CES Yearbooks are now on sale for the 2016-17 school year. The price is $15. Make checks payable to CES PTO. Forms are in the office at Crothersville Elementary School.
Monthly Archives: March 2017
Kindergarten round-up will be on Tuesday, April 11. Call the elementary to set up an appointment at 793-2622. Your child must be 5 by Aug. 1, 2017.
It is our goal that every student develops a passion for reading. We provide many opportunities on a daily basis for students to be exposed to a variety of texts. Every once and awhile we are faced with the question, “Why do we have to read?” Here are a variety of ways to answer this question.
- Reading exercises your brain.
- Reading increases your ability to empathize with others.
- Reading improves concentration and focus.
- Reading helps develop creativity.
- Reading is entertaining.
- Reading provides knowledge and information.
- Reading enriches language and vocabulary.
- Reading reduces stress and puts you in a better mood.
As we are now into the “snow season,” it sometimes becomes necessary to close or delay school. You can check the following stations for closings or delays: WMPI 105.3 FM WJAA 96.3 FM WHAS – TV Channel 11 WLKY – TV Channel 32.
This month students will be taking the ISTEP+ assessment. While teachers have been dedicated to preparing students academically for this test, parents have a role in the test taking process as well. Please make sure your child receives the following on test days:
*Make sure your child gets enough sleep on the night before the test
*Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast
*Keep a positive attitude about assessments
*Talk about the assessment with your child, as this can reduce stress
*Encourage your child to do their best
We wish the best of luck to all students taking the ISTEP+ this month.
Classrooms look very different today than they did 20 years ago. When you walk into a classroom today you would notice students using technology. Some may be on their smartphones, laptops or tablets. You will notice that students are engaged and having fun.
There are many benefits to using technology in the classroom. The first benefit is an increase in student motivation. Today’s generation is excited about using technology and catch on very quickly. Another benefit is students are able to take a more active role in their education. Very rarely do students just sit in their chair and listen to a teacher lecture. Technology gives teachers the ability to draw students in and involve them in learning. Technology allows students to collaborate with peers as they work on many technology-based projects.
Crothersville is taking advantage of this great tool by exposing students in grades K-12 to a variety of technology-based experiences. With technology in the classroom, the possibilities are endless.