Eagles' Notes

Madras News: March 19th, Lorraine Johnson, Principal

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Media Notes

Karen Pitts, Media Specialist


Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming to your Madras Middle School Library Media Center! We will host the Book Fair from March 22-March 29th. The theme for this Book Fair is PAWS for Reading. In order to promote our fair, we have created a bulletin board for students to have the opportunity to guess which pet belongs to which teacher. Students will be given forms to make their guesses and the winner will receive a Scholastic Book Fair shopping certificate. In addition, we are still in need of volunteers! If you are able to give some of your time during our Book Fair, we would greatly appreciate it! Please click the link and sign up for a time slot. Also, you may shop and order online. Just click on the link and enter our zip code to find our Book Fair (30263). Thank you for your support of Reading at Madras Middle School. I hope to see you at the Book Fair!


Volunteer Sign Up:

https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/qSs7ElU27


Online Book Fair Shopping:

http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/findafair

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Rising Sixth Grade Orientation, 3/22, 7 pm in MMS gym

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PTSO Announces New Eagle Spirit Wear!

The Madras PTSO is excited to announce the new spring spirit wear is now available for purchase on-line. Just log on to the link below. https://madrasmiddleschool.itemorder.com
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Northgate High School Softball Tryouts

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Georgia Milestones and Student Growth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=vgtvKTbBP8E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyArv7184ZY

The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment pro​gram spanning grades 3 through high school.Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.


Students in grades 3 through 8 take an end-of-grade assessment in English Language Arts and mathematics while students in grades 5 and 8 are also assessed in science and social studies. High school students take an end-of-course assessment for each of the ten courses designated by the State Board of Education.


Features the Georgia Milestone Assessment System include:


  • open-ended (constructed-response) items in English Language Arts and mathematics (all grades and courses);
  • a writing component (in response to passages read by students) at every grade level and course within the English Language Arts assessment;
  • norm-referenced items in all content areas and courses, to complement the criterion-referenced information and to provide a national comparison; and
  • transition to online administration over time, with online administration considered the primary mode of administration and paper-penc​il as back-up until the transition is complete.


What is the purpose of Georgi​a Milestones?


The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is designed to provide information about how well students are mastering the state-adopted content standards in the core content areas of English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Importantly, Georgia Milestones is designed to provide students with critical information abo​u​t their own achievement and their readiness for their next level of learning – be it the next grade, the next course, or endeavor (college or career).

Informing parents, educators, and the public about how well students are learning important content is an essential aspect of any educational assessment and accountability system. Parents, the public, and policy makers, including local school districts and boards of education, can use the results as a barometer of the quality of educational opportunity provided throughout the state of Georgia.

As such, Georgia Milestones serves as a key component of the state’s accountability system – the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).


What content areas and grade​​ levels are tested?


Students in grades 3 through 8 take an end-of-grade assessment in English Language Arts and mathematics while students in grades 5 and 8 are also assessed in science and social studies. Each school district selects a local testing window, based on their local school calendar, from within the state-designated testing window.


Additional Georgia Milestones Parent Information and Resources


2017-2018 Georgia Milestones Parent Brochure

2017-2018 Georgia Milestones Parent Brochure (Spanish)

Parents' Guide to End of Grade Reports

Parents' Guide to End of Grade Reports (Spanish)

Experience Online Testing Georgia


Study Guides

The Study/Resource Guides are intended to serve as a resource for parents and students. They contain practice questions and learning activities for each content area. The standards identified in the Study/Resource Guides address a sampling of the state-mandated content standards.


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Taylor Martin Wins First Place (Sixth Grade), Kiwanis Art Show

The Kiwanis Club of Coweta County and the Newnan Kiwanis Club recently announced winners from their art show. The show was held at the Nixon Centre and showcased talent from local schools, and Madras student Taylor Martin won first place in the sixth grade competition! Way to go, Taylor!

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Team Fusion Recognized at March Board Meeting

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Madras Wins Governor's Red Ribbon Week Campaign Award

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(Dates are added or revised as information becomes available.)


(Dates are added or revised as information becomes available.)


