Good evening Eisenhower families,
We hope that you are having a wonderful Veteran’s Day. Today we took a moment to honor the veterans that were in attendance at our basketball games with a special song and recognition. The Eisenhower staff and students would like to thank all of our veterans for everything that they have and continue to do to provide for us here in Hoffman Estates, Illinois!
Here are a few notes for you to read.
Steve Kern Brandon Todd
Principal Assistant Principal
Dwight D. Eisenhower Junior High School
The next round of MAP testing begins November 17, 2014. We are excited to monitor the progress of the goals we reviewed with your child earlier this year. Shortly after the conclusion of the MAP testing window, we will share those results with you.
Starting this testing season and similar to how PARCC will be administered to students in grades 3-8, the MAP test will be web-based on a secure browser. This web-based format does not change the test or how student results are calculated, but it does provide many advantages including more question types across broader ranges of levels, better proctoring tools for teachers, and additional reports for teachers so we can continuously improve our instruction based on these results.
Infinite Campus Training
Infinite Campus has become a fabulous tool for parents to use to keep up on their children’s progress. Parents can go to I.C. to check on current grades and if their child is missing any assignments. Given the many types of technology out there, we know that there are some parents that would like a tutorial. We are offering a parent education on November 18th at 6:00, just before the PTA meeting. Please let me know if you think that you will be attending. I will make sure that we have log in information and directions for you if you do not already have your account set up.
Missing Assignment Emails
Starting next week we will be emailing parents of students with 3 or more missing assignments. The goal is obviously to get these assignments in so that all of our students will be eligible for our monthly incentives. The new missing assignments letter will be sent on Thursday. It will not list the missing assignments. Please be sure to log into your Infinite Campus account to view the list of missing assignments. We are sending the email on Thursdays so that you will have a chance to remind your child to bring the missing work home with them on Friday to be completed by the end of the weekend.
Our next monthly event will be an Afterschoolapalooza, on Friday, November 21st. This event will take place immediately after school from 2:15 until 4:15. To be eligible students must not receive any major Office Documentations between Monday, October 27th and Friday, November 21st. Also students must have all of their assignments turned in on time. The window for missing assignments starts on Monday, October 27th and ends ninth period on Monday, November 17th. Permission slips will be made available to eligible students on Wednesday, November 19th.