Monday, September 28, 2015

Stride Alabama e-News: Sept 2015

Let's Get Motivated, Alabama!

Welcome to a new year of learning excitement with Stride AcademyWe look forward to assisting you to grow students' skills (having as much fun as possible along the way, of course!). 
In our first monthly issue of Stride Alabama e-News for 2015-16, we want to welcome 53 NEW ALABAMA SCHOOLS to the Stride program this year!  Take a look at which of your neighboring schools are now using Stride. Why not challenge them to a friendly school vs. school competition to see who can answer the most questions in Stride? 
Highlights Around Alabama
Alabama schools are wasting no time getting pumped up about Stride!  Across the state, students are already answering a remarkable number of questions, while competing in Stride contests! Meanwhile, teachers and staff are busy strategizing how Stride can be a game-changer in their classrooms this year.  
This student at Constantine Elementary in Anniston is using the Scratchpad feature to help her keep count while answering a mathematics problem in Stride. Nice work!
Duck Springs Elementary (Attalla) Principal Margaret Nance and teachers pictured below during Stride orientation are on board for an excellent year!
Have a picture or story to share? Email Amy Frith.
Who's Number One in AL?
Every month, we will recognize the leading Alabama school in average questions answered per student in the Stride program. Get into the game early in the school year! The school with the most questions answered per student at the end of the 2015-16 academic year will receive a trophy and bragging rights! 
Your Leader for September* 2015 is:  Munford Middle School 
  • 461 students are actively using Stride.
  • Together, they've answered 177,328 Stride questions.
  • That's 461 questions answered per student, on average! WOW!
Congratulations, Munford Middle, and keep up the good work!A.H. Watwood Elementary is close behind in second place, with 356 active students who have answered 153,904 total Stride questions. That's 356 questions per student on average. Well done! Who will take first place in the month of October?
*According to usage data as of 9/21/15.
Welcome, New Stride AL Schools!
Childersburg Middle (Childersburg)
Addison Elementary (Addison)
Addision High (Addison)
Ariton School (Ariton)
B.B. Comer Elementary (Sylacauga)
Brantley Elementary (Selma)
Carver Elementary & Arts (Montgomery)
Central Middle (Rockford)
Charles A. Brown Elementary (Birmingham)
Charles R. Drew Middle (Lincoln)
Cherokee High (Cherokee)
Childersburg Elementary (Childersburg)
Childersburg High (Childersburg)
Chisholm Elementary (Montgomery)
Colbert County High (Leighton)
Colbert Heights High (Tuscumbia)
Coosa Valley Elementary (Cropwell)
Duran North Jr. High (Pell City)
Epic Schools (Birmingham)
Fayetteville Elementary (Sylacauga)
Florence Middle (Florence)
Gardendale Elementary (Gardendale)
Georgiana School (Georgiana)
Huffman Academy (Birmingham)
Huffman Middle (Birmingham)
Iola Roberts Elementary (Pell City)
Irondale Middle (Irondale)
Jonesboro Elementary (Bessemer)
L.M. Smith Middle (Birmingham)
Leinkauf Elementary (Mobile)
Lincoln High (Lincoln)
Martha Gaskins Elementary (Birmingham)
McKenzie High School (McKenzie)
Memorial Park Elementary (Jasper)
Moore's Mill Intermediate (New Market)
Morningside Intermediate (Mobile)
Mulkey Elementary (Geneva)
Munford Middle (Munford)
Munford High (Munford)
New Hope Elementary (New Hope)
Pell City High (Pell City)
Prattville Elementary (Prattville)
Prattville Intermediate (Prattville)
Sand Rock School (Sand Rock)
Southside High (Selma)
T.R. Simmons Elementary (Jasper)
Vaughn Road Elementary (Montgomery)
Walker High (Jasper)
West Jasper Elementary (Jasper)
Windham Elementary (Daleville)
Winfield Elementary (Winfield)
Winfield Intermediate (Winfield)
W.J. Christian (Birmingham)
Be a #MonumentalAchiever.When you engage in the Stride program -- whether you're a teacher, student, administrator or parent -- you take on a new "super" identity. You become what we call a"Monumental Achiever"!
As you set academic goals for the year and conquer them one by one, we look forward to recognizing the Monumental Achievers in your school -- whether you are new to Stride or a veteran.
Be sure to connect with us on social media to follow our fearless leader Captain Captivator and the #MonumentalAchiever movement! Click on the icons below  to jump to our social media sites.

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