We have updated the software so that it will display better on Internet Explorer and mobile devices. We have also taken this opportunity to reorganize our site. The "Quicklinks" are now in the menu at the top of the page. There you'll find some of our most popular pages. Departments and School Board are now found under the "District" menu. Our Schools links now take you directly to the newly designed school homepages. The "Teaching and Learning" section houses the pages related to student instruction. We hope you like our new site and come back often!
We are approaching the season of weather related school closures, late starts, and adjusted bus routes.You can learn more by reading our KSD Plan for Inclement Weather, or you can call our information hotline at 501-1990. Snow routes can be found on the Transportation webpage. We encourage you to sign up for Flash Alert announcements so you can receive messages and updates regarding schedule changes.
Parent input is a critical part of the Title 1 program in the Kelso School District. Please come to our parent informational meeting on January 26, 2014 at 5:00pm at the Kelso School District Office. At this meeting we will discuss: the purpose the Title 1 Program and how funding is used; eligibility criteria and what is "school-wide" or target - assistance; Parent Involvement Policy; and any other questions and concerns you many have.
Hi-Cap students: Make plans to attend the annual STEM Hi-Cap Symposium at Kelso High School on January 26th from 8-12pm. Hi-Cap students in grades 3-8 will participate in workshops as well as competitions. Focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education has increased in the recent years not only because the skills and knowledge in each discipline are essential for student success, but also because these fields are deeply intertwined in the real world and how students learn most effectively. Registration is open only to Hi-Cap students. Click here to view the flyer and for more details about the symposium!
All Kelso 2nd and 5th grade students are scheduled to take the CogAT assessment as part of the district’s efforts to determine eligibility for the Highly Capable program. Each elementary school will be testing sometime between Monday, February 2nd and Friday, February 13th. Parents of these students will receive a letter before the end of January with additional information. Please direct all questions to Misa Reardon, Program Coordinator, at: email@example.com.
Catlin Elementary was recently notified that they are the recipient of a 2014 School of Distinction award. The school won this prestigious recognition for being one of the 5% highest improving schools in the State of Washington for increased Reading and Math achievment over the past 5 years.
School of Distinction awards are given by The Center for Educational Effectiveness. Recipients will be honored at an Awards Ceremony on November 5.
KSD Child Screening will be offered on January 21, 2015 at Catlin Elementary. For children 3-5 years old who reside in the Kelso School District and have not yet entered Kindergarten. An appointment is required and all screening srevices are provided free of charge. For screening and appointment, please call 360.501.1904.
Click below for the appropriate school Letters:
Catlin Elementary English/Spanish
Barnes Elementary English/Spanish
Wallace Elementary English/Spanish
Supplemental Education Services: Catlin, Barnes, Wallace
SES Provider Information
As the CCSS are being implemented in most states and the District, new aligned tests are being designed for students to start taking next year. Right now millions of students are taking field tests on these exams, and by many accounts, the questions are a lot more difficult than those on previous standardized tests. How much more difficult? Try and take this quick Math Quiz and find out.
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