Spencer Butte Middle School has a student and community-centered atmosphere where students are all known as part of our school family. It’s a place where opportunities for enrichment and empowerment are plentiful.
Parent Information Nights: Smarter Balanced Assessments
Things are changing in your student’s classroom, in homework, and in assessments of his or her learning.
Oregon and more than 40 other states have developed and adopted shared academic expectations, called the Common Core State Standards. They are clear, consistent guidelines for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level in math and English language arts in order to be ready to graduate with an Oregon diploma, ready for college, careers and life.
With new standards, we need new tools to measure student learning of the standards. This spring the new Smarter Balanced assessments will replace the old OAKS tests for reading, writing and math.
The Oregon Department of Education will hold a Smarter Balanced information forum, in partnership with the Oregon PTA and Eugene School District 4J, on January 27. This forum will feature Rob Saxton, Oregon’s Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Derek Brown, ODE’s Director of Assessment.
- Tuesday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m., North Eugene High School, 200 Silver Lane
Eugene School District 4J also will hold several Smarter Balanced parent information nights. Please join us to learn more about Oregon’s new state tests in math and language arts. The presentation will cover why the state tests have changed, how they will be implemented, and concrete examples of how to help your student. The format will engage attendees in hands-on experience.
- Monday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., North Eugene High School, 200 Silver Lane
- Thursday, Feb. 12, 7:00 p.m., Sheldon High School, 2455 Willakenzie Road
- Tuesday, Feb. 17, 7:00 p.m., Churchill High School, 1850 Bailey Hill Road
- Thursday, Feb. 19, 7:00 p.m., South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave.
- Spanish-language information night Monday, March 2, 6:30–8:00 p.m., 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.
Spanish interpretation will be provided at all of the information nights.
Eugene School District-School Choice information page:
Eugene School District-School Choice application page:
Spencer Butte’s Presentation and Tour Dates:
January 28th 7:00 pm
January 29th 9:00 am
February 24th 1:45 pm
February 24th 7:00 pm
Spencer Butte has a new Twitter account. Click on the this link @spencerbuttems and see what exciting events and dailey activities are happening at the Butte.
2014-15 Spencer Butte Middle School School Supply List
To view your student’s grades please click on the link below. This link will take you to Student Vue. The Student Vue will show you the exact same thing as the Parent Vue.
Synergy Studentvue https://sv.4j.lane.edu/Login_Student_PXP.aspx
Synergy Parentvue https://pv.4j.lane.edu/Login_Parent_PXP.aspx
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