Early Release Schedule all week
8th grade students
...will participate in the ReadiStep Test on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 9:15 – 11:45. The purpose of the test is to provide early feedback to middle school students, measuring skills necessary to be on track for college success. The test provides tools to address skill gaps and supports transition to high school with high school course planning. There are three 40 minute sections to the test. Students should bring a calculator from home, as one section allows calculators. Phones or electronic devices will not be allowed during testing.
Makeup testing will be held Friday, October 24, 2014 from 9:15 – 11:45.
Please contact Dr. Loralee Hill if you have any questions or concerns regarding ReadiStep testing.
Smitha is a Title 1 Reward School…Again!
Smitha MS has earned a spot on the Georgia Department of Education Release List of 2014 Reward Schools!
Smitha Middle School was named a “High-Progress School” for the 2nd year in a row!
A “High-Progress School” in the top ten percent of title 1 schools in the state having the highest progress in performance on the College and Career Readiness Performance Index for all students over a three year period!
Way to go, Cardinals!
New Immunization Requirements for 2014-2015
The Georgia Department of Public Health has released new immunization requirements for Georgia students. In addition to the immunizations currently required, all students born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering 7th grade, and new entrants to Georgia schools in grades 8-12 will be required to have the Tdap (Tetnus, Diptheria and Pertussis) and meningococcal conjugate vaccines before entering school for the 2014-2015 school year.
For more information, call Cobb & Douglass Public Health at 770-514-2349 or visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.
Shauna Bristol - Teacher of the Year!
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