Marengo Community Middle School

816 E. Grant Hwy.
Marengo, Illinois  60152
Phone: (815) 568-5720 Fax: (815) 568-7572

Welcome to
Marengo Community Middle School

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Middle School regular school hours are:

        * Classes start promptly at 7:35 A.M.,
the school day ends at 2:20 P.M. 

Middle School Office :  6:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M.

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PARCC TESTING

January 30, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardian,

As we continue our preparations for the new online testing, I would like to make you aware of some key facts.  The testing windows are determined by the State and they have designated our window to be March 9th to April 3rd.  While this appears to be a lengthy period of time, our spring break falls in this window, as well as Good Friday and a SIP day.  Therefore, our true testing time is cut from twenty days to fourteen.

Your student will take a battery of five tests; three ELA tests and two math tests.  These tests range in time from sixty minutes to ninety minutes and we are doing our best to schedule one test per day for the students.  Eighth graders will, for the most part, test during the first week, March 9th – 13th.  Seventh graders will test during the second week, March 16th to March 20th.   Please note; this is the week before spring break and the Friday is a half day.  We will be testing that morningSixth graders will test, for the most part, the week we return from spring break, March 30th to April 2ndPlease note; this is a four day week due to Good Friday.

We are limited to the number of students we can test at one time this year because all students will be tested on computers.  We are running three labs each day.  While we do not want students who are ill to attend school, we do ask that you try to have your students here and on time during the testing weeks.  There is very little time for make ups this year.   If you already have a trip planned, or appointments you can’t reschedule, please notify the office as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance for your support,

Tracy Beam, Principal MCMS

                                                  

Please Mark Your Calendar

February

 24 - 7th Grade Field Trip

24 - cePTA at 6:00 P.M.

24 - Board of Education at 7:00 P.M.

27 - Sports/Club pictures starting at 7:20 A.M.

March

 4 - End of 3rd Quarter

 5 - Booster Club Meeting at 6:30 P.M.

 8 - Daylight Saving Time Begins

9th-13th - 8th Grade PARCC Testing

13 - 3rd Quarter Report Cards go home

16th-20th - 7th Grade PARCC Testing

17 - Market Day pick-up at Locust School 3:30-4:30 P.M.

17 - cePTA at 6:00 P.M.

17 - Board of Education at 7:00 P.M.

19 - 8th Grade Picture Retakes

20 - Early Dismissal at 11:00 A.M.

20 - First Day of Spring

23rd-27th - Happy Spring Break - No School

30 - School Resumes

30th-April 2nd - 6th Grade PARCC Testing
 

 

Lunch for 2014-2015

Lunch - $2.50 Reduced Lunch - $ .40 (lunch includes a milk)
Breakfast - $1.50 Reduced Breakfast - $ .30
Milk - $ .45 (purchased as an extra milk regardless of lunch status)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at the USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Mission Statement: District #165's mission is to form a community partnership dedicated to providing a solid educational foundation that enables students to become confident, self-sufficient and productive citizens. Students shall have the academic and technological opportunities to achieve their full potential in a nurturing environment.

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