Parent Newsletter- Week of February 20th

A message from Principal Coy Tipton

As we enter our 5th 6 weeks, please encourage your student (s) to keep pushing and finish strong! We are in an important time for them to grow both academically and emotionally. I have encouraged our teachers to love and challenge their students these last two six week periods. It is not a time to get comfortable and relax... every day is an opportunity for us and we have to seize the time we have. Thank you for all your support and we thank you!


Respect Character Perseverance

A little note from your Assistant Principals!

I hope you had a great weekend!!

The end of the 4th grading period was Friday!! Can you believe it?! This school year is flying by! Report cards will be coming home Friday, the 24th so be on the lookout for those!

Midlothian Collegiate Scholar Academy applications are due by March 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM. Submit completed applications to Mrs. Colman or Mrs. Hodge in the counseling office. Interested students will take the TSI test (college readiness exam) at Frank Seale on Thursday, March 9th.

There will be an informational meeting at Midlothian High School on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria for parents of 8th grade students interested in the AVID program. AVID is a program that gives students the support needed to enter an institution of higher education upon graduating from high school.

Upcoming Events:

Monday 2/20: Math Week in Cub Academy

Monday 2/20: Gaming Club 3:55pm-4:55pm

Monday 2/20: FSMS Track Parent Meeting at 5:00pm in the FSMS cafe

Thursday 2/23: MHS Athletic Trainers coming over to visit during lunches

Thursday 2/23: Chess Club 3:55pm-4:55pm

Friday 2/24" Reports cards go home

Saturday 2/25: Spring Tennis @ Ennis HS

Tuesday 2/28: Aim For Success Parent Meeting at LA Mills Parent Meeting @ 6:30pm

Wednesday 3/1: Spring Picture Day

Counselor's Corner

Test-Taking Tips and Strategies:

Do you see kids stressing over tests, or do your own children get nervous around test time? The next few weeks we’ll be posting different strategies to help students relax and do their very best on any test that comes their way!

1. Show up on time. Get the test off to the best possible start by getting there on time. Arriving late could make you feel rushed and nervous, and arriving too early could give you time to sit and worry.

2. Stay focused and relaxed. Focused AND relaxed? Sound impossible? What we mean is this: keep your mind on the test but don’t tighten up. Try to stay loose and cool so you can move through the questions one at a time. If you feel yourself tightening up, or you feel so amped-up that you’re afraid you might actually snap your pencil in two, try that deep-breathing thing for a moment. Then get right back to the test questions.

3. Sit comfortably. Don’t hunch over the test or stiffen up. Sit in a relaxed way and keep your posture loose so you don’t add aches and pains to your list of possible worries.

Have a great week!!

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