Litchfield ElEmEntary PrinciPal’s rEPort
NAME: Cherie Kluender
SCHOOL: Litchfield Public Schools
CLASS: K-12 School Counselor
SCHOOL PHONE: (308)-446-2244 Ext. 423
April Elementary Principal Report
April 11, 2016
April marks another year of the Nebraska State Assessment testing for the Litchfield Public
Schools and all public schools in Nebraska. As in the past, these state tests will be given to all
students in grades 3-8 and 11.
The test schedule for this year is:
April 5, 6, 7 NeSA Reading and Math for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grade students
April 12, 13 NeSA Science 5th grade students
April 14 NeSA Math for 7th, 8th, 11th grade students
April 20 NeSA Reading and Science for 7th, 8th, 11th grade students
The teachers have been working very hard to prepare the student/s for these assessments.
We had our End of Third Quarter Awards Assembly. Where we discussed the Character Counts
Awards given out where;
2nd Quarter and 1st Semester Perfect Attendance
2nd Quarter and 1st Semester Honor Rolls
Accelerated Reader Awards
Character In Action Awards
Highest Scores on Winter MAPS in Reading, Math and Science
Most Improved Winter MAPS Scores
Ms. Heyden, Mrs. Russell and myself attended the APL Training at the ESU April 22-24. APL
says IF YOU WANT IT, TEACH IT! Teachers and parents should not assume that their students
know how to complete often routine tasks, because they often do not. RETRAINING IS
PRACTICE! Brainstorm the behaviors and teach the expectation. Teachers need to know what
they want the students to do.
We learned to model for the students what is expected and then make sure they understand.
Practice the behavior. It is important that students can hear, see, and feel what behaviors are
expected. It is important that feedback is given, insuring that students understand. Reinforce the
behavior. Tell them when they are right. Students need to know when things are going right. We
learned to make certain that students are giving recognition for good work, as this will likely
increase the desired behavior.