Castlebay’s API Score – 952!!
Castlebay’s API (Academic Performance Index) score for the 2011-2012 school year increased to 952! The API score is a measurement of academic performance and progress of schools in California. It is one of the primary components of the Public Schools Accountability Act passed by the California Legislature in 1999. For last year, Castlebay’s API score increased 12 points over the previous score of 940. 530 students from the 2nd to 5th grades were tested in May. For English-Language arts, 88.7% of students tested scored at or above proficient. In math, 92.6% of students tested scored at or proficient. Congratulations to our students, teachers, staff and parents!
Last Thursday night was Science Night/Star Gazing. Earth Day projects were also on display in the Multipurpose Room. Starting around 6pm, some classrooms were open for hands-on science. Check out some of the fantastic Earth Day Projects our students came up with. They were to use mostly recycled materials in building their projects.
Castlebay will soon have its own Science Center! Your financial support will insure that it will be well equipped and state of the art! All families who make a $75 donation will become a recognized Castlebay Science Center “Supporter” and will receive a 2″ x 8″ black plate with any customized inscription of your choosing. …[more]
Mrs Lieber’s room 22 had a class field trip to our local Ralphs store. Parents drove small groups and met at the store. Elizabeth, a Ralphs employee, gave the class a tour of the store and talked about how Ralphs is being green. She took the class to the frozen goods aisle where she showed …[more]
Mrs Buchanan’s third grade class has been working on their big polyhedraville project for the last several weeks. Polyhedraville is a miniature city that is made up of polyhedrons. The students use what they’ve learned on the project, including math (calculating perimeter, area and costs), budgeting, working cooperatively, planning and construction methods. The class is …[more]