Dear PAPA Community,
Thank you for a wonderful first half of the 2015-2016 school year. I cannot express how much the staff and I appreciate our active, supportive parents as well as other family and greater community members! We are looking forward to a productive second semester full of opportunities for performances and academic excellence!
We are especially excited about the possibilities for PAPA if the APS Bond/Mill Levy Election is successful! Click here for an information sheet: APS Bond Election Flyer
We are slated to move into the Acoma Elementary site along with a $9 million renovation. Please plan to get out and vote in the February 2, 2016 election!!!! We are asking that every eligible family member vote and encourage everyone they know to do the same. This is our chance to finally get an appropriate facility, and it has taken 12 years! Our Seniors are joining the effort! Ms. Lavis is working to get them registered to vote and is planning a field trip to the closest voting site. More information will be provided soon!
PARCC test results – click here to see them: PAPA PARCC Scores have been received from the Public Education Department. Individual scores will be sent home with report cards for those who didn’t attend the testing informational meetings. The ASPIRE short-cycle assessment results have been reviewed with students in the core classes. The ASPIRE is new to PAPA. It replaces the former short-cycle, is a more meaningful exam aligned to Common Core Standards, and is the pre-test for ACT. Our math and English teachers have worked as teams analyzing PARCC and ASPIRE data. Using the data, they created vertical curriculum maps, identified program strengths/weaknesses, and created plans of action for their respective programs and cross-curricular. It was a great way to provide meaning to instructional expectations and plan for continuous improvement at PAPA! We’re looking forward to implementing the plans next semester! Please view the grade level/course results on the PAPA website for both Math and English/Language Arts.
On behalf of the PAPA staff, I hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with family fun, rest, and rejuvenation!
Doreen A. Winn