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The percentage of students scoring proficient on reading/English
language arts rose in grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 this year, while those
scoring proficient in mathematics increased in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
algebra I and geometry.
“I am pleased to see that our students are improving in both English
language arts and mathematics at several grade levels,” said Diane
Douglas, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Data Begins to Paint Picture as Second Year
of AzMERIT Scores Released
By Lisa Irish, Arizona Education News Service
Over Labor Day weekend, we finally took the kids camping – in our own backyard. And just to
make it a little more enjoyable, we invited some friends and neighbors along.
The event was a huge hit! It brought our friends and neighbors together in a way I didn’t think
was going to happen. Many keep asking if we are going to do it again soon, so I thought I’d
share some pointers should you want to host your own camp out in the future (and I highly
recommend you do).
We have many friends who have children of different ages, so we knew we wanted to have
something that was going to be fun for all the kids, as well as the adults.
If your family is one of the
many families transitioning
from a traditional school
setting to homeschool this
year, you may be beginning to
feel a bit overwhelmed and
wondering if you can really do
this. Take a deep breath. You
can do it. And, hopefully,
these tips will make the
transition go a bit more
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Costumes for Kids 5K
October 23; 10am
Starting and ending at the Courthouse Square in Downtown Prescott! $20/$25 registration fee supports the
programs for Yavapai CASA for Kids. Children 4 and under are free. Costume 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk,
great for all ages. Prizes for Best Costumes, Kids Activities, and More! Support a child, save a life. We will
also have face painting, balloon twister, Magic 99.1 will be there with Pizza provided by Papa Johns for after
the event.
Hope Fest Arizona 2016
A Free Community Event!!
Join Prescott Parent Magazine and many others for the 5th annual Hope Fest Arizona on
Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10am to 8pm at the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza. Families will
enjoy the children’s activities, arts & crafts, face painting, bounce houses, games, skits, dancers, a
very special 3 on 3 competition, hosted by the Northern Arizona SUNS and more in the family
fun zone. A resource fair, food vendors, and musical performances are slated.
This year, Arizona students in several
grade levels showed increased proficiency
in their AzMERIT results, when
compared to the benchmark scores from
the previous year.