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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Poughkeepsie District Curriculum
In the elementary grades, Language Arts is focused on teaching students to read, write, listen, and speak while demonstrating a control of the English language. Students start with phonics and other reading systems to begin the journey to literacy. Children in the younger grades are expected to learn decoding and critical thinking skills which allow them to evaluate their reading material as well as ask and answer questions about what they have read.
The Math curriculum is progressive and introduces students to computational skills, measurement, algebra, probability and statistics. The skill building process is supported by relevant learning experiences. At the high school level students continue their studies in algebra and geometry and have the opportunity to expand their Math skills with advanced coursework. The technology curriculum offers students the chance to learn about topics as advanced as coding and programming and also is integrated into other subjects such as teaching art students how to use graphics programs or requiring students to use technology aides in presentations.
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Poughkeepsie District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Poughkeepsie City School District is in the process of implementing the Common Core Curriculum Framework that has been adopted by the New York State Board of Regents as the state approved curriculum. All school districts are required to have the curriculum in place in the 2013 school year. As the Poughkeepsie City School District implements the standards, student achievement for Language Arts will be aligned with the new standards for English and Literacy. Students will be expected to develop and demonstrate the ability to analyze, make inferences, and extrapolate information in all subjects.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Poughkeepsie Educational News
- Partnership with Marist - The Poughkeepsie Middle School in a partnership with Marist College, called the Liberty Partnerships Program, is sending students to Marist for a after school science and technology program. College students at Marist are acting as mentors to the 8th grade participants and are participating in fun science and technology activities. The Middle School students are getting a chance to see college life in action and engage in activities that have included the building of snap circuits, and the taking apart of electronic devices including computers to see how they work.
- New Playground Equipment - Third grade students at Krieger School, on their own initiative have started a fundraising event to install a swing set on the school playground. The goal is to raise $3,500 to purchase the swing set. Several of the students started the project as second graders and went to the principal of their school, Margaret Pineiro with the idea. So far the students have raised $500 so it looks like it might take another year to get the swing set but the students are determined.
- Programs with United Way - The United Way of Dutchess County was helped again by the Poughkeepsie City School District employees who donated more than $4,000 in this year’s fundraising Annual employee campaign. The funding is used in a variety of area community programs in Poughkeepsie.
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Chalk Talk: FBI Website for Kids
Who knew? The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has a website just for kids with games and information about the Bureau and what they do. If you have a son or daughter with an interest in law enforcement or who is just curious about what the FBI does they can find out everything they need to know. There is information on the history of the FBI, and children can check out what a day in the life of an FBI agent is like. There are games such as Help Special Agent Bobby Bureau Get in Disguise or FBI Adventure. There are also photos and information on the Bureau’s search and rescue dogs.