Dear Lincoln Middle Friends and Family,
February 9, 2016
Hello Parents and/or Guardians,
We have just started the second semester and we are pleased to share our most recent NWEA scores. Our NWEA scores have improved from the fall testing and the chart below indicates by how much.
NWEA Math NWEA Math NWEA Math NWEA Math Grade Fall 2015 Winter 2016 Mean RIT Growth 6th 195.3 203.6 +8.3 7th 206.2 211.9 +5.7 8th 211.7 215.7 +4.0 NWEA Reading NWEA Reading NWEA Reading NWEA Reading Grade Fall 2015 Winter 2016 Mean RIT Growth 6th 193.1 199.5 +6.4 7th 201.6 207.0 +5.4 8th 207.1 211.4 +4.3
We have our M-Step results as well and although we are encouraged by the scores in some areas, we are already promoting new strategies to improve ALL scores. Our teachers are working hard during their PLC meetings to improve these scores. There are upcoming events to inform you about. Winter Break: No School on Monday, February 15 and Tuesday, February 16. PLC Future Dates are: February 24, March 9, March 23, April 20, and May 11
Easter/Spring Break: No School on March 25 and March 28 or the week of April 4-8.
M-STEP Testing: April 11 through May 27. 8th Grade testing will go first.
Conferences: Thursday, April 21 – from 5:30-8:00. All conferences will be in the gym.
Lincoln Middle School students will achieve individual excellence through the attainment of State Standards while preparing to be productive, successful members of society.
The Lincoln Middle School vision is to promote life-long learning through teacher collaboration adapted to individual student needs. We will facilitate active learning through aligned curriculum and high behavioral standards promoting respect and responsibility. We will provide a safe, secure, and professional climate with the main purpose being the educational success of all students. We will succeed in doing so through the use of effective educational programs and valuable community resources, while maintaining a strong partnership with students and parents.
- We believe that students benefit academically in a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment.
- We believe in empowering every student to become productive members of society.
- We believe our students' learning, attendance, and behavior improve when they are actively engaged in meaningful, real-life work.
- We believe in life-long learning as educators to continually be the best leaders we can be for our students.