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NOTEWORTHY NEWS: This year, we are taking on several new initiatives with our students in grades 7-12. Among these endeavors are quarterly class meetings, at which various grade-specific topics are discussed, including the establishment of academic goals for each quarter. Each class is being challenged to set a goal for a targeted minimum percentage of its members who will earn all passing grades for the quarter. The students are provided with pertinent data from their most recently completed grading period, and then use that information to create a goal that poses a challenge for improvement…but that is also realistically attainable.
Our intent is to not only see our classes meet these goals each quarter, but to also see them improve upon them through each quarter as the school year progresses – which would be absolutely amazing.
Impressively, our classes have taken this idea and, in several cases, shown some significant progress and growth to start this year. I am proud to report that three of our classes did attain their 1st Quarter goal, with the other three classes establishing strong starts to the year and currently working toward reaching re-calibrated 2nd Quarter goals. For those classes that met their goals for the 1st Quarter, we will be holding special evenings at school dedicated to all members of their respective classes:
1ST QUARTER REWARD NIGHTS
(PIZZA AND A MOVIE ON THE BIG SCREEN):
7th Grade (Class of 2019)
- 1st Quarter Goal: 85.0%; 1st Quarter Result: 86.7%!
- Tuesday, December 10 (3:00-5:30 – Cafeteria/Lecture Hall)
11th Grade (Class of 2015)
- 1st Quarter Goal: 70.0%; 1st Quarter Result: 80.4%!
- Monday, January 13 (5:00-7:30 – Cafeteria/Lecture Hall)
12th Grade (Class of 2014)
- 1st Quarter Goal: 80.0%; 1st Quarter Result: 88.9%!
- Thursday, January 23 (5:00-7:30 – Cafeteria/Lecture Hall)
Congratulations to the Classes of 2014, 2015, and 2019! Best of luck to all classes in attaining their 2nd Quarter goals.
POLICY REMINDER TO PARENTS OF OUR SENIORS: During EACH semester of their senior year, students must not be absent (excused or unexcused) from school for more than 80 class periods (10 school days) in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.
Saturday, February 15: Winterfest Dance (7:00-11:00 - Cafeteria)