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Construction on University Lane

Posted September 16th, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Mead Community,

I hope that you are having a great day.  I wanted to make you aware that reconstruction of the University Lane culvert began today.  Below is information that has been sent out from the Village of Elk Grove.

The road will be closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.  Work will be performed by Di Meo Brothers Inc. of Elk Grove, Il.  The first phase of the project will be the relocation of the Village’s water main.  Upon completion of the water main, the contractor will begin the removal and replacement of the existing culvert pipes.

Attached for your information and distribution is a detour route map.  It is anticipated that the work will be completed and the road reopened to traffic by October 30th.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during construction.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me or Brian Lovering at (847) 734-8800.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Jillian

Curriculum Night 9/10/14

Posted September 10th, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Mead Community,

I wanted to send out a quick reminder that Curriculum Night is tonight from 6:15pm -8:00pm, rain or shine!  Please join us in the gymnasium for a quick PTA meeting and administrative welcome beginning promptly at 6:15pm.

Curriculum Night

  • Curriculum Night for our Junior High students will be held on Wednesday, September 10th.  This evening provides our staff the opportunity to interact with you and help set the tone for a positive school year.  Prior to coming to Curriculum Night, please visit the Parent Portal to either print out or copy down your child’s schedule.  Curriculum Night is a parents only meeting.
    Curriculum Night Parent Letter 14-15
  • Please be aware that your child’s math class is a period and a half.  You will be attending that class during the full period, not the half period.  For example, if your child has math from 4B-5, you will go to the lunch room during the second half of 4th period and to math class during 5th period.  Maps of the building will also be available to assist you during your visit. Please note that all parents will be selecting a day and time for our October and January parent teacher conferences during your child’s lunch period.  Please head to the cafeteria and find your child’s advocacy teacher’s name to locate the sign-up sheets during that time.  Sign up for one time slot with ONLY your child’s advocacy teacher.

I look forward to seeing every tonight!

Jillian

Mead Update 9-4-14

Posted September 4th, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Mead Community,

It has been a wonderful week having our students and teacher back to a regular schedule.  Our students are working hard to remember their schedules, class locations, lockers combinations, locker locations, materials, oh my!  They are definitely doing great with the transitions to junior high!

Picture Day

  • Students should bring their order form and payment with them tomorrow and give it to the LifeTouch representative at the time of the picture
  • If your child forgets to bring the order form, you will need to mail the Picture Day form along with a check or money order for your purchase to:

o   Lifetouch Photos: 3821 Willow Street  Schiller Park, IL   60176

o   Parents may order and pay online until  Sunday night, Sept 7, at www.mylifetouch.com Picture Day ID #RN504223Q0

  • Extra forms are available in the Mead Office. If you have questions, please call 847-357-6000.

Lunch Drop Off

If you are dropping off your child’s lunch throughout the school day, please make sure to have it clearly labeled with your child’s name and their lunch period.  This will help guarantee that the lunch makes it to your child during their assigned lunch period.

Curriculum Night

  • Curriculum Night for our Junior High students will be held on Wednesday, September 10th.  This evening provides our staff the opportunity to interact with you and help set the tone for a positive school year.  Prior to coming to Curriculum Night, please visit the Parent Portal to either print out or copy down your child’s schedule.  Curriculum Night is a parents only meeting.
  • The evening’s program will begin with a PTA meeting at 6:15 PM in the gymnasium followed by your child’s schedule at 6:30 PM.  Please be aware that your child’s math class is a period and a half.  You will be attending that class during the full period, not the half period.  For example, if your child has math from 4B-5, you will go to the lunch room during the second half of 4th period and to math class during 5th period.  Maps of the building will also be available to assist you during your visit. Please note that all parents will be selecting a day and time for our October and January parent teacher conferences during your child’s lunch period.  Please head to the cafeteria and find your child’s advocacy teacher’s name to locate the sign-up sheets during that time.  Sign up for one time slot with ONLY your child’s advocacy teacher.

MAP Testing

Map testing begins on Monday, September 8th.  The lunch hours for our students during MAP testing will follow a typical weekly schedule.

