First quarter is well underway. Midterm marked students progress halfway through their first quarter. Students have already adjusted to the teaming format and have been making strides in learning the initial curriculum in each subject. Students have completed both the FastBridge screeners in August and Benchmark assessments in September. The students will retake the FastBridge in November to mark progress in their reading and math skills.
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be on October 21 and 23 from 4:00-8:00 PM and on October 24 from 12:30-3:00 PM. Parents can use Sign-up Genius to schedule a student-led or traditional conference. Student-led conferences are held with the student’s Rise teacher. The student describes all classes to the parent. A traditional conference focuses on the one class the teacher instructs. We encourage middle school students to attend these conferences as well.
On November 7, our eight graders will travel to Bartle Hall for the Kansas City Career Expo to explore various career opportunities. Then our students will travel down the road to the high school for a Veteran’s Day Assembly. On Monday, November 11 at 9:00 AM the high school will host a 7-12 assembly in their gym to honor veterans.
Our fall athletic seasons end in October. Boys’ and girls’ wrestling will begin on Monday, October 28. Basketball tryouts will begin on Monday, November 4. The boys will be shuttled to the Elementary School while the girls will travel to the Intermediate School.
We will be working toward student growth for the second half of first semester. Everyone enjoy the fall!