December 1, 2016
The 2016-2017 school year is nearing the halfway point. It has been a very good first half of the year as the district has offered some new programming like dual enrollment classes through University of Akron and 7th and 8th grade STEM courses. Our fall sports involved a large percentage of students in grades 7-12 and our marching band again represented our school well.
Several parents and residents have asked about the recent state report card release. It is difficult to assess completely as this is the third straight year with three different assessments being used for the report card. Nevertheless, as a district we are working hard to improve our achievement levels at some grade levels on these tests. The results do not reflect the hard work our students and teachers are putting in. The district is committed to improving these achievement levels by efforts on student writing and critical thinking skills.
On a positive note, the district scored a “B” on the Progress measure on the report card. This reflects that overall students made more than a year’s growth in a year’s time. Each of the individual student subgroups measured in this area showed at least a year’s growth in a year’s time as well.
Lastly, I welcome you to come to an upcoming student event to see what we are so proud of in the Brooklyn City Schools. Check out our district calendar for these events. Whether the holiday music concerts, a basketball game, a wrestling match, or the musical in early March, our Brooklyn students are talented. They enjoy showcasing their talents for you.
Thanks for your continued support of the Brooklyn Schools.