  • Week of September 8th:

o   Monday and Tuesday Math MAP: Orenstein, Musselman, Lorenc and Leahy

o   Thursday and Friday Math MAP: Paulson, Koepke, Loudermilk, HS-328

  • Week of September 15th:

o   Monday and Tuesday Reading MAP: Hinchey, Boszko, Olsen, Porzel and Bautista

o   Wednesday and Thursday Reading MAP: Reimel, Basak, Studney and Ruettiger

Make sure to remind your children to get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and read all the directions and questions on the test.

Attention Junior High Parents

  • Round Up will begin September 8th.  To learn more about Homework Round Up, please read the letter below.  You can also get direct access to your child’s grades and missing assignments on the parent portal.  If you do not have a parent portal set up, please go to http://sd54.org/portal.
  • HW Round Up Parent Email

Yearbook Ordering

  • Please visit www.jostensyearbook.com, select yearbook and Mead Jr. High in Elk Grove.  The cost is $30.00 and credit cards are accepted online.  Click here to print an electronic copy of the order form that can be turned in to the main office.

Schaumburg Parent University

  • District 54 is excited to once again offer our families the Schaumburg Parent University (SPU). The Parent University is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally.
  • SPU STEM Class – Sept. 16
  • SPU Erin’s Law Presentation – Sept. 30

Erin’s Law

  • Last school year we began implementing a child sexual abuse prevention program in our schools as the result of the passage of Public Act 097-1147, also known as Erin’s Law. This law expanded upon previous legislation and required child sexual abuse prevention education for children beginning in pre-kindergarten and continuing through all grade levels.
  • Erin’s Law Parent Letter 2014

Have a fabulous weekend.

Jillian Sagan and Lily Smith

Mead Update 8-29-14

Posted August 29th, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Mead Families,

We have had a wonderful first week of school!  The excitement in the air from both the students and staff has really made the start of our school year a huge success!  The students spent their first days at Mead getting acclimated to the building, learning about our extracurricular activities, reviewing our PBIS expectations and exploring the 8 KEYS of Excellence.  The students were excited to follow their regular schedules on Thursday and Friday and jump right into their classes.

Our 7th and 8th graders participated in a presentation given by the Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday, August 27th.  The presentation focused on cyber-bullying and internet safety.  Follow-up lessons will be presented to students related to internet safety throughout the year during their advocacy classes. More information will be given to parents on this topic on Sept. 10th during curriculum night.

Run to Read – September 28

District 54 will host its 10th Annual Run to Read on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Dirksen School in Schaumburg. Run to Read is a day of races offering something for everyone. The day begins with 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children. At 8:45 a.m., we start our 5K run followed by a family walk at 9 a.m. All four events support our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register or find out more information about Run to Read, please follow this link to the District’s website http://sd54.org/runtoread/. Register by Sept. 5 to save $5 on your registration fee and reserve a race T-shirt in your size. Finisher medals are awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group and participation medals are awarded to all children.  The Mead Cross Country coaches along with Mrs. Smith and I will be there to cheer on the Mead runners!

Schaumburg Parent University
District 54 is excited to once again offer our families the Schaumburg Parent University (SPU). The Parent University is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. We offer two types of classes – Practical Parenting for adults only and Time Together, where families learn and play together. Most classes are free and childcare is provided.

This year we have already scheduled parenting classes about Erin’s Law on Sept. 30 and Internet Safety on Oct. 7, as well as Time Together STEM projects on Sept. 16 and art projects on Oct. 22. Before we plan the rest of the classes for this school year, we would like to hear from you. What classes would you be interested in taking? How would you prefer to learn about SPU? Please take this quick survey (7 questions)at  http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1767964/Schaumburg-Parent-University-Survey so that the Schaumburg Parent University can meet the needs of our community.

