WLCSD Annoucement - REMINDER

WLCSD Schools of Choice & Transfer Request Dates & M-STEP

GUEST MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Mary Helen Guest Elementary School, in cooperation with the community, is to educate all children in a caring environment so that every student is a knowledgeable, resourceful and self-reliant individual able to adapt and contribute productively to our changing society.

Please Note the Following Information and Dates for 2016-2017 School Year

Below are the application dates and additional information for internal transfer requests and external schools of choice requests for the 2016-17 school year.


  • Transfer Requests (resident students requesting a different school than their neighborhood school): January 4th – 22nd


  • Schools of Choice (non-resident students within Oakland county requesting

admittance to Walled Lake Schools): January 11th – 29th


  • Applications will be posted on the district website right after winter break in early January when we return.


  • It is imperative you apply within these application windows and provide all documents


Timeline:

January – Applications

February – Review applications

February - Contact families regarding approvals or denials

M-STEP

Last year, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) transitioned to a new statewide battery of tests, which replaced the 40 year old MEAP test. These new assessments, called the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP), were administered online and measures current student knowledge. In past years, grades 3-8 assessments were given in the fall and measured a student’s knowledge from the previous year. The M-STEP assesses student learning on Michigan’s standards in mathematics, English language arts (ELA), science, and social studies. The transition was necessary to meet state and federal education guidelines regarding assessment and accountability.

The new M-STEP assessments measure deeper critical thinking skills. The new test components were much longer in length than the former MEAP test, and contained several new components; technology enhanced, constructed response, classroom activity, and performance task. Students also took a writing test. The battery of tests took students several hours to complete over multiple days.

Please click HERE to read more about the state M-STEP test. Parents will receive their child’s individual M-STEP report in January. The report will detail how your child performed on the M-STEP in the various content areas. Please look for more information when we return from winter break.

GUEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION

Sherry Ikegami

Principal Secretary sherryikegami@wlcsd.org

248-956-3300


Heather Pengelly heatherpengelly@wlcsd.org

Building Secretary

248-956-3302


FAX: 248-956-3305

Safe Line for Absences: 248-956-3390

Principal Contact Information

Michelle Fiebke-Lang

Mary Helen Guest Elementary, Principal

Walled Lake Consolidated School District

Main Office: 248.956.3300

Office: 248.956.3332

Cell or text: 248.766.5771