Week of May 8th in Science

Dear School Family,
This is a big week at Mance Park Middle School.  The seventh graders will take the math STAAR on Monday and the reading STAAR on Tuesday.  The students may need a reminder that the afternoon classes on Monday and Tuesday will go in a different order.  The students go straight to their testing room on Monday and Tuesday.  After testing is complete, then the students will eat lunch in the classroom where they tested.  They may talk quietly, but it is very important that the children understand that they are not allowed to discuss any part or process of the test while at school.  After an announcement is made, the students will be released to go to 7th period, then 6th, then 5th periods.
Remember, the students (and teachers) are not allowed to have any technology at all during testing.  Students will need to turn in to the testing teacher all phones, computers, or smart watches.  No technology will be allowed on in the classroom.
No lunches can be delivered on Monday or Tuesday.  Please make sure that your child brings a lunch to school or understands that there will be a sack lunch delivered from the cafeteria for them.  
Also, please make sure your child brings a good book to read for when they finish the test.  I also suggest that your child brings a light jacket or hoodie, in case the room feels cool.
Wednesday and Thursday, the seventh graders will be downstairs for all of their classes.  In science, they will complete the MAP test, which will show exact progress of academic abilities.  These tests are important as this shows the school the progress made during this school year.  Our science class will be in room 115, the same room as last testing time, the room next to the art teacher.
STAAR scores will be mailed home with your child's report card at the beginning of June.
For any student that has not taken last Wednesdays test, or needs to retake last Wednesday's test, tutorials will be in our regular classroom and parents need to pick up your child at 4:10 pm in front of the school.
This week in science -
Monday - May 8th - Math STAAR in the morning and learning about genetic variation in the afternoon
Tuesday - Reading STAAR in the morning and learning about dichotomous keys in the afternoon
Wednesday - MAP testing in room 115 (room next to the art room)
Thursday - MAP testing in room 115 (room next to the art room)
Friday - Practice using dichotomous keys
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at jullrich@huntsville-isd.org.
Mrs. Ullrich
7th Grade Science Teachers
Mance Park Middle School