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Field Trip Information
7th grade - Adventure Park - May 13, 2016
8th grade - Adventureland - June 10, 2016 (Rain date - TBA)
Please bring your money and permission slips to the main office as soon as possible. If you do not have a permission slip, please have your son/daughter pick one up in the main office.
Middle School Sports
National Spanish Exam
The foreign language department is taking part in the National Spanish Examination through the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese organization. This examination is a motivational contest to recognize student achievement in the study of Spanish to stimulate further interest. This challenging exam will measure a student’s proficiency and achievement level through grammar, vocabulary, reading and listening comprehension in the Spanish language. The test will be given on March 21st for 7th grade students and March 22nd for 8th grade students.
Upcoming Assessment Tips!!
- Practice, practice, practice. The more you practice, the more familiar you will be with the test format, and the less likely you are to panic when you take the test for real.
- Bring two sharpened, soft-lead number two pencils with you to the test. Make sure they have good erasers. Bring a sharpener with you.
- Eat a good breakfast the morning of the test. Avoid eating sugary foods. High-protein foods like scrambled eggs are often best for aiding concentration and minimizing fatigue.
- Visit the bathroom 15-30 minutes before the test. Do not drink water or other beverages for an hour before the test, as a full bladder will affect your concentration.
- Get a full night’s sleep before the test. Do not pull an all-nighter cramming before the test. A lack of sleep will affect your performance.
- Wear comfortable clothing.
- Pace yourself. Calculate the amount of time you have to answer each question and avoid getting bogged down on any one question.
- If you have time left over at the end of the test, review your answers. Don’t second-guess an answer unless you are certain that you misread or misinterpreted the question. Watch out for careless errors. Also double-check that you wrote all of the answers in the correct locations.
- Eliminate any answers that you know are incorrect, especially on questions where you are having trouble arriving at the answer. Eliminating a few wrong answers can increase the chances of a random guess being correct.
Parent Tip of the Month
Many kids don’t seem to understand the permanence of the online world. Make sure to stress to your kids what a digital footprint is and the impact inappropriate messages or images could have if a future college administrator or employer were to stumble upon them. As stated in the AAP study, what goes online stays online.
For more information, please visit www.capsli.org