Block Middle School Says....
Good luck 8th Graders on Your Transition to the High School!
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iLearn Rescore Parent Letter
Click the link below for a letter with information about rescoring your child's iLearn test.
Band Classes at Block Middle School
New: Join Band at Block Middle School!!
Click the link to see the video: Come Be A Part of the East Chicago video 1.mp4
The Importance of School Attendance
Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.
When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.
But when kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact. These absences can affect kids as early as Kindergarten.
For example, young elementary school students who miss an average of just two school days per month often have difficulty keeping up with their peers academically and tend to fall behind in reading. But when students are able to read on grade level by the end of third grade, which is when kids transition from learning to read to reading to learn, they are three to four times more likely to graduate high school and attend college, post-graduate, or professional development classes than their peers who struggle with reading.
As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority. By figuring out the reasons for your child’s absences—whether they’re physical or emotional—and taking advantage of support services—such as free tutoring, student mentoring and afterschool activities—you can help set your child on the path to success.
EN ESPAÑOL: http://es.absencesaddup.org/
The JA Launch is on 5/25/2021 During the 6th Period Class
Link to Student Activity Book: JA Inspire Booth and Virtual Fair Information Book.pdf
Twenty-First Century Scholars Information
Click Link to Download the Presentation: Twenty First Century Scholars 2020 campaign
K. Hildenbrand's iLearn Headquarters
iLearn ran smoothly. You did an amazing job. Thank you!
Here is where you will find resources to assist with preparing our students for this year's ILearn testing.
- Edcite ILearn Practice (edcite.com)
- Lumos Learning Practice Questions by Grade Level (https://www.lumoslearning.com/llwp/resources/ilearn-practice-tests-sample-questions.html)
- IDOE ILearn Sample Questions and Scoring (https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/ilearn-sample-items-and-scoring)
2020-21 School Calendar
School City of East Chicago, Administration Building, 1401 East 144th Street, East Chicago, IN 46312 VIA LIVE STREAM - www.scec.k12.in.us
REGULAR SESSION BOARD MEETINGSchool City of East Chicago
Here are the Summer School Bus Routes