Principal’s Corner – Weekly Update

Madison SELAS Update: The Madison Snowflakes are up!
Madison’s January SELAS theme (Social Emotional Learning for Academic Success) is “Respecting Diversity.” The theme centers around recognizing individual and group similarities and differences. Students from all grade levels showed their uniqueness by creating snowflakes and hanging them on their classroom windows for all to see. It’s quite a sight to see from the outside! Enjoy January’s chilly weather by viewing our gallery from your car or on walks around the school. It will surely warm your heart!

Winter MAP Testing – Hybrid MAP Begins this week
Please see the MAP testing schedule below. We ask that you make every effort to avoid appointments or other absences during these dates so that we can prevent having students miss instructional minutes during make-up sessions.

We use the data from this assessment in a variety of ways. In the classroom, it provides teachers with a means for monitoring student growth in reading and mathematics over time. At the District and building levels, MAP data help us set goals and evaluate initiatives. Finally, in conjunction with other criteria, MAP scores are also considered in placement decisions. Please just let us know if you have any questions.

MAP Testing Schedule:

Wednesday, January 20
MAP Reading: 2nd and 3rd Grade Hybrid

Thursday, January 21
MAP Reading: 1st Grade Hybrid
MAP Math: 2nd Grade Hybrid

Friday, January 22
MAP Math: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Hybrid

Monday, January 25
MAP Math – 1st Grade

Tuesday, January 26
MAP ELA – 4th and 5th Grade Hybrid