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Hattie Watts Elementary School News

  • ATTENDANCE GOAL and BEHAVIOR GOAL

    Posted by Rebecca Easley at 2/15/2017

    Our attendance goal is for 98% of our students to be at school on time.  We need your help in reaching this goal.
    Our behavior goal is to have 99.5% of our students without a major referral.  

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  • Watts is a 2016 Top Gains School

    Posted by Rebecca Easley at 11/27/2016

    School performance scores have been released.  Hattie Watts score rose a whopping 17.7 points to 98.4, a B rating, only 1.6 points from an A!   Click here to see the entire report.  We are so proud of the hard work and dedication of our students and faculty.  We will continue to strive to reach higher goals!  Shoot for the moon!

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  • Congratulations to Sheryl Gibbons, the LAP/NAESP Assistant Principal of the Year!

    Posted by Rebecca Easley at 11/1/2016

    Mrs. Sheryl Gibbons has been chosen as the Louisiana Association of Principals (LAP/NAESP) Assistant Principal of the Year.  She will represent LAP at the national level in 2017.  The Louisiana Association of Principals will recognize her at the Annual Assistant Principals conference in Baton Rouge on November 7, 2016.  A luncheon will be held to honor her that day.  The Hattie Watts family of faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni congratulate Mrs. Gibbons on achieving this honor.  

    Mrs. Gibbons

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  • 2016-17 School Calendar

    Posted by Rebecca Easley at 7/2/2016

    The school board has approved the 2016-17 school calendar.  Teachers inservice on Aug. 5, and all students report Monday Aug. 8, 2016. Click to see the 
    2016 17 calendar.  PLEASE plan appointments and trips around these dates.

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  • View our Watts news archive

    Posted by Rebecca Easley at 7/1/2016

    Additional new items can be found on the Hattie Watts News Archive page.

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Character Counts!

  • May 22, 2017 - May 26, 2017

    Posted by Gidget Everitt at 5/19/2017

    For Students:  "Summertime is always the best of what might be."  -Charles Bowden

     

    For Staff:  "There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."  -Celia Thaxter

     

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SMP CyberSAFE

  • What Do You Know About Cybersecurity?

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 4/19/2017 6:00:00 AM

    The Pew Research Center has created a quiz to measure what people know about basic online issues. Before you read any further, I invite you to take the quiz yourself:  http://www.pewinternet.org/quiz/cybersecurity-knowledge/   (By the way, we've talked about all of these issues as part of this CyberSafe blog.)

    This quiz points out how complicated cybersecurity is. Only 20% of the initial 1055 respondents answered more than 8 of the 13 questions correctly, and only 1% received a perfect score. 

    According to the survey's initial results, most people could recognize that a strong password includes upper and lower case letters, numerals, and does not contain a word in the dictionary.  Likewise, most people know that public WiFi--even when it is password protected--is not safe for sensitive activities like banking.

    So, where are the gaps in our knowledge?

    • Only half of the respondents could correctly identify a phishing attack.
    • Nearly 60% did not realize that an internet service provider (ISP) can still see the sites they access when they are using "private browsing" mode.
    • Only 33% knew that the "s" in any URL beginning with "https://" indicates that the traffic on that site is encrypted to protect data.

    Equally concerning, a significant number of respondents answered "not sure" to many questions.  More than 50% of respondents were "not sure" about the private browsing questions and the "https://" question, and 70% or more were not sure what a botnet or a VPN connection could do.

    Is there a difference in responses based on age or education? Yes, those who had higher levels of education did slightly better on the quiz. However, on several questions, users aged 65 and older were just as knowledgeable as those ages 18-29.  In fact, 18-to 29-year olds answered 6 out of 13 questions correctly, while those 65 or older answered 5 out of 13 correct answers. 

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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 1/13/2016

    CyberSAFE
    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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