Spring means testing time for our kids. In the upcoming weeks, and into the month of June, we will be conducting the following assessments: 8th grade Science Measurement of Student Progress (MSP), 7th and 8th grade Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) in Math and English, 11th grade SBA in Math and English and the End of Course assessments in math (June 9) and biology (June 4). If you would like a schedule of the SBA, please contact us.
We are also well into 4th quarter, which means summer is just around the corner. Before school lets out, we have Senior Boards on May 20th at 1 pm. Please remember that this is a half day of school for junior and senior high students only. Also, as the year wraps up, we are looking forward to the graduation of the class of 2015 on June 6, 2015 at 5pm in the jr/sr high gymnasium. The last day of school for 7th-11th grade students is June 12, 2015; school lets out at noon.
Student opportunity for success:
• SOAR Study Skills for students in grades 7-11
• School-After-School has begun and runs Mon-Thur from 2:30-3:30; contact us if you’d like your student to receive support. Transportation is available.
• Advisory: Navigation 101- Student grade monitoring and career planning for success!
• Library Outreach-Michelle Traer is in the building during lunch each Thursday to help students access reading and research materials from the local library! (Returning in September)
• Hi-Cap is a program for highly capable students with outstanding academics needing an academic challenge!! In order to qualify for Hi-Cap, students need to be referred by parents or teachers. If you’d like to make a referral, please contact Brett Mackey.
We need you!
8th grade parents!!! It is time to put together the annual “Moving Up” ceremony for your children, who will soon be moving up to high school. We are looking for parent volunteers to organize this event. If you are interested, please contact Wendy McCoy at the jr/sr high 360-289-3888.
• May 2 Prom 9pm-midnight at the Elks
• May 12 Mother’s Tea (invite only; coming soon)
• May 22 Spring Fling - TADD dance for Junior High students 7 pm-9 pm
• May 25 Memorial Day (no school)
• June 2 Sports Physicals 8:30 am-noon $20 - Lighthouse staff
• June 4 Bio EOC
• June 6 Graduation
• June 9 Math EOC
• June 12 last day of school
• If you haven’t bought your yearbook, you can still order one in the office. Price: $60
• 9th graders, you can still purchase JH yearbooks from last year! They’re only $20
• JH yearbooks are $35…see Mrs. Hogarty to place your order or go to jostens.com
• NOW!!! Please bring all food accounts current!!
Congrats to our recent Students of the Month, sponsored by our local Lions Club. February winners include Johnny Law and Lorin Cox; March winners are Hannah Avery and Isabelle Harnagy. We love our students and greatly appreciate the recognition given to them by the Lion’s Club!
Many students who take part in the North Beach Art Program participated in decorating clam guns for the Clam Festival as well as submitted pieces of their work to the Art Festival. If you had the opportunity to view any of these items, you know our students abilities and could probably see the hard work that goes into their work. The North Beach art teacher, Richard Villar, works with students to develop their skills and is very proud of them.
The National Honor Society also inducted new members for the 2015-16 academic year. The new members include: Jonathan Law, Alex Maracisz, Chris You, Seth Bridge, Samantha Scheibner, and Emily Deal.
Great information about staff and students runs through graysharbortalk.com If you get a chance, check out the latest information about out super students!!
Our students are very lucky to have such great community and support systems through our many volunteers. Thank you is not enough to give them proper recognition, but a special thanks to all of our North Beach volunteers for their time and commitment to our kids.