South Grove Intermediate School
News and Notes for March
From Mrs. Reid
I remember an old saying that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. We are in the middle of a snowstorm as I am typing this up! March is definitely coming in like a lion! We are looking forward to the "lamb" days of sunny skies and warmer weather. March is an important month for our students. Fortunately, we have been able to move our ISTEP test dates back so that we can make up for some of the days we have missed due to snow. South Grove students will take the ISTEP test on March 12, 13, 14, and 17. It is important that students are at school each day. Please avoid making appointments for your student on these days. Please get them to school on time as well since testing will begin in the morning.
Teachers have reviewed these tips with students, please review them with your children also!
We're looking forward to a busy month of learning. Thank you for all you do to support your child!
Step it up! ISTEP Begins!
ISTEP--March 12,13,14, and 17
Here are a few tips and reminders for your child during the ISTEP testing window.
Eat a healthy breakfast
Go to bed early and arrive to school on time
Have a positive attitude
Use your time wisely
Read and follow all directions carefully
Check your work and revise your answers
Restate the question as part of your answer
Show all of your work
Do your personal best
Spring Break Intersession
We have two South Grove teachers offering Spring Intersession classes.
***Girls - Get your GLOW with Mrs. Bair - This session gives girls an opportunity to pamper, bake, and bond.
***Basketball with Mr. VonDielingen - This session will give kids the opportunity to work on shooting, dribbling, passing, and sportsmanship.
All forms are due Thursday, March 6th. No exceptions.
Mr. Irwin's class LOVES to READ!
South Grove Reads!
South Grove students have been busy reading! Check all the different ways we are improving student literacy.
I Love to Read Challenge sponsored by WISH-TV 8
-Students tracked their reading minutes outside of class for January and February. All participants will receive a certificate and if a student read 1200 or more minutes, their name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to visit the Children's Museum and a ceremony with the Mayor of Indianapolis!
Read the Most Coast to Coast
-On February 28, students across the country took A.R. quizzes and tried to beat last year's goal of 4,409,622 quizzes taken in ONE day. The goal this year is to STRIVE FOR FIVE MILLION!
OUR students took 877 A.R. quizzes!!!!!!
OUR school comprehension average was an 88%!!!!!!!
Total points earned by OUR students was 750!!!!!
Read Across America Day Celebrating Dr. Seuss's Birthday!
-On March 3, South Grove students had fun-filled day of Dr. Seuss! Teachers read oodles of Dr. Seuss books, students and staff wore Cat in the Hat Hats, Mrs. Alkire and choir members shared a Read Across America song with us, and green eggs & ham were served for lunch!
Accelerated Reader and MyOn
-South Grove students continue to read independently using the Accelerated Reader and MyOn programs. These outstanding supplemental reading programs are allowing our students to choose a wide array of books to read while helping them to become stronger, more confident readers.
I am extremely thrilled with all the reading students are doing. Keep up the great work!
-Mrs. Stacy Johnson
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
The 6th grade hallway is decked out to celebrate Dr. Seuss and his fantastic books!
5th Grade Renovation
Progress is being made in the 5th grade hallway. We are really excited to have improved heating and cooling in this part of the building.
February 28th - Read Across America
Way to go! South Grove readers!
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
5th Grade Renovation
"From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere." Dr. Seuss
Yearbook Orders Due March 7th
Harlem Wizards - March 10th
Where - Beech Grove High School
Time - 7:00 p.m.
Pre order - $10 purchased by March 5th
Cost - $12 at door the night of the event
See you there!
School Fundraiser Pick up
Tuesday March 11
South Grove Cafeteria
3:45- 6 pm
Spring Picture day is Tuesday, March 18th.
All students will be photographed. Prepayment is not necessary if you decide to order pictures.
March 21 - Last day before Spring Intersession
Report Cards sent home.
Music Notes from Mrs. Alkire
The Spring Program will be held on Thursday, April 10 at 2pm and 7pm in the South Grove gym. All 4th graders will be participating. The name of the program is The Unity Tree with the main characters being cats and dogs! We look forward to seeing you at the performance. Woof!