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Welcome to WSD3 Preschool!

School Announcements
Please help WSD3 Preschool win a brand new playground set from Grounds For Play worth over $15,000!  You can view and vote on a free website/newsletter that boasts a comprehensive list of all the family friendly activities in and around Colorado Springs. In order to get "Loved" on Hulafrog, parents need to navigate to the WSD3 Preschool listing on Hulafrog and click on the heart (need to sign up for Hulafrog in order to vote...don't worry it's completely free). The preschool with the most loves on February 14th will be named Colorado Springs' Most Loved Preschool for 2014.For your convenience you can see Hulafrog by heading to the following link: http://hulafrog.com/colorado-springs-co

 

Inclement Weather
In the event of a 2 hour delay for Widefield School District 3, the morning preschool classes at North and Webster will be canceled.  If WSD3 closes for the day, both morning and afternoon preschool classes will be canceled, as well as any evening activities that may have been  planned for our preschool program.
Mark Your Calendar!

February 3, 2015      Staff Development Day
February 11, 2015    Valentine's Day Parties
February 13, 2015    Parent Meeting -- Health and Motor Development
February 16, 2015    President's Day
To view the current Teddy Talk Newsletter and Snack Menu, look in the "Resources" tab.
Enrollment Information

If you have developmental concerns for your  3 or 4 year old child or would like to put your child on our WAITING LIST, please call (719) 391-3375!

The WSD3 Preschool Program is an inclusive program that serves children with special needs, children with identified risk factors, and children that pay tuition to attend. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by Oct. 1, 2014 to attend. We fill the program from our waiting list. When a slot becomes available we will notify you and then you may register your child online or at North Preschool. Unfortunately, due to limited space, your online registration will be denied unless your child has been put on our waiting list and we have contacted you to guarantee your child's slot. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to hearing from you!


 





 
District Announcements
Out with the Old…In with the New!


As many of you know the former state assessment program – TCAP – has been replaced by the new CMAS – Colorado Measures of Academic Success. This spring students in grades 3-11 will take the new on-line assessments in the areas of English/language arts and mathematics. For the first round of testing the dates are March 3
rd -March 27th. Students will complete three units for English/language arts and two units for mathematics. These new assessments are intended to measure the level of command a student has on the Common Core State Standards. Please be sure to look for a testing schedule to come home in February. As in the past we ask that you try and not schedule appointments or vacations during the testing window, it is so important that students complete each test in each content area.

If you are interested in seeing what the new assessments look like and what types of questions your student will be given to show their knowledge and application of skills simply go to http://parcc.pearson.com/sample-items - there you will have a choice of selecting the level for grades 3-5, 6-8 or high school. For each level there are sample items for English/language arts and mathematics.

Winter Weather - Closings & Delays
With winter weather upon us, you'll want to check local radio and TV stations for closing and delay information. If you want to hear it directly from the district, sign up for Flash Alert or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Flash Alert
WSD3 Twitter Feed
WSD3 Facebook Page 
More information here...
WideField of Dreams - Kieran Doolittle

Move over Taylor Swift, and make way for Watson Junior High sixth grader Kieran Rae Doolittle!! Kieran has been singing since she could talk and has played the guitar for three years. Kieran plays what she calls “happy-peppy” songs and enjoys folk music. Her musical talents have landed her local gigs around town and she has recorded two albums. Of course, we wouldn't be bragging about Kieran if she weren't also a stellar student. She's been described as a very focused and mature young lady who pays attention in class and always turns in her homework. Kieran says her dream is be in a small band and play at local venues, unless of course she makes it big and that is okay with her too. You can hear Kieran's latest performance here.
PLTW - STEM Classes in Widefield
Check out this video to learn more about STEM classes in WSD3. PLTW classes are available to junior high and high school students starting in the 2015-16 school year. Talk to your teacher or counselor for more information.

Can't view the video? Click here and scroll down!

 
PLTW - STEM Classes in Widefield
Do you watch CSI? Ever wonder what its like to examine an autopsy report to figure out what caused a person's death? Students can get hands-on experience doing just that with the PLTW - Project Lead The Way Biomedical Science courses. Classes start 2015-2016, see your counselor for more info. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnYj6-PEolA&list=PLcCTPHuIP75L4OB5bdEiFmryWewqxbXRT





 
PLTW - STEM Program for Secondary Students

Exciting news!! Thanks to a 
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) grant, the district will now offer PLTW - Project Lead The Way, the nation's leading science, technology, engineering, and math program. These new courses are available to 6th grade students, and will be offered to secondary students next school year, 2015-2016. 

Parents please look for PLTW course information as you help your student select classes for next school year. 

Learn more about PLTW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXGjNRceHa0

PLTW Program Information
PLTW Website
Junior High School - Gateway
High School - Engineering
High School - Biomedical Science

 
2014-15 Registration & Important Information
Click HERE for information about:
  • registration
  • class schedules
  • fall sports and physicals
  • transporation
  • open house/meet the teacher days
  • orientation
  • K-5 before and after school childcare
  • breakfast and lunch prices
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