A MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY DIVISION
Thank you to everyone who came out for our very successful Parents Turn to Learn evening last week. There were many great presentations and lots of amazing conversations!
Please also check the Athletics page this week to see the upcoming playoff and state competition games for our fall sports! Go Bulldogs!
Our past week was highlighted by the amazing Enchanted Forest presented by our Freshmen, Seniors, and Wild Kids! Students from K-5 were able to spend time in the forest having a magical experience. Our Sophomores and Juniors had a slightly less enchanting but still important time completing their PSAT that same day.
Last week midterm grades were released, so please do reach out to any teachers if you have any questions.
Have a great weekend,
MYP 5 art class is creating plaster castings of their faces to create their clay mask project.
A MESSAGE FROM THE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME (6-10) ACADEMIC DEAN
Progress reports went out on Friday and we have had some parent questions about MYP grading. Please review the criteria and rubric descriptions on the progress reports and for more details, check out our Parent Assessment presentation and video. Remember, progress reports are just a snapshot of the first few months of school and are designed to help facilitate a discussion about learning.
Here are some tips for talking to your son or daughter about their grades:
Remain positive! We want all students to enjoy the process of learning. Since grades are not averaged in IB, it is important to have the discussion of using feedback to feed forward. What have they learned? What skills have they developed? What strategies are working or not working? How can they become more efficient in their learning?
Take the time to review feedback/comments from the teacher. Sometimes these are in the grade comment section of Managebac and sometimes they are in the Google Doc assignment that was turned in. Ask your son or daughter to check the comments to reflect on ways to improve scores.
Encourage your son or daughter to always review the rubrics before submitting assignments, and once they receive their grade. Ask them to self-assess and see if their self-assessment is the same as the teacher's. If it is different, encourage them to have a conversation with the teacher.
Have questions? Encourage student agency and have them talk to their teachers. If it is not resolved, email the teacher. I am always happy to help as well: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MYP Coordinator & MS Academic Dean
Save the NEW Date- College Night
Class of 2024 (Students and Parents)
November 16 at 6:00 p.m. RSVP here
Tips for Navigating the College Admissions Maze
Each year, more than a million students across the country go through college planning. Many students and their families find the college search enjoyable and easy to manage. Many do not. In fact, finding and seeking admission to colleges that meet individual needs, interests, and abilities can be a maze filled with missteps and pitfalls for some. But information is power; therefore, making sure that you are informed is the key to handling the college planning process successfully.
In the interest of making the college planning process as stress-free and rewarding for you as possible, we offer the following tips and advice:
Know yourself and your needs, interests, and abilities, realistically.
- Understand the basic language of college admissions.
- Discover what types of colleges are available as post-secondary options.
- Learn the basic criteria for admission to college.
- Understand the various types of college entrance exams and what they measure.
- Understand the concept of "selectivity" as it relates to acceptance to college.
- Understand what it means to find colleges that are a "good match" for you.
- Get an overview of the entire college admissions process and how admissions committees make the decision to admit or deny students.
- Understand the financial aid process.
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And my added bonus tip....
Introduce yourself to Mr. Liedtke
SHE KILLS MONSTERS BY QUI NGUYEN
Friday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 13 at 5:00 p.m.
LJA's fall theater production is about to be unleashed! Described by Concord Theatricals as "a comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters is a high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture – a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all." R. Kevin Doyle will direct, and assistant director and head of design is student Jamie Matthews. Other students participating include Evelyn Errico-Hutler, Thomas Finnegan, Abby Ward, Hannah Cornish, Hannah Gaines, Dena Brennan, Andrew Everest, Rowan Ewaly, and Kayla Lee. Design support is provided by the Visual Art Academy and the Theatre for JEDI academy.
Homecoming dance is Saturday, November 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Le Jardin Academy Lookout. Tickets are $30 and permission forms must be turned in by Wednesday, November 2, 2022.
Check out the project grad page to see what they have for sale to support them.
November 1 PDD#1
November 5 9-12 Homecoming Dance
November 11 Veterans Day
November 23-25 Thanksgiving Break
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