THE ANCHOR

Invigorating the Educational Spirit

WE ARE A STEAM SCHOOL

STEAM stands for "Science, Technology, Education, Art, and Math"


Ardmore Elementary School's Motto is:


Be Ready! Be Responsible! Be Respectful!


March 2017 Volume 2 Issue 7

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March 1-3 - Read Across America Week

March 7 - Third Quarter Progress Reports Released

March 14 - WPGC Reading Rally Assembly

March 14 & 15 - MISA Administration (formerly MSA Science 5th Grades)

March 17 - CAPS Hockey School Assembly

March 24 - End of Third Quarter

March 27 - Professional Day for Teachers (School Closed for Students)

April 11 - May 31 - PARCC ELA and Math (Testing Window)

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MISA TESTING DATES: MARCH 14 - 15, 2017

The Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) is administered to all students in grades 5 and 8 every spring. The test will first be administered in the 2016-2017 school year. MISA replaces the former Maryland School Assessment (MSA) in Science. The test is made up of four “units.” In the first three units, students will read information about separate phenomena and respond with an answer. One of the questions will be a constructed response question, and the remaining questions will be a combination of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and other technology-enabled item types.

The breakdown of the MISA is as follows:

  • Units 1–3

    • 3 tasks in each, which are based on scientific phenomena

      • 1 constructed response question for each task
      • 5 other types of questions for each task
  • Unit 4
    • 1 task similar to those in units 1–3
    • 1 extended task that may include a simulation


Click the link for further details https://marylandassessments.org/misa-2016-17/


Source: "MISA 2016-17." Maryland Assessments. N.p., 05 Jan. 2017. Web. 09 Mar. 2017.

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PARCC TESTING WINDOW TUESDAY, APRIL 11TH THROUGH WEDNESDAY, MAY 31ST

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A MathCounts Competition!

Julian Thomas and Justice Flora, Ardmore Alumni, are participating in a MathCounts Competition this month. Julian and Justice’s group were the first place winners in the NSBE Regional Conference in Norfolk, Virginia held in November 2016. The team will compete in Kansas City, Kansas to represent the state at the NSBE Annual Conference.


We need your help and support ! Please vote for the MathVideo Challenge entitled Legendary Pizza NOW! Follow directions below in accessing the website:


  • Click link to set up an account>>>http://videochallenge.mathcounts.org/videos/legendary-pizza
  • Enter your e-mail address to set up username and password.
  • Confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address provided.
  • Go to “My Account” then enter username and password.
  • Go to “Videos”
  • Search for “Legendary Pizza”, then press “Go"
  • Click “Legendary Pizza”
  • Click "Vote this Video"
  • "Thank You!" will be displayed on the screen as confirmation page.


Teacher, students, and parents may VOTE once a day until March 14th. The team is currently in second place! We can do this!

Thank you for your support!


For more information, please contact our school at 301-925-1311


View video below for more information about MathCounts Team Members!

Teens Prepare for Math Competition
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CAPS HOCKEY SCHOOL

Friday, March 17th, 9:30am

9301 Ardwick Ardmore Road

Springdale, MD

Since its inception in 2007, The Washington Capitals have hosted over 120 clinics and reached more than 20,000 students in the Washington DC area through the team's Hockey School program.


This program is aimed at introducing students in grades 2-6 to the sport of street hockey. Capitals Hockey School is a free program designed to be instructional, interactive and fun.

ARDMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Georgette L. Gregory

Principal


Melreta Herring

Assistant Principal


For additional information, articles, updates, announcements, and events, email: maryjane.christou@pgcps.org or mania.missirian@pgcps.org