Monday, March 19

  • LGPE Chorus, TBA
  • Flute Ensemble Rehearsal, 3:45-4:30
  • Art Club Meeting, 3:30-4:30
  • Jr. ROTC Meeting, 3:30-4:30
  • Track Practice, 3:30-5:00

Tuesday, March 20

  • LGPE Chorus, TBA
  • Scoliosis Screening for 6th and 8th Graders will be rescheduled
  • Track Meet at ECMS (Field Events Only); pick up at 5:30

Wednesday, March 21

  • LGPE Chorus, TBA
  • Book Fair
  • Jazz Band Rehearsal, 3:45-5:30
  • FCA Meeting, 8:00-8:20
  • Track Meet at ECMS (Running Events Only); pick up at 6:00

Thursday, March 22

  • LGPE Chorus, TBA
  • Book Fair
  • Sixth Grade Orientation
  • Track Practice, 3:30-5:00

Friday, March 23

  • LGPE Chorus, TBA
  • Book Fair
  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30 pm
  • Report Cards Issued
  • Advisement
Monday, March 26
  • Book Fair
  • Flute Ensemble Rehearsal, 3:45-4:30
  • Track Practice, 3:30-5:00

Tuesday, March 27

  • Book Fair
  • History Club, 3:30-4:30
  • Track Finals at ECMS (Field Events/Hurdles); pick up at 5:30

Wednesday, March 28

  • Book Fair
  • Jazz Band Rehearsal, 3:45-5:30
  • FCA Meeting, 8:00-8:20
  • Track Finals at ECMS (Running Events); pick up at 6:00

Friday, March 30

  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30 pm
  • Club Advisement
  • Track Uniforms Returned to Coaches


April 2-6 Spring Break


MIlestones Testing

  • April 16-20, 8th Grade
  • April 23-15, 6th, 7th Grades

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PTSO: Join the Team!

Sign up for Madras PTSO texts by:

  1. Text the number 81010
  2. Enter @MadrasPTSO


Amy Brandon, PTSO President


Welcome to Madras! The purpose of our PTSO is to help improve our school by combining the efforts of parents, students, and teachers. We invite you to join PTSO to help make our school a better place to work and learn! Our fundraising efforts have benefited a variety of projects in the past including school building improvements, teacher instructional requests, equipment for the fine arts department, instructional technology purchases, and athletic programs. This year, our goal is to raise enough funds to purchase an electronic sign in front of the school to replace the old signage. We hope to reach this goal by the end of the school year. We ask that each family join PTSO with a $12.00 contribution. (Checks should be made payable to Madras PTSO.)


We also need your volunteer time! If you are interested in assisting with any of the areas below, please print the form below linked beneath, and indicate in the appropriate section. Return the form to the MMS front office or to your child's homeroom teacher. You will be contacted as the events take place.


There are many opportunities to serve through PTSO:


  • Snack n Chat (Monthly)
  • School Store (rotational schedule
  • Teacher Luncheons
  • Media Center Weekly Help
  • Veterans Day Program
  • Black History Month Program Reception
  • Decoration for Receptions/Luncheons
  • Book Fairs (Fall and Spring)
  • Battle of the Books
  • School Pictures (Fall)
  • Scoliosis Screening (One time event)
  • Landscaping and Beautification



MMS PTSO Annual Project: Electronic Sign in Front of the School


If you wish to make a donation to this, please send it in with your child address to the MMS PTSO. Contact Amy Brandon at amysbrandon97@gmail.com, if you are interested in joining our team!


Thanks in advance for your support!


PTSO MEMBERSHIP FORM

Parent Letter Archives

Parent letters that are sent home with students are archived on Eagles Notes for your convenience.


Bus Update Letter (8-4-17)

Family Connections (8-4-17)

Safety Letter (8-7-17)

Open House Letter (8-7-17)

Solar Eclipse Letter (8-10-17)

Student Services Letter (8-15-17)

Solar Eclipse Letter (8-16-17)

Madras Eclipse Letter (8-17-17)

Student Services Newsletter (9-29-17)

Safety Newsletter (10-3-17)

6th Grade Apollo Field Trip Letter (10/6/17)

Career Day Letter (10-10-17)

6th Grade Milestones Field Test Letter (10-17-17)

Car Rider Information Letter (10-23-17)

Inclement Weather (12/7/17)

Individual Milestones Student Growth Reports (1/11/18)

Eighth Grade Semi Formal (1/16/18)

Eighth Grade Career Expo (1/16/18)

Inclement Weather (1/16/18)

Parent Safety Letter, 3-1-18

Letter from Superintendent Barker, 3-2-18

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