June 12, 2016
School is out for summer!
Academic Performance of our Students - June 2016
Out of our 8 EOGs/EOCs, our student proficient increased in 4 tests and decreased (but not by much) in 4 tests. Overall, as shared by Dr. Van Heukelum, we went UP 2.6% in proficiency, while the middle school average in the district was only 1.2% proficiency points increase, which we can safely say we "doubled the district average!" Please take a moment to soak that in!
Welcome to Ms. Vesey, our admin intern!
NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey Results
These results for all schools in the state of NC are officially available. You are welcome to look at our results for Concord Middle, but please know we will be taking time to analyze them in August, too!
Grants available for YOU
The Cabarrus County Education Foundation (CCEF) is excited to kick off the 2016-2017 Classroom Mini-Grant Program. With summer starting soon, we want to make the teachers aware of the grants so they can be thinking through the summer of possible grant ideas they might be interested in submitting for consideration.
Grants are awarded to teachers annually for up to $500 for classroom projects that identify special opportunities encompassing innovation, creativity, sustainability, and alignment with Cabarrus County School goals and curriculum standards. Some of this year’s recipients created an outdoor learning lab, explored Chinese paper cutting, held staff development training, built robotics into their curriculum, introduced stability balls, and even held a Resume Day that brought companies in to meet with students not attending college. Being new, I am amazed as the final reports have been coming in from this year to hear of all the innovative and creative ways our teachers are reaching students.
The Classroom Mini-Grant application is attached and will be due by October 11, 2016. It is also available on our website at www.ccefnc.org.
Dates to Remember
August 17-19: CCS PD Institute (math teachers capped all 3 days)
August 17: First workday for teachers (will let you know if capped or uncapped ASAP)
August 24: CMS Open House (all staff required to attend) 430-630
August 29: first day of school for students