Eagles' Notes

Madras News 4/11/16; Lorraine Johnson, Principal

Georgia Milestones Assessment

All of our students will take the Georgia Milestones Assessment during the weeks of April 18-27, 2016. The Georgia Milestones will include test items in all academic subject areas: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

  • Monday, 4/18, English/Language Arts
  • Tuesday, 4/19, Writing
  • Thursday, 4/21, Mathematics
  • Tuesday, 4/26, Science
  • Wednesday, 4/27, Social Studies
  • Make-Up Days (4/20, 4/22, 4/25/4/28)

Sixth grade students will take the printed version of the Georgia Milestones. Seventh and eighth grade students will test online. Online test practice sessions have been scheduled during the school day to provide seventh and eighth grade students the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the online platform prior to the actual test administration.

In order to be promoted to the ninth grade, The online practice site can also be accessed at home at http://www.gaexperienceonilne.com and does not require a log-in.

in addition to the established academic promotion requirements, eighth grade students must receive a grade level reading determination of “On/Above Grade Level” on the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessment and attain an achievement level of “Developing Learner”, “Proficient Learner”, or “Distinguished Learner” on the mathematics section of the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessment.

The Georgia Milestones are designed to provide information about how well students are mastering the state adopted content standards. Scores are used to make instructional decisions, determine student placement in courses, and guide school improvement efforts. Your support and encouragement play an important role in student success.

The following are recommendations and reminders to help your child during the weeks of testing:

  • Make sure your child is present at school and on time each day. Students who are tardy will not be allowed to disrupt the test administration.
  • Please do not check your child out from school during the testing period. Classes that are testing will not be interrupted.
  • Please do not schedule orthodontist, dental, or other appointments during testing dates and times.
  • Encourage your child to get a good night’s sleep and to eat a nutritious breakfast each morning.
  • Make sure your child has two #2 sharpened wood pencils for testing each day.
  • Cell phones and/or other electronic devices are not allowed in classrooms during testing sessions. Students are not permitted to use, or bring into the testing environment, any electronic device that could allow them to access, retain, or transmit information. Calculators will be provided on portions of the mathematics assessment as permitted.

Score reports will be sent home with explanatory information regarding how to read and interpret your child’s scores after they become available. Thank you for your support and interest in helping your child to do his/her very best on the Georgia Milestones!

A Look Ahead...

Mon, April 11

  • Math Counts, 3:30-4:30
  • Pet Lover's Club, 3:45-4:30
  • Art Club Meeting, 3:30-4:30

Tues, April 12

  • Eagles RISE Club Meeting, 3:30-4:30
  • Madras Geography Bee
  • Track Meet at ECMS (Field Finals), 4:30
  • CCSS Board Meeting

Weds, April 13

  • Drama Club, 3:30-4:45
Thurs, April 14
  • Coding Club, 3:30-4:30
  • Track Meet at ECHS (Running Finals), 4:30
  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30
  • STEM Symposium, CPVA
  • Hoops for Heart at Madras
  • Typing Skills/Keyboarding Class, 7:30-8:00 AM, Computer Lab
  • Chess Club, 3:30-4:30

Fri, April 15

  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30
Mon, April 18
  • ELA Milestones

Tues, April 19

  • ELA Milestones (writing)

Weds, April 20

  • Make-Up Day for Milestones

Thurs, April 21

  • Math Milestones
  • Coding Club, 3:30-4:30
  • Typing Skills/Keyboarding; 7:30-8:00 a.m.; computer lab

Fri, April 22

  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30
  • Make-Up Day for Milestones
  • Spring Guitar Concert, 6:30 pm, CPVA

Mon, April 25

  • Make-Up Day for Milestones
  • Art Club, 3:30-4:30
Tues, April 26
  • Science Milestones
  • Junior Beta Meeting, 3:30-4:30

Weds. April 27

  • Social Studies Milestone

Thurs, April 28

  • Make-Up Day for Milestones
  • Coding Club, 3:30-4:30
  • Chess Club, 3:30-4:30
  • Typing/Keyboarding Class 7:30-8:00 a.m.; computer lab

Fri, April 29

  • Ice cream float fundraiser for media center
  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:00

Sat, April 30

  • Northgate HS prom

Chorus Spring Guitar Concert

From Erin Randolph, Strings Director

Madras Spring Guitar Performance Details for Classes

  • Location: Coweta Centre for Performing and Visual Arts
  • Date: Friday, April 22nd
  • Guitar Ensemble Arrival Times: 5:45 pm
  • Performance Time: 6:30 pm
  • Ensemble Attire: Madras Guitar Red Polo and Khaki Pants (No shorts or short skirts will be allowed on stage)

Questions? Email Mrs. Randolph at erin.randolph@cowetaschools.net

See you then!

Keep Collecting Those Box Tops!

From Stacy Hankinson, Madras PTSO

PTSO is collecting Box Tops again for the last submission of the year. The winning Homeroom will receive Free Ice Cream passes…please keep turning these in!

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Be it known that all schools in the Coweta County

School System have been duly inspected for

asbestos according to EPA regulations and an

Asbestos Management Plan is available at

each school

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