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From The Principal

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Wildcat Families:

It’s hard to believe that we are heading into March!  Tomorrow marks the halfway point for third quarter.  I encourage you to continue to monitor your child’s academic progress in PowerSchool and to attend parent-teacher conferences next Thursday, March 7th from 4:30 to 7:30pm.

The scheduling process for the 2019-2020 school year will begin in March.  Counselors from Eisenhower and Utica High will visit to present to 9th graders. Mrs. Suchyta will begin scheduling visits to 8th grade English classes, and Mr. Nebel will visit 7th grade Science classes.  Please review and discuss the scheduling information with your child when it comes home.  I hope our students choose to explore their interests by taking a variety of elective classes and consider challenging themselves with an accelerated or Advanced Placement course.

Please mark your calendars for upcoming testing:

April 9                                   PSAT 8/9 for 8th and 9th grade students

April 15-16                           MSTEP Science for 8th grade students

April 22-23                           MSTEP Social Studies for 8th grade students

April 29-May 1                   MSTEP Math for 7th grade students in Ferry,                    Cardamone, McCarthy

May 2-3 and 6                    MSTEP Math for 7th grade students in McDonald

May 7-9                                MSTEP ELA for students in Dotson, Tyll, Colombo

May 13-15                            MSTEP ELA for 7th grade students in Lesperance

I am so proud of the way our students apply themselves during testing and am always impressed with their level of achievement!

In closing, I want to make you aware that staff members have noticed many students not putting the lock on their locker.  We have addressed this with students because no one should be able to access someone else’s locker…for a variety of reasons. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Go Wildcats!

Lisa McDill




By setting expectations and encouraging lifelong learning for all students, we create collaborative team members, knowledgeable thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and respectful, responsible citizens.

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