New Town ES has been awarded an A+ for overall academic performance during the 2015-16 school year.
Our school EXCEEDED growth in all academic areas this past school year. In addition to exceeding growth, our school met all federal and state target goals, as well as increased in overall percentages used to measure accountability under the state's READY Accountability Model.
Many CONGRATULATIONS are sent to the hard-working students, parents, and staff. Together, we continue to partner to provide our children with an excellent foundation for learning!
Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to our school, #6354.
It is Holiday Season! Everybody’s mind is on Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Diwali and Hanukkah. It truly is one of our favorite times of the year. However, in 4th grade we are committed to teaching our students the importance of service to our community, country, and to all humankind. As a grade level, we spent the past several weeks teaching students about the rights, responsibilities and the privilege of being American. One of our main focuses was the Presidential Election but we also spent time developing student understanding of Veteran’s Day. Classrooms engaged in cross curricular activities that promoted an understanding of the different branches of service. Students learned about the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard by watching videos, performing research on Chromebooks, reading passages to create timelines of events, interviewing family members and/ or friends who have served and writing poetry to honor our Veterans.
The First Grade Students went to the Riverbanks Zoo to learn about animals and their habitats. They got to experience firsthand the zookeepers feed various mammals, reptiles, and birds. Students were even able to feed giraffes and llamas. Animals from all seven continents were featured. Students learned facts about sea lions, seals, and gorillas, to name a few. They were also able to explore the Botanical Gardens to dig for fossils, climb tree houses, and crawl through tunnels. In class, we used our non-fiction skills to read and write about the animals in their habitats.
Swooper’s Sprint 2016 was amazing! Our school banded together to help the PTA raise money for New Town. The money will go towards playground equipment, water bottle fill stations, grade level curriculum items, and replenishing classrooms with indoor recess activities. Most students ran at least 30 laps around a decorated track, while their family and friends cheered them on. We all painted our hands on a class flag to wave upon arrival. The students got to dance, skip, run and gallop around the track while listening to upbeat music. Throughout the week we started learning how to “make a difference” through Swooper's Sprint character theme, Backyard Box Office. We’re learning from REAL kids who are dedicated to making people’s lives better. We learned how to find a need, make a plan, rally a group, and get it done. Thank you to ALL the family and friends who donated time and money for our school. Those items will be greatly appreciated!