Wedgeworth’s Winter Programs
Wedgeworth's Winter Program Schedules
Dec. 11, Wed: Grade 1 @ 5:00; Grade 2 @ 6:30
Dec. 18, Wed: Grade K @ 5:30
Wedgeworth Movie Night
Wedgeworth Movie Night
Free! Free! Freee!
November 22, Friday @ 5:30
Come join us and mingle with students, parents, teachers, and principal.
We will be selling hot food, pop corn, drinks, and candies.
Donut with Dad-Dec. 5
Dr. Liu Parent Meeting
Samples of Lesson Activities
On Line Resources
Chinese Key Characters
HLPUSD Attendance Policy
21st Century Education
High Frequency Words 1-1000
Mandarin/ English Dual Immersion
Parent Brochure CCSS
School Brochure 13-14
Dual Immersion Brochure
CCSS Grade Level Standards
Depth of Knowledge Levels
Depth of Knowledge
Common Core Parent Handbook
District Calendar 2013-2014
Cafe with the Principal
Cafe with the Principal is on every 2nd Friday of each month at 8:30. Please come and join us.
Dual Immersion Program
Dual Immersion and FLES Programs
Chinese Dual Immersion Program
What Parents Need to Know and Do
Dual Language Program
Cafe with the Principal
Common Core FAQ
Common Core Standards
2013-2014 School Calendar
Common Core Resources
Common Core Resources
Common Core is quickly approaching. Here are some helpful resources to get started.
Wedgeworth Achieves an API of 943!
The Warriors have done it again! Congratulations on an API of 943! Wedgeworth continues to remain among the top statewide. Great job!
WHAT IS AN "API" SCORE?
Enacted with the Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999, the API (Academic Performance Index), is the most commonly used method for measuring the academic performance and growth of schools. Similar to an individual's credit score, the API score (calculated on a scale of 200 to 1,000) is used in the same manner to determine how well students are learning the California State Standards in English, science, math, and social studies. The State Board of Education has set the performance target at 800.
HOW IS THE "API" SCORE CALCULATED?
School’s API Scores are calculated based the weighted average of all students’ scores who attend that particular school. This is why it is so critical that students attend school regularly and perform their very best on state testing.
2012 - 2013 Newsletters
Mar 2013, The Warrior Pride Newsletter, Volume 6 (.pdf)
Feb 2013, The Warrior Pride Newsletter, Volume 5 (.pdf)
Jan 2013, The Warrior Pride Newsletter, Volume 4 (.pdf)
Dec 2012, The Warrior Pride Newsletter, Volume 3 (.pdf)
Nov 2012, The Warrior Pride Newsletter, Volume 2 (.pdf)
Oct 2012, The Warrior Pride Newsletter, Volume 1 (.pdf)
2013 - 2014 Meal applications are now being accepted online
HLPUSD is now accepting 2013 - 2014 Meal applications online at http://www.schoollunchapp.com/ or at the Food Services office from 7:30a - 3:30p.
Households must apply every year.
Please contact Food Services if you have any questions.
Heat Advisory Precautions
North American summers are hot; most summers see heat waves in one or more parts of the United States. East of the Rockies, they tend to combine both high temperatures and high humidity, although some of the worst heat waves have been catastrophically dry.
Be safe, the best defense against heat-related illnesses is prevention. Follow the extreme heat precautions below to ensure your safety.
Heat Advisory Precautions for Schools (.pdf)
Chinese Dual Immersion Program
STAR Test Scores
2011 STAR Test Results for Wedgeworth Elementary School (.pdf)
The 2011 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program includes four components:
California Standards Tests
California Modified Assessment
California Alternate Performance Assessment
Standards-based Tests in Spanish
California Standards Tests (CSTs)
The CSTs for English–language arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and history–social science are administered only to students in California public schools. Except for a writing component that is administered as part of the grades four and seven ELA tests, all questions are multiple-choice. These tests were developed specifically to assess students' knowledge of the California content standards. The State Board of Education adopted these standards, which specify what all children in California are expected to know and be able to do in each grade or course. The 2011 CSTs were required for students who were enrolled in the following grades/courses at the time of testing or who had completed a course during the 2010–11 school year, including 2010 summer school.
CST scores are used for calculating each school's Academic Performance Index (API) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Information about the API and AYP is posted on the California Department of Education Accountability Progress Reporting Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ar/index.asp.
For further information about the CST scores, go to Term and Score Explanations.
The California ELA Standards Tests were administered by grade to students in grades two through eleven.
Grades two and three:
- 65 multiple-choice questions
Grades four through eleven:
- 75 multiple-choice questions
- Additional 8 points for the writing test in grades four and seven
Students in grades two through six were administered the appropriate grade-level California Mathematics Standards Test.
