Standarized Testing Update
This spring, Fremont Unified School District students will participate in the two kinds of California state testing: Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Field Testing.
STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting)
SCIENCE: 8th grade students will take the CST through their second period class on May 13th. May 13th has a modified schedule with a dismissal at 1:12.
SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium)
The Smarter Balanced Field Test for Thornton will start on April 29th. At this time we are not sure how many testing days there will be. We are waiting on the state to inform us of what tests we will be taking here at Thornton. These tests will be administered via the computer and are aligned with the Common Core State Standards. NO SCORES WILL BE GIVEN TO PARENTS, SCHOOLS or STUDENTS. This year is a field test only. The testing will be completed during a regular day schedule.
Purpose and Benefits of the Field Test
A field test is not designed to be a valid and reliable measure of student achievement; rather, it is designed to help the test developers evaluate whether the tests, individual items, and the technology platform work as intended before the first operational administration, planned for spring 2015.
The spring 2014 Field Test will be fully computer-based. Participation in the Field Test will give students, teachers, administrators, and local educational agencies valuable exposure to the future assessment system:
Hawk Name contest and Hawk species contest
Over the last 2 years we have a hawk that has taken residence here at Thornton Junior High School. Please do not feed or throw items at the hawk. With that said, I would like to hold two contests. One for name, one for species and gender of hawk . Please submit your entries for name and/or species and gender to Mrs. Harden in the Business Office by March 7th. We will pick the top 5 names and have a school wide vote for the 1st place name. The student winners for each category will receive a pizza lunch for him/her and 3 friends!. Mr. Hicks
Picture was taken on room 36
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan)
Daily Bulletin 3/12/2014
The Book Fair is coming, Next Wednesday for Open house in the Library. Only Cash and Credit cards will be accepted, NO checks. Continue
Students that have PE Loaners will need to return them by this Friday(3-14) to avoid a $10 charge or campus beautification. Students may not wear street clothes in PE. All students are required to lock their PE Lockers. If you ar... Continue
Thornton library has received new shipments of books
GREAT NEWS! Thornton library has just received three huge shipments with over 400 new books for our students. We have everything from ghost stories to survival tales, new mythology books and books about aliens and crop circles. W... Continue
Daily Bulletin - 3/11/2014
Measure k Citizens Oversight committee
Become a Member of the Measure K Citizens’ Oversight Committee
The Measure K Committee is actively looking for new members. Members may be a parent or guardian of a current FUSD student or a ...more
Young Author Contest