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November 2015 Eagle Newsletter

Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,

November is Military Appreciation Month! With 99% of our student population being military dependent, I would like to acknowledge our families for your dedication and service for protecting our country’s freedom. We also honor our veterans on November 11, 2015 for their service and sacrifice.

The faculty and staff appreciate your support in this year’s Fall Festival which was a huge success. A big mahalo to our event coordinators, Mrs. Sheri Honnaka and Mr. Todd Matsumoto as well as our wonderful PTO officers and the many parent/student volunteers.

Last year, students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 10 took the Smarter Balanced assessments that are aligned with the Common Core standards. Based on the SY 2014-2015 results, Nimitz Elementary School has been classified in Continuous Improvement, the second highest level of the Strive HI Performance System with an index score of 282. The results include data on student proficiency in reading, math, and science (4th grade only); student growth in reading and math; chronic absenteeism, and achievement gap.

Our students from grades 3-6, received 68% in reading proficiency, 68% in math proficiency, and 77% in science (4th grade only). The state’s scores were 48%, 41%, and 41% respectively. Congratulations to Nimitz for being one of three schools in the state with the lowest chronic absenteeism rate of 2%!

The teachers and staff are dedicated to helping our students succeed. Nimitz Elementary has high expectations which are in line with the State Strategic Plan and the Strive HI Performance System. We are committed to “continuous improvement” and strive daily towards
student learning and achievement.

Mahalo,
Marcy Kagami
Principal

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