MLK News: Nov. 28 - Dec. 2, 2022
From Executive Principal, Dr. Angela McShepard-Ray
We have two weeks before exams. Use these two weeks wisely and finish academically strong!
Exams will take place December 13 – 16. We will dismiss at 11:20 am each day for all grade levels. This includes 7th and 8th grades. Please ensure your child has transportation set up to be picked up at 11:20 am each day after exams.
In grades 9-12, for a course with no State end-of-course exam or the first semester of a course with a State end-of-course exam: the semester grade shall be determined by each nine-week grade counting 40% and the teacher-administered examination grade counting 20% (40/40/20).
Tutoring will not take place on Monday, November 28th. Tutoring will resume on Tuesday, November 29th.
2022 MLK December Exam Schedule
MLK gives exams to all students enrolled (7th – 12th grade). We follow the high school schedule in which we dismiss at 11:20 am when exams are given. This means middle school students will be dismissed at 11:20 am along with high school students.
Final semester examinations are to be given in all 9-12 courses during the regular school year. The Chief Academic Officer or his/her designee must approve exceptions to this rule. Exams may not be given more than one time. Students may not type, grade, or handle other students’ exams. Students may not be dismissed from class during exams. Cheating on an exam will result in the lowest possible grade, according to the grading policy, being given for the final exam grade (see IM 4.144). Students may not take exams early. If a student must miss an exam, the principal may give permission for the student to make up the exam at a later time.
The 2022 December Exam schedule is below. All students 7th – 12th grade will follow this exam schedule. We will dismiss at 11:20 am each day. Please make the needed provisions for transportation.
Middle School Model United Nations Conference
On Monday, November 14th, thirteen middle school students represented MLK at the annual YMCA Middle School Model United Nations Conference in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. After weeks of research, writing resolutions and intro speeches, and learning the rules of parliamentary debate, these students showcased their ideas and skills to over 800 fellow middle school students from across Middle Tennessee. They represented MLK exceptionally well, so please congratulate them when you see them! Special congratulations goes to 7th grader Jennifer Njoku for winning Outstanding Delegate!
Pictured (from left to right):
Gabby Vo (8th)
Sakina Sibtain (8th)
Jennifer Njoku (7th) (Outstanding Delegate Award)
Atlas Wilson (8th)
Yahya Qureshi (7th)
Jack McLean (7th)
Sarah Osband (7th)
Ani Sivakumar (8th)
Jack Yarbro (8th)
Maevy Taylor (8th)
Maggie Warren (8th)
Rome Palmissano (7th)
Leif Noes (8th)
First Student-Created Thanksgiving Card!
MLK Participated in MNPS Parade/Fair
ACT and SAT Test Prep
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2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on Oct. 1 for current seniors who will begin college in the Fall of 2023. Some states and schools have limited funds, so we do not want students to delay; the sooner it is completed, the better!
Additionally, for TN Promise eligibility, the application MUST be completed and submitted by March 1. Please add this information to your weekly newsletters, callouts, and daily announcements to students and parents. The application and more information can be found here.
Schoology and Infinite Campus Grading Information
A Note about grades: Parents are encouraged to monitor their students' grades using Schoology or Infinite Campus. Schoology is the best place to look for grades because it is updated more often, and it is the only place where you can see materials and assignments. Teachers will transfer grades from Schoology to Campus at least twice a week. Grades for each quarter are finalized officially in Infinite Campus at the end of the nine weeks. Infinite Campus rounds grades using a different number of decimal places, so you might notice a discrepancy of 0.01% between Campus and Schoology. The final grade in Infinite Campus is the OFFICIAL grade.
INVEST - We have EXCEEDED our Goal!!
Thanks to your generous support we have EXCEEDED our $60,000 INVEST goal in donations & pledges!
Because of you, MLK students and teachers will have the resources and tools to be the best school in MNPS! 🎓
If you haven't given yet, you can still donate to help fund additional projects and unexpected needs https://investmlk.evrits.com
We are so grateful for every dollar that we have raised to support this amazing school. 🍎
THANK YOU FOR BEING A LOYAL ROYAL!
Michele Harrell & Rachel Layburn
After School Tutoring - Monday Through Thursday
For middle school the schedule is from 3:15-4:15, Monday-Thursday.
- 8th Grade - Monday (Poston)and Tuesday (Boleyjack),
- 7th Grade - Wednesday (Taylor) and Thursday (Ellis).
MLK Spirit Store Information
MLK Spirit Store
Our MLK Spirit Store will OPEN Monday, August 15
The details for shopping MLK apparel online, payment options, and
picking up your order are below. Click on the link below to order.
• New apparel will be added to the website on a regular basis. We will also
be restocking popular items; however, not all items will be restocked so
please do not delay in purchasing your items. If you do not see your size or
the color you want, please continue to check the website for updates.
• You will NOT have the opportunity to try on apparel prior to purchasing.
• NO RETURNS will be allowed on any purchased items. Most of our spirit
wear is printed on Gildan apparel (100% cotton) and fits true to size. Please
pay careful attention to the size that you choose prior to placing your
Online Payment Options:
• All major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX) are accepted. You will also
be charged a nominal credit card processing fee (based on your subtotal)
for all online purchases.
Picking Up Your Order:
• Parents/students will be able to pick up online orders in the front office.
MLK parent volunteers will be processing orders for pick up on Wednesdays
and Fridays of every week. You will be required to sign for your paid online
order upon pick up. There are no alternative payment options at pick up.
Need Help with Homework?
Teachers are available to answer questions Mondays through Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is a free service to students in TN.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.
When you call, text, or chat 988, you will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting you, provide support, and connect you to resources if necessary.
The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.
The Lifeline’s network of over 200 crisis centers has been in operation since 2005, and has been proven to be effective. It’s the counselors at these local crisis centers who answer the contacts the Lifeline receives every day. Numerous studies have shown that callers feel less suicidal, less depressed, less overwhelmed and more hopeful after speaking with a Lifeline counselor.
Answer the call! These centers are looking to bring on new volunteers and paid employees. You will receive training, so if you are a caring person who wants to help those in crisis, apply today. Find your opportunity: samhsa.gov/988-jobs
- For ways to support your local Lifeline network crisis center, visit our Crisis Centers page here.
- To learn about the impact of the Lifeline, visit our new By the Numbers page.
- To learn about what happens when you call, text, or chat with the Lifeline, click here.
- To learn more about the history of 988, visit here.
- To learn how Vibrant Emotional Health, the nonprofit administrator of the Lifeline, has been supporting states’ implementation planning for 988 through grants, check here.
If you’re a Veteran, Service Member or loved one and want to know more about how 988 will affect the Veterans Crisis Line, click here.