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ACADEMIC CENTER NEWSLETTER

MPAC 7th-Grade Newsletter

Hello, 7th Grade MPAC Families,


Please find our announcements for the week of January 13 below

Edgenuity (Pathblazer) Edtech Program
  • Math is our area of growth as a school, so please make sure that your scholar is spending a great amount of time practicing their Math skills within the program.  
  • Students will be responsible for completing 4-6 activities for each subject per week.  
  • Students must pass with scores of 75% or above!
  • Student activity completion will be checked on MONDAY of every week and will be entered as an Individual Learning grade.

Attendance
  • Our attendance goal is 98%.  7th-grade's year to date attendance is 96.17%. This is a -0.14 decrease from last week. 
  • We need your support in improving our attendance percentage over the next 6 months.  
  • There are 14 instructional days remaining in the month of January.  Let's start by making January a great month!  
  • I know we can do it!  Please do everything you can to ensure your scholar is present and on time every day. 
Academic Supports
**New requirement
  • Students who have three or more Cs, Ds, or Fs will now be required to attend academic lunch support.  
  • Students who are required to attend received passes last week and will be required to participate until their grade improves.  
  • Please ask your scholar if they received a pass or check Parent Portal to identify if your child will be required to attend. 
  • Academic Lunch support is mandatory and will be held on Monday, January 13, 15, 17. 
  • 1st semester ends on January 30. 
MLK Day AKA Teen Summit

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Presents the Annual MLK Teen Summit on Monday, January 20, from 8:30-2:30 pm at MPHS.
  • Join us for a day filled with MLK activities, workshops, presentations, and a continental breakfast and lunch.
  • Please see the attached flyer for more details.
School Picture Money Due
  • If you are interested in purchasing your scholar's school pictures, the money is due on Monday, January 13. 
  • Students must bring their envelope to my office 1st period.  If I am not in my office,  please slide the envelope under my door.  
7th-Grade Springfield Class Trip
**PLEASE REGISTER
  • We currently have 15 participants registered for the class trip.  We need a total of 40 participants to attend to ensure we do not have to ride a bus with another school or have to incur a price increase.  

  • The deadline to register has been extended to Friday, January 24.  Please register today!
  • The cost of the trip is $109.00 per student and $125 per adult chaperone. This cost includes transportation, all sightseeing, a dinner buffet, insurance, and 24-hour emergency support.
  • In order for your scholar to participate they must meet the following expectations:
    • Must maintain a “C” or better in all academic classes
    • Must achieve 96% year to date attendance
    • Must receive no more than 10 student behavior infractions for the year
    • Must have less than 25 tardies for the year
    • ***The 7th-grade team has the discretion to invite students who receive a “D” in academic classes.  
  • It’s only a small initial $49 deposit to sign up.  The remaining amount is spread out over the months leading up to the trip.
  • Use Trip ID 183814 to sign up through one of three easy ways:  
    • online at worldstrides.com/signup,
    • by phone at 800-468-5899, or
    • by mail by completing the registration form included in your student invitation
  • If you would like to chaperone, please complete the CPS volunteer application today.  Please go to click here to complete the application.
Winter Sports
  • Both Girls and Boys teams have scheduled games on Saturday, January 18.
  • Girls' basketball vs. Grissom at Carver High School at 9:00 am
  • Boys' basketball vs. Kellogg at Julian High School at 11:00 am
  • Please come out and support our Mustangs!
Upcoming Events
  • Monday, January 20-MLK Holiday-Day of non-attendance for students
  • Monday, January 20-AKA MLK Teen Summit
  • Friday, January 31-School Improvement Day-Day of non-attendance for students

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Lakeya Poston
Assistant Principal 
Morgan Park High School
773-535-2550 (phone)
773-535-2706 (fax)

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