Week of April 10-16, 2017

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The following test taking strategies and tips are provided by the GA Department of Education.

Tips for Students

 Before the Test:

  • Prepare yourself emotionally for taking the test. If you are overly anxious, much of your energy and potential will be sapped by the anxiety and you will likely not be able to demonstrate your true ability on the test. It frequently helps to reduce anxiety if you know more about the test in advance, such as what type of test you are taking, what subjects are tested, and the purpose of the test.
  • Follow normal routines. Interruption of normal routines may affect your performance. The night before the test you should not stay up later than usual since fatigue may lead to poor test performance. The day of the test you should eat a normal breakfast and lunch. Skipping meals or overeating before taking a test may adversely affect your performance.

At Test Time:

  • Do not allow yourself to be distracted by noises or movements around you.
  • Read instructions or directions carefully before marking any answer. If you do not understand the directions, raise your hand, and ask for help.
  • Follow instructions. Pay close attention to the samples. They are on the test to help you understand what the items on the test will be like and how to mark your answer document properly.
  • Read the entire question and all answer choices. You need to read each item and all answer choices before marking your answers.
  • Make an educated guess. Making an educated guess means that you are able to eliminate one or more choices. For example, if there are four choices and you do not know which choice is correct, but do know that two choices are incorrect; you have a 50-50 chance of choosing the correct answer. You should also remember that there is no pattern of correct answers. For example, if the last three correct answer choices were “D,” the next correct answer may be A, B, C, or D.
  • Keep track of the time. Since most statewide tests have a time limit, be aware of the amount of time allocated to each section. Pace yourself so that you will be able to complete the section within the time limit. Use all of the time allocated. Persistence pays off.
  • If you are testing online, be sure to use the scroll bars to view all of a reading passage or test question. The whole reading passage or test question might not fit on the display of your workstation.
  • When testing online and where necessary, make sure you transfer your answer from the draft area to the final response section of your online test.
  • If you are testing with paper testing materials, place your answer correctly on the answer document. While taking tests, you should match the number on the answer document to the item number in the test booklet. This is especially important if you skip questions and go back to them later. You should mark only one answer for each item. If two answers are marked for the same item, the item will be counted as incorrect. If you erase an item, you should be certain that it is erased completely and carefully so that holes are not made in the answer document.
  • If you are testing with paper testing materials, keep your test booklet and answer document together. This saves time and lessens the chance of marking answers in the wrong place.

7 schools days to go before we start Milestone Testing!!  Let’s excite our students about demonstrating their knowledge and skills on this state assessment.  We are all coaches and cheerleaders when it comes to cheering our students on toward a great performance.  Let’s remind them of the importance of practice, mental/intellectual and physical preparation, endurance, and strategic execution!  Please review the Floyd Agenda on page 29 and check for completion.   Discuss the Milestone 2016 scores and encourage your child to commit to a better performance this year.  This is a great time to self-assess, re-commit to high achievement, and focus, focus, focus.  Thanks for helping our students “Embrace Excellence!”

 Monday, April 10

Happy Birthday Ms. Kathrine Stewart!

Manformation, 4:30

PTSA Member Only Jeans Day

Tuesday, April 11

Grade Level Meetings

Title I Parent Input Meeting, 6PM

Wednesday, April 12

Professional Learning Communities Collaboration

MOMs Club Meeting, 6:30 PM

Thursday, April 13

MANFORMATION, 4:30

McTeacher’s Night, 5-8 PM, Floyd Rd McDonald’s

Friday, April 14

Floyd Spirit Wear Day

Manformation Breakfast

Saturday, April 15

Annual Beautification Day 1, 8:30-11:30

Floyd Track Meet @ Pebblebrook HS, 8:00, Cobb County Championship

Sunday, April 16:  Happy Birthday Mr. Glenn Evans!

Week of March 27-April 1, 2017

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Monday, March 27

Manformation, 4:30

Tuesday, March 28

Monster Math Night, 6:00 PM, Cafeteria

6th Orchestra Jamboree @ Campbell MS – Return to Floyd @ 8:00 PM

Wednesday, March 29

Happy Birthday Mr. Daniel Harbert!

 

Panther Paw Redemption Day:  School Store Opens!

Thursday, March 30

Honor Roll Celebrations:  9:45 (7th); 12:50 6th); 2:45 (8th)

MANFORMATION, 4:30

School Strategic Team Meeting:  Data Summit

Friday, March 31

Floyd Spirit Wear Day

Saturday, April 1

All Relay Track Meet @ Marietta HS, 8:00

Enjoy Spring Break through April 9!  Happy Birthday Ms. Jessica Gibson on April 3!

Week of March 20-25, 2017

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Art Showcase Coverage

Floyd Celebrates the Arts  Visit the Mable House Arts Center through April 5.

If anyone has an interest in serving as an officer of the Floyd PTSA, please email Kyriley@comcast.net by Friday, March 24.

Order your yearbook now!  Extras may not be available in May.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/  and enter school code 1067.  Thanks so much!

Monday, March 20

Manformation, 4:30

School Council Meeting, 4:30, Panther Room

Tuesday, March 21

Happy Birthday Ms. Kelly Gantek!

