MAP Tests in October

Written by Lila Jorge. Posted in 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Administration, Elementary School, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Middle High School, MS Coordinator, MS/HS Principal


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During the month of October students in 3rd Grade through 10th Grade will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). We give students MAP tests have an external measure of each child’s growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Reading, Mathematics, and Language Usage.  Your child will take these tests on a computer.

MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. Your child will spend a total of about three hours over the course of three separate days completing these tests.

Each school year, students in 3rd Grade through 10th Grade take the tests in around the beginning of October and the beginning of March. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth.

For more information on resources for parents, download the Parent Toolkit at www.nwea.org.

8th to 9th Grade (MS to HS) Transitions Evening: May 15th 8PM

Written by Nick Preston. Posted in Administration, MS Coordinator, Parent Info

Getting Ready For High School
Thursday, May 15th at 8:00 pm in the MSHS Library

An informational meeting for parents of 8th graders (transitioning into 9th grade next year).

The HS Counselor and representatives of different departments will give a short overview about “Getting Ready for High School” and give a brief timeline of things to expect in high school.

This high school overview will touch on curriculum expectations, planning for IB/explaining IB, career and college counseling services, and college preparatory exam info, etc.

Teachers and staff will be available for questions as well. Light refreshments will be served.

An agenda is 8th to 9th grade parent evening.

Contact Mr. Preston for more information.   RSVP – Information session.

Preston English 8 Instructions for Week Beginning April 7th thru Semana Santa

Written by Nick Preston. Posted in Grade8, MS Coordinator, Student Info

1.  Be sure to use this guide to help you review for the final test on To Kill a Mockingbird to be held on Friday, April 11th.  Final Test Guide

2.  You will need to complete Editorial 6, “Who is the Mockingbird?”  Here is a planning guide to help you.  Editorial graphic organizer

3. You will need to complete Editorial 5 (IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY), “Halloween Night” Editorial graphic organizer

4.  You will need to submit a complete booklet with ALL of your editorials, 1-6 by Thursday, April 24th.  The booklet should be bound, have CLEAN copies of all the editorials, and have a culturally appropriate title/cover page (the title of your newspaper?).  Ask Mr. Preston if you need more details, beyond what he gives you in class.

5. Remember that you should have turned in Spelling 21, Reading Check 27-31, and the TKAM project that were all due last week.  In order to receive some credit, these MUST be submitted by Friday, April 11th.