The purpose of report cards is to inform students and parents of scholastic progress. It describes academic achievement, student effort, and conduct. Report cards are issued approximately every eight weeks or four times a year.
To be eligible for HIGH HONOR ROLL, a student must earn a 3.6 GPA with no grade below a "B". To be eligible for HONOR ROLL, a student must have a 3.2 GPA with no grade lower than a "C". To obtain either honor roll, a student must have "1" OR "2" in effort and conduct.
Mid-marking period reports are sent to recognize outstanding achievement, improvement in a particular subject or to inform parents of substandard work and to suggest an area that needs improvement.
2nd M.P. 3rd M.P. 4th M.P.
Mid Marking Period Notices Mailed Out
10/1 5/04 12/ 17/04 3/ 4/05 5/ 20/05
Report Cards Mailed
11/1 9/04 1/ 28/05 4/ 15/05
Last Day of School
For 2004-2005 the MPMS counselors are:
Mrs. Wendy Walter
Ms. Georgia Williams
Secretary- Mrs. Barbara SenneyThe goal of the Guidance Department is to create a warm and welcoming environment where students and parents are comfortable asking questions, seeking information, and discussing concerns. Trained counselors assist students in recognizing their abilities, academic planning, making decisions, setting goals, and resolving academic, personal and social problems.
The couselors meet with students not only individually but also in large and small groups. Through guidance activities the counselors encourage students to increase self-awareness and to develop self-esteem by empowering students to formulate strategies in the resolution of their problems.
Counselor assignments for the 2004-2005 school year are:Steinbock & Quillen Teams: Mrs. Walter
Fike & Incognito Teams: Ms. Williams
Parents may contact the Guidance Office by calling: 973-535-8000Mrs. Senney: X 8080
Mrs. Walter: X 8077
Ms. Williams: X 8076
WHAT IS A SCHOOL COUNSELOR?
THE PERSON WHO:1. ANSWERS ANY QUESTIONS!
2. CONFERS with students, teachers, parents and administrators
3. LISTENS to concerns about peers, grades, courses, etc.
4. BRAINSTORMS alternatives and ENCOURAGES decision making
5. FOSTERS increased responsibility for personal behavior
6. GIVES SUPPORT when necessary
7. CONDUCTS counseling groups
8. COORDINATES school services
9. GUIDES academic planning
10. MONITORS academic progress
11. ADMINISTERS & INTERPRETS standardized tests
12. IDENTIFIES academic strengths & weaknesses
13. ARRANGES homework for extended absences
WHY CALL YOUR COUNSELOR?
TO DISCUSS ANY CONCERNS RELATED TO:...peers
...organization of time
LET THE COUNSELOR KNOW...ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S:...special achievements
...change in behavior or attitude
...changes in family or home situation
...special health concerns
Mount Pleasant Middle School has a standardized testing program. Test results provide teachers and parents with information about their children's strengths and weaknesses, and help in academic planning. In the fall of each year, the sixth graders are given the Otis Lennon School Aptitude Test. In the spring, the Stanford 9 Achievement Test will be given..
2004-2005 Testing Dates 1. Otis Lennon School Aptitude Test: Dec.7, 2004 (tentative)
2. Stanford 9 Achievement Test: Feb. 28, March 1,2 & 4, 2005
Parents are requested to make every effort to have their children in school on the days of the testing so that valuable class time is not missed for the make-ups. A student can prepare for a standardized test by getting a good night's sleep the night before and eating a good breakfast on the day of the test.