Links for Parents
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Awesome Library is a fantastic source for reviews of educational Web sites, from content areas and reference sources to links for everyone connected with schools -- staff, students, parents, community members. Annotated much as a periodical index is, Awesome Library offers descriptions of recommended sites and stars those links it considers part of the top 5 percent in education. More than 15,000 pages expressly for educators are reviewed here. Your students, whether they are teenagers or younger kids, will find games, discussions, project ideas, and information about everything from the most popular movies to book recommendations.
Common Core State StandardsCommon Core State Standards (CCSS) InitiativeWebsite for the group implementing the Common Core State Standards
Common Core State Standards - OSPIInformation from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) about the Common Core State Standards in Washington State.
Education World provides hundreds of links for students, teachers and parents. It contains homework help, student activity pages in all educational content areas, and loads of teacher resources including lesson plans and professional development.
Fun BrainFunBrain is the #1 site for online educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history)
Khan AcademyWith a library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 180 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
National Public Radio
News and public interest items from around the world.
Area Information - Warden, WA
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At a Glance:
A town rich with farms, history and diversity. Here you can see fields of potatoes, grapes, feed corn, wheat, peas, alfalfa, seed crops and beans. Agriculture is the driving force behind this small community located in the heart of the Central Washington.
The Central Basin plateau was settled in the late 1800's by immigrants of Russian-German ancestry who homesteaded in the area and farmed dryland wheat. The Milwaukee Railroad arrived in the early 1900's and attracted additional settlers, including Doc Harris who established a drug and sundries store with physician services in Warden about 1905. The town was named after his son Ward. The Town of Warden was officially incorporated June 28, 1910. By 1917 the population of Warden reached 300. Electricity arrived in 1939, but the town's population declined through WWII.
In 1945 the beginning of the Columbia Basin Project would bring irrigation water from Grand Coulee Dam to irrigate over 530,000 acres of arid but fertile soil. In 1948 the federal government started selling government-owned farm units on the Columbia Basin Project to qualified applicants with preference to veterans. By 1954 the East Low Canal was finished. As a result of the project, the population of Warden grew from 322 in 1950 to 949 in 1960 to 1,639 in 1990 and has continued to grow to the current population of about 2,600.
Warden is located at 46°57'59"N, 119°2'35"W; in Grant County between Moses Lake and Othello along Highway 170. The elevation of Warden is 1,305'.
Warden, WA 2000 Census Data
Half a mile north of town is the Lind Coulee archeological site, dating to about 9000 years ago.
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City of Warden
Home page for the City of Warden
Warden Public Library
Link to information about the Warden branch of the North Central Regional Library
Big Bend Community College
Big Bend Community College provides Running Start classes for students of the Warden High School and is located in Moses Lake, WA
City of Moses Lake
Home page for the City of Moses Lake
Grant County, Washington
Website for the county of Grant, Washington
Grant Count Economic Development Council"It's All About Jobs." Website promoting economic development in Grant County
Grant County Tourism"Come Experience Grant County" Link for a website promoting tourism in Grant County
City of Othello
Link to the website for the City of Othello, 12 miles SW of Warden
Columbia Basin Herald
Local newspaper in Moses Lake providing weekday news coverage for residents of the Columbia Basin
Grant Transit Authority"Do something with us...take the bus!!" Website for area bus service serving Grant County
Grant County PUD
Home page for the Public Utility District of Grant County, providing low cost power as well as fiber connectivity to the peoples of Grant County
Common Core Info
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Whether you're in parent-teacher conferences or just responding to questions from a parent, choose from these quick and helpful resources:
A Common Core FAQ created by teachers, for teachers that includes key information about the background of the Standards, what the changes mean for students and resources where parents can learn more.
Parent Roadmaps from Council of Great City Schools (available in both English and Spanish) provide guidance to parents about what the Standards call for students to be able to do in grades K-8 in math and ELA by the end of each grade level. The roadmaps also offer tips for parents on how to help their children at home and how to talk to their children’s teachers about the Standards.
As always, the Shifts at a Glance help explain the biggest instructional changes in ELA and math.
Student Achievement Partners