For the last three school years, the district has provided standardized midterm examinations for courses that have a state end-of-course examination. during the 2010-2011 school year, an Algebra 1 district midterm was administered to middle school students. Poor student performance yielded a decision to eliminate the scores from the calculation of the students’ semester average.
A comprehensive review of the data associated with the 2011-2012 administrations of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Biology midterms to middle school and high school students; and the 2012-2013 administrations of the Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology, and U.S. History midterms has led to a decision to eliminate from the calculation of semester averages, student midterm exam scores that adversely affected the student’s quarter one/quarter two average, as assigned by their classroom teacher. Information and Technology will be making the adjustment for each school.
Students whose semester average improved via their midterm examination score will continue to have the score calculated into their average; hence, no change in their grade point averages. Students for whom the midterm exam grade is eliminated may experience a positive change in their grade point averages.
Monday June 3- Friday June 7
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Parkway Middle School of the Arts proudly presents “Musicians Out of This World!” Our students participated in the All County Concert Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra, As well as the All State Band and All State Orchestra. They have performed all over the State of Florida at more than 20 competitions and events. We thought you might want to see how they see themselves, with a little help from “alien morphing” techniques. Our thanks to them and to all their families who helped make so much happen this year. We thank you for your confidence in us and your support for everything. Get ready for next year. Maybe we’ll perform at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Festival. Anything’s possible with the help of everyone. Anyone interested in heading up our band parent booster club (BOP – Band of Parents), please call Mary Meillier at 954-260-4909.
Thank you to Lowe’s for helping us with our “Art in the Parkway” project. Lowe’s “granted” us $2,020 to help us make a creative and artistic area in our luncheon patio. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank all of our volunteers who helped with the project. Thanks to Mr. J. P. Oliver for painting the wave of chalkboard paint on the wall, to Mr. Pat Dimeo for creating the impressionistic garden, to Ms. Linda Dimeo for designing our first wall of art, to Mr. Javan Martin for putting together the benches, to Mr. Joseph Ellis and Mr. Gilmore for spreading all of the rubber mulch. Now the students, particularly the younger ones, have an avenue for their creativity. Ah, what would life be like without the arts. Thank you Lowe’s!
SAC meeting for next Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM in the Media Center.
Do you have a student enrolling in middle or high school next year? Congratulations! There is an important task you must complete to make sure your child is able to attend his/her new school. You must re-register your student. How do you do this? You need four documents. Continue reading Attention Parents of Students in Grades 5 or 8