(KCSD Staff-Did You Know)?
Elementary Math Curriculum
During the 2017-18 school year Kennett Consolidated School District will begin using Math in Focus, Singapore Math, in kindergarten through 5thgrade. This program emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking skills. The strategies used focus on abstract reasoning that provides a structure for Algebraic thinking. Concepts are introduced with manipulatives and developed using 2-D representations. These pictorial diagrams aide students in developing abstract understanding of each concept. Students using this research based program have consistently measured higher than US students on international benchmark tests.
The Kennett Middle School will adopt the program for the 2018-19 school year.
To learn more please select one of the links below:
- Parent letter
- Parent FAQ’s
- Parent Power Point
- Supporting Research – PISA 2015 Results / Singapore US Math Exploratory Study
1–Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) is now available-
You are now eligible to participate in Microsoft’s Software Assurance Home Use Program (HUP). This program enables you to get a licensed copy of most Microsoft® Office desktop PC applications to install and use on your home computer.
Under the Home Use Program, you and our other employees who are users of qualifying applications at work (e.g. Office Enterprise) may acquire a licensed copy of the corresponding Home Use Program software (e.g. Office Enterprise) to install and use on a home computer. You may continue using HUP software while you are under our employment and as long as the corresponding software you use at work has active Software Assurance coverage.
Please note that some product and language versions may not be available at the time you place an order. For up-to-date information on the availability of Home Use Program software, please visit http://microsoft.com/licensing.
To access the Microsoft Home Use Program Web site:
1.Go to http://hup.microsoft.com/
2. Select the country to which you want your order to be shipped to and choose the language for viewing the order Web site.
3. Enter your corporate e-mail address and insert a program code that may be obtained by emailing Dan Maguire.
Note: This program code is assigned to our organization for our sole use in accessing this site. You may not share this number with anyone outside our organization.
4. Place your order online, and it will be shipped to the location you have chosen. Please note that a fulfillment fee will be charged to cover packaging, shipping, and handling costs.
2-Discovery Education Streaming
KCSD has a free subscription to Discovery Education Streaming through the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU). Discovery Education has an abundant amount of media resources for classroom use. For instructions about setting up a Discovery Education Account, please see Instructions for Accessing Discovery Education Streaming.
For students taking the Study Island Benchmark testing, please DO NOT USE INTERNET EXPLORER!
Test results may not be saved. Use Google Chrome as the browser of choice for this testing . Also, prior to each testing segment, please reboot the laptops and make sure they are fully charged.
For Chromebook logins, please refer to Student/Staff Chromebook Login Procedure. This procedure is somewhat different than the Dell or Mac logins that you are used to.
To make life a bit easier, take a look at 12 Keyboard Shortcuts for Chromebooks.
For security reasons, KCSD teachers and staff are required to change their login passwords every 90 days. Passwords must be 8 characters minimum and may be alpha-numeric and/or contain capital letters, although neither of the latter are required. Please make sure your password is one that you can remember. If you cannot remember how to change your password, please see How to Change Your Password or submit a work order via Help Desk.
6-The New Google Calender is Here-Check It Out
Google has revamped its’ calender to make it more user friendly. The change will become permanent on February 28, 2018,
Are you tired of asking your children for computer advice? Don’t know why you get a series of hashtags in an Excel spreadsheet? What’s the difference between a Google Doc and a Google Sheet? How can Google Classroom help to optimize your classroom activities?
Let us help!! The Tech Dept offers training in all of these areas (and more) at a reasonable price (free). All you have to do is submit a work order, and under the ‘Training‘ section, tell us what kind of training you would like. We will then schedule a convenient time/place.