Weekly Message 02.24.2014

We conducted a lockdown drill today at approximately 3:00 p.m.  This is a standard drill and was not conducted in response to any incident. Our teachers and students did an excellent job and followed all procedures perfectly.

Registration forms for next school year were not sent home with 9th grade students last week. I apologize for the delay but we want to make sure that we include all courses that will be offered to our 10th graders.  They will go home this week. Once your student receives these forms, please contact Ms. Hagan or Ms. Price if you have questions. 

On Feburary 27th and 28th, all students will be completing integrated benchmark assessments designed specifically for our school. We call these Common Formative Assessments.  The data from these assessments will be used solely to provide teachers and students with feedback on student mastery of learning standards in all four core classes and inform future instruction. Students will not receive a grade for these assessments, but they must do their best because this helps us plan future instruction. These assessments will be given in students’ science classes.

Friday, February 28th our Battle of the Books team will be going up against 11 other middle school teams in the Durham County Battle of the Books competition. Our students will spend the day proving their knowledge of 26 books they have read over the course of the year. Wish them luck!

Registration for Advanced Placement Exams is now open for our 9th grade students enrolled in AP World History. Students must register and pay for exam(s) before they ordered. The cost of each exam is $89,00, and the payment deadline is March 7, 2014.  Jane McAdoo, district AIG Facilitator, will handle registration. If you have questions, please contact the main office.

DPS will be hosting a “Welcome to High School 101” at Riverside High School on Saturday, March 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. This is designed for rising DPS 9th graders to receive information about what to expect in high school. Please look for more information from the district via Connect-Ed messages and the district website.

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