. Learning how to use other words in the sentence or paragraph to figure out the meaning of unknown words is a valuable skill.
Fluency and Comprehension
At Black Hawk School our focus is fluency with comprehension.
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