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Hubbard Middle School - Principal's Corner

“Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.”

Khalil Gibran

Hubbard family, spring is finally upon us and so too is that time of year when all the work we have done up to this point as a school is assessed to determine how much progress our scholars have made in their educational development. To assist our scholars in preparing for our annual PARCC assessment, we have sent home to parents a one-page PARCC Parent Checklist with 5 Ways to Help Your Child. We ask that you have your child visit the links provided on the one-page document to practice answering the PARCC released-items to get more comfortable and familiar with the structure and format of the test. The document also gives parents links to access to see for themselves the types of questions scholars will be expected to answer as well as insight for parents on the level of rigor associated the PARCC test. 

We are scheduled to administer the PARCC at Hubbard during the week of 24–April–2017. Testing dates will be 25th, 26th and 27th of April 2017 in the mornings with make-ups beginning on 26th April for scholars who missed part of testing.

Lastly, the best assist parents and guardians can give is to make sure your child is in school on time (arrive at school by 8:10 AM) to be able to test with his/her peers. Ensure your child gets plenty of rest, eats a good breakfast and dresses in layers for varying temperatures that might exist in some classrooms. A separate testing letter with test specific expectations will be sent home prior to spring break.

Parents please mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:

  • 03-Apr.-2017                             4th Marking Period Begins
  • 06-Apr.-2017                             – Attendance Conferences @ HMS è 5:30 – 6:15 PM
  • 06-Apr.-2017                             – PTO Meeting @ HMS è 6:30 – 7:30 PM
  • 10-Apr.è17-Apr.-2017              Spring Break – Schools are closed.
  • 20-Apr.-2017                             Report Cards Disseminated
  • 25-Apr.è28-Apr.-2017              – PARCC Testing
  • 24-Apr.è28-Apr.-2017              – HMS Spirit Week

Respectfully,

Kwame W. Asante, Principal

 

 
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