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Mountainside Middle School Announcements
AzMerit Testing Update
Dear Mountainside Families,
If you are not aware, the new state-mandated assessment, AzMerit, will be administered online at Mountainside beginning April 6th for 6th grade, April 9 for 7th grade, and April 10 for 8th grade. The test will take each grade three days to complete. The mornings will be dedicated to testing and students will resume their regular schedule in the afternoon. This is to ensure the optimum environment for your student to achieve his/her personal best. Students MAY NOT use their phones during testing times! The office will gladly deliver forgotten items, if needed.
During the last few weeks, all students have completed an “AzMerit Card” where he/she formulated goals for success on AzMerit and committed to three strategies to apply during AzMerit testing. Please ask them about it!
AzMerit results are used for a variety of purposes and many decisions are based on the outcome. On behalf of the Mountainside staff, we thank you for your support and encouragement during this “testing season” by ensuring your student is on time and modeling positive attitudes about testing. Mountainside remains the ONLY SUSD middle school to earn an “A” from the Arizona Department of Education two years in a row. We expect to continue our strong success. Click here for more information.
Please help us to reach this goal by continuing to make academics the focus during this busy 4th quarter. Please continue to support your child by making sure he/she is on time, dressed for success and the green 4th quarter Agenda Book is completed on a DAILY basis.
Thank you for being a partner with us in the education of your child!
Upcoming Events for Future Cougars
The first parent meeting for new students was held Jan. 15. Parents are also invited to attend the next parent meeting to be held May 7 at 6 PM.
- Feeder Schools (Laguna and Anasazi) Field Trip to Mountainside
Students will tour the campus and meet MMS Principal Terri Kellen. Course information and request forms will be distributed. Students may ask questions and get answers. Course request forms will be distributed to students. (Students only) For course descriptions click here.
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 5th, 9:00 – 10:30 am, Anasazi Elementary students
Monday, May 4th, 9:00 - 10:30 am, Laguna Elementary students
- Incoming 6th Grade Students Immunization Requirements
- Follow-Up Parent Night for New Students Enrolled for the 2015-2016 School Year
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