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State Assessments, Enrollment, Positive Addictions 2014

CCCMS Transitional State Assessments

From March 10th until May 2nd USD 379 will be giving the Transitional State Assessment in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The 7th grade Science Assessment will be like previous years. 2014-2015 will be when Science debuts a transitional assessment.

This year we have implemented the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards. It has been a transitional year and we are excited about the changes and challenges taking place in our classrooms. We have seen growth in our students and impact on their learning.

In the past, parents have been informed of their child’s scores on an assessment, typically by the end of the school year, including a category that the score falls in (ex-Exemplary, Exceeds Standard, etc.). As mentioned above, this is a transitional year not only for the curriculum and standards but the assessment as well. This year our students will not have an actual score or category they fall in at the end of the school year. We will use the data given to help guide us as we transition and make changes to meet all students needs.

This year we are asking that our students give effort, ask questions, work with the technology, and do their best on the assessment. It truly is a learning and growing year for everyone. We are excited to see our students grow and do their very best.

CCCMS state assessments are scheduled to be held:

6th, 7th, 8th grade Math assessment - April 2, 3

6th, 7th, 8th grade ELA assessment - April 8, 9

7th grade Science assessment - April 15, 16

Thanks for your continued support in your child’s education!!

Positive Addictions - 2014

Friday, May 16th, 9am

935 Prospect St

Clay Center, KS

Positive Addictions 5K will be held Friday, May 16. If you would like to help with or participate in this event please contact

Enrollment 2014-2015

Enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year will take place for 6th and 7th graders during the last week of April and the first week of May. Mrs. Lee will speak with each of the grade levels about their class choices and then your student will bring home an enrollment form. Be watching for this form and when it comes home, please go over it with your student. Each enrollment form requires a parent signature, after it is signed please send it back with your student.

If you have any questions about enrollment please email or call.

2014-2015 Freshman enrollment and Individual Plans of Study (IPS)

8th graders will begin enrolling for their freshman year March 24th-28th. On March 13 students will come home with paper detailing classes that will be available to them their freshman year. Please look over the form with your child to familiarize yourself with the class offerings.

Beginning Monday, March 24, students will be pulled in for individual meetings with a district counselor to discuss their IPS. If you wish to participate in this meeting with your child please contact the CCCMS office to set up a time. If you would rather your student bring this information home to share with you, they will still meet with a counselor and a packet will be sent with them for you to review.