Until further notice phone use during lunch is prohibited due to abuse of the policy. Phones out for any reason during lunch will be confiscated.
Mr. Chesmore's Column
The Kansas weather is playing its usual games as we look at transitioning from winter to spring. We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we work through postponements and rescheduling. As always student safety is priority number one. We will do our best to communicate our decisions through our school reach system and TV media. The aftermath of these unscheduled days out of school results in a transition time as classes return to routine.
Parent/ Teacher conferences were rescheduled to Feb 13th and 19th. Attendance was lower than usual this semester possibly as a result of the reschedule. The seventh grade class won the competition with 62% attendance, followed by 8th, 9th, 11th, 10th and 12th grade classes respectively. I can’t speak enough about the importance of teacher/parent communication. While we set these nights aside it is something that should be occurring on a regular basis throughout the year.
Assessments will start for the JH/HS this month (March 25th-27th). I’ve spoke of the assessment changes in prior newsletters. Scheduling of testing is a work of art and attendance is of the utmost importance in completing state assessments in a timely manner. The next few years will provide data in building the new tests.
March kicks off our spring banquet schedule, this a time of recognition for many of our students and programs. I hope you can make it out to support their hard work and accomplishments. National Honor Society is on March 11th and Eskridge Chamber of Commerce is March 26th.
Our 8th graders are in their 3rd and final trimester of Career and Tech Ed course. Each student takes exploratory courses in Ag, Business, and FACS. These courses are set up on trimesters allowing each student experience in each area before entering high school.
As always it's great to be a part of this outstanding community called Mission Valley. Please feel free to contact me with any good news, questions or concerns.
Charlie Chesmore ‐‐‐ firstname.lastname@example.org or 866‐557‐6686.