Hello McKinley Families,
Another great week at McKinley that concluded with our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students walking to Sudlow Intermediate for a Band and Orchestra performance. We also completed of Veggie Vote where all students had a vote for what vegetables will be planted in our garden on May 31st.
Important message: We do have school this coming Monday, April 22nd. This is a change from the original school calendar, but will now be a make-up day.
Fine Arts Open House
The 2019 Fine Arts Open House will take place Thursday, April 25th from 5-7pm. We will kickoff the evening with the band performing in the auditorium at 5pm. Grade level dance performances will occur in the gym throughout the event. Each student will have art that was completed in class displayed throughout the building and families will have the opportunity to go into your child(ren’s) classroom and view artifacts and data binders that show student progress throughout the school year.
Our PTA Fun Night will be on May 3rd from 5:30-7:30pm. Admission is $5 per student, parents and kids 3 and under get in free, We will have free food and drinks, bounce houses, games, cake walk. New this year are raffle prizes and a silent auction. Come on out for a great family night at McKinley!!!
PTA Meeting (May 9th)
At the May 9th PTA meeting Board Elections will be held. If you are interested in learning more or would like to become involved in the McKinley PTA Board, please make sure to be at the meeting which will start at 6pm in the library.
Iowa State-wide Assessment of Student Progress (May 6-10)
The Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) will replace the Iowa Assessments as Iowa’s state accountability test for students in grades 3-11. Davenport Community Schools will take the assessment online starting April 29, 2019 for High School students and May 6, 2019 for Elementary and Intermediate School students.
Some of the key differences between the ISASP and the Iowa Assessments include:
- There will be a new test: Language Arts and Writing. This new test is in addition to Reading, Math and Science.
- Only grades 5, 8 and 10 will be tested in Science.
- The test will be administered online.
- The ISASP will not be a timed test.
- During this first administration, results will not be available until early fall 2019.
The grade levels, tests and estimated administration times are provided below:
|Tests||Grade Levels||Estimated Administration Time (Minutes)|
|Language Arts and Writing||3-11||120|
|Science||5, 8, 10||60|
A website is available for parents and students – Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress. This site shares information about the ISASP, including trainings and practice tests so students can become familiar with the new assessment formats.
If you have any questions about the assessment, please contact your child’s building principal or Dawn Anderson Rascher, District ISASP Program Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org or 563/336-7471.
- April 22nd we are having school
- April 25th Fine Arts Open House 5-7pm
- April 29th 3rd Grade Music Performance 6pm
- May 3rd PTA Fun Night
- May 6-10 State Testing (Iowa State-wide Assessment of Student Progress)