February Principal’s Passage
State assessments will begin at KMS in March. 5th and 6th grade students will take English Language Arts and Math assessments. New this year is a Multi-Disciplinary Performance task and a Math Performance task. In each of those new assessments, students will be give stimuli in which they will study and then have to provide a written response. 6th grade will also take a history/government assessment. Students will only receive a score for the ELA and Math assessments as the other assessments are being field tested only. As we prepare for the assessments, please encourage your children to get plenty of sleep, eat well, and to give their best effort.
Students are continuing to learn about the 7 Habits during Bulldog Huddle. Most recently, they learned about Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind.
On Kansas Day, students at KMS did a variety of activities to celebrate Kansas Day as well as to learn more about Kansas. Students had opportunities to make bread, create flowers, make tin art, and learn about Fort Harker. Students also listened to guest speakers about the importance of agriculture in our state.
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