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ACADEMIC CENTER NEWSLETTER

MPAC 8th-Grade Newsletter

Hello, 8th 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%.  8th-grade's year to date attendance is 96.00%. This is a +0.13 increase from last week. We are moving in the right direction!  Let's keep it going! 
  • 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. 
  • Please keep in students will lose 1 HEROES point every day they are absent.
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.  
Washington D.C. Class Trip
  • If you missed the deadline to register and are still interested in attending, please contact me immediately. 
  • We made the first step to securing our trip! Please keep in mind the final payment must be made by March 22, 2020.
8th-Grade Fees
  •  If you have not made the initial payment, please do so as soon as possible. Please note, deposits are used to secure the 8th-grade luncheon (Odyssey Cruise).  
  • You can make a payment at the parent meeting on Thursday, January 16. 
  • The 2nd deposit of $62.00 is due on February 14, 2020.  
  • Students must make all payments during their lunch period in the main office. Please ensure your student informs the main office staff that the payment is for 8th-grade activities.  
  • Payments must be made in the form of cash or money order.
  • 8th-grade activity fees must be paid in full by April 23, 2020.
  • All fees and balances must be paid in full prior to commencement on June 15.
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!
8th-Grade Fees
  • The 1st deposit of $62.00 for your scholar's 8th-grade fees was due on November 14th.  If you haven't made the initial payment, please do so as soon as possible. Please note, deposits are used to secure the 8th-grade luncheon (Odyssey Cruise).  
  • The 2nd deposit of $62.00 is due on February 14, 2020.  Students must make all payments during their lunch period in the main office. Please ensure your student informs the main office staff that the payment is for 8th-grade activities.  
  • Payments must be made in the form of cash or money order.
  • 8th-grade activity fees must be paid in full by April 23, 2020.
  • All fees and balances must be paid in full prior to commencement on June 15.
Upcoming Events
  • Sunday, January 12-IB Informational Session @ MPHS @ 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 16-Mandatory 8th-grade parent meeting @ 5:30 pm 
  • 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.

Have a great week!


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

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