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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Nantucket District Curriculum
Nantucket High School’s English language arts department’s goal is to develop students' oral language and literacy through meaningful and challenging learning. Students learn how to interpret different types of texts and write for a range of purposes. Social studies centers on cultivating responsible citizens. Even in a complex and ever-changing world, students must still understand basic human rights and their duties as citizens in a free, democratic world. In addition to history courses, social studies elective offerings include world religions, psychology, sociology, and contemporary issues.
In science, students learn how to ask and answer quality questions, approach problems as experiments, and accurately interpret data. Instruction occurs in biology, chemistry, physical science, and earth and environmental science. All science courses require that students perform lab work. Math instruction and learning revolve around problem solving in algebra, geometry, and data analysis and statistics. Students are expected to be to determine the best method to solve different problems with precision and to use critical thinking skills in math. They are also expected to be able to communicate their mathematical thinking.
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Nantucket Public Schools is a rather small school district, serving just over 1,200 students. Nantucket High School’s principal John Buckey was prestigiously named the 2012 Massachusetts High School Principal of the Year. Recognizing that all students learn at a different pace, the school attempts to use an individualized, self-directed approach whenever possible. Teachers are dedicated to helping students gain the literacy skills they need to succeed in college and their careers through refining skills such as speaking, listening, viewing, analyzing, reading, and writing in the classroom.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Nantucket Educational News
- Nantucket Superintendent Presents Three with Award - Nantucket Public Schools' superintendent recently presented the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents awards to three seniors who were excelling academically and contributing to their school and community. The first student was at the top of his class, had SAT scores that qualified him for Harvard, was a founder of the Chess Club, and helped create the Nantucket Business Initiative in his school. The second student ranked second in her class, had a perfect score on the SAT Writing exam, participated in the Mentoring Youth Nantucket program, and is an accomplished potter. The third student is a star soccer player, editor of the award-winning school newspaper, and volunteer for the Breakfast Buddies.
- NPS Prepares for PARCC Assessment - Nantucket Public Schools are preparing students for the next-generation PARCC assessment, which promises to better measure students' readiness for college and career. Students will complete two parts for both English language arts and math: the hand-scored performance-based assessment, which tests skills such as writing and solving multi-step problems, and the computer-scored end-of-year assessment, which involves reading comprehension and the understanding of major grade-level concepts in math.
- Nantucket’s ELL Population Grows - From the 2013-14 school year to 2014-15, the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) at Nantucket Schools has grown from 116 to 222. With this rapid growth, the district added three new staff positions: a K-3 ELL teacher, a high school teaching assistant who is a native Spanish speaker, and a middle school ELL teacher. Director of ELL Services Jeremiah Splaine praised the diversity in cultural and linguistic heritage the ELL students bring to the district and the contributions the students are making to their schools and school clubs.
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Chalk Talk: Learning About Animals Through Writing Stories
It is always a great idea to encourage students to engage in storybook writing, but this can be a difficult process with young elementary students. One way to combine literacy and science is to have students write a storybook about an animal of their choosing. These stories can combine informational elements about the animals with fictional aspects, such as the animals conversing with humans or attending school. Teachers of course have to give guidance but should also allow students' creativity to shine through. Teachers may require that students fit into their storyline such information about their animal as where it lives (habitat), some unique things the animal can do that make it different than other animals, or what the animal eats. The students would have a great time listening to and looking at one another's storybooks and would be learning about various animals in a more engaging way than reading about them in textbooks or even reading other books about animals.