ACT Aspire and Star Tests
Week of April 24-28: 5-8 will take ACT Aspire English, Language Arts, Math and Science Tests
Week of May 1-5: 3-4 will take ACT Aspire English, Language Arts, Math and Science Tests; Grades 3-8 will take writing assessment on May 5.
Star Tests will be given during the week of May 10.
6th grade Religion
Chapter 13 pgs. 201-210
Students are working on their typing skills through Type to Learn, www.typing.com and typing vocabulary words.
Third Grade: 10 wpm by the end of the year
Fourth Grade: 15 wpm by the end of the year
Fifth Grade: 20-25 wpm by end of school year
Sixth Grade: 30-35 wpm by end of school year.
Typing is very important. Next year grades 3-8 will be required to complete writing assessments on the computer. See typing links on right side of page for practice at home and during the summer.
Virtus/Protection of Children - IMPORTANT
An important part of our school community is our Protection of Children training. We have this training for both students and parents. Once parents have been through the initial training that Mrs. Martin and Ms. Jones conduct in August there is ongoing training called Virtus. Virtus is a monthly program of online newsletters on important topics to help you keep your children safe. This newsletter will come the first full week of every month. The Diocese of Jackson and Bishop Kopazc are very committed to the Virtus program. It is important that we empower our students with the knowledge they need to be safe. As parents, it is our responsibility to watch, act, and teach our children about means of possible abuse.
Each month you will need to read the news article. It is our experience that the topics have been relevant to current topics of concern for us. If you fall behind in reading you will not be allowed to participate in activities that include our children such as field trips, class parties, coaching, and sponsoring activities, and sports. If you have any questions about access to your account please let us know. We will be glad to help you, If you know your login you may visit the Virtus website at any time to log-in to your account. The site is www.virtus.org
You should read your article the week it is received. Mrs. Martin will post in principal updates when the article and comes out and when you should have it read. Thank you for your cooperation.
Renaisance Place - HomeConnect
If you would like to follow your child's progress in Accelerated Reading, Accelerated Math, and Math Facts in a Flash, you may use the button on the Home Page for Renaissance Place. Ask your child for his or her log-in. Once you are logged in, you can view scores on math practices and tests, see scores on reading tests and how many AR points your child has earned, and follow Math Facts in a Flash progress (Grades 1-5). Students may also use homeconnect to reprint and score practices and exercises, practice math facts (grades 1-5), and find new books to read for AR points. Please contact me if you have trouble accessing this information.
Computer and Religion Remind Messages
Internet Safety Grades 1-8
I am using a program sponsored by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for our Internet Safety called Netsmartzkids (grades 1-5) and NSTeens (grades 6-8). There is great information about keeping our kids safe. The students really seem to enjoy the presentations, games, and videos. If you would like to check out the program, you can visit www.netsmartzkids.org or www.nsteens.org.
Mrs. Collins Computer Teacher
I am so excited to be teaching your children this year. I have many plans of what I would like to cover in computer class each week. Topics will include, internet safety, typing practice, document formatting, presentations, spreadsheets, and activities that reflect classroom lessons.
All students in grades 6-8 will be working with Google Classrooms to create, share and turn completed work in to the teachers. There will be a weekly computer assignment in Google Classroom. These assignments will be graded.