We’ve been celebrating our teachers across the district this week! Here are a few photos of the fun at Snyder Intermediate School!
As we come to the end of Teacher Appreciation Week I am compelled to proclaim that every day should be “Teacher Appreciation Day”! As I have said many times before, short of the clergy there is not a more honorable profession than being a teacher. Every day teachers inspire students, change lives and truly shape the world. Our teachers do so much more than just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic; they also deal with countless issues that students bring with them to school each and every day. Snyder ISD is blessed to have amazing teachers, so on this last day of Teacher Appreciation Week, I say THANK YOU! Sincerely, Eddie Bland, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools, Snyder ISD
The first round of STAAR testing begins tomorrow! Fourth grade students and Snyder High School English 1 and English 2 students will test this week. Tue 4/27 • STAAR: English 1 Tue 4/27 • STAAR: 4th Grade Writing Thu 4/29 • STAAR: English 2 Here are a few last-minute reminders: 1. Go to bed at a reasonable time. (10 hours of sleep is optimal.) 1. Eat a good breakfast (with protein if possible). Arrive early if you plan to eat breakfast at school. 2. Be to school early to have plenty of time to get ready for testing. We start testing at 8:00 am. 3. Students will need their laptops FULLY charged! This is important so that they don't have to worry about running out of battery during the test. The teachers only have a certain amount of outlets and we want students to be sitting in their optimal spot to be successful. 4. Encourage your child and tell them to do their best. They have been working very hard and we are proud of them! Parents have also been sent specific information from their school principals through ParentSquare. To view the complete SISD STAAR testing schedule, visit our website www.snyderisd.net or click on the "events" icon in your ParentSquare app. Specific test days for third-grade students will be announced by your child's teacher. To view the complete SISD STAAR testing schedule, visit our website www.snyderisd.net or click on the "events" icon in your ParentSquare app. Specific test days for third grade students will be announced by your child's teacher.
If yesterday is any indication, the future for the SHS Speech and Debate team looks bright! Fifth graders have been studying argumentative text and the students have been researching a topic all week. Mr. Birks, Mrs. Goodwin, and Mrs. Lewis’ classes had a live debate. Topics included, “Should 5th graders have smartphones?” and “Should students wear uniforms?”. The students did an excellent job presenting their arguments! #webelieveinsisd
Mrs. Callaway’s 4th grade class is working on sequence of events in a text...with a science twist! They read about all the things a drop of water can do and then tested the sequences themselves. #webelieveinsisd
Is the Jump Start Summer Program right for your PreK-5th grade child? Join us at 12 pm or 5 pm on Tuesday for a live Q&A where we will explain the program, show you how to register, and answer your questions live! Meeting Links: https://www.snyderisd.net/page/familyconnections Submit your questions by: • Emailing email@example.com • Submitting your questions during the Q&A using the "chat" or Q&A" feature within zoom.
Reminder! Thursday, April 1st is a student holiday/staff development day, and Friday, April 2nd is a district holiday! The 2020-2021 district calendar is always available on our website snyderisd.net.
Welcome back! We can't wait to see all of the students and staff back on campus Monday, March 22nd. Let's finish the year strong!
Students took a classic childhood story to the next level! After reading "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" students in Mrs. Lewis’ class were given 10 pieces of paper and 2 feet of masking tape to build a chair, table, or bed that would hold a bag of pennies. The structure that held the most pennies got a prize. Students completed a STEM reflection written activity explaining their thought process, design reasoning, and results. Blending STEM and reading through hands-on activities makes learning more fun and memorable! #webelieveinsisd
Spring Break is right around the corner, but there is a lot of work to be done! ✏️ Benchmark Testing: Snyder Primary 3rd grade, Snyder Intermediate, and Snyder Junior High School students are taking benchmark tests this week. Please visit with your child and remind them that it is important that they do their best on this test. We will use the data from this assessment to determine any instruction gaps that need to be revisited. ✏️ End of the 4th Six Weeks: It's also the end of the six-week grading period for Snyder Junior High and Snyder High School students. Finish strong! 🗓 You can always find a copy of the school calendar on the website at snyderisd.net, in the links section of the ParentSquare app, or https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/819181/2020-2021_School_Calendar_Revised__5_.pdf
Did you miss the live Q&A with the elementary school instructional team? Catch the replay here: https://www.snyderisd.net/page/familyconnections
“I’ll never use this in real life.” Not so! Ms. Larrea’s 4th grade class used a cookie recipe that incorporated a variety of different fractions. Students decomposed fractions while using measuring cups. #webelieveinsisd #mathisfun
School and district administrators will be online to chat with you today from 12-12:30 pm and 5-5:30 pm. If you are able, please join us. We hope to answer any questions you may have. To ask a question during the chat, type in your question using the Q&A or chat feature, which is found at the bottom of the screen in zoom (mobile users, click "more" to access the chat feature). 12:00-12:30 pm Click to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82500558219... Passcode: 389132 5:00-5:30 pm Click to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85340035151... Passcode: 389132 If you are unable to join us at this time and you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out. A list of contacts and resources is found in our help center: https://www.snyderisd.net/page/help **We have postponed the "Elementary Chat" that was scheduled for today until next Tuesday.**
Is your child dealing with grief, anxiety, loneliness, or perhaps they just lack motivation? During an ordinary school year, students and families experience stress while juggling schoolwork and extracurricular activities in addition to family and social issues. COVID-19 has, understandably, caused additional stress for us all. Join Amy Crist and Lacee Wall, counselors, at Snyder ISD's primary school campus, as they discuss ways to help your child through challenging times. Submit your questions: You may submit your questions in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, commenting on this post, or you can submit your questions during the session using the "chat" or "Q&A" feature in the zoom webinar. Join, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 ⏰ 12:00-12:30 pm Please click this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82500558219?pwd=QjdWd2w0ajIyWUJQOXdRU29NeTlMQT09 Passcode: 389132 ⏰ 5:00-5:30 pm Please click this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85340035151?pwd=UjBpVWZabEtvTlFROS9DQXRnR3hndz09
Students throughout the district are learning about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His words ring true in the heart of every educator.
🔴 Important reminder! 🔴 Monday, January 18th is a regular school day!
Snyder ISD uses ParentSquare for school communication, primarily with email, text and app notifications. Here’s what you can do with ParentSquare: • Receive messages from the school via email, text or app notification • Choose to receive information as it comes or all at once at 6pm daily • Communicate in your preferred language • Comment on school postings to engage in your school community • Direct message teachers, staff and other parents • Participate in group messages • Sign up for parent-teacher conferences with smart online technology • Send payments, sign forms & permission slips, receive report cards, sign up to volunteer and more all from your phone or web portal ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent, using the email address and phone number that was entered in your Skyward Family Access account when you registered your student. We encourage parents to access their accounts so they can download the mobile app and update their preferences on when and how they are notified.
We are excited to launch Family Connections, a weekly virtual meetup between you and Snyder ISD. Each Tuesday at 12 pm and 5 pm, we will hold a live online interactive session. Some sessions will cover specific topics, and others will be an open discussion. If you miss a session, don’t worry, we will post a video from each week’s session on our website under the "connect" section. You may also submit your questions in advance to email@example.com. Learn more here: https://www.snyderisd.net/o/snyder/page/family-connection-sessions
Free meals for students & children in the community! On-campus or curbside. Learn more here: https://5il.co/mq4p
Answers to your questions have been posted to the FAQ section of our Smart Start Guide! As always, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message on Facebook. We're here to help! https://www.snyderisd.net/o/snyder/page/smart-start-2020-2021