MC Principal Letter

Hello Middle Campus families,

We started Milestones testing for 7th and 8th graders this week and things are off to a great start. By the time you see this we will have completed testing for the 7th graders, and the 8th graders will be down to the Science test on Thursday 5/5 and Social Studies on Monday 5/9. Sixth graders will testing from Monday the 9th through Wednesday the 11th.

As a reminder, students getting a good night’s sleep, eating a good breakfast according to whatever their regular routine is, and arriving to school on time are all items that contribute to successful testing days. As it relates to getting to school on time, on Mondays students can start entering the building at 9:30 am and we’ll send them to their rooms for testing at 9:45 instead of at 10. For testing on any other day, students may begin arriving to school at 8 am. However, whereas we typically start the day at 8:30, we are going to send students to their advisories (if their grade level is not testing) or to their testing locations at 8:15 so that we can get testing started as soon as possible. Please encourage your students to take care of themselves over the course of these two weeks and also check in on them to see how they are doing. The end of the school year can be stressful.

In my Courier letter last week I mentioned that we would be having a Pep Rally and a Movie Night this past Friday and those events were definitely resounding successes. Many students didn’t even know what a pep rally was, but they enjoyed having the opportunity to be loud, have fun, and celebrate their peers. We didn’t just focus on sports, we celebrated clubs, as well as student success with Power 30, and there was also a performance by our cheerleaders. Shout out to Ms. Hardon, Ms. Afzal, Ms. Clemmons, Ms. Hanes, and Mr. Boardman for their work in putting together the pep rally. Later that evening over 80 students attended Movie Night and they really enjoyed it. One parent remarked that their child was happy about the fact that things were opening back up and students could enjoy school events again. Thanks to the Student Government Association, led by Shoshi Baruch, Ms. Baruch, Ms. Hardon, and Mr. Feng for putting on this event.

Enjoy the rest of the week and as always if you have any questions feel free to reach out.

Kind regards,

Mark