The Eagle Weekly 1.14.24

Above: MSE Ski Club students had a blast in the first ski club night of the season!

January 14, 2024

The Week Ahead

NWEA Testing

We want to highlight the significance of the NWEA test for your child's education. The NWEA test provides valuable insights into your child's academic progress, helping us tailor our teaching approach to meet their specific needs. By identifying their strengths and areas for improvement, we can create a more personalized learning experience that fosters growth and success. The data gathered from the NWEA test also allows us to set realistic goals, track achievements, and collaborate with you to support your child's educational journey. As a school, we regularly analyze the data to determine trends and adjust instruction as well as properly place students in advanced and support/enrichment classes. We are asking that you help support in having your child try their best on these tests and not have them just "blow them off" as that undermines what we are trying to accomplish by providing the best education possible for your child. If a child clicks through the test, it does not give us meaningful data to help inform decisions we make about their education, so please help us in placing value in this test.

Below are some helpful links for you as a parent to understand the importance of the NWEA MAP Growth Test. There is a video that explains the scores and how they are used to influence instruction and student learning and a link to a parent toolkit for more informaiton.

Around East Lately!

MSE Parent Survey

Dear MSE Parent/Family Member:

As we strive to ensure that all schools provide a safe and healthy learning environment for our students, we want to learn more about your experiences as a parent or caretaker of a student at Middle School East. We send this letter as an invitation to participate in the School Climate Survey for Parents and Families. The survey includes questions about your student’s learning, school safety, and interpersonal relationships, as well as your perceptions of the school environment and your personal involvement in school. Your feedback will be very helpful in improving student engagement, learning conditions, and the overall school environment. Beginning today, January 9th, we invite all parents, guardians and caretakers to complete the School Climate Survey for Parents and Families. Your responses are completely anonymous, and your name or personally identifiable information will not be collected. As you respond to each survey item, please think about your own personal experiences as a parent, caregiver or guardian at your child’s school. By participating in this survey, you will provide valuable insights that we can use to improve the climate and culture in our schools. MSE will use the survey results to develop strategies, procedures, and/or programs to enhance our school climate. If you have multiple children at MSE, you only need to take the survey once. However, you will be asked to take the survey again in the Spring.

Please complete your survey response by January 26th. Thank you for your time, and we hope you will support our effort to ensure a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. Use the link below to access the survey:

7th Grade Vision Screening

The Macomb County Health Department will be at Middle School East Thursday, January 18th doing vision screening for our 7th graders. We do have a small list of 8th graders that will need to be screened as well. If your student is prescribed glasses or contacts, please make sure they wear them that day. If you do not want your student to participate in the vision screening, please send a letter with your student to give to Mrs. Brossoit in the main office as soon as possible.

Eagle of the Week!

This week's Eagle of the Week is 8th Grader Erik P, who was nominated by Mrs. Browning who said "Erik consistently demonstrates a commitment to excellence, integrity, respect and our Be the Change motto. He is someone who I can always count on to help set up the gym for the days activity without having to ask. He is thoughtful and kind and is always willing to lend a hand when needed. Erik is a student athlete and his hard work and dedication on and off the court bring leadership and positivity to our school." Congrats Erik! 

Be the Change: Positive Referral Student

This week's winner of the "Be the Change": Positive Office Referral student is Gabriella S.! Congrats Gabriella! Your dedication to making a positive impact in our community is truly inspiring!

School Attendance

8th Grade Yearbook Farewells

If you are the parent of an 8th grade student and wish to gave a farewell message included in the MSE yearbook, please fill out the information below and send your child with $10 cash to Mrs. Mertz by Friday February 9.

Join the MSE Art Club!

The MSE Art club is starting up second semester! Art Club is an opportunity for students to work with other students that are interested in art and want to explore different art mediums. It’s a blast! The MSE Art Club will meet 2 Tuesdays a month from 3:05-4:30. Students MUST BE PICKED UP BY 4:30. Space is limited. Students must submit an application to Mrs. Winters by Friday 1/19 to be considered. Applications are outside of Mrs. Winters classroom for pick up or by clicking the link below:

MSE Floor Hockey

Floor Hockey Playoffs will be played on Tuesday, January 16th. Team #1 ( The Teachers) will play Team #6 (Captain Elijah Wheeler and Team #4 (Captain Rhys Smith) will play Team #7 (Captain Blake Reed)). Doors will be open at 6:45 and the puck will drop at 7:00 sharp. The two winners will play in the championship game on Thursday, January 18th. Again, doors will be open at 6:45 and game time will be at 7:00 am.

MSE Ski Club

Girl's Basketball Tryout Information

Wrestling Club

Last call to sign up for the LC United MS Wrestling Club, see information below!

Washington DC Trip Opportunity

If any student and/or parent is interested in going to Washington DC in June, contact see Mrs. Conger in R3 or email for registration information or questions! Also, if you have any friends that are interested, even if they are not NJHS or student Council, have them message Mrs. Conger or see her in R3 for more information. We have about 5 openings left!

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