Please join us at the Sunrise Academy Benefit Concert on April 5th, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at East High School 1500 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43205.
The benefit will feature international speaker and life coach Zohra Sarwari, adult comedian Baba Ali from Ummah Films, Nasheed group Noor, children’s author Dr. Asma Mobin Uddin, and guest speaker Abdul Raoof. Get signed CDs from Noor and autographed Islamic children’s books from Asma.
Measure of Academic Progress tests, or MAP tests, are tests that are taken on a computer. The difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. A student is expected to answer about half of the questions correctly and half incorrectly.
MAP assessments give RIT (or Rasch Unit) scores that measure how students are performing in a variety of subjects. A student’s score is an estimate of his or her achievement level. This data gives teachers more insight into where a student needs help or is excelling.
RIT Norms allow parents and teachers to gain an understanding of each student’s current grade level, where they need focus, and the extent of their progress. The most recent RIT Norms are The 2011 NWEA RIT Scale Norms. Students typically start at the 150 to 190 level in the third grade and progress to the 240 to 300 level by high school. RIT scores make it possible to follow a student’s educational growth from year to year.
In addition to RIT scores, MAP scores will refer to percentile rank. The percentile rank indicates how well a student performed in comparison to the students in the norm group. The most recent norm sample was a group of about a million students. A student’s percentile rank says that the student scored as well as, or better than, the percent of students in the norm group. For example, a student with a percentile rank of 72 scored as well as, or better than 72% of the students in the norm group.
Below is a picture presentation that Deputy Pollard made for all of our 5th and 7th grade D.A.R.E. graduates. Congratulations to everyone involved!
D.A.R.E. is a program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence. It is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug- and violence-free lives. Founded in 1983, D.A.R.E. is being used in 75 percent of school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world.
Last December, three students at Sunrise Academy were selected to have their artwork featured in “Celebrating Art,” an art publication presented by Dick Blick art supplies. The pieces are Spots of Purple in the Sky by Sumaiya A., Mostly Blues by Zaynab H. and Star and Moon by Fatuma Y.
We would like to congratulate these students. They were in the top 25% of thousands of pieces submitted. Additionally, we will find out in the next few weeks if any of their artwork has received a higher honor.
We are looking forward to the next “Celebrating Art” contest in April. We have encouraged our students to do their best as their artwork might be next to be accepted into the publication.
With the blessing of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, we are pleased to inform you that the Sunrise Academy fundraising dinner was a wonderful success! The support of those parents and community members in attendance was palpable, and the inspirational talks guest speaker Sh. Fisal Hammouda and Sh. Hossam Musa were memorable.
Alhamdulillah, approximately $75,000 was raised, all of which will be reinvested in the school to continue to improve our children’s education. Sunrise Academy wishes to thank all of the volunteers and donors who helped to make this event a success. We pray that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala will reward them.
For those who were not able to join us on this blessed evening, it is not too late to gain your share of Allah’s generous rewards by adding your donations to what was given at the event. Your tax-deductible donations can be made by bringing or mailing a check payable to ISGC-Sunrise Academy or by credit card. You can also make a monthly pledge and arrange for auto payment from your bank account or on your credit card so that the school can benefit from your gift on an ongoing basis.
Again, we wish to thank our donors and pray that their gift will be counted for them as sadaqah jaariya (continuous charity) with rewards coming to them for all of the good work of our school and our children and all of those whose lives they touch.
Creative Learning Preschool held their annual Winter Show on Wednesday, December 18th. It was a very nice show and the students did a great job. Below you can see photos and video from the event… including photos of the students dressed up as penguins!