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Spring 2019 Standardized Testing Schedule
Please mark your calendar with the dates below for spring testing.  More detailed information about what students should bring to school for testing will be sent out in a school Listserve closer to the test date(s).


Tuesday, April 9 (hours 1 - 4).  
Students in all grades 6-8 will have the opportunity to participate in the state M-STEP testing in the Spring, 2019.   
8th Grade M-Step Science & Social Studies Tests:
Tuesday, April 16 (hours 1 - 4)
7th Grade M-Step Math & ELA Tests:
Tuesday, April 30 (hours 1 - 3):  Math CAT Test
Wednesday, May 1 (hours 1 - 3):  ELA CAT Test
6th Grade M-Step Math & ELA Tests:
Tuesday, May 7 (hours 1 - 3):  Math CAT Test
Wednesday, May 8 (hours 4 - 6):  ELA CAT Test
6th and 7th grade students will take the NWEA Reading and Math tests in April and May.  These tests are taken in their ELA and Math classrooms and scheduled by the teachers.
Teaching Students How to Manage Homework
To be a successful middle school student, it is important that students learn and utilize organizational and time management strategies to complete homework.  Learning such skills requires practice, and we encourage students to develop a nightly homework routine.  We are providing students three handouts that may help them manage homework more efficiently:
Class and Teacher Contacts:    This sheet can also be found near the front of the student planner.  This is a tool to track what resources teachers are using to support students.
Evening Homework Schedule:  This sheet can help students create a nightly plan of what homework they will complete.  Students should remember to include any extra-curricular activities, eating dinner, and bedtime!
Weekly Schedule:  This sheet provides students the opportunity to look at the entire week's schedule and plan homework time accordingly.

Meads Mill Counselors

Kristy Bilbie-Bekius, MA, LPC, NCC
Middle School Counselor
Meads Mill Middle School
Jack Wickens, JD
Middle School Counselor
Meads Mill Middle School