May 2022 News
A Message from the Principal
Hi Indian Trail Families!
I can't believe May is finally here!!! This school year has gone by so fast and we have had an amazing time this school year! May is going to be a super busy month here at Indian Trail. To stay up to speed with events happening in our school, please check out our calendar of events listed below. Also, this month we will be administering a pre-algebra and algebra readiness assessment for advanced placement next year. I've attached a letter below from our middle school supervisor with more information. We only have 3 weeks of school left. Let’s make them the best yet!
- Dr. James Jacobs
Math Placement Assessment
Dear Indian Trail, Johnson City Virtual Academy, and Liberty Bell Families,
In May, all students in grades 6 and 7 will take the Johnson City Schools’ Pre-Algebra (6th grade) or Algebra (7th grade) Readiness Assessment at their designated school. The assessment will be one data point along with other criteria that will be used to help place your child in their mathematics course for the 2022-2023 school year. The Pre-Algebra assessment for current sixth graders will focus on sixth grade Algebra standards and connected concepts from the seventh-grade standards that will determine readiness for course work, including but not limited to Pre-Algebra. The Algebra assessment for current seventh graders will focus on 7th grade standards, along with other topics that are indicators for success in Algebra. Both Pre-Algebra and Algebra courses are designed for students who have demonstrated an extensive understanding in mathematics.
This assessment will be administered on Tuesday, May 10 during your student’s math block. Students attending JCVA will be contacted by their school and provided with more information to arrange in-person testing. There is no special preparation needed to complete this assessment other than your student’s best effort. Both the Pre-Algebra and Algebra assessments contain 25 questions. Students will be given 60 minutes to complete the assessment. Calculators will not be used during this assessment.
Any additional questions may be addressed to your student’s teacher, designated school administration, or the district math coach, Glenda Conner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Supervisor of Instruction and Middle Schools
Bridge to Learning Camp 2022
Current Grade Levels: 5th-7th grade
Dates: June 1st-28th
Location: Liberty Bell Middle School
*Applications and Summer Bus forms are located in the front office. A new bus form must be filled out for Summer School transportation. For any questions about Bridge to Learning Camp, please call the office at 423-610-6000.
ITIS Talent Show
We’re excited to announce the ITIS SPRING TALENT SHOW!
Auditions will be held during related arts classes on Friday, May 6th. Applications for auditions are available now from Ms. Edmisten (Theatre), Dr. Lyons (STEM), or in the ITIS main office! All 5th and 6th students are encouraged to get involved!! Auditions forms are due by May 2nd. Talent show is May 19th or 20th (weather dependent).
ITIS Field Day 2022
5th and 6th Grade Honors Celebration
- Our 5th grade celebrations are low key and informal
- Recognitions are done by individual teams and all students attend
- Celebrations are done during the day
- Parents are invited to attend
- This has traditionally been a formal celebration
- Parents and students will receive an invite if their child has been selected for an award by teachers
- Our 6th grade celebration is on May 24th at 6pm in the auditorium
Girls Basketball Tryout Info
ITMS Girls Basketball Info
ATTENTION all girls who will be attending Indian Trail Middle School next year:
There will be a player/parent information meeting at Indian Trail on THURSDAY, MAY 5 at 6:00 in the cafeteria.
Tryouts will be Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27 from 12:30-2 on BOTH days.
LBMS Girls Basketball Info:
Any girl interested in trying out for the girls LBMS basketball team needs to attend an informational meeting on
May 4th at 6:00pm in the LBMS Gym.
Girls Basketball Tryout Info:
May 26th - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
May 27th – 10:00am - 11:00am
*this is only for girls who will be attending LBMS next school year 22-23*
Meeting reschedule date will be May 16th