A Special Message to Parents from the Executive Committee of PTA on Standardized Testing
This week starts six days of some rigorous tests for our children in grades 3-8. We have always had state assessments including the Regents and they may have their validity, but things have changed in the last two years with the adoption of the Common Core standards and the implementation of APPR. The forecast of change predicts more and more testing and further classroom time and school budget money spent on test prep....
National PTA Newsbriefs & Fast Facts
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8th Grade Band and Late Night Jazz Take “Best Over All” Honors at Music in the Parks
On Saturday, May 4, 2013 the Eighth Grade Band under the direction of Mrs. Boonshaft and Late Night Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Ms. Iovino, competed at the Music in the Parks festival held in Fleetwood, PA....
NYSPHSAA 2011-2012 School of Distinction Award
Garden City High School was presented with a seventh NYSPHSAA 2011-2012 School of Distinction Award!! Congratulations to our school district and all 32 of our varsity teams for winning this distinction. This is the highest academic award that the NYSPHSAA bestows, recognizing a high school for having all of their varsity teams earn a 90% or better academic average in a school year.
Databases and Student Information
There has been a lot of discussion in the media about the establishment of new national database of personal student information as well as a NYS statewide database which will be administered by a third party vendor. Interested parties on both sides of this issue have very strong opinions on the topic. However as parents would we have a say in what and how our children’s information will be shared? Currently both the Assembly and the Senate have two proposed pieces of legislation that prohibits the release of personally identifiable student information where parental consent is not provided. If you would like to read about more about the proposed legislation look for the drop down Proposed NYS Legislation under the Advocacy Tab.
3rd Annual Family Night with the Ducks
Take me out the the ballgame! Don't forget to order your tickets for the Garden City 3rd Annual Family Night with the Ducks!
We have won several awards at the Nassau PTA level for membership this year. Great job Membership Committee!
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