Greetings Mountaineer Families!
This is the time of year that is bittersweet for educators. We see all of the successes our students are making and there are many celebrations and culminating events. We see all the hard work they put in and then we say goodbye.
Here are a few examples:
Our track athletes did phenomenal this year. Many records were set at the district meet and we were very proud how hard the students worked to get there. Kudo's to the track coaches for such a successful season!
We also get to see the music department shine in the next couple weeks. We are trying it a bit different this year, where we will have an all choir concert on the 21st of May, all orchestra concert on the 23rd, and an all band concert on the 30th. The band is going to let me sing with them, and that will be a highlight for me. We have done this the last three years and I absolutely love working with the band and performing a song together! All concerts start at 6:00.
We will have the new 6th graders for next year coming over for a tour on May 30th. They will be here from 9:30-11:00. That day can be so exciting for the new middle schoolers and we love seeing our new students and unique personalities we are going to work with next year.
We are so proud of our students in their performance on the state OAKS assessment. Although we do not have the final number yet, here are the current percentages: 85% of our students are at meets and exceeds for math and science and 90% for reading! These scores are amazing and the teachers and students deserve a big round of applause!
Our biggest highlight will be on June 7th when our 8th graders go through their 8th grade celebration. It will start at 6:30 p.m. and students will need to report to the library while parents get seated in the gym.
The last day of school is June 12th. Students will be released at 1:00 instead of 11:00. Our PBIS (positive behavior intervention support) team is planning a fun event for the last hour where students will play against the staff in competitions and be able to sign yearbooks. I want to personally thank all of the parents that made our education appreciation week so special! We really thrive because of the volunteer time/activities parents give to us! It has been a wonderful year and I hope all of you have a fantastic summer!