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Welcome Back - Important Dates

posted Jan 5, 2018, 2:31 PM by Scott Frizzell   [ updated Jan 5, 2018, 2:31 PM ]
Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a wonderful and restful Christmas break. Report Cards became available for viewing on Parents Web today, and with that we take a last glance and last semester, and set new goals and start fresh for semester two. We've got several exciting events coming up I want to put on your radar, as well as share our dates for next year's class trips.

On January 24th, all students who have returned permission forms and $5 will travel to the University of Memphis for a college experience, including touring campus and watching a basketball game. It's never too early to start thinking/dreaming about college.

On February 5th, our 8th graders will travel to the National Civil Rights Museum and Tom Lee Park as part of a Black History Month experience that dovetails with what those students will be covering in their American History class.

On February 6th, our 7th graders will be taking the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (re-scheduled from earlier this year). Remember, this is not a test you study for, as it measures ability, not achievement, but it's still always a good idea to get a good night's rest and a healthy breakfast.

Finally, next year, our 6th grade class will travel to St. Louis, 7th to New Orleans, and 8th to Washington D.C. While prices should be set very soon (waiting for confirmation from our tour company), the dates are set. So if you are planning to chaperone, we encourage you to go ahead and get it on your calendar, and spend some time traveling with us :)  Similar to this past year, Middle School will be closed while all three classes are gone, so parents will be responsible for childcare for any student who does not go on the trip.

Sept. 30-Oct 5th - 8th Grade in Washington D.C.*
Oct. 3rd-5th - 7th Grade in New Orleans*
Oct. 3rd-5th - 6th Grade in St. Louis*

* If you are curious, Fall Break for next year is October 8-12, immediately following these trips.