March 4-8


  • ISTEP testing begins--See schedule previously sent.
  • 2-hour delay for specials
  • 7:30 a.m.--grade level collaboration
  • 7:30 a.m.--small group test administration info session in conference room; Q & A session--with Karen
  • TinCaps ticket letter goes home


  • ISTEP testing continues
  • 2-hour delay for specials
  • 2:45-3:45 p.m.--student council meeting


  • ISTEP testing continues
  • 2-hour delay for specials
  • 7:30 a.m.--vocabulary study group meets
  • 2:45-3:45 p.m.--Book Buddies
  • 3:00 p.m.--Karen meets with prospective WC family


  • ISTEP testing continues
  • Submit Student of the Week nominations
  • 2-hour delay for specials
  • 7:30 a.m.--test-taking strategies study group meets
  • 2:45-3:30 p.m.--Music Makers


  • Last day for ISTEP testing
  • 2-hour delay for specials
  • Yearbook orders due
  • TinCaps ticket orders due
  • 1:30 p.m.--case conference--Jackie, Deb, & Karen


  • ISTEP: Reminder, we will be having ISTEP testing each morning as well as some sessions in the afternoon. Look for signs posted on doorways. Please remind students to follow hallway procedures so those taking the tests are able to fully concentrate on their work.
  • MAXIMILLION: I am so impressed with how well our students are progressing towards meeting our 1,000,000 minute goal! I know we have tossed around some ideas for when the students meet the final goal. We will need to meet soon to get plans finalized. Please be thinking about specific activities each grade span can do. You might want to start by picking the books, series, authors, etc. as the theme and then go from there. We will meet in a couple of weeks to do the final planning.

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Led by our fearless music teacher, Mrs. English, the combined choirs of Wayne Center Music Makers and South Side Music Makers will perform at the FAME Festival at 9:00 a.m. on March 9 at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne. Can't wait to see their performance!

Come see the wonderful artwork our students have created for the sculpture garden and art exhibition. Mrs. Mossburg has been busy selecting work to be showcased at this event.

Many thanks to Mrs. English and Mrs. Mossburg for dedicating an enormous amount of time preparing our students for this wonderful event!

Vocabulary Instruction

See the link below for six steps to teaching students vocabulary by Bob Marzano.