MTS Staff Weekly Watch
Week of February 1, 2016
-From the movie Groundhog Day
February 5 - Report Cards Distributed
February 5 - TEAM student achievement recognition
February 8 - MTS Blood Drive
February 8 - Jr. Academic League Match 9:30 in the library
February 11 - 100th day - Wear your Jeans in celebration of this accomplishment!
February 11 - 8th grade trip to SHS
February 11 - Miss Jenny and Mr. Dan (HC) Grade 2 @ 9am
February 12 - No School
February 15 - No School
Febraury 18 - Staff Meeting - Data Table Talk
Thank you grades 2, 3, 4 & 5 for the kind and encouraging hearts that are all around the school.
Please remind the students that breakfast is available in the cafeteria each morning. Students who eat breakfast have higher test scores than students who skip the morning meal.
Please remember to submit Student of the Month nominations.
Student of the Month Winners for February
- Keenan Houtz - kindergarten
- Raegan Wilson - fourth grade
- James Emel - sixth grade
TEAM is looking for volunteers to serve food at the Beef n Boogie. If you are willing to help please sign up in the office on the bulletin board. The list will be passed on to TEAM. TEAM is encourage all of us to come out and enjoy the food, band and dancing.
School and district PARCC results will be released publicly in New Jersey this week.
The department will continue to provide useful information to ensure alignment between the standards to district curriculums, and to illustrate the relationship between the PARCC assessment and improving classroom instruction. The information now available to educators includes over 850 released test items from the 2015 PARCC assessments, as well as curriculum frameworks, evidence tables, and practice items that help students become acquainted with questions on the PARCC platform. Many of these resources are available on the department’s assessments web page.
In the next few weeks, new analytical tools to help interpret the PARCC results will be available to educators. As we move into the second year of PARCC administration, I hope you will share the available information with your community to ensure that educators and parents understand how the PARCC assessments can help improve instruction and, ultimately, student performance.