Students in grade seven took either the grade seven math test or the Algebra I test.
Mathematics tests for grades eight through eleven included:
General Mathematics (grades eight and nine only)
Integrated Mathematics 1
Integrated Mathematics 2
Integrated Mathematics 3
Summative High School Mathematics (grades nine through eleven only)
All California Mathematics Standards Tests have 65 multiple-choice questions.
The California Science Standards Tests were administered by grade to students in grades five, eight, and ten.
Grade five—Covers grades four and five science content standards
Grade eight—Covers grade eight science content standards
Grade ten (CST for Life Science)—Covers middle school life science and high school biology content standards
Students in grades nine through eleven who completed a standards-based science course took one of the following CSTs:
Integrated/Coordinated Science 1
Integrated/Coordinated Science 2
Integrated/Coordinated Science 3
Integrated/Coordinated Science 4
Students in grade ten who completed a standards-based science course took one of the tests listed above in addition to taking the CST for Life Science (Grade 10).
All California Science Standards Tests have 60 multiple-choice questions.
The CSTs for History–Social Science were administered by grade to students in grades eight and eleven. These tests are:
CST for History–Social Science (Grade 8), 75 multiple-choice questions.
This is a cumulative test of standards from:
- grade six (World History and Geography: Ancient-Civilizations);
- grade seven (World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times); and
- grade eight (U.S. History and Geography: Growth and Conflict).
CST for U.S. History (Grade 11), 60 multiple-choice questions.
This is a test of standards from grade eleven (U.S. History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century).
Students in grades nine through eleven who completed a standards-based world history course took the following test.
CST for World History, 60 multiple-choice questions.
This is a test of standards from grade ten (World History, Culture and Geography: The Modern World).
California Modified Assessment (CMA)
The CMA was administered to eligible students in grades three through eleven. The CMA is a standards-based test for students with an individualized education program who meet the eligibility criteria adopted by the State Board of Education. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 calls for a range of assessments appropriate to students' abilities. The CMA provides an appropriate assessment for a small percentage of students allowing them to demonstrate their knowledge of skills in the California academic content standards for ELA (grades three through eleven), mathematics (grades three through seven, Algebra I for eligible students in grades seven through eleven, and geometry for eligible students in grades eight through eleven), and science (grades five, eight, and ten only). Eligible students may take either the CST or the CMA in a subject area. For example, a student in grade five may take the CST for ELA and take the CMA for mathematics and science. Scale scores and performance levels are available only for CMA results for ELA for grades three through nine, mathematics for grades three through seven and Algebra I, and science for grades five, eight and ten in 2011. For 2011, CMA results are reported as percent correct for ELA for grades ten and eleven, and geometry. Scale scores and performance levels will be available for those subjects and grades beginning in 2012.
California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)
Students with significant cognitive disabilities who are unable to take the CSTs even with modifications participated in the STAR Program by taking the CAPA. The CAPA is an individually administered performance assessment with all tasks linked to the California ELA, mathematics, and science content standards.
The CAPA is organized into five levels, representing specific grade spans. Most students eligible for the CAPA take the level corresponding to their enrollment grade.
- Students in grades two through eleven (students with the most significant cognitive disabilities)
- Students in grades two and three
- Students in grades four and five
- Students in grades six through eight
- Students in grades nine through eleven
Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS)
The STS consists of multiple-choice tests in Spanish that assess reading/language arts in grades two through eleven, and mathematics (grades two through seven, Algebra I for eligible students in grades seven through eleven, and geometry for eligible students in grades eight through eleven). The Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs) in grades two through eleven who either were receiving instruction in Spanish or had been enrolled in school in the United States for less than 12 months when testing began were required to take the STS in addition to taking the CST and/or CMA. School districts had the option of administering the STS to Spanish-speaking ELs who had been enrolled in school in the United States for 12 months or more and were not receiving instruction in Spanish.
2011 - 2012 Newsletters
May & June 2012, The Warrior Pride Newsletter, Volume 48 (.pdf)
Mar & Apr 2012, The Warrior Pride Newsletter, Volume 47 (.pdf)
Jan & Feb 2012, The Warrior Pride Newsletter, Volume 46 (.pdf)
Nov & Dec 2011, The Warrior Pride Newsletter, Volume 45 (.pdf)
Oct 2011, The Warrior Pride Newsletter, Volume 44 (.pdf)
Aug & Sep 2011 The Warrior Pride Newsletter, Volume 43 (.pdf)
School Accountability Report Card
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires each state to produce an annual report card that summarizes assessment results of students statewide and disaggregated by student subgroup. Information must also be included on high school graduation rates, teacher qualifications, other indicators used in each state’s definition of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), and the AYP status of all schools and districts in the state.
