We will administer a beginning of year test to our students in reading, math, and science. The assessments will be based on the goals and objectives that will be covered throughout the year. These cumulative assessments will help our teachers know the strengths and weaknesses of our students in order to meet the needs of individual students.
The beginning of the year test (BOY) assessments will be administered on 9/10, 9/11, and 9/12. Fourth and fifth graders will take reading and math tests and third grade will take a math test only. Fifth Graders with also take a science test. The third grade BOG, a state mandated assessment, is scheduled for 9/9. The testing block is scheduled from 8:30 am to 10:00 am.
The BOY assessments are not state mandated tests, but teacher-made curriculum based tests. We will use the data from the assessments to evaluate how your child is performing. This information will help teachers plan instruction in the future.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school at 252-221-4151. Thanks for your continued support.
D.F. Walker Elementary Teacher of the Year
Rachel Byrum, a fourth grade teacher at D.F. Walker Elementary School has been named by her colleagues as the schools' 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Byrum began working for the Edenton-Chowan School System as a teacher in 2007. She holds a Bachelors Degree from Elizabeth City State University and she completed her teaching certification at East Carolina University. Mrs. Byrum serves as a trained mentor for beginning teachers and she is currently a teacher-representative on the D.F. Walker PTA board. In addition, she also serves as co-chair for the school’s parent education committee and fourth grade team. She is known for being an advocate for her students and holding them to high academic standards in the classroom.
D.F. Walker Elementary Instructional Assistant of the Year
Kristy Morton Bunch was named by the faculty and staff as the 2014-2015 Instructional Assistant of the Year for D.F. Walker Elementary School. In her role, she facilitates the informational literacy classes during the cultural arts block. She began working with the Edenton-Chowan Schools as a substitute teacher in 2010 and was hired as an instructional assistant in 2012. Mrs. Bunch is currently working toward completing a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education so she can fulfill her life-long dream of becoming a teacher. Mrs. Bunch is described as a dedicated professional who goes above and beyond the call of duty in her role.
Summer Reading Camp students at DF Walker Elementary School, in Edenton-Chowan Schools, led an Independence Day program for staff, parents and community on July 3, 2014.