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NAEP Completed!

During the week of February 8, our fourth graders took the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history.

Since NAEP assessments are administered uniformly using the same sets of test booklets across the nation, NAEP results serve as a common metric for all states and selected urban districts. The assessment stays essentially the same from year to year, with only carefully documented changes. This permits NAEP to provide a clear picture of student academic progress over time.

If you would like to find out more about the NAEP work, visit the website.


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Charlie’s Dump Was Hoppin’

When school is closed due to a snow day, the next best place to be is CHARLIE’S DUMP!

Some of our 4th graders spent the day sledding and snowboarding down the hill.  As you can see in the photos below, they had a blast.   Shown below are:  Brenden Tockstein, Grant Sitzema, Mason Slattery, and Austin Brandt.

And…I can’t be the only non-Hudsonville person who repeatedly asks the question, “What is the story behind this place being called Charlie’s Dump?”  Anyone want to write a story of the history of Charlie’s Dump so I can post it on the blog?

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Fourth Grade Field Trip ON~!

Rain plans for today are as follows:

Group games at Christ Memorial Church’s Youth Center (Many thanks to Claire Boesma’s son-in-law arranging this for us at the last minute.)

Directions to the Youth Center DIRECTIONS

If the weather clears, they group may go to Kirk Park and Hemlock Park for Nature Trail Activities and Lunch.

Directions for Kirk Park and Hemlock Park