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Exciting events are taking place at Boltz!
April Letter from the Principal
Dear Parents and/or Guardians of Boltz Middle School students:
We have started quarter four at Boltz and students have completed their TCAP testing. Students are getting excited for the end of the year and all of the events that go along with the start of summer vacation. Our seventh grade students are going to see a play at Midtown Arts Center on April 30th as a follow-up to a novel they read. Sixth grade students will head to Horsetooth mountain in late May and our eighth grade team will soon be celebrating their transition to high school.
The eighth grade promotion ceremony will be held on May 29th from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at FCHS. Students are expected to arrive by 6:15 for rehearsal. More information will be posted on the website as we get closer to the date.
April 15-17, seventh and eighth grade students will take the new Colorado Measures of Academic Success. The Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) is the state’s large scale assessment designed to measure student performance in the Colorado Academic Standards in Science and Social Studies. Seventh grade students will take the social studies test and eighth grade students will take the science test. This assessment is computer based and will be new for all of us. Going to the website with your child and reviewing sample questions may be helpful. CDE has released guides to accompany the new Social Studies and Science CMAS practice exams (ePAT). Why open the guide? First, there is a step-by-step introduction to the new assessment environment (TestNav 8.0). There are great strategies for helping students become familiar with the testing environment. Further, the built-in tools can help them successfully take the exams.
The following link will bring you to the “ePAT Guides”. Please use the screen shot below for reference. The guide for each ePAT is located beneath the actual ePAT. www.tinyurl.com/cmasonline
As the temperatures are warming up and spring is in the air, we would like to remind you about our dress code policy. The policies can be found in your child’s student planner in the front. We want our students to finish the school year strong with good attendance. We appreciate you supporting us in making sure your child gets to school on time and prepared for the day.
Enclosed in this newsletter you will find a staff commendation form. As part of staff appreciation week in May, we will share these commendations with staff. It means so much to a teacher when they hear positive feedback from parents and students.
As always, please contact me with any concerns or questions you may have.
Laptop Training for Parents of Current 8th Graders
Click here for schools and dates if you have a student attending high school in Fall 2014.
School of Choice
If you would like information on school of choice or if you would like to set up a shadowing opportunity for your child, please call our counseling center at 472-3700.
eBooks are now available by visiting Follett. See Mrs. Dea for more information.
We want your Box Tops!
Please help us earn extra money for our school by donating Box Tops and having your child turn them in to his or her advisory teacher.
Regular School Hours:
The school day runs from 7:40-2:30.