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It is hard to believe we have almost completed one full semester of the 2014 – 2015 school year. Our students and staff have worked diligently to make each day count and we are seeing the positive effects of their efforts. With our clear, continual focus on teaching and learning, with an emphasis on learning, I believe we are set for a record year at Howard Middle School.
As many of you heard at our Title I Night meeting, school website, e-newsletter, and from your student’s teacher, our students will begin taking the new Georgia Milestones assessment this school year. The Milestones has replaced the CRCT and will be administered in late April to our students in all grades. In order to prepare for this next generation of standardized testing, we have been working diligently to equip students for the rigor of the Milestones. One of the adjustments we are making to prepare our students is implementing semester exams.
The semester exams will provide teachers and students with data on the strengths and areas for improvement for each student. We will use this information as we plan for the second semester and as a reference on standards that need more reinforcement. All exams will be included as a summative grade for the second nine weeks.
Semester Exams for our core subjects (Math, Science, Social Studies, English/Language Arts) will be administered on December 18 and 19. We will be running an adjusted schedule to accommodate these important summative exams. Every effort should be made to avoid having students out of school on these dates. It is critical that students arrive on time and stay through the end of the school day. In addition, our Connections courses will either be taking a district Student Learning Objective (SLO) test or a semester exam between the dates of December 8 and December 17. Individual teachers will communicate these dates to their students as decisions are finalized.
Thank you for your continued partnership and have a great day!
Mr. Lindsey Allen
Howard Middle School
Assistant Ms. Constance Winds, Ed. S.
Principals : Mr. Kevin Adams, Ed. S.
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