ADE Releases New Achievement Profiles
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has released its new A-F Achievement Profiles for the 2013-14 school year. Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) did well; the District received an A for a fourth consecutive year with a score of 144, our highest score ever. Nineteen schools received the highest grade of A, seven schools received B, three schools received C and one school received a D. See Grades
Traffic Safety and Schools
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Mountainside Middle School Announcements
A Few Reminders From Principal Terri Kellen
Dear Mountainside Families,
I want to thank you again for your support in getting 2014-2015 off to such a great start. Our teachers have spent an inordinate amount of time preparing and we thank you for preparing your child from home. The only way to continue our incredible A success is to continue the partnership between home and school.
Please remember the east parking lot off of 128th street is not for drop off or pick up. All students must be dropped off and picked up from the west parking lot. Your continued cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Safety is always our number one priority. Students are not to be dropped off before 7:45. We do not provide supervision prior to 7:45. Students dropped off will be waiting outside the student center unsupervised. Please work with us to ensure safety for all our students.
Students who continue to be dress coded (mostly due to short shorts) will be given a “green slip” to keep a record of the clothing borrowed from the office. These office clothes need to be returned the following day. If students do not return the clothes given to them by the office, a $10 fee will be added. Please support dressing for success each and every day. When resources are spent on holding students accountable for dress, resources are lost in the classroom.
I invite you to attend “Coffee with the Principal” on Friday, August 29th at 8:50. This is an informal time to share what is new and happening on campus with time always allowed for questions. Please join us!
Thank you for being a partner with us in the education of your child.
Successmaker News for 2014-15
Thank you for your continued support of Successmaker. As you know, continued use of SM can significantly close the gap on any skills that need more time and support as well as challenge students to achieve beyond their respective grade level. Each session is individualized to meet the needs of your student.
We are working closely with Successmaker (Pearson) to make it more user friendly for home use. Please use the ‘Parents’ tab at the top of our website and under this tab you will find ‘Successmaker Access.’ Please use the link provided to access Successmaker as well as any updates needed.
Gifted Testing Registration Now Available Online!
Gifted Program Test Registration for 2014-2015 has gone live! The online test registration site is now open for parents to register students to test during the 2014-2015 School Year. The registration is available on the testing tab of our gifted website https://gifted.susd.org
Testing and registration dates:
Fall Testing (Grades 3-8)
Testing September 8Th-October 3rd
Registration Deadline August 25Th
2014-15 Bus Routes
2014-15 Bus Routes are available under the "Parents" tab at the top of this page. Bus Routes will also be posted on the west windows of the Mountainside Student Center beginning July 31.
Apply to be a Mountainside Volunteer
You never know when that field trip or classroom event will come along and you will want to be an approved chaperone. Please apply online under the "Parents" tab at the top of this page. Once you have applied, please contact the Mountainside office at 480-484-5500 to notify the school that you have applied.
2014-15 Parent- Student Handbook, Code of Conduct are Available Now