The Highly Capable Acceleration Program is designed to meet the needs of students with exceptionally high ability. In middle school, identified students may receive services through honors English and science, as well as accelerated math classes. Students are clustered in classes and receive instruction from staff trained to deliver highly capable instruction. Students may also receive counseling services for meeting the social emotional needs of highly capable middle school students. The nomination period for acceptance into the secondary programs is from May 1- 22, 2017. Parents/guardians will be notified of final placement decisions in early June. See the attached information to nominate your student for the Highly Capable program.
The state assessments are right around the corner. The Measurement of Student Progress (MSP) in Science (8th grade only) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) in Reading, Writing, and Math will take place in the month of May. Students will take all assessments during the school day. Please have students to school on time as we will begin the tests promptly at 8:35. Each test takes about two hours. Avoid any appointments on these days at these times. Make sure your child gets plenty of rest and has a good breakfast. Listed below are the tests and dates they will occur. 8th grade Science MSP on May 11 from 8:35-11:25. 7th and 8th grade SBA for English Language Arts on May 16 and 18 from 8:35-11:25. 7th and 8th grade SBA for Math on May 23 and 25 from 8:35-11:25.
Attention all ATHLETES: You must complete an online registration in order to be eligible for Season 4. For online registration begin by clicking the bold underlined online sports registration link above. Registration is open. Contact Athletic Director Adam Greve with your questions; (253)373-6514.
Do you have ideas on how technology can be used to support Teaching & Learning across the Kent School District? Do you want to help create the vision for “A Day in the Life of a 21st Century KSD Student”? If so, then the KSD IT and Teaching & Learning Divisions want to hear from you. To gather information, the District held a Teaching & Learning Technology Vision Summit on March 18th. You can learn more about this successful event in the Kent Reporter and on the KSD Website. Due to the nature of the event, attendance was limited to around 150 attendees including students, parents, teachers, principals, district administrators, community & business partners and others. To provide opportunities for others to share their ideas, the District will be holding three “Town Hall” meetings. These opportunities will be held at Carriage Crest Elementary on April 24th, Kent Elementary on April 25th, and Meridian Middle School on April 27th. Meetings will be from 6pm to 8pm at each school, with refreshments and child supervision available. Interpreters will be provided as requested. More information will be posted on the District’s website and Facebook page in mid-April. We hope you’ll take advantage of this great opportunity to help create the future for each KSD student.
Jessi is an eighth grade, four-sport athlete at Meridian Middle School. She plays volleyball, basketball, soccer, and plans to run track in the spring. Jessi is a leader in the school. She is active in Web Crew, a volunteer youth basketball coach and part of charity events. Jessi has maintained a 4.0 GPA and has been awarded the “Scholar Athlete Award” every quarter while at Meridian Middle. Jessi is a true leader at Meridian Middle School and an example of what is good with interscholastic athletics,” said head soccer coach Kathleen Lobdell
It is the first school to hold this educational event.