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Annie R. Mitchell News

  • We believe in our students!

    We have established commonalities and high expectations across campus here at ARM: Tell more; answer in complete sentences; speak in positive phrases; always give more details; use academic phrasing. We believe in a growth mindset!

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  • Homework Policy--We Value Family Time!

    After much research, Annie R. Mitchell continues to move forward in 21st Century learning, now in the area of homework. All homework for the year will be focused on Literacy. The expectation from all staff is that your child will read each night. Kindergartners will have a book bag to read aloud to you. Read more...

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  • Understanding Common Core

    The Common Core Standards: (Click to watch 3minute video) are aligned with college and work expectations. are clear, understandable, and consistent. include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills. build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards. are informed by top-performing countries, so all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society. are evidence-based. Mission Statement The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy. —Common Core State Standards Initiative

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District News

  • Informational Letter Regarding School Closure (April 6, 2020)

    I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones in good health and staying safe. Many of us are dealing with the grief that comes from losing routines and the way we are used to connecting with our friends and family. Through all of this, I am amazed and grateful for the dedication of our employees who are providing instruction and nutritional services to our students during this unprecedented and unpredictable time. Click on the headline to read more...

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  • Distance Learning and Grading During School Closure (Updated April 2, 2020)

    At this time, VUSD schools are closed through May 1, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, it is likely that we will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. We will finalize and announce those plans as soon as it is prudent to do so. Click on the headline to read more.

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  • VUSD CareLine

    We understand how important it is to attend to the social and emotional needs that arise during this time of uncertainty related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and school closures. If you need social emotional support or encouragement or just someone to talk through worries and concerns you have, our school psychologists and school social workers are here to talk with you. Click on the headline to read more.

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  • Social Emotional Wellness During School Closure

    Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) offers a powerful means to explore and express our emotions, build relationships, and support each other – children and adults alike – during this challenging time. Visit the VUSD Social Emotional Wellness Resources During COVID19 website to find resources and tools to help support the social emotional wellness of students, parents, and educators.

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  • School Board Meeting

    Live feed of the VUSD School Board meetings

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