At tonight’s parent meeting a number of families asked for additional information about next week, so I wanted to make sure the information was clear to everyone regarding MAPs Testing, Semester Exams, and Holiday Activities.
Students will take the second MAPs assessment (we are looking to see academic growth) on December 13 & 14. Students will take the assessment during their first period class unless they were told otherwise or assigned to another teacher. For MAPs, students need a fully charged ChromeBook, a pencil, and a book to read.
Semester Exams & Half-Days:
Middle school students no longer have half days on the last three days of the semester. As a result, Mannion will follow a traditional bell schedule on December 15, December 16, and December 17. Only students enrolled in a high school credit course (Geometry, Algebra, Spanish I or Spanish II) will participate in a semester exam. Middle school courses no longer have a semester exam.
Classroom Holiday and lunchroom parties are not permitted; however, Student Council has organized a Spirit Week for students to show their holiday spirit. The following dress up activities are approved:
- Monday: Holiday Socks & Holiday Hats
- Tuesday: Merry Christmas from the Family (Wear your matching flannel shirts)
- Wednesday: Clash of the Carolers (6th Grade = Green; 7th Grade = Blue; 8th Grade = Red)
- Thursday: The Sweater Outside is Frightful (wear your ugly/cute holiday sweater)
- Friday: Silent night (Pajama Day)
I wish the entire Mannion Community a wonderful winter break and look forward to seeing our students return on January 5, 2022.
Todd C. Petersen, Principal