Hello MCA families,
It’s November! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and did at least one thing to make yourself happy. The above photo shows students and staff preparing for Interim Exams. You will find more information about exams below.
As you may know, MCA has adopted eight character strengths for the 2013-14 school year. The character strengths we are highlighting this year are joy, hope, grit, self-control, gratitude, curiosity, zest and social intelligence. The character strength this week is grit.
Interim exams will be held on November 6. I am so excited to see how well our scholars will perform on these important tests. I know that teachers and students have all been working hard to prepare. These tests are important and make up 10% of a student’s final grade. MCA 11th grade student will take the practice ACT test that day while the freshmen and sophomores take the interims.
Teachers and staff have created a video filled with test taking and preparation tips to help scholars have a successful exam day. To view the video, please click here.
For those of you who don’t know, Project Pioneer is our partnership with Carroll University. Students participating in the pre-college program will be presenting their work on Saturday, November 16. It is a great celebration of our kids and the hard work they have been doing on Saturdays at Carroll University.
The Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam (WKCE) will take place during the week of November 11-15. All 10th grade students will participate in testing.
Our girls basketball coaches, Ms. Nichols and Ms. Vurusic held a tough try-out session last week that certainly wore out some of our lady scholars. Meanwhile, Mr. Ford held boys basketball team try-outs. We had a many boys try-out for the team and we are all excited to see who makes the cut.
Recently, we have received a significant number of family phone calls for students during the school day. For our scholars to succeed it is important that they remain in class with a minimum of classroom disruptions and interruptions. We are seeking help from the parents or guardians, and ask that phone calls requesting a student be pulled from class to call home only be done in the case of an urgent family emergency. We are happy to relay messages to students if needed, but we will not call them from classes for phone calls.
A friendly reminder that Friday, November 8 is a data day for teachers and students will not have school.
Rashida Evans, Principal