May 1, 2015
8th Grade ISTEP+ NEXT WEEK
Eighth graders, have no fear your ISTEP week is here! The schedule is below. Here are the keys to success on the test:
- get some good sleep starting Sunday night.
- get some protein for breakfast (eggs, peanut butter, etc.)
- get your iPad charged to 100% each testing day.
- show up on time each testing day.
- listen carefully to proctor instructions.
- read each question carefully, think, and give your best answer (or answers).
- when needed, use your scratch paper to diagram your thought processes.
8th Grade Test Schedule
Tuesday, May 5- 8th Grade 8:45-12 noon
Wednesday, May 6- 8th Grade 8:45-10:30
Thursday, May 7- 8th Grade 8:45-11:00
Good luck 8th graders and congratulations to 6th and 7th graders that completed the test this week!
New Web Clips/New Resources
BOGO Book Fair
Students will visit the Book Fair from Study Hall classes on Tuesday and Wednesday. Students may get a return trip to the Book Fair Thursday morning during elective class provided that they brought cold cash to spend.
8th Grade Dance May 8th
- Must be in school on Friday, May 8th.
- Must not earn any demerits the week of May 4-8,
- Must not be removed from a class on May 8th.
- Must not have any zeroes in Harmony grade books.Students with zeroes will complete all missing work in the EPIC room prior to being admitted to the dance.
iPad: Got Storage?
Late in the school year our brains are getting full. Our iPads are getting full, too! It appears that we had a few students with ISTEP+ glitches... and they did not have enough storage on their iPads! Even if you are adhering to the 35 personal image rule (max of 35 personal images or video clips), you may still have a full iPad. Here are the steps we need EVERYONE to complete today or Monday.
Please go to Settings>General>Usage.
The available space should be at least 1 to 2gb for the iPad to function normally. Select “Managed Storage” to see what items are taking the most space. If you have an app like Keynote that is using a lot of storage, you might open Keynote and remove some projects that you no longer need to keep.
If you have IOS8, also make sure that you check the “Recently Deleted” folder under Photos>Albums. In IOS8 when you delete a photo or video, it goes into this folder for 30 days before its permanently deleted. This is probably the easiest way to free up space. Additionally after you have cleared your “Recently Deleted” folder, reboot the iPad by holding down the home button and lock button until you see the apple appear. This will ensure that the newly freed space is registered with the device.
If you have done this or don’t have anything in this folder and still can’t free up enough space, please visit the media center and they will put in a ticket for us to help.
Mon. 4 B: Archery 3-4:30
Tue. 5 A: 8th Grade ISTEP+ Test, Mid Term Day, Book Fair, Archery 3-4:30, Builders' Club 3-4, Baseball v. Shawe
Wed. 6 B: Cross 7:45 AM, 8th Grade ISTEP+ Test, Book Fair, Archery 3-4:30, Tennis @ Salem, Softball v. Jeffersonville, Track @ Madison
Thu. 7 A: 8th Grade ISTEP+ Test, Book Fair, Stu Co 7:15 am, Archery Nationals, Softball v. Switzerland County, Track @ East Washington, Golf @ Paoli
Fri. 8 B: 6th Cinco de Mayo Celebration, 8th Grade Dance 6:30-9:00, Baseball @ Charlestown
Sat. 9: Golf @ Brownstown, Conference Track @ Silver Creek
Sun. 10: Mothers' Day!