Hello! We were excited to welcome our students back from spring break today. Now it’s time to make the most of our last nine weeks before summer break. It will be here before we know it.
Students will begin MAP testing in reading and math this week. A letter about MAP administration will come home with students this week and can also be found by clicking on this link
MAP testing allows us to measure student growth and gives valuable information that can be used to help prepare for our state testing later this month. The dates for SC Ready and SCPASS are:
Tuesday, April 26th – Writing (paper and pencil)
Wednesday, April 27th – Reading (paper and pencil)
Thursday, April 28th – Math (online)
April 29th – May10th – Make-up testing
Wednesday, May 11th – Science (online)
Thursday, May 12th – Social Studies (online)
May 13th – 19th – Make-up testing
These tests help us evaluate our school’s programs and gauge each child’s progress towards career and college readiness. Please try to avoid testing dates for absences or appointments if possible. We know our kids are ready to do their best. Since students will be testing on their iPads for both MAP testing and some portions of state testing, it is very important that they come to school each day with fully charged iPads!
Our awesome eighth graders will receive two separate permission forms this week, both for events on April 20.
One permission form will allow students to travel to their prospective high schools on April 20 for a tour and orientation program. This trip will take place during regular school hours.
The second permission form will be given to all students who completed their IB community projects. We want to celebrate their positive impact on the world with an afternoon of fun at Saluda Shoals park after their regular early release at 12:40. That trip is free and we will provide bus transportation to the park and back to school at 3:00, but we hope lots of parents will join us at the park!