Maxwell

MIS Registration and Open House Reminder

Online Registration — Online registration will open at noon on Monday for the 2013-14 school year through PowerSchool.  To register your student(s), logon to the PowerSchool parent portal and access your student’s account.  Then, follow the prompts.

Walk-In Registration — We will be open for walk in registrations next Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00-7:00 p.m.

Textbook Rental Fees — We would also like to remind you that book rental payment is due no later than the first day of school.  If you are on deferred payment, then the due date will be September 20th this year.  We will have tables available to collect payment during open house should you like to take advantage of this opportunity.  Otherwise, please send with your child on the first day of school.

Open House/Meet the Teacher Nights – Please note that there is no formal presentation per se on any of these evenings.  Therefore, if you can’t make it until 6:45 or 7:00, please know you will still get the same opportunity to see the building/classrooms and meet the teachers:

  • 5th Grade: 6:30-7:30pm – Wednesday, July 24th
  • 6th Grade: 6:30-7:30pm – Thursday, July 25th
  • 4th Grade: 6:30-7:30pm – Monday, July 29th

First Day of School – Wednesday, July 31st  

MIS News 3/2/13

MATH BOWL NEWS Both of our teams (4th and 5th/6th) performed well at Thursday’s competition.  The 5th/6th grade finished two points out of 1st while our 4th grade finished first overall at Sugar Creek!  When all of the scores throughout the state were tabulated Friday, we learned that we had tied for the best score in the state in the 4th grade division.  Unfortunately, we were defeated on a tie-breaker placing us 2nd out of 64 teams from across the state which is quite an accomplishment.  We are very proud of both teams.

Snow Make-Up Days — The make-up day for last Friday is set for Tuesday, March 19th. Therefore, we are now in school on Monday and Tuesday March 18th and 19th.

Hancock County Birthday CelebrationThe Hancock County Community Foundation is proud to host our county’s 185th birthday celebration.  We celebrated Friday, March 1, with a friendly competition between the county school corporations.  Show your spirit and celebrate by voting for your school on Friday between now and 11:59pm tonight at www.giveHCgrowHC.org.  Every vote made during this time period will receive a portion of the $4000 made from the Spirit of Community Fund’s Lifelong Learning Fund.  The more votes a school corporation receives, the greater percentage of the $4000 HCCF will grant to its Educational Foundation.

Intermediate Swim Night – This event has been canceled due to rescheduling of events at the high school from the day missed due to weather last Friday.

The ISTEP Testing Window is HERE This assessment is given in two testing windows (Applied Skills: THIS WEEK and Basic Skills: April 29-May 3).  We do kindly request that you avoid scheduling any appointments during these two timeframes.  If your child misses the scheduled test time, they will have to make up the testing session while other students are in class which causes them to miss further instruction.  Thanks for your help and understanding in this matter.

Schedule for Applied Skills will be as follows:

Applied Skills – March 4th – March 8th
Date March 4th March 5th March 6th March 7th March 8th
Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Blue/Gold Blue Gold Blue Gold Blue
Grade(s) No Testing 4, 5 & 6 4 & 5 4, 5 & 6 Make-Up
Time 8:10-9:50 8:10-9:10 8:10-8:40
Subject Math/ELA ELA Sci or SS
Grade(s) 6
Time 9:30-10:30
ELA
100 minutes 60 minutes 30 minutes

 

Yearbooks – Yearbooks may still be purchased online at ybpay.lifetouch.com using yearbook ID# 10768413. Ordering online will be available until March 8, 2013. Please contact Mrs. Kim Schrank (kschrank@gcsc.k12.in.us) with any questions.

Other Camp and Clinic Information in the MIS Office — We have several brochures regarding camps and sport clinic information available in the office.  If your child might have an interest, please have them stop by to see what all is being offered.

MIS News 2/1/2013

Spirit Week a Success — A special thanks to Mrs. McClarnon and the MIS student council for putting on a great Spirit Week!

ISTEP News — The ISTEP testing window is fast approaching. This assessment is given in two testing windows (Applied Skills: March 4-8 and Basic Skills: April 29-May 3). We kindly request that you avoid scheduling any appointments, etc. during these two timeframes. If your child misses the scheduled test time, they will have to make up the testing session while other students are in class which causes them to miss further instruction. Thanks for your help and understanding in this matter.

Maxwell Yearbook Orders — Yearbooks may still be purchased online at ybpay.lifetouch.com using yearbook ID# 10768413. Ordering online will be available until March 8, 2013. Please contact Mrs. Kim Schrank (kschrank@gcsc.k12.in.us) with any questions.

A Letter from Mr. Stroud – Mr. Stroud, our school social worker is planning to offer some opportunities for Maxwell Intermediate students to be involved in some groups that could help support them.  Please read the Groups Newletter for more information.

2012 National PTA Parent Guides to Student Success

The following links are provided by the National PTA and provide information and tips for helping your child be more successful at school.  These links will also be available in the Resources menu of our website under “For Parents”.

2012 National PTA Parent Guide for 4th Grade

2012 National PTA Parent Guide for 5th Grade

2012 National PTA Parent Guide for 6th Grade

MIS News 1/27/13

ISTEP Testing — The ISTEP testing window is fast approaching.  This assessment is given in two testing windows (Applied Skills: March 4-8 and Basic Skills: April 29-May 3). We kindly request that you avoid scheduling any appointments during these two time-frames.  If your child misses the scheduled test time, they will have to make up the testing session while other students are in class which causes them to miss further instruction.  Thanks for your help and understanding in this matter.

Child pick-up for appointments –As we continue to be diligent about your child’s safety, we would request that you make a phone call should someone plan on picking up your child early for an appointment.  Please let us know who will be picking them up along with the relationship.  If this person is not listed on your emergency contact list that you provided to us or we don’t recognize them, please let them know not to be shocked or offended when ID is requested to take a child.  Please remember to inform the person making the pick-up to bring ID as we don’t know every grandparent/aunt/uncle etc.. We don’t do this to make their visit any longer with us than need be, but we want to make sure your child is not put in harm’s way.

Student Council Spirit Week (January 28 – February 1)

Monday – Honoring ELA – Dress like your favorite book character

Tuesday – Honoring Math- Wear as many numbers on your clothes as you can

Wednesday – After School Movie Day – Wear you comfy clothes for the movie (No pajamas – wear sweats, etc.)

Thursday – Honoring Social Studies – Dress like your favorite historical character

Friday – Blue and Gold Day – Wear your blue and gold

** Please keep in mind that all school dress codes will be enforced (make sure your favorite book character’s, etc. attire would fit into this)

Student Immunization — The Indiana State Department of Health Immunization Division annually reviews and updates the immunizations required for school entry.  Changes to the 2013-2014 School Immunization Requirements are as follows:

- Two (2) doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, or evidence of immunity, will be required for all students in grades K through 12. Please be sure to check your child’s shot records and, if need be, take care of this at your next scheduled wellness check-up.