For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Important Dates:

  •  No School:  Monday, September 1st -Labor Day celebrated
  • Math Parent Night Meetings: September 2nd:
    • These informational meetings are for parents that have a student enrolled in our 715, 930 and 830 courses at Mead.
    • The 715 meeting begins at 6:00pm, the 930 meeting begins at 6:45pm and the 830 meeting begins at 7:30pm.  Each meeting will be in the gym and will last approximately 30 minutes.
  • Picture Day: Friday, September 5th:
    • Students will take pictures during their regularly scheduled gym period.  A form went home today that needs to be brought to school on the 5th. If students did not bring home a form or lost it, they can stop by the main office to receive a new one. Orders cannot be taken at school for pictures AFTER a student has had his/her picture taken. Orders after pictures are taken are placed online or with a call to customer service.
  • 8th Grade Band Night at Conant High School, Friday, September 5th:
    • Our 8th grade band students will be playing at the Conant football game with the Conant marching band.
  • Pizza Tuesday: September 9th
    • Students can purchase slices of cheese pizza for $2.00 each Tuesday beginning on the 9th.
  • Curriculum Night: Wednesday, September 10th
    • We will start in the gym at 6:15 with a PTA meeting and a brief presentation regarding the cyberbullying, internet safety and smart phone safety that your children received on August 27th.  From 6:30-8:00, parents are invited to follow their child’s schedule and meet all their child’s teachers.  Please remember to bring a copy of your child’s schedule with you that night.  Parents will also be signing up for their fall and winter conferences with your child’s advocacy teacher during their child’s lunch hour in the cafeteria.
  • Half Day for Students: Wednesday, September 24th- dismissal at 10:45 AM
  • Run To Read: Sunday, September 28th

Parking Lot- in the AM and PM:
Safety is our number one priority for entrance and exit.  Please remember that cars will not be allowed in the parking lot when buses are present.  Please note and follow all posted signs where parking is allowed.

Sports Physical:
Please remember that students need a current physical on file before their designated sport.  At this time the only sports occurring at Mead are Girls Basketball and Cross Country.  Visit the Mead website to find out the months our other sports, clubs and intramurals that will require a physical but occur later in the school year. Click here to print a copy.

Yearbook Ordering:
Please visit www.jostensyearbook.com, select yearbook and Mead Jr. High in Elk Grove.  The cost is $30.00 and credit cards are accepted online.

Attachment:
Our State Superintendent, Dr. Chris Koch, has asked that we share a letter with you highlighting the key components and shifts for Illinois schools this year.
State Superintendent Koch Letter to Parents 8-14

We hope you all have a wonderful long weekend!

Jillian Sagan and Lily Smith

First Days at Mead

Posted August 25th, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Mead Community,

I hope that everyone had a fun and relaxing summer, as we are ready to kick-off an outstanding school year!  I would like to take this moment to explain what our students’ first week of school will look like:

Tuesday, August 26- First Full 7th grade ONLY day

  • First day of school for our 7th graders
  • Students should NOT bring school supplies
  • Students should bring a lunch and their class schedule
  • The lunch period will be 10:35-11:35 for Reimel, Basak, Walser, Heinlein, Bach, G.Green, Hulina, Kossack, Musselman, Orenstein and Anderson advocacy classes
  • The lunch period will be 11:40-12:40 for Studney, Ruettiger, J.Amos, Rezk, Shipley, Lorenc, Knight-Gawlik, Kelly, Hirshfeld, Whalen and Umlauf advocacy classes

Wednesday, August 27- Full day for BOTH 7th and 8th graders

  • Students will participate in stations related to PBIS expectations, Presentation on Internet Safety/Cyberbullying/Smartphone Safety, 8 Keys of Excellence and a team building activity
  • Students should bring their class schedule, lunch and school supplies
  • The lunch hour will be from 10:45-11:25

Thursday and Friday, August 28-29- Regular school schedule for BOTH 7th and 8th graders

  • Students will be following their regular classes and lunch periods

Student Arrival and Dismissal:

  • Safety for our students and staff is a top priority.  Our parking lot is CLOSED for student drop off during arrival 7:15-7:35 and for student pick up during dismissal 2:00-2:20 p.m.   There is no adult supervision prior to the 7:30 a.m. bell.  Students should arrive at school no earlier than 7:25 a.m. (unless coming early with an authorized morning pass provided by a teacher for extra help).  Students being dropped off by car on Biesterfield or walking to school will wait by the main entrance door 1 until the bell.  Please be careful where you park and drop off your children.  Parking too close to a crosswalk can restrict pedestrian visibility and result in a ticket.  All students should exit cars from the passenger side of the car only.  All students should cross the street only at the crosswalks at the corners of Biesterfield and Gibson.   State law requires bus drivers to use their stop signs when children are entering and leaving the bus.  Driving through the stop sign can result in a ticket.  This also holds true when students are exiting buses in the parking lot.  No cars should be moving when the buses are loading and unloading students in the Mead parking lot.