ED SPLOST V Election Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUCON7PNs2M&feature=youtu.be

PBIS Meeting, 8:00

Wednesday, March 22

Parent Workshop Title III, Ms. Weston

Thursday, March 23

Report Card Distribution

MANFORMATION, 4:30

Friday, March 24

Floyd Spirit Wear Day

Horace Mann Female Character Award Presentation on WFMS

Saturday, March 25

Saturday Tutoring, 9:00-12:00 (Last Day)

Track Meet @ South Cobb HS, 8:00

Week of March 13-18, 2017

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This week is School Board Appreciation Week!  We are grateful for the support of our Post 2 Representative, Mrs. Susan Thayer, and all board members.

Please reserve your copy of the yearbook at

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/  and enter school code 1067.

 Monday, March 13

Happy Birthday Mr. Kim Ah-Low!

PTSA Jeans Day

8th Grade End of Course Test Out

Manformation, 4:30

Orchestra LGPE

Tuesday, March 14

Happy Birthday Mr. Ira Knowles!

ELA/Science Benchmark III

PTSA Nominating  Committee Meeting, 5:00, Parent Resource Room

Science Night, 6:30 Pm

Wednesday, March 15

M/SS Benchmark III

Workplace Wednesday

MOMs Club Meeting, 6:30 PM

Thursday, March 16

End of 3rd Quarter

ELA Writing Assessment III – ELA Class

MANFORMATION, 4:30

Friday, March 17

Floyd Spirit Wear Day

State Farm Male Character Award Presentation on WFMS

South Cobb HS Roadshow, 11:40, Theater

Saturday, March 18

Happy Birthday Mr. Israel Nwagwu!

Saturday Tutoring, 9:00-12:00

Track Meet @ Campbell HS, 8:00

 

Week of March 6-11, 2017

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art-show

Please come and celebrate with Art Teacher Lisa Collins and Floyd Students at the 26th Annual “Floyd Celebrates the Arts” Opening Night Event, Tuesday, March 7, 7:00 PM.

This week we recognize School Social Workers!  Valier Toliver, Thank you for supporting Floyd!

Monday, March 6

PBIS Jeans Day

Manformation, 4:30

PTSA Board Meeting, 6:00

Tuesday, March 7

Floyd Celebrates the Arts @ the Mable House Arts Center, 7 PM, 5239 Floyd Rd.

Wednesday, March 8

Happy Birthday Mr. Todd White!

CCSD Leader Academy @ Floyd

Professional Learning Communities Collaboration

Music Dept. Cobb Energy Field Trip

Thursday, March 9

MANFORMATION, 4:30

Friday, March 10

Floyd Spirit Wear Day

6th Grade Tennessee Trip

Saturday, March 11

Saturday Tutoring, 9:00-12:00

Track Meet @ Marietta HS, 8:00

Week of Feb. 27-March 4, 2017

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Dear Floyd Family,

We have six weeks to go before  Milestone Testing!!  Let’s excite our students about demonstrating their knowledge and skills on this state assessment.  We are all coaches and cheerleaders when it comes to cheering our students on toward a great performance.  Let’s remind them of the importance of practice, mental/intellectual and physical preparation, endurance, and strategic execution!  Please review your child’s Agenda Book, page 29, and check for completion.  If students do not have their Milestone 2016 scores written, please have them update all of the information and commit to a better performance this year.  Please see a snapshot of the score ranges for all subjects as well as Reading Inventory and Math Inventory expectations for each grade level by the end of the year.  This is a great time to have students self-assess, re-commit to high achievement, and focus, focus, focus.  Thanks for helping our students “Embrace Excellence!”

milestone-score-ranges

 Monday, Feb. 27

Happy Birthday Ms. Kara McCall!

Manformation, 4:30

Tuesday, Feb. 28

PBIS Meeting, 8:00, PL Room

Black History Program, 6:30 PM, Theater

Wednesday, March 1

Professional Learning Communities Collaboration

Thursday, March 2

MANFORMATION, 4:30

MATHCON Practice, 4:30, Mr. Coefield’s Room

Chorus Mock LGPE Concert, Theater

Friday, March 3

Floyd Spirit Wear Day

Saturday, March 4

Saturday Tutoring, 9:00-12:00

Track Meet @ Pebblebrook HS, 8:00

Week of Feb. 13-18, 2017

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art-peace-contest-winners

Congratulations to Ms. Collins & Lions Club Peace Poster Contest Winners: 

1st Place –  Jessica Sanchez          3rd Place – Jennifer Baker

2nd Place – JiAnna Talley               4th Place – Ashley Oleka

Save the Date:  March 7, 2017; 7:00 PM – Opening Night of the Floyd Art Show @ The Mable House Art Gallery on Floyd Road.

