Thursday, March 19, 2015

Stride Academy E-News



March 2015
Alabama students continue to shine with outstanding usage of Stride Academy! Thank you for sending in your highlights this month! We look forward to hearing about your Spring Break contests and incentives! 

A Fast Stride to Excellence 

Students at Bush Hills Academy in Birmingham, AL, are doing outstanding work in Stride Academy! Each month, teachers host a contest with the top ten students winning special prizes and receiving a "shout-out" over the school intercom. 

"We are so excited that our teachers, students, and parents are on a fast stride to excellence!" - Judy Ross, Principal, Bush Hills Academy

Celebrating Achievements at Lincoln Elementary

Lincoln Elementary School in Lincoln, AL, displays Stride Academy achievements in the hallway of the school. Each winner receives a certificate for their "Leadership Notebook." 
1st place winner for the Reindeer Ruckus Holiday Challenge wasFeliza Z. with over 2,400,000 Star Points, followed by Tatyanna O.,Hunter J.Brendan B., and Olivia C. Olivia C. took home 1st place in the Winter Blitz Challenge, totaling over 218,000 Star Points.Makealei D., Tatyanna O.Samantha H., and Feliza Z. were also among the Top 5 Winners for this contest. Congratulations! 

Stride Academy Super Stars

Totaling over 50,000,000 Star Points, these students from Lyeffion Junior High School in Evergreen, AL, have proven to be Super Stars in their class! Way to go! 

The Race Continues at Forest Oaks Elementary

Students are making great progress in the "Stride-A-Thon" at Forest Oaks Elementary School in Chelsea, AL. Students have answered over 600,000 questionswith 38% after-school usage! Keep up the great work! 

Hoedown Showdown at Kitty Stone Elementary

The Holiday Hoedown Contest at Kitty Stone Elementary School in Jacksonville, AL, was a huge success!Assistant Principal Rhonda Tinker appreciated how easy it was to set up school-wide contests and loved awarding students for their achievements! 
Noah W., winner in Mrs. Parker's4th grade class
Elijah J., winner in Mrs.Gardner's Kindergarten class
Jacob Roberts, 2nd grade winner in Mrs.Johnson's class; Charles Jackson, 2nd grade winner in Mrs. Spears' class; Kolby Boyd, 3rd grade winner in Mrs. Harvey's class; IsabelleHerbert, 6th grade winner in Mrs. Guyton'sclass; Sophie Bivins, 3rd grade winner in Mrs.Wilson's class​
Kerrie S. and Gabriel T., 1st grade winners in Mrs. Henderson's class; Caden J.and Dawson C., 4th grade winners in Mrs.McGowan's class;  Jaden W., 5th Grade winner in Mrs. Ryan's class

Instant Video Streaming Available Now! 

Don't forget to check out the NEW Search and Play Video Library available on the Teacher Control Panel. Share your fresh ideas on how you are using this video library in your classroom by emailing Cate

Are You Ready for ACT Aspire? 

ACT Aspire is right around the corner. We hope you've found Stride Academy helpful in preparing students to become familiar with the Technology-Enhanced Item Types and skills they will see on the tests. We would love to hear how you've used Stride Academy in your test preparation efforts. Tell us how you used PMAs, Quiz Builder or other resources in Stride Academy to prepare for ACT Aspire, and we will feature you in our blog

Share Your Story

Do you have a Stride Academy story to share? We want to hear it! Please email your school highlights to Cate Powell, Customer Experience Specialist, at to be featured in next month's e-news. 

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