Cell Phone and Electronics Policy:

During this week we will also review with all of our students School District 54’s policy (JGE) regarding the prohibition of electronic communication or entertainment devices and cellular telephones, which is as follows:

Possession or use of electronic, communication or entertainment devices and cellular telephones by students is prohibited in the schools or on District property unless the use or possession of such a device has first been expressly authorized by the building principal or the superintendent/designee.

We will inform all our students that they are required to keep their cell phones turned off and stored in their lockers during school hours.  Also, we will share that during after school sponsored activities, cell phones are to continue to be turned off and stored in the students backpack/purse.  Please note, that all electronic devices are prohibited from all school buses transporting District 54 students.

In the event that you need to contact your student, please feel free to contact our main office between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM.  Also, students do have access to a land line located outside of the cafeteria throughout the school day.  Classroom and main office phones with staff permission are available for students to contact parents.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding this week’s activities, please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to having our students back in the building!

Jillian Sagan,                             Lily Smith,

Principal                                   Assistant Principal

Information Day- Thursday, August 14th

Posted August 13th, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the Mead staff, I want to thank the Mead community for their warm hospitality as we walked through the neighborhoods to welcome our students back.  The staff, Mrs. Smith and I truly enjoyed our time yesterday and are excited for the school year to start!

There is always a lot of information to share at this time of the school year.  We will be handing out your student’s class schedule this year on August 14, Information Day.  During the past several months the Mead staff and I have been working through the scheduling process for all of our 620 Mead Mustangs.  This was a time-consuming, complex process that involved content specialists, encore teachers, the psychologist, social workers, and ELL teachers.  We truly appreciate the trust you have given us in using our best professional judgment in placing students.  Our scheduling process is a team effort that is very complex and completed with great care.  When picking up your child’s schedule on Information Day, you will notice there are no longer grade level teams specified.  After much consideration, we have decided to group our student by grade level only.  In recent years, we have moved away from students eating by team, scheduling students by teacher teams and being sorted for whole school events by teams.  Because our building no longer utilizes the teams for organizational and scheduling purposes, we will no longer be dividing students into teams.

We consider many factors and work to place each student in the best schedule possible. During the sectioning process we do use teacher input, but again, remember many staff members and many factors determine the final decision.  As we work through the scheduling process, we consider the following factors:

  • Math placements
  • Language Arts placements
  • Elective preferences (please remember we can only guarantee one of the electives selected on the selection sheet)
  • Acceleration placements
  • Distribution of students with special needs or considerations such as Special Education, Bilingual, Magnet, and Discovery
  • Separation or placement of children into the most appropriate social groups
  • Proportionate distribution of boys and girls
  • Balance of students’ achievement levels

We do not take into consideration student friendships and/or feeder school cohorts when making scheduling decisions.  Instead, every consideration is made to best accommodate each student’s needs.  With over 620 students in our school, the task of dividing students into balanced groups is challenging.

I understand that your student’s schedule is very important to you and your student.  It would be wonderful if every student and parent were able to request/determine their class schedule for the upcoming academic year.  Unfortunately, it is impossible to honor over 620 requests.  Once you receive your student’s schedule on August 14, if you would like to discuss an appropriate schedule change, please do not hesitate to call or email Mrs. Smith (lilysmith@sd54.org ), our assistant principal, or me.  Thank you in advance for your support as we strive to create a positive learning environment for all of our students.   Again, we thank you for relying on and trusting our professional judgments on this important issue.

I hope to see everyone tomorrow.

