Monday, March 19th
Monday, March 19th
Monday, March 19th
Students and parents welcome back to your final semester of middle school! We have a great semester planned for you. Please see the welcome back letter below from our principal.
January 6, 2012
It is already January and we are once again back on the “Road to Excellence.” Formative and summative assessments are constant – giving teachers the data necessary to plan for instruction. Each and every day, your student works diligently to show mastery of specific Georgia Performance Standards. Teachers communicate and collaborate daily in search of ways to help your student improve his/her student achievement. Differentiation is utilized as a teaching strategy to meet the individual needs of every student. I am so proud as I observe the academic success at Holcomb Bridge Middle School and the success of all students.
Your student is coming home using terms such as assessment, essential question, standards, mastery, ticket out the door, checkpoints and CRCT (Criterion Referenced Competency Test). I want you to feel confident that your student understands what he/she is learning and why. Checkpoints and common assessments are tools used to determine what your student knows and what we “ still need to work on” as we get closer and closer to the CRCT in April. The CRCT assessment is built from Georgia Performance Standards and is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills in the different content areas.
In addition to academics – we strive to develop the whole child. Our “iCare” character education program constantly reinforces strategies for safety and strategies for good decision-making. Anti-bullying is always first and foremost on our minds.
On January 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm the entire student population at Holcomb Bridge Middle School will have the opportunity to see the Isaac and Joseph Band incorporate music with an anti-bullying and anti-harassment message. Our very own counselors, Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Milligan, have seen the production and anxiously anticipate the positive energy and enthusiasm being brought to our students. It is gonna be great!!
Thank you again for a wonderful fall semester of partnership between you (the home) and us (the school).
Your Partner and Your Principal
No quiz for you tomorrow, but you need to be studying! We are not comfortable with this material yet.
Here are the links for your review:
Polynomial Division (numbers 1,2,3,8,13 only)
You were assigned your first project on Tuesday. It is due Friday, November 4th and will be a large contributor to your grade. Remember, you have two and a half weeks to complete it and can come see me in the mornings or during lunch if you need some help. This project will require the use of a higher powered calculator. I have some available in the mornings or during lunch, or you may choose to go here: http://calculateforfree.com/ .
The Unit 2 retake is next Thursday after school. Remember, if you’re planning on retaking, you must have completed and scored at least an 80% on the remediation packet (Due Oct. 25). You also need your permission form signed.
Just a reminder to check the Assessment Calendar. We have many assessments coming up. Next week, all math classes will be testing. Stay tuned for help session announcements. Study guides get handed out tomorrow. These guides are an excellent preparation for your tests. If you struggle to ccomplete these problems, please come see me!
We’ve had a great first week! I am so very impressed with the focus, motivation, determination, and ability of this group! You are all truly excellent.
As we gear up for week two, let’s continue to show mastery of classroom expectations, make keen observations about new topics, and add new math skills to those you have previously discovered.
Keep up the great work Discoverers!