Arts Middle School Family Update

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, May 16th - 12:00 Dismissal- Teacher Professional Development
  • Wednesday, May 16th at 6:30 PM- Evening of the Arts - afternoon rehearsal
  • Thursday, May 17th- Evening of the Arts matinee
  • Wednesday, May 23rd - 6:30 PM - Choir Concert in the Black Box
  • Wednesday, May 30th - 6:30 PM - Band Concert in the Black Box
  • Thursday, June 21st - Stepping Up - 8th Grade Promotion in the morning
  • Thursday, June 21st - Last Day of School

Hello Arts Middle Families,

This month students will participate in state testing. Today 8th grade took the NGSS Science Test. Next Tuesday will be the start of all SBAC tests. Students will test in the morning for an 80 minute session over the next 2 weeks. Students will not have College Prep on testing days, which allows all core and arts classes to remain intact.

For more information. See the letter below.

SBAC Schedule

Tuesday, May 8th - ELA Test

Wednesday, May 9th - ELA Test

Thursday, May 10th - Math Test

Friday, May 11th - Make-ups / Extra Time

Monday, May 14th - Make-ups / Extra Time

Tuesday, May 15th - Math Test

Wednesday, May 16th - Math Test

Friday, May 17th - Make-ups / Extra Time

Recess at lunch

We will offer recess during lunch some days. Students will have a choice to walk over to Colt Park for a few minutes after they eat. If you do not want your child participating, please contact the school.

Pick up and drop off times

Students should be dropped off at 7:30. We do not have staff on to monitor the building before that time.

Pick up time is 2:45 - 3:00 at the front of the High School.

Congratulations Ms. Pennell!!

This week Ms. Pennell was awarded the CSTA Excellence in Middle School Science Teaching Award for her outstanding work with your children!

Congratulation Students of the Month!

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Sports Day #spiritweek

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