Mt. Vernon Message 4/17/2019

  • After school tutoring sessions for the year are:
    • Thursday, April 18
    • Tuesday, April 22
    • Pick up time is at 4:30

  • Girl Scouts meet each Thursday after school.
  • Silcox Shaved Ice will be at MVES on Friday, April 19.
  • Wednesday, April 24 is SBDM Teacher and Parent Elections.
  • After school enrichment will be Monday April 22.  Pick up is at 4:30.

Dear MVES Parent, Guardians, & Friends,

It’s that time of year again…  Testing Week!

State and national testing are facts of life for students in schools these days.  MVES will begin testing on Wednesday, May 8th and end on Tuesday, May 14th.  This will only be for grade levels 3rd, 4th, & 5th.  These tests are designed to provide important information on how well our students are learning.  In many cases, they are meant to give a snapshot of our school and help contribute to an overall picture of how learning is going in our state.  They also provide individual results that can help give you a better idea of how your own child is performing.  Here is a quick description of the tests elementary students take:

*KPREP is the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress.  This groups of tests makes up our annual state testing used to rate our school’s academic achievement.  The tests must be given during the last three weeks of the year.  Reading and math are tested every year.  There are also the subjects of science, social studies, writing, and grammar assessed depending on the grade level.

KRPEP Assessment Grade
Reading & Mathematics 3rd
Reading, Mathematics, Science 4th
Reading, Mathematics, Social Studies,

& On-Demand Writing

5th

Please speak to your child about the importance of school testing.  These scores will follow them from year-to-year throughout his/her educational endeavors.  They may eventually be requested by colleges, the military, and companies/corporations who are employing top people.

We want our students to score their very best!

Tips for Test Success

Get to bed early!

  • Each child needs plenty of rest each night before a test.

Know when tests are scheduled and keep up with the results.

  • It is important for your children to know you care about how they perform. Ask them how they did each day.

Don’t schedule appointments, trips or other interruptions during testing.

  • We have scheduled times with the state that we must give the test. Your child will score better in his/her classroom in a familiar setting.

Encourage your child to review beforehand and do his/her best on testing day. 

  • Praise success and talk about what can be done for areas in need of improvement.

Remind your child about the importance of test scores now and the impact they can have on his or her future. 

  • These scores determine so many things in your child’s life.

Please have your child here before 7:50 AM each morning.

  • This gives them plenty of time to get to class and prepare.

We will serve breakfast to each 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade student at 8:00 AM each morning of testing.

  • This will help to make sure that all students aren’t testing on an empty stomach.

We will have two different testing sessions each day at 9:00 AM & 12:30 PM.

  • It is important to have your child here on time each day.

If you would like to know more about the tests or how testing works, please contact me by phone or email.  We are glad to answer your questions and connect you with the resources that will provide a more detailed understanding of the system.

Sincerely,
Thomas Coffey
MVES Principal