With the second quarter on its way, we have seen much progress at Maple Leaf. From an academic viewpoint, we have seen growth in our STAR Reading benchmark scores over last year’s scores. We have also seen growth in value added amongst our students with disabilities. With the LETRS initiative, we are seeing our teachers conducting collaborative and diagnostic conversations about reading instruction as well.
The overall feeling among our staff can be summed up by this phrase: "Our hard work is starting to show!” The teaching and administrative staff at Maple Leaf Intermediate School are hopeful as well as optimistic about the students continued success. When it comes to our students, there is a great sense of energy, they continue to be eager to learn and make progress in their classes.
To aid in reinforcing the positive momentum at home, parents and families can continue to stay in contact with their child's teacher on a regular basis. By reaching out to your child’s teacher, you are able to stay connected and involved in their day-to-day learning. Also, parents can continue to encourage their child to read at home, review math facts, and practice keyboarding if they have access to a computer. Practice does make perfect!
Up and coming at Maple Leaf, students will be working hard on preparing for the Ohio State Tests (OST), parents will see their children engaged in more writing across the content areas. Please stay tuned for more information regarding Family Literacy Night and Family Science Night, sponsored by our PTA. Also, Donuts with Dads and Muffins with Mom as well as our Book Fair are coming soon. Look out for more information about these fun and exciting events!
To close, we continue to encourage our families to take advantage of the Boys/Girls Club program offered at the Middle School every day from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. We are excited to have a partnership with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, please take advantage of this wonderful and beneficial opportunity.