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Blackbird and Shay Elementary Schools

Standardized Test Secrets - For Students

Dear Parents,

This month begins the state wide MStep testing (formerly MEAP) This year all state testing will be completed online. This will allow us to receive our results quickly and help with planning our curriculum and academic supports during summer break.


Standardized testing should not be a stressful time for students. Our teachers and staff work to make sure students understand that these tests simply "show what we know" and all students are encouraged to try their hardest and take pride in their achievements.


If you have any questions please contact me at: nfairbanks@harborps.or or 526.4600


Attached is a Standardized Test Secrets sheet that is full of ideas to help before, during, and after testing.

Orange Out Days combine Project Unify and Anti-Bullying with in a great student run assembly at Shay.

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Manna Food Project

These 3 Shay students recently made a donation of $400 to the Manna Food Pantry in Harbor Springs. Addison Holt, Mackenzie Radle and Jillian Wagner created a "spirit" week at Shay Elementary, with various days representing different themes. The students were asked to bring a donation to wear a different themed outfit to school. It was a huge success!

Attention Shay Girls!

Harbor Springs Little League is still accepting registrations for Minor League Girls Softball. The league is open to all girls ages 8-10. The deadline for registration is March 26th. Forms are available at the Shay school office and can be mailed in before the deadline. Questions? Feel free to call Jana Goldsmith, Softball Coordinator, at 330-1633.
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Pond Hill Farm Visit

All of the second grade students visited Pond Hill Farm recently to learn the different seasons required for growing fruits and vegetables. They also learned about the plant life cycles in the greenhouse.
2015-16 Kiwanis Writing Project Winners
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Third Grade Science Experiments - Static Electricity

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2nd Trimester Report Cards

Just in time for Spring Break. The report cards have been mailed.

Bowling Certificates

As part of the In-School Bowling Program, Northern Lights Recreation Center is giving all Shay students a FREE game of Bowling coupon. Watch for them in Friday Folders.
Thanks Northern Lights!

Home & School Connect

Aprils Home & School Connection provides tips on developing strong communication skills and stretching your memory. Click here to view