Jillian Sagan

Principal

Takin’ it to the Streets

Posted August 11th, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Mead Community,

As a way to make strong connections with our Mead community, tomorrow afternoon several staff members will be personally welcoming families back to school.  If you have a current address in our system, we will be knocking at your door to provide information about Information Day.  Our goal is to make it to as many homes as possible from 4:00pm-6:00pm.  We apologize in advance if we do not make it to your door!  Please make sure to look for our friendly faces.

Just a reminder that we will be offering physicals for our students on Information Day.  These physicals are $39.00 and are discounted for students on the free and reduced lunch program.  Please call Northwest Community Health at  847-618-4968 to schedule an appointment.

Have a wonderful evening!

Jillian Sagan

Welcome Back

Posted August 6th, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Mead Families,

We hope everyone has had a wonderful and relaxing summer break! Now, summer is almost over and we are getting ready for our back to school events. Please read all the information below carefully because there have been some changes made for the upcoming school year. Our Mead office will open on Monday, August 5, from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Included in this letter is information that will be helpful to you and your child in preparing for the first day of school.  We look forward to seeing all our families on August 14 at Information Day!

SCHOOL INFORMATION DAY

School Information Day will be Thursday, August 14, 2014, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Mead Junior High School. Class schedules will be distributed, supply lists will be available, and maps will be provided so students and parents will have the opportunity to tour the building.  You may pre-order the 2014-2015 yearbook and purchase gym uniforms, also.  Parents must accompany their student to Information Day.

REGISTRATION

If you moved or your lease has expired, please bring the proper documentation to serve as proof of residence to Collins School, 407 South Summit, in Schaumburg.  Your closing documents or new lease will be needed to register. Collins School is available July 8 until August 7, from 10 AM – 7 PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Thursdays, they are available from 10 AM – 2 PM. Please call 847-357-5103 if you have further questions.
It is important all students register so they will have a smooth start to the school year. If you plan to be out of town on August 14, you may register at Collins or register upon your return to Mead. Unfortunately, Mead will not be able to register students prior to August 14.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first full day of school on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, is for seventh grade students ONLY.  This day is designated for seventh grade students to help them get acclimated and comfortable with Mead Junior High.  Please note that 7th grade students should not bring school supplies to school on August 26.  The first day of school for both seventh and eighth grade students will be Wednesday, August 27.  On August 27, we will host our annual “Camp Mead” where students will travel through the key areas of the school to review the behavior expectations and be explicitly taught what it means to be a respectful, responsible, and safe Mead Mustang. School supplies may be brought to school on that day.

SCHOOL HOURS

School hours are 7:38 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. with the first bell ringing at 7:30.  Please note: beginning Wednesday, August 27, every Wednesday is designated for staff development.  Students are dismissed 30 minutes early at 1:45p.m.

OFFICE HOURS

School office hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Remember that our student absence line (357-6002) is available 24 hours a day. Please call by 7:00 a.m. if your child will be absent from school.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS

If your child plans to try out for one of our athletic teams or after school physical activities, per School Board Policy, a current physical is required to be on file prior to try-outs and/or participation in any inter-scholastic sport or intramural. This is a change from previous years so any student participating in an event that requires physical activity (i.e. poms, soccer club, any intramural) must have a current physical on file.  All new students entering our district must present a health examination and proof of immunizations prior to the first day of attendance. Please note that physical examinations are good for one year from the date of the exam

On Information Day, Northwest Community Healthcare will be providing Sports Physical Exams at Mead for students in the Free/Reduced Lunch Program at a discounted price of $5. Please call 1-847-618-5439 to set up an appointment – space is limited. If you have any questions about your child’s physical, contact our school nurse at 847-357-6016.

SUPPLY LISTS

Teachers would like your student to bring all supplies on August 27.  (7th grade students should not bring school supplies on August 26, which is 7th Grade Training Day).  Remember to mark your student’s personal items with his/her name to avoid confusion if an item is misplaced.

