Director’s Note October 2016
It has been a very busy start to the school year, and we are anticipating a very busy October and November. Major upcoming events include student/parent/teacher conferences, which will be held on October 14th, and 21st and the Harvest Dinner and Fall Festival on October 21st. If you have not had a chance to dine with us at the Harvest Dinner, please join us. I believe that you will find the food and company quite pleasing.
I’m sure that you are aware that our driveway can become quite congested during pickup and drop off periods. Please keep in mind that there are a few simple rules to follow to keep all children safe.
- The drive is a no parking zone. If you need to leave your car, please park in the lot.
- The speed limit on campus is fifteen miles per hour.
- Pick-up and drop-off should only take place in the lane along the curb.
- Use your turn signal when changing lanes.
- Watch for children entering the drive from between parked cars.
- The back drive is not designed for pick-up and drop-off. You may find that it is faster and safer to have your student walk to the front of the school.
If we all follow these rules it will make for much safer and more orderly pick-up and drop-off periods.
Last spring our students participated in the state mandated M-STEP assessment for the second year. The first year the assessment was given in a paper and pencil format. Last year, our students took the online commuter adaptive assessment. Because the assessments are so different, there is little correlation from one year to the next. While these assessments can only give us a snapshot of how our students perform, trend data indicates that our students generally earn proficiency rates greater than those earned by students from across the state and county.
Later this fall, in the federally mandated Annual Education Report, I will provide trend data for the MEAP, M-STEP, and TerraNova assessment given over the past few years.
The table below summarizes the percent of students who scored proficient or better on the spring 2016 M-STEP assessment. The Honey Creek percentages in green indicate that our proficiency rate exceeded those of the state, county, and Ann Arbor Public Schools. The Honey Creek percentages in blue indicate that our proficiency rate exceeded those of the state and county, and the Honey Creek percentages in yellow indicate that our proficiency rate exceeded those of the state.
Have a safe and wonderful fall!