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Palmer District and Curriculum
Palmer Public Schools is a rather small school district consisting of three schools and 1,750 students. The schools follow Common Core and Massachusetts Frameworks for Learning to cover the learning expectations of all subjects. There are also expectations established by the district that oversee the development of abilities which will prepare students for post-secondary life. Palmer High has developed school-wide academic expectations that all students are expected to achieve, with accompanying rubrics for each expectation. Students are expected to acquire, process, and use information effectively for a variety of purposes.
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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Palmer District Curriculum
Working with craft and structure of texts is an important component of the writing curriculum as well. Students also learn how to read varying types of sentences with fluency. Students analyze how literary texts are structured, with learners acquiring the ability to identify the essential features of a good introduction, body, and conclusion. Figurative language, nuances in word meanings, and word relationships are central subjects of inquiry as well. Collaborative skills are acquired as well, with students learning how to work together to assist in the editing and revision processes.
In Social Studies, students look at geographic models to determine where people have lived in the past, and compare that to where people live now. The implications on future settlement are explored as well. Students learn about majority rule and minority rights, popular sovereignty, the rule of law, and liberty, to name a few. Students also gain insight into the methods by which humans have altered their environment in order to better meet their needs. Students also identify the positive and negative ways that globalization is impacting the environment.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Palmer Educational News
- Two Palmer Sports Teams Inducted Into Hall of Fame - Two Palmer athletic teams, the 2008 girls’ basketball team and the 2005 baseball team, were enshrined into Palmer High's Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2014. The 2008 team became the first Palmer girls’ basketball team to win the Western Massachusetts championship and did so with a roster with no seniors, while the 2005 team gave the school its first Western Massachusetts championship since 1989.
- Palmer Students Spread Anti-Bullying Message Through Video - Palmer High’s “Students as Technology Leaders” class created a video “If It’s Mean, Intervene” to encourage their peers to stand up to bullying. The four-minute video took three months to complete, with the students using a Flip video and still cameras and acting in bullying scenarios. The students hoped the video would be shown to students in grades 7-9—the grades at which they believe bullying is the most prevalent.
- Former Boston Celtic Shares Story with Students - A former Boston Celtic player shared his inspiring story of how he his overcame drug addiction to a thousand students in the Palmer High gym. Students were clearly affected by his story, as many of them had tears in their eyes afterward. These types of events generally prove to offer students memorable life lessons.
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Chalk Talk: Do They Know Their Presidents?
President's Day is a recognized holiday in the U.S., but do children really know their presidents? In their history classes, they will learn a great deal about the most famous presidents, such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, etc., but what about the rest of them? It is impossible for curricula to go into great depth about each president, but children should at least know how each man who headed their country contributed to and shaped the nation. If children aren't spending much time learning about the presidents in school, parents can help them make and use flashcards with each president's claim to fame. They can also create president versions of games such as Jeopardy or use a song to help them remember the names and contributions of each president.