First Week of School MS Update

Sep 8th, 2015

Welcome back to school! What a great start to the school year. We have been busy preparing for these last few days. All of us in the Middle School are excited to be back to school.

As we begin the year, teachers have had a special schedule to work closely with the students on getting to know each of them better. More importantly, it gives those students opportunities to get to know each other more too.

I’m excited to bring you these newsletters this year again to keep you up-to-date on the happenings of the Middle School. If there are any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m happy to help!

Library Books

Any students who had library books checked out from last year, please turn those into Mrs. Clubb in the library.

NWEA Testing Dates

We have the dates set for NWEA testing.

Fall Testing: Begin the week of September 28th

Winter Testing: Begin January 5th.

Spring Testing: K-6 Begin April 18th; 7-8 Begin May 2nd.

We are not going to be taking the MCA or OLPA test this year.

We also will be testing grade 5-8 in the OLSAT. This 40 minute test will be taken in the lab and takes about 40 minutes. It is an ability test to help Anne Laux identify students to work with.

This will taken the week of September 14th.

Middle School Updates

A new Middle School Handbook will be coming home in the next few weeks. I will detail some these items more specifically in the next few updates, but here a few highlights of changes:

Uniform- Please note the new policy in the school handbook.

Classes- Please see the note above about PE being grades this year just like English, math, science, social studies, and religion.

Acceptable use for school devices- This policy is in the handbook you received at Back to School Night. It was also signed.

Locks and Lockers- Students are no longer keeping anything but their coats and backpacks in the room. All school supplies are to be kept in the locker.

Thank you parents. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.

Anthony Degel
Assistant Principal