School News: Fall, 2011
Escondido Union School District's theme this year of "It Begins with ME," reflects our employees' belief in universal student achievement. We invite community members to visit one of our twenty-three schools to see the extent to which we are willing to work toward our student's academic success. Each of our schools highlight college-bound goals and many classrooms have adopted universities from across the nation.
Also new this year is a districtwide assessment program called NWEA-MAP, to assist teachers in setting class learning targets in reading, language usage, and math. MAP is also a great tool to assist students and teachers in setting individual learning targets, and in communicating academic progress to parents. Parents can look forward to receiving news of their student's MAP progress three times a year. More information about the MAP program can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/eusd.org/eusd-curriculum-and-assessment/nwea-map.
To support students' social-emotional well-being, the district's CARE Youth Project provides positive behavior student supports, anti-bullying assemblies, counseling, and social workers at each of our campuses. We are committed to breaking down any learning barriers that may be preventing students from optimal achievement. More information about our CARE Youth Program can be found at http://cleardifference.org/careyouth/. Learning supports and behavioral supports, along with high quality instruction in our classrooms will indeed support universal student achievement. After all, it begins with us!