Walhalla School will be participating in NAEP testing. This year the 8th grade has been selected to test in math and reading. Please see the attached letter regarding this testing.
Staying in at recess
I would like to share with everyone expectations for our outdoor recess time.
In general, if kids are well enough to be at school...they should be going outside.
Obviously, for every rule there are exceptions. For example, some kids with asthma cannot handle extreme cold air--and that is understandable. Some kids need an extra day just to get over a bug they are fighting, which is also understandable.
But in general, if they are in school they should be going out.
Fresh air, sunshine, and movement are all good for kids. They will not get sick due to being cold. Illnesses are spread by germs, bacteria, and viruses.
If you feel your child should be staying inside, please give me a call to discuss or send a note from a medical provider. If they do stay inside, they will not be able to be in their teacher's classroom as this is one of the few times teachers have to help prepare for upcoming instruction. If it is the noon recess they will have to hang out with me in the lunchroom, and PM recess they will need to be in my office.
The kids at recess were loving the 35 degree temps on Tuesday, and so was our proud Eagle!!
As an elementary staff, we created our "vision" for what we want to see North Border-Walhalla Elementary become this year. This is what we came up with. I'm pretty proud of our staff!
Our school strives to create a positive learning atmosphere where students can excel, families are welcomed, and all are respected. We want our students to have a sense of excitement, wonder, and internal drive as they seek excellence in their own learning. We take care of each other, ourselves, and aren’t afraid to share the load. We support each other and model that support and trust for our kids. We appreciate our kids, our staff, and our parents. We are North Border Walhalla Elementary!