St. Casimir’s School Report Card Template

As discussed in our previous posts about our Report Cards initiative, today we’re sharing one of our private templates. If you like the way it looks, feel free to chat in any time to let us know. We can enable it and help set it up just the way you like!


At St. Casimir’s School Wells, Minnesota, teachers like to give lots of feedback to students through detailed grading criteria. The school uses a quarterly grading system, so their report card is a condensed two-column, four-term report card with plenty of space for lots of grading information. Let’s take a look at a sample!

 

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Ash Tree Learning Center Academy Report Card Template

As mentioned in our previous posts about the Report Cards initiative, today we’re sharing one of the custom-built private templates. If you like the way it looks, feel free to let chat in anytime and we’ll enable the template in your account, and help set it up just the way you like!


The Ash Tree Learning Center Academy in Savannah, Georgia reports quarterly grades and semesterly and final averages for their middle-school and high-school level students. The format is classic and informative, and their template itself is lovely and easy to read. Let’s check out a sample final report card!

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Elegant Trimesters

As discussed in our previous posts about our Report Cards initiative, today we’re sharing one of our private templates. If you like the way it looks, feel free to chat in any time to let us know. We can enable it and set it up just the way you like!

The Elegant Trimesters report card template is a recently updated template from the library of private templates. It’s a simple, three-term report card that’s great for elementary schools. Here’s a look at a sample version:

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Designed and built by Azroy, this template was recently restyled with new fonts to match QuickSchools’ updated design. The template is very streamlined both in appearance and in how it works. Nonetheless, it still supports key features:Read More »

The Blue Academic Template

As part of our initiative to share the awesome customreport cards at QuickSchools, today we’re sharing a public template. If it looks good to you, feel free to chat in – we’d love to enable it and help you set it up just the way you’d like!


The brand-new Blue Academic template is the first addition to our new line of restyled report cards. It’s a gorgeous single-term template that works for all sorts of situations and schools. Not only is it great for end-of-term report cards, but it’s also fantastic for mid-term progress reports as well. Take a look at the sample below to see how it might appear when it’s filled out.

Blue Academic

This template is both simple and flexible, as it supports marks, grades, comments, and overall comments. Designed by the QS Design Team, it’s meant to be easily readable, yet able to hold tons of information. Alongside the basic subject details, Academic Blue also supports several other features. These include…

  • Term GPA
  • Subject Credits
  • Grading Scale
  • Teacher, Parent, and Principal Signatures

If this template looks like it might work for your school, you can switch to it anytime! It’s the default template for all new Report Card sessions and can be selected from the “Change Template” menu in setup report cards. Of course, if you’d like any help enabling it or setting it up, please chat in and let us know!

The Hudson College Report Card Template

As part of our initiative to share the awesome custom report cards at QuickSchools, today we’re sharing a private template. If it looks good to you, feel free to chat in – we’d love to enable it for you and help you set it up just the way you’d like!


At Hudson College in Toronto, ON students receive report cards that give detailed grades on both behavior and academics. It’s a very specific template, so we all worked together to build it with Hudson. When all was finished, Director Jeff Bavington had this to say about the process –

“The ability to customize our reports to suit our school’s personal needs was crucial for us at Hudson. The support team at Quick Schools – especially Azroy and Rick – were tremendously responsive and helpful in designing, testing, and implementing our reports. The result of our new report system is that it’s simultaneously more simple and efficient, yet also much more detailed and personalized for each student – and we’re only getting started! We are very pleased with the results. I highly recommend Quick Schools to any school looking for great features, flexibility, and support for their SIS needs”

Of course, special thanks to Director Bavington and all our friends at Hudson College! It was a pleasure to work Report Cards with you too!

Since it’s such a fantastic and detailed report card, we are all certain that it may be of some help to other schools. Without further ado, here’s a look at a sample Hudson College report card.

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Hudson College Report Card – Page 1

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The Stamford Elementary School Report Cards

As mentioned in our previous posts about the Report Cards initiative, today we’re sharing one of the custom-built private templates. If you like the way it looks, feel free to let chat in anytime and we’ll enable the template in your account, and help set it up just the way you like!


The Stamford Elementary School in Stamford, Vermont makes great use of a custom template with quarterly grades, semester exams, and detailed standards-based grading for their upper grade students. It’s a detailed and informative way of reporting grades and progress in specific areas. Check out the example Quarter 2 report card below to see just how much info it has!

This new template is based off of a public template – Quarterly Classic – and was built by Regie. Great work, Regie – and awesome input and directions, Stamford Elementary!

