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Red Oak District and Curriculum
The Red Oak Community School District follows Iowa Core Standards which provide the objectives that guide teachers classroom instruction. The Iowa Core is a comprehensive curriculum covering Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, and 21st Century Skills. The 21st Century Skills curriculum covers political science and civic literacy, financial literacy, health literacy, technological literacy, and employability skills. The goal is for students to be fully prepared to engage and be productive in their post-secondary pursuits and to have both a solid academic foundation and also key development assets in place prior to graduation.
We currently cover the following Red Oak-area school district: Red Oak Community School District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Red Oak District Curriculum
At Red Oak, each content area’s curriculum undergoes a seven-year review cycle. Year one focuses on researching the latest practices and designing curriculum maps, year two in writing and selecting a curriculum to implement, year three on implementing the selected curriculum, year four on evaluating its effectiveness and examining assessment data, year five on making adjustments and revisions to the curriculum as needed, and years six and seven on monitoring student achievement and maintaining the curriculum.
Each content area rotates through the process so that not all subjects’ curricula are in the same stage of the review cycle in a given year. Most recently, this process has brought about two significant changes in the curriculum. The first is the increased emphasis on informational texts in language arts. The goal is for students to be able to critically read and discuss information received through books. Another change is an increased amount of engineering concepts embedded in the science curriculum to prepare students for 21st century careers.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Red Oak Educational News
- Red Oak Senior Athletes Awarded - Several Red Oak High senior athletes received academic honors at a Character Awards banquet. Three girls from the basketball team obtained Hawkeye 10 all-academic team awards; in order to accomplish this, the girls had to get a certain ACT score and maintain their grades. Another student, who participated in cross country and track, was honored with the Character Award.
- Two Red Oak Schools’ Test Scores Improve - On the 2014 Iowa Assessments in reading and math, Red Oak’s two elementary schools saw its test scores improve. Students at Inman Primary School had scored higher than the state averages the two previous years.
- Inman Primary Students Raise Money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation - The Make-A-Wish Foundation recently granted a girl’s wish by sending her to Disney World in Orlando to meet her favorite Disney princesses, Frozen’s Elsa and Anna, using funds donated by local students. Although the five-year-old doesn't have a terminal illness, her wish was granted because she suffers from a complex form of epilepsy, which affects her everyday life.
Red Oak Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: Children’s Literature Spotlight
In How the Reindeer Saved Santa, written by Carolyn Haywood and illustrated by Victor Ambrus, Santa thought his sleigh was getting too old, so he gave it to the museum and ordered a helicopter. He also put his reindeer out to pasture. On the night of Christmas Eve, he lost the key to the helicopter and had no way of getting to the children’s homes. The reindeer heard his cries and flew the helicopter, with Santa sitting on one of the reindeer. Santa realized both that modern day day technology isn't always the best and—more importantly—that he can always rely on his reindeer and eventually asked for his sleigh back.