Moore MST Magnet School

Press On Toward the Goal

STAAR Review "Boot Camp"

This is one of our annual favorites! On Wednesday, May 11, 8th grade students and teachers teamed up for an engaging final review of concepts learned this school year. In Social Studies, students completed escape-room-style puzzles to solve the mystery and solidify the relationships between historical facts and concepts. In Science, students traveled to over 60 interactive stations, guided by student leaders. By the end of this boot camp, students were ready for action.

Measuring Our Learning

State testing can be daunting for students, teachers and parents alike. Of course, we want our students to do their very best. Moore's expectation of academic excellence has resulted in 41 out of 45 possible TEA academic distinctions since 2013.


But sometimes it helps to take a deep breath and put things in perspective. A test is an instrument designed to measure how much a student has learned. It's like an educational ruler. So, as you visit with your child about their upcoming tests, we hope you will encourage them to prepare to do their very best. But also, remind them of how much they have learned this year.


Pro Tip: Ask your child to give you a tour of their interactive notebooks from each class. As they explain the notes and activities contained on each page, it will activate their knowledge and serve as a great review for upcoming assessments. They will probably even teach you something!

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Week at a Glance - STAAR Testing Begins

Students with their permanent I.D. badge and RED or Platinum MICO card are eligible for casual dress on the following days: May 9,11, 16, 19, 20. On testing days, students must wear regular dress code attire. Check your student planner for appropriate casual dress attire.


Starting this week, students will be on a Non-Advisory Bell Schedule.


Monday, May 9

  • "A" Day
  • District Soccer Championship


Tuesday, May 10

  • "B" Day
  • Algebra EOC


Wednesday, May 11

  • "A" Day
  • S.S. & Social Studies STAAR Boot Camp
    (This awesome day of preparation is tons of fun. Come ready to engage. You'll be impressed with how much you know).


Thursday, May 12

  • "B" Day
  • STAAR Science (8th grade)


Friday, May 13

  • "A" Day
  • STAAR Social Studies (8th grade)
  • Theatre Production- Catman and Kidsparrow: Crime Fighting Duo @ 6:30


Saturday, May 14

  • Saturday School 7:00-11:00 am
  • Theatre Production- Catman and Kidsparrow: Crime Fighting Duo @ 6:30



Save the Date


STAAR Testing

May 17 - STAAR Math (grades 6-8)
May 18 - STAAR Reading (grades 6-8)


Awards Assemblies


May 23 - Academic Awards Assemblies

  • 6th (8:25-10:15)
  • 7th (10:20-12:00)
  • 8th (12:05-2:05)
  • School-Wide (2:10-3:45)


May 24 - Athletic Awards Assembly

  • 8:25-10:30


May 26 - 8th Grade Recognition @ TJC's Wagstaff Gymnasium (6:00-7:00 pm); 8th Grade Celebration @ Moore cafeteria/gym (7:30pm-10:00pm)


Performances

May 24 - Band Concert @ 6pm in the Al Harris Gymnasium

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Cinco de Mayo

Ms. Hamlett's ESL classes celebrate Cinco de Mayo after spending a week learning the history of the celebration and how Mexican history and American history merged to victory for both countries.
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Parent Chromebook Check

Dear Moore Parents,


We encourage you to check the status of your child's district-issued Chromebook on a regular basis. You can monitor it for any damage and encourage your child to take good care of the device, since it is used on a daily basis for instructional activities. STAAR testing will also be completed on Chromebooks. If your child's Chromebook is in need of repair, we want to take care of that in plenty of time to prepare for testing. Please review the Tyler ISD Technology Agreement, which renders financial responsibility for lost or damaged devices to families.



Daily Morning Tutorials

Please encourage your child to attend daily morning tutorials from 7:50-8:20 am. We encourage students to have a plan upon arrival. Our tutorials are open, meaning no invitation is required. Students should bring their Chromebook, a library book and class materials each day so that this time is productive.