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Rosa Parks Elementary News
Towne Mall to Host Job Fair November 6
There will be a job fair held at the Towne Mall on Thursday, November 6th.  Military members and veterans are invited to attend from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Veterans and the general public are invited to attend the remainder of the event from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, contact OhioMeansJobs-Butler County at 513-785-6500 or OhioMeansJobs-Warren County at 513-695-1130, or visit the Journal News article by clicking here
 
TRCs Make Big Impact on Student Engagement
It is an exciting time for technology in the classroom at Middletown City School District. Over the summer, 16 teachers voluntarily attended 40 hours of Professional Development to transform their rooms into Technology Rich Classrooms (TRC). The TRC teachers learned how to incorporate Google for Education and other online resources into their daily routines and lessons. The TRCs received a cart of 30 Chromebooks and an interactive projector to pilot a 1:1 (where there is one device per every one student) teaching approach.  Click "Read More" for the full article.  
Student Accident Insurance Offered to Parents
Middletown City Schools is happy to offer parents and guardians a solution to obtain insurance for your student through N. Carol Insurance Agency, Inc. Plan information, an application and claim form can be found by clicking here or by hovering over Parents at the top of this page and selecting "Insurance for Students." 
New State Tests to Replace Ohio Achievement Assessments
During the 2014-2015 school year, most Ohio students in grades 3-8 will take a new and different set of state achievement tests that are based on Ohio’s New Learning Standards. The standards and new tests both reflect higher expectations for what students should know and be able to do in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The new tests also will better measure what students have learned and what they can do with their knowledge.

For more information, please click here
 
New Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, KRA, Ensures a Better Start
Middletown City School District wants all youngsters to enjoy school from the day they enter kindergarten. Coming to kindergarten with certain skills already in place makes learning easier for your child. For example, children whose families have read to them and children who can draw some basic letters have an easier time learning to read. That’s important, because reading lays the foundation for learning throughout their school years.

This fall, we will begin using a better way to determine what our kindergarten students know and can do. This more accurate information will help teachers better identify what each student needs to succeed in kindergarten.

Teachers will use Ohio’s new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment to get a snapshot of every child’s knowledge and skills in six areas: social skills, math, science, social studies, language and literacy, physical well-being and motor development.

To read more about the KRA, including how the assessment works, please click here
 
MAP Parent Information
During the weeks of August 25-September 12, all Middletown K-8 students will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). MCSD administers reading and math MAP tests to determine students’ instructional levels and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year. MAP assessments are administered on computers.  Click "Read More" for more information.  
School Start Times
Make sure you know what time school starts! See below for the start and end time for all Middletown City Schools.

Amanda Elementary
9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Central Academy
8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Creekview Elementary
9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Mayfield Elementary
9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Miller Ridge Elementary
9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Rosa Parks Elementary
9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Wildwood Elementary
9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Highview 6th Grade Center
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Middletown Middle School
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Middletown High School
7:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
 
2014-2015 School Bus Routes
Times are subject to change
Buses will unload at Transfer at 7:45 am
Any transportation needs will go thru the school/Welcome Center
Must allow 2 days for change to take effect
All students are expected to arrive at designated stop 5 min prior to pick-up time
Butler Tech Buses will depart NLT 6:57 a.m.  Once they leave they will not return to school for any reason.
 
Awards Assembly
New photos from the 3rd quarter awards assembly. 
Rosa Parks Day
New photos from Rosa Parks Day  
PBS Incentive
New photos of the PBS incentive for 3rd-5th grade. 
Girl Scouts
Girls in grades 2nd -5th can join girl scouts. Look for flyers to come home this week. 
Rosa Parks Day
Please come join us for Rosa Parks Day !  
Future Chefs
Congratulations to future chef winners Braxton Singh and Blade Clark ! 
Happy Valentine's Day
PTO will be selling valentines next week in the cafeteria during lunch. 
Preschool Story Time
Come listen to stories, play games, and make an activity for home! 
The Middie Mile
 Obstacle Course Fundraiser
 
Winter Fantasy
Winter Holiday Program 
1st Quarter Awards Assembly
Friday, October 25
K-2   9:15 AM
3-5   10:15 AM
 
Parent Teacher Conference
We hope to see you at Parent Teacher Conference
Thursday, October 24 & Monday, October 28
4:00-7:30 PM
 
Scholastic Book Fair
Our Book Fair is Coming ! 
Supply List 2013-2014
Supply list for all grade levels (K-5)
 

Rosa Parks Elementary and Mayfield Elementary 

Named High Progress Schools of Honor by ODE

COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than three dozen Ohio schools are being recognized today by the Ohio Department of Education for improving academic achievement among their students, including many from economically disadvantaged homes.

High Progress Schools of Honor score in the top 10 percent of schools as ranked by gains in reading and mathematics combined proficiency in all tested grades for the past five years. They also are in the top 10 percent for gains in graduation rate during the past five years. The department also considers Adequate Yearly Progress, Value-Added measures of student growth and Local Report Card ratings when determining award selection.

“High Progress Schools of Honor establish an educational goal for their students and continue to pursue and exceed that goal each year,” said Dr. Richard A. Ross, superintendent of public instruction. “The principals, teachers, parents and community members provide a high-quality education and believe that children can overcome significant challenges, and that they can learn.”

This year 37 High Progress Schools of Honor are being recognized. The department of education previously recognized 141 Schools of Promise and 37 High Performing Schools of Honor.

The Schools of Promise award program recognizes schools attaining solid student achievement in reading and mathematics while serving a significant number of economically disadvantaged students. As an incentive to help close achievement gaps in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Education developed the Schools of Promise program to identify, recognize and highlight schools that are making substantial progress in ensuring high achievement for all students.

The Schools of Honor initiative builds upon and expands the department of education’s existing Schools of Promise program. The U.S. Department of Education approved the new Schools of Honor program as part of Ohio’s flexibility waiver for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 2012.

See the video from the MIddletown City Council/ MCSD Board joint meeting on Tuesday, March 4.

Rosa Parks High Progress photos 

Student vs. Staff Basketball Game

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