Arcola, Magic in the Middle

May 21, 2021

Hitting the target!

Way to go Arcola! We are soaring with success during the testing window. So far we have completed PSSA ELA, Math and Algebra 1 Keystones. We have two days left for grade 8 PSSA Science next week Monday and Tuesday so stay strong everyone!


We held administrative advisory zooms for grade 7 and 8 on Friday and our topics centered around next year preparations. We have plans in the works to reacclimate and renew our school culture, climate and academic expectations. Our goal is to provide support and assistance all along the way starting now, over the summer and next year. Stay tuned for details regarding orientations and tours. Students were terrific in the zooms and asked fabulous questions!


Scheduling is on the horizon as well and soon students will be able to see the courses for next year.


Let's work hard in these last few weeks to get all work in and posted- I know you can do it!

The Counselor Corner

Mental health problems among teenagers have skyrocketed during the pandemic, suggesting adolescents are especially vulnerable to the psychological repercussions of COVID. COVID restrictions, though necessary, are directly at odds with the brain-based developmental tasks of adolescence. Understanding the teenage brain and its evolutionary underpinnings can help us appreciate the unique challenges that teens are facing in this pandemic era. Here is a link to an article that may help: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/being-your-best-self/202103/is-your-teenager-s-brain-covid

Home and School

So excited for our 8th grade and their amazing end of year social at the Elmwood Zoo- we are at 180 participants! Parents/guardians, please see below for some volunteer requests:


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

for the 8th Grade Social

hosted by Elmwood Park Zoo

FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2021

5:30 – 8:30 PM


Sign up at

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45aaac2aa2fb6-arcola

Must have valid clearances!

For the 7th Grade parents:

PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING FOR THE 8TH GRADE SOCIAL

hosted by Elmwood Park Zoo

FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2021

5:30 – 8:30 PM

In years past, 8th Grade Social always had 7th Grade Parent Volunteers,

as you will need this support next year. Although this year is different that past years,

this will give you the opportunity to know what to expect for your soon to be 8th graders.

Sign up at

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45aaac2aa2fb6-arcola

Must have valid clearances!

PSSA Science Reminder- grade 8 only!

Grade 8 has PSSA Science on Monday and Tuesday of this week. All students will begin testing by 8:15AM. All virtual students please arrive by bus or car no later than 8:10AM. Virtual students will be asynchronous for the remainder of the day, no zooms on these days, submit your assignment per class period.