Choir to the Capitol
orchestra concert @
Stephens 7 PM
Food Drive Ends
Dec 22 - Jan 4
PTC 6:30 PM
get books to take
5 PM - 7 PM
Choir sings at the Capitol
The 4th and 5th grade choir performed at the Capitol.
Watch Channel 22 CCTV for the playback of their performance. Visit CCTV.Salem.ORG for times.
Yoshikai Food Drive
Yoshikai Elementary School, with the help of Student Leadership, will have our annual food drive. Our drive will begin Friday November 14th and it will continue through Thursday, December 18th.
We are doing this food drive to help needy families right in our own school. It is our goal to bring in as much food as possible. Please remember that your child can bring in canned goods, as well as boxed and packaged foods. Don’t forget baby food and formula is also needed this holiday season.
Please help make the holiday season a happy one for all families at Yoshikai Elementary School.
New grading practices begin this fall
This fall, parents will notice something new in grading practices and progress reports. Starting this school year, Salem-Keizer’s elementary schools will use proficiency grading to report student grades.
In proficiency grading, grades reflect a student’s mastery, or level of proficiency, on an academic standard. A standard is something students are expected to know and be able to do at the end of the school year.
Proficiency grades are reported on a scale of 1 to 4, with 3 indicating proficiency. At the start of the year, students will most likely receive 1s and 2s on progress reports. This is because students have not yet received a year’s worth of instruction about a standard.
By the end of the school year, the goal for students is to score at least a 3 on all standards. At the start of the school year, scores of 1 and 2 are to be expected and do not mean a student is failing. This is because students aren’t expected to reach a standard until the end of the year.
The reason for using proficiency grading is because it has been shown to increase student learning. It helps teachers identify areas where students need more instruction to reach a standard.
Yoshikai State Report Card
The Oregon Department of Education produces yearly report cards for schools and districts in this state. These reports--called for by the 1999 state legislature--provide educators with an opportunity to communicate directly with their constituents about how local schools are performing.