While this public template is a bit similar to the St. Monica Catholic School Template, it doesn’t include a conduct grade and is actually remarkably flexible: it has several alternate sections for listing subjects, lots of comment fields, and a great display for subject-specific criteria. Some of the features the template includes are…Read More »

Weekly Link Round-up #1: Magnets, Horses, and Star Wars!

Hi, everyone! My name is Charmaine Ng, and I’m the Community Advocate for QuickSchools. I’ve been hopping around educational forums and blogs, trying to keep up with all the cool stuff you guys are doing. It’s easy to be overloaded by information, so we thought we would start a weekly link round-up of fascinating articles and resources to save everyone some time. I hope these round-ups will be useful to you, and please let us know if you use any of the ideas in your classroom or if you have links to share – we’re all ears! Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

Are littleBits the 21st Century Lego Blocks? (by Erin Klein)

littleBits are the next hot thing to get your students thinking deeper about the design process that goes into creating everyday objects. Each color-coded “bit” snaps together with tiny magnets and has a different function, from dimmer and pulse to LED and vibration, creating a tiny circuit board. Although the bits aren’t cheap (the starter kit retails at $89), the idea certainly gives you food for thought. What if your student turned out to be a budding engineer?

 

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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (by Allison Tran)

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. So to encourage diversity in our literature and curriculum, I thought I would share this great booklist from Allison, a teen services librarian who wrote this guest blog for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The titles are both realistic and dramatic and work to offset Asian stereotypes. I actually finished reading American Born Chinese (shown here) earlier this week, and it is perfect for both middle and high school discussions. The graphic novel grapples with the topic of being discriminated against in school due to your ethnicity, but it also includes common rituals of growing up, like asking a girl out for the first time and fighting among best friends.

 

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Horse Labeling Activity by Babbling Abby

Derby Days! Horses! (by Dabbling Amy)

Isn’t this labeling activity just adorable? The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, May 5, so this post is a little too late to capture the timeliness of the event. But you can use Amy’s unit anytime, really, because who doesn’t like horses? The activity is designed for first graders and pushes students to flex their research and artistic skills.

 

Not sure if something is protected by copyright? Consult this handy slider tool created by Michael Brewer and the American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy (via Darin Johnston and Kathy Kaldenberg).

 

Lastly, Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you – and while you’re at it, battle it out with some sheep jedi. Have a great weekend 🙂

Team building activities for middle to high school students

There was this one chapter in Tuesdays with Morrie that struck a chord with me. It was mainly this test that was described to measure trust. A simple test where one person stands up on a higher ground, for example on a table, facing away from the crowd and letting oneself fall backwards trusting the friends behind to catch the person before they fall. Letting students experience firsthand the importance of being a team player in such activities makes them personally appreciate the value of trust.

Now we’re not encouraging that you try the same activity, because honestly, it can be a little dangerous, but we did look around for some team building activities or games that you can put into action with your group of middle school students. You can try these whether you’re on a camping trip or even during your next Physical Ed. lesson:

1. The Toxic River – This is a group activity. Get everyone to group up at one side of a space – a hall or a field would be fine. Measure a strip of 5 feet next to your line of students and name it “the toxic river”.

The objective is to get the whole group to cross the river as fast as they can – you can set a time period based on the number of students in the group. The catch is that they are not allowed to cross the river without wearing a pair of magic boots. Each person can only wear the pair of boots once and the boots can’t be tossed over the river once a person has crossed over. If they do step on the toxic river without the magic boots, the whole team must start all over again. Hint : Carrying people over is the key. To avoid the same person having to carry the group, you can set a rule that no single person may cross the river more than 2 times.

2. Human Letters – Divide your students into groups of 4 to 5 people. This is a game of speed. The teacher calls out a letter in the alphabet and each group has to quickly form the required letter. They can do this lying on the ground or even while standing. The group that forms the letter fastest wins the game. This game requires students to quickly communicate which part of the letter they’ll be & therefore promotes clear communication as well as clear leaders in the group.

3. Minefield – This is quite an entertaining game and it’s best played in a big field. Form 2 or more teams and get each team to select a single person who will be blindfolded.  Each team then gets an obstacle course through which they need to navigate their blindfolded team-mate through. The objective for each team is to get their team mate to the finish line without stepping on any of the mines. If the blind folded team mate does bump into or step on one, the team has to start all over again. To make this game safe, it’s best to use soft toys and hoops as ‘mines’.

Have fun!