Thursday, January 28, 2016

Stride Alabama News for January 2016

Stride Alabama January 2016

Welcome to a new year! Already in 2016, we are seeing amazing strides by our Alabama schools! Thank you to all of the schools who sent in Stride Contest highlights this month.
As we plunge in to second semester, remember to utilize the Progress Monitoring Assessments (PMA) Form 3 (1/11 to 2/5 testing window) and Form 4 (3/7 to 4/11).
Let's Learn While We're Relaxing!

This was the theme of C.S. Salter Elementary School's latest contest, which took place over the Winter Break (Talladega City Schools).  Linda Varnedore, School Instructional Assistant, was extremely proud of all participants who decided to keep learning alive while having fun over the break! Congratulations to the winners, pictured below:
  1. First Place: Lesdy Jacinto-Ramirez (5th Grade) - 190,743 Star Points
  2. Second Place: Harmony Webb (4th Grade) - 107,444 Star Points
  3. Third Place: Karla Jacinto Reyes (3rd Grade) - 84,883 Star Points
May the Force Be With You!

Delfreda Coleman, Librarian
 at North Highland Elementary School in Hueytown, led her students in a "Light Saber Challenge" to find which Jedi student could battle to the top of the leaderboards with the Most Star Points accumulated over a 3-week period.
Congratulations to the Top 3, pictured below! Those Star Point totals are out of this world!
High Scoring Holidays 
B.B Comer Memorial High School (Sylacauga) students also participated in a Stride contest over the Christmas break, and the winners' scores were absolutely phenomenal!  Stride Administrator Rhonda Vanzant contributed this picture of the top scorers for each category:
  1. Grades 9-12 Winner: Stephanie Green (left) - 1,240,074 Star Points
  2. Grades 7-8 Winner: Hayley Fowler (right) - 16,495,636 Star Points (WOW!)
Holiday Hootenanny 
At Kitty Stone Elementary in Jacksonville City, 155 students across 5 grade levels participated in the Stride Holiday Hootenanny Contest held during the Christmas break! Last year, only 18 students participated, so this year's increase is tremendous!
The Grand Prize Winner (top scorer) in each grade level received a giftcard to a local restaurant, the book of their choice, and a Stride certificate. Second through 5th Place Winners in each grade level received books of their choice and Stride certificates. What awesome rewards! Congratulations to all of the winners in each grade level, pictured below.
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Stride Games!

New Stride Games!

Have your students tried out the new Stride games yet?  We’ve added three new games available for all grade levels!
As the numbers 1, 3 and 9 appear in the queue, decide where to place them next to matching numbers. Three in a row (or more) of a number will cause them to add up to a larger number! …1+1+1=3, 3+3+3=9, 9+9+9=27, and so on! As you play, learn to become more strategic about where you place numbers, so you can add up to larger numbers and boost your score!  Available for all grades.
Crowded Tower
Climb the Crowded Tower to the very top floor — but beware of dangerous obstacles and creepy things that go bump in the night! Tap 1 time for a short jump. Tap 2 times for a high jump. See how high you can  make it up the Crowded Tower! Available for all grades.
Crowded Tower
Catch the falling blocks before they hit the floor — but you must catch them with a diamond of the same color! Click and hold to move all of the the colored diamonds horizontally at the same time. Release to move them back to their starting places on the sidelines. How many falling blocks can you “catch” to rack up points and move to the next level? Available for all grades.