Welcome to Parchment High School, where we strive to create a safe and supportive educational community where our students can thrive academically, socially, and personally.
April 13, 2015
I hope everyone was able to enjoy family time during Spring Break; if you traveled to somewhere warm, I hope had a great time and safe travels. Hopefully you were able to bring some of that warmth back for the rest of us.
I do not have a lot to report this week. I do want to touch base about an event that we had Thursday before break. We had Breaking the Grey come and perform for our students. Bill Ballenger and his crew did an excellent job talking with our students about self esteem and being kind to others. Something that we can never hear enough about and it appeared that some of our students really appreciated this message. Hopefully we will be able to have them back in the future.
This week we will be starting the M-STEP for our juniors. The M-STEP is the new Michigan state assessment that is replacing the MEAP. However, this assessment will be administered differently than it has in the past. The assessments will be administered via computers and will be done over the next few weeks. Different groups of students will be taking the tests during different hours of the day over several days and weeks. I know this is confusing, at least it is for me; please talk to your students (juniors) about the process. This week will be testing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
We will not be having a PPIP meeting this month due to the upcoming 8th grade Parent Orientation on April 23rd and Parent/Teacher Conferences on April 30th. With this said, we will be again asking for parent support for the staff meal prior to conferences on the 30th.
I would like to again remind you and ask for your help by completing a survey through Advanc-Ed that will help us with our School Improvement Planning process. The two surveys can also be accessed at the top of this page.
See this week's schedule for activities attached below.
Again, welcome back and have a great week!