As you're planning spring appointments and travel, please keep in mind that students will be participating in state testing the mornings of March 28th and 29th and April 18th and 19th. Additionally, 8th graders will test the mornings of April 12th & 13th.
The expectation of the Every Child Succeeds Act (replaced No Child Left Behind) is that 95% of our students complete testing or we are at risk of losing funding.
However, at a much more individual level, we do use test scores to help in placing students in appropriate classes and guiding instruction. At both the middle school and high school, decisions around everything from interventions to advanced classes take test scores into consideration when making these important decisions.
Finally, while it may seem a long way off, students are going to be taking tests in their high school years and beyond that have a direct, significant impact on their futures; this could be the ACT for college admittance or the ASVAB for military service or the written exam required to obtain a driver's license. Not only do teachers receive critical information about their students from these tests, students are also participating in critical thinking, reading, writing, & mathematics, while also building their test-taking skills.
I encourage you to allow your student to participate in testing. Helping your student understand that we all take tests at certain points in our lives is important. These tests are certainly not the only measure of a student's success; they merely test certain skills on certain days. As a staff, we wholeheartedly acknowledge that there are multiple factors that are important to consider in measuring a student's academic growth and aptitude. This is just one of the tools we use.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with additional questions or concerns regarding testing.
Interested in easily alerting us to your child's absence and accessing EGMS calendar information, menus, and more from your phone? If so, take a look at the attached flyer that explains our new app!
Interested in learning more about middle school? Come be part of the PAC! We meet on the third Tuesday of each month from 4:30 - 5:30 in the EGMS Library. Our February meeting is on the 21st! Hope to see you then!
For City Market:
Go to www.citymarket.com
Click on Sign in or Register
Once that is complete: At the bottom of the home page click on account registration under customer service. Scroll down to community rewards and enter East Grand Middle School, Granby Co and hit Enroll.
Safeway Reloadable Gift Cards:
Cards are free. Simply add money to the gift card before you scan your groceries. Then pay for your groceries with the gift card. 5% is credited back to our school! That is HUGE!!!
Gift cards are available at the front desk at EGMS.
Students in the East Grand Middle School Gifted and Talented program attended a field trip to Northrup Grumman's Space Discovery Center in Colorado Springs last week, Wednesday, December 8, 2015.
Student's learned through interactive classroom experience and in a 3D presentation about planets in our solar system. Students were also informed about the planets in our solar systems proportion compared to one another, their proximity to the sun and one another, and about their relation to each other. Student's were able gain experience through interactive displays in the museum and talk with veterans of NASA who were their guides.
The field trip was paid for through a 'Scholartrip' from Northrup Grumman.
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