- Category: News
- Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 15:25
This year CMS students will take the Smarter Balanced field test assessment. The Smarter Balanced practice run of assessments aligned to the Common Core in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics consists of two parts. The Field Test is a practice run of the assessment system that helps ensure that questions are accurate and fair for all students. It also gives teachers and schools a chance to gauge their readiness in advance of the first operational assessment in spring 2015. Due to the computer component of the assessment, students will be on a modified testing schedule (see calendar below). Start and end times of the school day will remain the same, but students will only go to three classes a day for a longer block period.
The week of April 15th students will attend the following classes:
Monday (all 6 periods)
Tuesday: HR, Per 2, Break, Per. 4, Lunch, Per. 6
Wednesday: Per. 1, Break, Per. 3, Lunch, Per. 5
Thursday: HR, Per 2, Break, Per. 4, Lunch, Per. 6
Friday: HR, Per 1, Break, Per. 3, Lunch, Per.5
5th and 8th graders will state take the CST assessment in Science on May 6th (part I) and May 8th (part II). Please have your child arrive to school on time daily, ready to test! If you have additional questions about the assessment calendar, please fill free to contact the office.
Thank you for your support.
For the 2014-2015 school year, all incoming 7th graders are required by law to have proof of a Whooping Cough booster (TDAP). Please provide proof of this immunization to the Health Office by May 16, 2014.
Para el ano escolar 2014-2015, todos los estudiantes ingresando al grado 7 estan obligados por la ley a presentar una prueba de la vacuna de refuerzo contra la tos ferina (TDAP). Por favor, envie prueba de esta vacuna a la oficina de salud antes de 16 de Mayo, 2014
We invite you to our meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM in the Media Center. Our next meeting of the school year is Tuesday, April 15th. We hope to see you there. Babysitting is available.
Check the PTA blog for more information.
The CMS staff met on Thursday and Friday to prepare for the exciting new school year. Expanding the districtwide Common Core focus will be a STEAM focus at CMS. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. All CMS teachers will be expanding student classroom experiences to incorporate higher level thinking skills to help students acquire 21st century skills.