From Thad Williamson, Director of the Mayor’s office for Community Wealth Building, on the JBC PTA Facebook group:
“. . . John B. Cary showed improvements in every area compared to 2013-14:
- Reading pass rate increased from 63% to 72%;
- History and Social Sciences from 73% to 92%;
- Math from 84 to 93%;
- Science from 71% to 74%.
As a comparison at Fox,
- reading pass score was 85%;
- History and Social Sciences 89%;
- Math 82%;
- Science 90%.
The scores for African-American students at Cary are across the board higher than those of African-American students at Fox (and much higher in math in particular). . . . . overall it looks like Cary did really well on the tests.”
More information can be found on the DOE website: http://doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2015/08_aug11.shtml
BPS can’t compete with this . . . . right, Dr. Bedden? Thanks for coming out! We’ve got so much more to do together and we hope you’ll stay as we continue to make RPS an even greater asset to our city! Your leadership is paramount to our success!
From Mamie Taylor, 5th District School Board Representative,
Our first 5th District Community Meeting for 2015 has been scheduled:
When: Saturday January 31, 2015
Where: 2nd Baptist Church- 1400 Idlewood Avenue, RVA. 23220
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Topics of discussion: The Academic Improvement Plan, Proposed Bell Schedule changes, and the Budget. There will also be an open topics period during the last 20 minutes to share any school related concerns or updates not on the agenda.
Food will be served…
I look forward to seeing you all then.
Mamie Taylor- 5th District School Board Trustee
Adria Sharf and Cate Engel, members of John B Cary’s PTA, are helping to organize the school’s first fall pumpkin sale at the school (3021 Maplewood Ave.) this Friday 10/17 (330-530pm) & Saturday 10/18 (10am-2pm). Purchases will support needed programs at the school. For more information, check out their Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1483048888623306/