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Spring 2016 SAT Has Ended!


Recently all 11th graders tood the newly revised SAT test.  We have now completed this test cycle with 100% of our students completing the test!  Our building was very busy on 'test day 2016' (Tuesday, April 19 as 9th, 10th and 11th graders were taking standardized tests.  9th and 10th graders took the PSAT.  Results from all 3 tests should be mailed to parents by SAT/College Board by mid June.  If your son/daughter has used the College Board site (collegeboard.org)  and has registered for a score report, scores will be made available based on the e-mail address that they registered. 

12th graders worked with Ms. Rettig, our MCAN College Advisor completing FAFSA, college applications and financial applications.  All in all, it was a busy day and a collective sigh was heard as the last test completed around 12:30 p.m. 

AP Testing is Just Around the Corner!

 

Students who are in AP courses at MHS will begin their quest to earn college credit as 3 examinations are scheduled.  The first is AP Physics on Tuesday, May 3.  This is a 3 hour test that begins at 12:00 noon.  The next AP test is AP English Literature and it is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4 at 8:00 a.m. The final AP examination is in AP Statistics on Thursday, May 12 also at 12:00 noon.  Many of our students are in two AP courses and have the possibility of earning 3 college credits for a score of 3 or higher.  Students may earn a maximum of 9 credits depending on their overall score in each examination.  At current college/university tuition rates, this $92 test could save (with a qualifying score) over $350! 

The Year is Almost Over!

May is here and the numerous events scheduled can keep even the most organized student confused to what is 'next'!  Be sure to have your son/daughter bookmark our calendar and have the information added to their e-mail!  It's a great way for a quick reminder of the events they are part of at MHS. 

Graduation May 22

The community is invited to our graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 22 at 3:00 p.m.  The ceremony will be held in the Townsend Athletic Complex.  In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the gymnasium.  Our seniors who have been tracking this since September have insured me that this will "ben outdoors" since last year we had to hold the graduation indoors!  Let's hope they are correct. 

School Year Transcript Information for Current/Former Graduates
 

If you need a transcript for job related searches, college/university placement, please use the following e-mail address.  Be sure to clearly type the name of the student, year of graduation and where the transcript should be sent.  We will also make a copy available to you that incudes the embossed seal and signatures if desired.  We hope to have all copies digitized during the school year which will make it much easier for us to find your transcript!  Currently, by law we keep all records 99 years!  Yes, we do have them from "way back"!  All handwritten of course but somewhat legible! E-mail us with your request to plunkettj@mapsk12.org or krugerk@mapsk12.org.  (During summer months, this may take 3-5 days due to vacations/work schedules.)  During the school year requests are usually processed on the same day. 

Everyday Test Success
 

Different kinds of tests call for different strategies.  Share these ideas with your son or daughter! Better yet, have them read the short tips below.

Multiple Choice:  On a reading test, skim questions before reading the passages they accompany.  This will let the reader know what to focus on as they read.  Try solving math problems before looking at possible answers.  If the solution is among the choices, it's likely to be right!

Short Answers:  Read each question carefully so you know what you're being asked.  Write neatly and keep your answers brief, clear and to the point.  Don't leave any answers blank.  Many teachers give credit for partial answers.  Math teachers require students to show their work. That way, they can point out where a mistake was made.

Essay: Make a quick outline to organize your thoughts before you write.  Cross off each idea as you add it to your essay.  Leave a few minutes to proofread your work and be sure you've answered the question completely.