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October 18, 2017

Dear Parent,

I am pleased to share that Block Middle School students made significant growth on the 2017 ISTEP+ Test.  With continued support, I am confident that students can and will pass the ISTEP in 2018.  Fortunately, Block Middle School has an online program for Math (ALEKS) and English (Compass).  Both of these programs will reinforce the skills taught in the classroom and can be accessed at home.

Starting next week, if your child spends at least one hour per week on both ALEKS and Compass, he or she will receive a free “Dress Down” day until further notice.  Our guidance counselors will monitor your child’s online usage each week, and will issue a “Dress Down” pass or wrist band to students who meet the two-hour weekly minimum.  Your child will know that he or she is allowed to dress down by the end of school each Thursday, and must display the wristband or pass to you and his or her teachers each Friday.

Please be mindful that this incentive only applies to ALEKS and Compass usage during after-school hours.  We will not use school time for this incentive.  Your child has his or her login information for both programs.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s guidance counselor at 219-391-4084.


Dee-Etta Wright


Block Middle School  


  • New Student Hours for 2017-18
    Pre-K: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Elementary Schools: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Late Start Wednesdays: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
    Middle School: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Late Start Wednesdays: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
    High School: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM (Late Start Wednesdays: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM)

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