The Uptown Beat

11th Ed of Uptown School Complex Newsletter

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Uptown Spotlight

Jeremy Straughn Uptown School Complex Teacher of the Year

Years Teaching: 8 years

Grade(position): 7th Grade English Language Arts

Hobbies:Singing, songwriting, playing the guitar, reading, writing

Talents: Singing, playing the guitar, writing

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?: Ireland because my family is from there and I have never gone to visit.

Recent Accomplishments: Winning Uptown School's Teacher of The Year

Morning Enrichment Program

It is still not to late to enroll your child in Uptown's morning enrichment program. The program runs Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 8:00 am. Please contact your child's teacher or the main office for additional information.

How to Understand My Child's PARCC Score

Students will receive an overall category score for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics from One (1) to Five (5. The range of scores is 650-850. The breakdown is below:
  • Level Five: Exceeding Expectations - 803 (Varied)
  • Level Four: Meeting Expectations - 750-802
  • Level Three: Approaching Expectations - 725-749
  • Level Two: Partially Meeting Expectations - 700-724
  • Level One: Not Yet Meeting Expectations 650-70

End of Winter Recess

Monday, Jan. 4th, 8am

323 Madison Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ

Schools Reopen

The Parent Center-Funding College

Tuesday, Jan. 5th, 8:30-10am

323 Madison Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ

Learn about various ways to fund your child's education.

Distirct PAC Meeting

Monday, Jan. 11th, 6-7:30pm

323 Madison Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ

Location to be determined

Martin Luther King Jr. DAy

Monday, Jan. 18th, 8am-2:45pm

323 Madison Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ

School closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Teacher in Service Day

Friday, Jan. 29th, 8am-3pm

323 Madison Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ

No school for students.