March 2019
Central-Denison Newsletter
To Our Cen Den Families:

Wisconsin students in grades 3-8 and 10 will once again be participating in the Wisconsin Forward Exam. Our third graders are scheduled to take the test April 8 th through the 12 th. This year’s test for third grade students is comprised of six subtests in the areas of reading, writing, language, and math. We will be giving two subtests each day of that week, so it is very important that your son or daughter is in school. Students who are not in school on the testing days will have to make-up the assessments prior to the closing of the test window.

The Wisconsin Forward Exam measures the knowledge and skills that your child should have acquired by the time they reach third grade. Their performance on the assessment will not affect any of their current grades, but it is an important assessment so please encourage your son or daughter to take the test seriously and do the very that best they can. The results of these tests will be used to help school staff make determinations or placement in classes to best support your child.

Between now and testing dates, we will be preparing our third graders for the test. It is an online assessment that is new to them, so teachers will be taking the time to familiarize the children with the many tools that the test offers. We have various practice tests and some classroom activities that will help with the test taking process as well. Our students did well on the test last year, and I believe that is in large part due to the practice and comfort level that they had for the test. We have found that frontloading helps to reduce stress on any test or assignment. This test is no different.

The following web address will take you directly to the Forward Exam details that are shared on the DPI website. Please feel free to browse the site or stop in and I would be happy to help you navigate through the site.  https://dpi.wi.gov/assessment/forward

I feel very optimistic as we move into this assessment window. I look forward to sharing the results.

Mrs. Becky Buhler
Principal
Upcoming Dates to Remember
  • March 14 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • March 21 - Global Adventure - Sadarri & Company with Taco Dinner - 5:30 pm
  • March 22 - End of Quarter
  • March 25 - March 29, 2019 NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
  • April 5 - Report Cards sent home
  • April 16 - Book Tasting - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • April 19 - No School - Good Friday
  • May 27 - No School - Memorial Day
  • June 6 - End of Quarter - Last day of School
  • June 17 - Summer Enrichment begins
Office Contacts
Main Office: (262) 348-4000
2019-2020 Class Lists

It is that time of year when the Central-Denison staff starts to think about the class lists for next year We are currently working to develop class lists that are supportive and beneficial to all students.  All of the Central-Denison teachers are highly qualified educators as recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Our teachers extend themse l ves to their students, determine their needs, and educate appropriately. We feel that every one of our teachers will develop each student  to  his  or her fullest potential. Therefore, we will not accept parent requests for a specific teacher.

Because we take this process seriously and we value your input as parents, we would li ke to enlist your help. If there is information regarding your child's education that their teachers are unaware of. P l ease complete the attached Student Information Slip and return it to school by April 12th. Please keep in mind that this is not a "tea cher request" form. We feel the focus should be on the child. Please tell us about your child's needs and let us determine the best teacher as well as the best group placement for your child. With this team approach we hope to place children in a setting that offers success for all.

Thank you in advance for your understanding of this procedure, as well as your continued support o f Central-Denison and the education of all children.
4K Registration

To register for the 2019-2020 school year, parents may pick up registration packets at the District Administration Center, 208 South Street, Lake Geneva. 

- OR - 

Print , Complete and Return the registration packet to the District Administration Center. 
Central-Denison PTO
End of the Day Transportation
End of the day bus and pick-up changes must be made no later than 3:15 p.m.

While we make every effort to notify teachers of changes, it is most effective if a note is sent with your child in their Take Home Folder.
Badger Community Education
School Hours
8:50 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Enter building at 8:30 a.m.
Internet Discount Finder

Dear Families:

You may qualify for steeply discounted internet access at home. Visit the Internet Discount Finder for details.

Discounts can be up to 80%.

All you have to do is enter your address to see a list of discount providers and links to information about them. Be sure to enter your complete address, not just your town.

The Internet Discount Finder is provided by the Wisconsin Public Services Commission
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In order to provide adequate instructional time for our lost cold and snow days, we have modified the current school calendar in the following manner:

  • Monday, April 22nd will now be a full day of instruction for all students grades 4K - 12 (formerly off on this day)
  • March 14th, April 11th, May 9th will now be full days of instruction for all students grades 4K - 12 (formerly late start/early release days)

Please note that additional cancellations of school may require further modifications to this year’s calendar.
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