PTA

Please be sure to stop by the PTA Information Table on Thursday, August 14, during Information Day.  PTA board members will be available to answer questions related to volunteering and joining the Mead PTA. Our first PTA meeting will be held on September 10, before Curriculum Night in the gymnasium (Mustang Arena).  The PTA is a vital arm of our school and we urge you to take an active role!

MEAD STAFF

There have been a number of staff changes that should be noted. Ms. Colleen Leahy will be joining our math department and Ms. Rebecca Studney and Mr. Garrett Olsen will be joining our language arts department.

Ms. Cindy Churchill will join the Guidance Department as our psychologist.  Carla Kelly and Liz Umlauf will be joining our special services department and Karen Marlega will be joining our main office.  We hope you will join us in welcoming all of our new staff members to Mead.

RUN TO READ

As you may know, Everett Dirksen School in Schaumburg will be hosting the annual School District 54 Run to Read on Sunday, September 28.  All profits from this event will be used to purchase books for classroom libraries in District 54.  It would be great to see the Margaret Mead Junior High community well represented at this event!  Feel free to encourage friends and family to join in the fun. If you would like additional information regarding the race, please go to the district web site.

Again, this year promises to be a great one!  Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer and prepare yourself for what is sure to be an exciting and academically-challenging school year.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the coming school year, please feel free to contact me at any time.  I look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

Jillian Sagan and Lily Smith

Mead Update – Last day of School!

Posted June 5th, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Mead Community,
As I look back at the year, I am amazed at what we have accomplished.  The students at Mead have made tremendous gains in and out of the classroom.  Many of these gains can be seen in our students’ MAP results and ISAT performances.  It can also be seen in the participation of the students in the many extracurricular activities we offer at Mead.

Some important dates to remember for the 2014-2015 school year are:

August 14        (9:00-12:00pm and 6:00-8:00 pm) Information Day

August 26        First Day of School 7th grade ONLY “Camp Mead”

August 27        1st Day of School for 7th and 8th grade “Training Camp”

September 10   Curriculum Night

More specific information regarding these events will go home in early August.

I would like to thank the entire community for supporting our staff and students throughout the year.  Our success is a direct result of your hard work and dedication as a parent, ensuring your child has a positive school experience.

Thank you for a great year and have an enjoyable summer.
Jillian Sagan

Graduation Reminders

Posted June 4th, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Eighth Grade Mead Community,

As a reminder, the 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. at Conant High School, 700 E. Cougar Trail in Hoffman Estates on Wednesday, June 4th.  Graduates should arrive no earlier than 5:30 p.m. and report to the cafeteria.  Students must enter through Door 1.  Graduates with last names A-K will be seated on the east side of the gym, while L-Z will be on the west side.  Use these guidelines when selecting your seat.  At the conclusion of the ceremony, parents and family will not be allowed in the cafeteria, so please meet your graduate outside Door 1.  The graduation ceremony should be a meaningful, pleasant experience for you as well as your graduate.  For that to happen, we need your cooperation.  When taking pictures, please do not stand in an area that will interfere with the students entering and leaving the ceremony.  Flowers or other gifts should be given to students after the ceremony.  Balloons should not be brought into the building.

Please remember that applause is the appropriate response at graduation, and it should occur at the conclusion of the ceremony to allow for every family to hear the name of their child being read and their academic achievements.  If you choose to hoot and holler for your child, our action will be to not give your child his/her diploma tonight.  If your child’s diploma is taken, you will be able to pick it up from me during school hours next week.  I will ask that you call in advance and make an appointment with me.

Finally, during our graduation practice tomorrow, we did pass out our academic achievement certificates to students.  When students’ names are called to receive their diploma, we will announce any and all academic recognitions.  The academic recognitions are as follows:

  • President’s Education Award – Gold:  Student maintains a 4.0 grade point average over the 2 years at Mead plus achieves high MAP scores
  • President’s Education Award – Silver:  Student maintains a 3.5 – 3.99 grade point average over the 2 years at Mead plus achieves high MAP scores
  • Scholastic Achievement Award:  Student maintains a 3.0 or better grade point average over the 2 years at Mead

We are looking forward to a special ceremony tomorrow night.

Jillian Sagan and Lily Smith