Tuesday, April 12, 2016

 April 2016

Dear Parents,
            We hope that you experienced an enjoyable spring break.  All Shadow Ridge Middle School staff members thank you for your support through the state testing (PARCC) in the areas of literacy, writing, and math.  We are required to test 8th grade in the content of science through CMAS (Colorado Measure of Academic Success) in April.  All of these tests will be assessed on the computer.   An autodialer and an email will be sent out after spring break reminding parents and students of the upcoming assessments.  Having students eat breakfast will prepare students for assessments.   Thank you for your partnership in helping our students do their very best on the PARCC and CMAS tests and for assisting us in our continual goal of increasing achievement for all students. 
            We are extremely proud of all our students and their accomplishments at Shadow Ridge and beyond!  In February, Grace Stone, an eighth (8th) grader, won the Shadow Ridge Spelling Bee and went on to participate in the District 12 Spelling Bee.  Alex Robinson, a seventh (7th) grader, won second place and Tristan Lutzi, a sixth (6th)  grader, won third place and also went on to participate in the District 12 Spelling Bee.   SRMS finished 7th place out of a field of 18 schools at the Math Counts North Metro Area competition.  The SRMS Team consisted of Stephen Chau, Joey Harres, Aaron Rediess, and Camden Snyder.   Congratulations to these students for their outstanding accomplishments! 
             A huge congratulations to the young actors and actresses who participate in “Seussical” at SRMS this past month.  Our students and staff performed well and displayed a great deal of talent.  Many musical performances for all grades in choir, band, and orchestra will be held in May.  Our awards ceremony will be the last day of school for your student.  If your student is an eighth grader, the last day of school will be Thursday, May 26th.  Eighth grade level celebrations will be the morning of May 26th.  If your student is a sixth or seventh grader, the last day of school will be Friday, May 27th.  The last day for sixth and seventh graders will conclude at 12 Noon.   The award ceremonies for sixth and seventh graders will be on May 27th.   Parent(s) of award recipients will be contacted by phone.
            We have had the opportunity to enjoy some warm, sunny weather this spring.  Please remind your student(s) of the District 12 School Dress Code Policy.  Here are some of the frequent infractions we observe.   For girls:  Shirts must cover the shoulder, spaghetti straps, tank tops and halter tops are prohibited. Shirts with revealing necklines or armholes or exposed undergarments are prohibited.  Skirts or shorts must be fingertip length when arms are resting at sides.  For boys:  all attire should be sized to fit without exposing undergarments, and buttocks.  Students are not allowed to “sag.”  Thank you for reviewing the district policy with your child and supporting our school to maintain the focus of academics. 
            Thank you for your continued support of your child’s achievement and support of SRMS!

Susie Wickham