The State Accountability Report Card contains data for the following categories:
California Standards Test Results
English-Language Arts for grades two through eight, and ten
Mathematics for grades two through eight, and ten
Academic Performance Index (API)
Actual API compared to the API goal
Actual high school graduation rate compared to the graduation rate goal
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
AYP status of local educational agencies and schools
Program Improvement status of schools
Type of teaching credential
Teacher education level
Core academic courses taught by highly qualified teachers
Avoiding Stress During Drop-off
As a school of nearly 400 students, Wedgeworth experiences quite a bit of traffic in the mornings and afternoons. In order to help you drop off your child with as little stress as possible and in order to keep our students safe as they travel to school, we'd like to offer you the following tips:
1. Give yourself plenty of time in the morning for our 8:00 a.m. start time. It is expected for students to be on the class line by 7:55. While there is very little traffic at 7:30 a.m., it gets extremely busy after 7:45 a.m. If you give yourself just a few extra minutes to get to school, you'll avoid the traffic and have time to give your child an extra hug to start his/her day off with a smile.
2. Have your child's backpack, lunch, and any other necessary belongings ready for your child to easily grab on his/her way out of the car. This way your child is able to exit the car easily, allowing you to spend less time during the drop-off process.
3. Once your child exits the car, please leave promptly in order to free your spot for another parent. Remember, you may be cited by the Sheriff's Department for parking in the loading/unloading zone, so please try to leave as soon as possible after dropping your child off.
The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.
All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
Los Angeles County Library Homework Help
What is Live Homework Help?
You can get free homework help from a live, online tutor. All you need is a County of Los Angeles library card and an Internet connection. You can use Live Homework Help from home, school and even the Library.
Who can use Live Homework Help?
Live Homework Help is available for three different age groups:
College students can get help in English, Spanish or Vietnamese for their college level courses including English, science, math, social studies, and essay review. Tutors are also available to assist with GED preparation, and career services such as resume review, job searching and interview preparation.
Adults can get help in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Tutors are available for career help, including resume review, job searching and interview preparation. Tutors can also help with GED and Citizenship preparation, and essay review. Additionally tutors can help adult learners with back to school needs.
English and Spanish: Everyday from 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Vietnamese: Everyday from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
We are closed for all major holidays: New Year's Day (January 1) , Independence Day (July 4), Thanksgiving Day (November 26), and Christmas Day (December 25).
Wedgeworth Elementary School
16949 Wedgeworth Dr.
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Christina Ling, Office Manager
Dual Immersion Program and Fles
Dr. Liu's CDLP Presentations:
- Teaching Mandarin at Wedgeworth Presentation 9/4/13
- School-Home Partnership: Mandaring Dual Language Education 8/29/13
- Dr. Ping Liu's Dual Language Immersion Parent Meeting Presentation 8/15/13 (.pdf)
A New Intelligent Classroom Arrives at Wedgeworth School
The new Intelligent Classroom installation at Wedgeworth School is now ready for the 2012-2013 school year!
Elements of an Intelligent Classroom include an interactive white board system, student response system, and web camera. Teachers are trained to use the interactive white boards to directly engage students with the material being presented. Teachers can use the student response system as a tool for gathering data and for student engagement.
Blackboard is an online education platform that is designed to transform the Internet into a powerful environment for the educational experience. Blackboard makes learning more effective in and beyond the traditional walls. Breathing life into educational content. Bringing efficiency to day-to-day tasks. Empowering instructors with tools to engage every learner. Motivating them on the devices they rely on. Promoting collaboration and streamlining processes.
Thank you for visiting the website of the Wedgeworth PRIDE!
We will have an exciting 2013-2014 school year.
GATE Model School
Wedgeworth is a GATE model school and teachers are implementing many GATE teaching strategies. Some examples of the strategies are: the depth and complexity icons used across the curriculum, and GATE frames for reading comprehension.
Third Grade GATE Referrals in September
Third Grade GATE Testing in October; Other Grades Begin in November/December; NEW!: Glee Club for Our Talented Students!
District-wide Spelling Bee Jeopardy in January
L.A. County County Annual Science Olympiad in March
GATE Hands-on Science Workshops After School to Get Ready for the Science Olympiad
Annual STAR Party (Astronomy Day) at Wedgeworth
GATE Conferences, Workshops, Parent Education and/or Meeting Opportunities
Young Scholars Day in May
Differentiated Instructions in the Classrooms and More!
Parents and Students