April marks the beginning of the third trimester of our school year. There are many wonderful things that we accomplished thus far this year, but we are not done yet. This school year, our teachers are collaborating in their Grade Level Professional Learning Communities, implementing the Common Core Standards, and creating engaging learning tasks, in order to raise student achievement school-wide. Our MCA staff is working hard to help students master their grade level targets both academically and socially. With our parent partnership, we have seen some amazing teamwork as our student continue to grow.
Our students in grades 3rd through 5th will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Assessment starting May 1. Our teachers are preparing our students by participating in the SBAC Interim Test or Practice Test. The SBAC Interim will provide an “academic check-up” for students, parents, and teachers by measuring real-world skills such as critical thinking and problem solving and letting our teachers know where their students need more help and time. The goal of the SBAC assessment is to aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English Literacy and Mathematics and is designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school, college, and be career- ready.
Parents - during the testing period, please make every effort to have your child well rested and at school on time. If your child is sick during the testing period, please call the school office immediately so your child can be scheduled for make-ups.
At Montague Charter Academy, we have been teaching our students the three MCA personal expectations: Solve Problems, Find Solutions, and Be Respectful. Every day we remind our students to be leaders in our school and in our community. With that being said, I want to sent a big Thank You to our Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) team for preparing our teachers and students for following through with our 3 expectations. Please spend time discussing the PBIS 3 PBIS self – expectations and their importance. This will prepare them to be academically and socially prepared for future success.
The end of the year is upon coming soon or just around the corner, but we still have a lot of work to do. Remember, parents, my door is always open!!
Vision Montague Charter Academy Center for the Arts and Sciences will provide a safe, supportive environment that fosters curiosity, inquiry, and passion for learning. Our students will become life-long learners who pursue wisdom and personal excellence and who demonstrate understanding, empathy, and respect for all members of our community. Mission Believing that all children can learn, we will provide rigorous instruction, guidance, and encouragement to empower students to be successful individuals and contributing members of society.