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Education Briefs

Crossroads School (in New Castle) held its graduation ceremony Sunday, May 18. These students graduated with 27 credits.

St. Stephen’s School is growing and has an official opening for a kindergarten teacher as two sections of kindergarten are set for the fall.

Candidates should have an elementary teaching degree and have K-8 certification or be certifiable for Colorado licensure.

Interested candidates are sought for other grades as well for potential openings.

Candidates are asked to send credentials to principal, Dr. Tom Alby at St. Stephen’s Catholic School at 414 S. Hyland Park, Glenwood Springs, or call 945-7746 for more information.

Parents interested in a strong academic education with religious instruction, solid discipline and a family-oriented atmosphere are invited to contact St. Stephen’s Catholic School for potential registration for fall enrollment. Interested parents may contact the school office at 945-7746 and ask for Dr. Tom Alby, principal to discuss registration.

For the third year in a row, St. Stephen’s Catholic School has been recognized for strong results in the Iowas Test of Basic Skills testing program. The ITBS is administered to most schools in the country and St. Stephen’s School achieved a near 70 percent nationwide percentile rating. All grades were at the equivalent of approximately one grade level above their present grade. Grade 7 achieved at a composite grade level of 9.3 and Grade 8 students recorded a composite grade level of 10.5.

The ITBS is a norm-referenced exam, and it is difficult to compare results with CSAP results, as Colorado uses in public schools. The CSAP is a criterion-referenced exam, and is designed to measure specific knowledge versus general knowledge in the ITBS exam.

Both testing procedures are solid and serve as strong indicators of performance achievement level.

Eight of ten graduates participated in Commencement exercises for Grand Valley High School Alternative at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center May 16.

The alternative option is open to Grand Valley High School students whose educational needs may warrant an alternative environment. Students must meet requirements and interview for the program. Students also may elect to enroll in a Work/Study program or take dual-credit classes through Colorado Mountain College.

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