|Carroll Leadership in Technology Magnet Middle School|
Good Afternoon Carroll Cougars! This is your principal Ms. Keech with this week’s announcements. A copy of this transcript will be shared through the Carroll Yahoo Email Group.
We are certainly very busy this month and have a lot going on. I am not able to announce everything in our all-calls so I encourage you to continue to check our Google Calendar located on the front page of our web site for upcoming events.
This week we will begin our first quarter CASE 21 Benchmark Assessments in Math, Language Arts, and 8th Grade Science. These assessments will occur from mid-October to mid-November and will be given during your child’s regular class period for Math, Language Arts, and 8th grade Science. These benchmark assessments gauge how our students are progressing through the Common Core curriculum. Please be aware that your child must take these assessments seriously because we will be making decisions on how we can further help students and create an individualized remediation or enrichment plan for each child based on their results. We will also be sharing the individual data for each student with their families.
On Thursday, October 18th our 8th graders will be participating in the State required EXPLORE (ACT) test. This will take place during their 1st-3rd periods. This test is designed to help 8th graders explore a broad range of options for their future. It prepares students not only for their high school course work but for their post –high school choices as well. EXPLORE contains four curriculum-based assessments: English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. Additionally, EXPLORE includes a career exploration component that stimulates students’ thinking about future plans and relates personal characteristics to career options.
Please don’t forget to continue to donate to the PTA No-fuss Fund-raiser. This week is” Friends and Family “week in which a drawing will be made for a catered sub sandwich lunch in the courtyard for a student and 5 friends.
Your child will be coming home with a notice that we are planning to conduct a lock-down drill soon. Please review the letter with your child.
Also, don’t forget that next week begins our Spirit Week. Kicking off Spirit Week will be Hats off for Cancer Day and a pep rally on Monday, Oct. 22nd. For more information about our Spirit week please go to our web site.
Parents please continue to monitor your child’s adherence to the dress code policy. We especially wish to remind young ladies to not to wear bandanas to school. We will be making an announcement in school tomorrow as a reinforcement of this policy.
Please continue to check your child’s SPAN account for grades, attendance and discipline.
That’s all for now. Goooooooooo Cougars!
Cynthia Keech, Principal
Carroll Leadership in Technology Magnet Middle School
(919)881-1370 Phone (919)881-1381 Fax
Office Hours 7:00am-3:30pm
School Hours 7:20am-2:15pm