Monday, Feb. 13

PTSA Jeans Day

Manformation, 4:30

7th/8th Orchestra Pre- LGPE Concert, Theater All Day during Orchestra Class

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Jeans Day  Supporting Manformation

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Select 8th Graders

ACCESS Testing 6th Grade

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Workplace Wednesday

Horace Mann Female Character Award Presentation

ACCESS Testing 6th Grade

Black History Essay Competition Ends (winners TBA @ BH Program 2/28, 6:30 PM)

Museum of History and Holocaust Education w/8th Grade Social Studies Classes

ESOL Mentoring Program with Ms. Weston, Rm 102, 4:30

MOMS Club, 6:30 PM

Thursday, Feb. 16

Happy Birthday Ms. Kristy Kinder!

MANFORMATION, 4:30

MATHCON Practice, 4:30, Mr. Coefield’s Room

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night, Austell Rd, 5-8 PM

Friday, Feb. 17

State Farm Male Character Award Presentation

Floyd Spirit Wear Day

Panther Paw Redemption Day:  Grade Level Activity

Saturday, Feb. 18

Happy Birthday Mr. Anthony Holder!

Saturday Tutoring, 9:00-12:00

Feb. 20-24 – Winter Break!

2/24 – Happy Birthday Mr. Brandon Lytle!

Week of Feb. 6-11, 2017

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Monday, Feb. 6

PBIS Jeans Day

Manformation, 4:30

PTSA Board Meeting, 6:30 PM

Tuesday, Feb. 7

4.5 Week Progress Distribution

ACCESS Testing 7th Grade

School Council Meeting, 4:30, Panther Room

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Color Floyd w/Hope Relay for Life Effort

Statewide Tornado Drill – Homeroom

ACCESS Testing 7th Grade

Thursday, Feb. 9

Pebblebrook Magnet Auditions, Theater, 9:30

MANFORMATION, 4:30

MATHCON Practice, 4:30, Mr. Coefield’s Room

McTeacher’s Night, 5:00-7:30 PM

8th Grade Parent Meeting w/Ms. T. Butler, Theater, 6:30 PM

Friday, Feb. 10

Floyd Spirit Wear Day

Buddy/Club Picture Day

PTSA Valentines Dance, 4:30-6:30, Gym

Saturday, Feb. 11

Saturday Tutoring, 9:00-12:00

Week of Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 2017

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Congratulations to the Floyd Middle School Spelling Bee Winner:  Melissa Smith!

Runner-Up:  Jireh Smith

Congratulations to the Floyd Middle School GeoBee Winner: Robyn Slaveikis

1st runner up: Mykala Bester

2nd runner up ties: Lawrence Parker, Mustapha Mboob, Stephen Camacho and Travontae Rogers

3rd runner up: Aisha Bolden

We are proud of all students and wish Melissa & Robyn success as they compete at district and state levels respectively.

Monday, Jan. 30

Happy Birthday Ms. Luvilla Butler!

Panther Paw Redemption Day!

Manformation, 4:30

Tuesday, Jan. 31

Advanced Content  Meeting, (7/8, Mann, McCall, Theater, 11:15)

ACCESS Testing 8th Grade

Donuts for Dads, 10:00, Room 102

Jeans Day Supporting Student Council

Black History Month Door Decorating Contest

Wednesday, Feb. 1

 

ACCESS Testing 8th Grade

ESOL Mentorship Program, 4:30, Ms. Weston, Room 102

Parent Session:  Actions Speak Louder than Words:  Behavior Interventions that Work, 6:30 PM, Theater

Black History Month Essay Competition Begins

Thursday, Feb. 2

Happy Birthday Mr. James Inkoom!

MANFORMATION, 4:30

MATHCON Practice, 4:30, Mr. Coefield’s Room

Friday, Feb. 3

Happy Birthday Ms. Normandy Huff!

 

Floyd Spirit Wear Day

Saturday, Feb. 4

Saturday Tutoring, 9:00-12:00

Week of Jan. 23-28, 2017

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Congratulations to Micah Toliver (6th Grade) for his 1st Place Robotics Performance in the Cobb Regional Technology Competition at Wheeler High School on Saturday, Jan. 21.  Micah will now move on to compete at the state Georgia Educational Technology Fair in Macon on March 11, 2017.

Monday, Jan. 23

Happy Birthday Ms. Annette Smith!

PBIS Jeans Day

Manformation, 4:30

PTSA Talent Show Rehearsal, 4:30-6:00

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Happy Birthday Ms. Rashawana Smith!

Jeans Day – Supporting Track Club

Parent Session:  Jackie Brewton, Theater, 6:00 PM, “How to Have the Hard Conversations”

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Workplace Wednesday

Horace Mann Female Character Award (WFMS)

ESOL Mentorship Program, 4:30, Ms. Weston, Room 102

PTSA Talent Show Rehearsal, 4:30-6:00

Thursday, Jan. 26

School Geography Bee, 9:30

Pebblebrook Magnet Information, Theater, 11:00, Parents of 6th, 7th, and 8th Students Invited.

MANFORMATION, 4:30

MATHCON Practice, 4:30, Mr. Coefield’s Room

Friday, Jan. 27

Happy Birthday Ms. Myrtis Smith!

Floyd Spirit Wear Day

PTSA Talent Show, 7:00 PM, Theater

Saturday, Jan. 28

Saturday Tutoring, 9:00-11:00

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