The Ticasuk Brown Elementary 2017-18 school supply lists are available for viewing and download.
The testing weeks are upon us! All 3rd - 5th graders will be taking the statewide PEAKS test, between March 28th-April 12th. Students in schools in Barrow, Juneau, Nome, and all places in-between here in Alaska will be taking the same tests as us here at Ticasuk Brown, so you can see how important these tests have become in measuring the progress of our students and our schools. For an up-to-date testing schedule please see below. As I shared last week, students can’t really study for these tests but you can help us succeed in a few important ways:
- Attendance is critical. If we do not have 98% of students here at school to take the
tests, our school automatically “fails” no matter how well the rest of our students do,
so please make sure your child is here on time.
- State law mandates that once a student has started a test, the student cannot
leave the school and return later to finish it, so please do not pull your child from
the building for appointments over their testing days. Please contact the office
as soon as possible if you have further questions or concerns.
- Thanks for continuing to make sure your child is well rested and well fed
each day, but especially during these days of testing. Alert brains and satisfied
tummies always help students do their best!
- Finally, it’s always a good idea to have a pep talk at home with your child
about slowing down and taking time to do their very best on these tests. You
won’t receive your child’s test results until the summer and these won’t
impact his/her report card, but we want our students to “show off” a bit and let the
rest of the state know just how smart our Ticasuk Ptarmigans really are! Thanks for
the encouragement at home!
Peaks Testing Calendar
3rd Grade-March 28-29th
4th Grade-April 4-6th
5th Grade-April 11-12th
Please be aware that the School Board's firearms, deadly weapons, and weapons policies have been updated to meet Alaska Department of Education reporting requirements.
Beginning Wednesday, September 6, the school district transportation department will reduce the number of scheduled routes by combining some routes. This is a short-term solution. Updated bus route and stop times are posted on the transportation webpage.
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District students showed consistently higher performance on the PEAKS than the state.
2016-2017 school year yielded the highest reported four-year graduation rate for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.