Principal's Blog


Mr. Jeremy Brush

Principal



Welcome

posted Aug 10, 2018, 9:45 AM by Jeremy Brush

I would like to welcome everyone back for another exciting school year. The custodial and maintenance staff has been hard at work cleaning, repairing, and making physical changes to the building. Our secretarial staff has been hard at working preparing schedules, lockers, and getting our students registered for the upcoming school year. And finally, our teachers have been hard at work preparing their curriculum for the upcoming school year. One of the major changes we are going to have this year is our new Go Math! series. All 3 district buildings will be aligned in our math curriculum. 

The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 15th. It is a full day of school. Mr. Brush and Mr. Shelton will be grilling hot dogs for lunch that first day. We will be walking all students through the building that day and discussing expectations. Students go through an abbreviated version of their daily schedule that day as well.

We look forward to seeing our students next week and look forward to a great 2018-2019 school year.

Jeremy Brush
Principal


Enriched Changes for 2018-2019

posted Apr 20, 2018, 12:26 PM by Jeremy Brush


April 20, 2018


Parkview Junior High School and the CUSD #20 Board of Education recently revamped their enriched program for mathematics, reading, and writing at the junior high level.

Currently, enriched courses are offered for these subjects during the 6th grade year. Placement in these courses is based on previous state exams (PARCC score) or teacher recommendation. We will no longer be offering enriched courses to our 6th and 7th grade students but will continue to have enriched courses for our 8th grade students.

The curriculum at the junior high level is different than at the elementary level. By holding off on enriched courses until their 8th grade year, we can allow our students to transition better into the junior high curriculum the first two years at Parkview. We can then better place our students in correct courses that will prepare them for their future.

At the end of the 7th grade year, students will take a comprehensive exam for math, reading, and writing. This will cover a wide range of topics from the 7th grade year. As a 1st year with no cut off scores, we will look at putting in the top 5% of scores into 8th grade enriched courses.

While this is a change in our former policy, both the Parkview Junior High Leadership Team and the CUSD #20 Board of Education believe it will be a good change for our students. This will allow us to place students in challenging courses based on their academic successes.


Sincerely,





Jeremy Brush, Principal,

Parkview Junior High School


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