Weekly Update - October 28, 2016
In this update:

Mrs. Maxwell shares our fall NWEA Test results,

A new Top 20 Training date has been set!

Book Clubs will be starting soon!

Spread the word for our Fall Open House

Help Families Moving Forward with a great family, group, or team project.

Reminder: no shorts starting in November! The uniform policy can be found here.
laurieFrom the Principal's Desk

In the spring parent survey, you requested an elevation of communication on academic excellence at St. Michael.  One of the tools we use to monitor student growth is the NWEA MAP test. This week, parents in second through eighth grade received their child's NWEA results during conferences. Teachers reviewed individual student growth with parents. I would like to share with you our overall school results.  They are impressive!

The numbers below are the percentages of students with an overall performance level of average to high.

Third Grade
Fourth Grade 89% 81%
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade
Our second graders also take the NWEA MAP test, however the results are not published. The focus for these students is on the experience to prepare them for formal testing in the years to come.

I am very proud of the growth and achievements of all our students. In future updates I will share the other ways we evaluate the academic excellence of St. Michael.


Laurie Maxwell
top20Top 20 Training Night

Guiding Our Children through Life's Challenges:
Becoming the Best Version of Ourselves

Tuesday, November 29
5:30 p.m. Social and Dinner
6:30 p.m. Training Begins

St. Michael Catholic Church
Archangels Hall

Parents of ALL students preschool - 8th grade are invited to attend.
All 5th - 8th grade students are encouraged to attend.

Learn more about Top 20:  top20training.com

booksBook Clubs Begin in November

Book Club sign-ups will be coming home soon! The fee is $30.00 which will be billed electronically.

Book Club will be held on the following dates from  2:20-3:20:

November 21
December 12
January 23
February 13
March 27
April 24

Grades K-2 will be led by Mrs. Peterson.
Grades 3-5 will be led by Mrs. DeGross.
Grades 6-8 will be led by Mrs. Morgan.

openhouseHelp us Spread the Word!

Fall Open House
Thursday,November 3
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
blanketsIn Need of a Great Service Project?

Make a fleece tie blanket for Families Moving Forward. Click here for the details.
calendarUpcoming Events

October 28 7:00 p.m. Halloween Dance (Grades 6-8)
October 31
Halloween Party (Preschool - Grade 5)
November 1 8:00 a.m. All Saints Day Mass
November 1
NET Ministries Retreat (Grade 7 & 8)
November 3 5:00 p.m. Fall Open House
November 3 6:30 p.m. Parent Connections Meeting
November 10 8:00 a.m. Veterans Day Program (all parents welcome)
November 10
Early Release at 12:15 p.m.
November 11
NO SCHOOL - Staff In-service Day
November 15 7:00 p.m. Athletic Committee Meeting
November 17 6:30 p.m. Marketing Committee Meeting
You can view the entire school calendar here.