ICSAtlanta Middle School
Day of Play Donations!
On March 31st, ICSAtlanta middle schoolers will participate in our annual Day of Play! This is a day for students to compete, create, and enjoy themselves. In order to make this day as successful as possible, we are asking parents to donate by purchasing items from our Amazon wish list! These items have been requested by teachers for their class activities and will be used in all middle school grade levels. Please make any purchases before March 25th so that they can be delivered to the school on time!
We are getting closer to our Spring Georgia Milestone Assessment Testing Window and are making final preparations. Our Window opens on April 24th and closes on May 12th. We wanted to make you aware of our testing schedule for 2023 so that you could help prepare your children for their scheduled testing days and give you some more information for this year's testing. Please read the Parent Information Letter - Final Preparations for Testing.
Georgia Milestones Testing Dates (also found on the letter):
Monday, April 24 English/Language Arts (section 1: essay portion); grades 4-8
Tuesday, April 25 English/Language Arts (sections 2 & 3); grades 4-8
Wednesday, April 26 Math (sections 1 & 2); grades 4-8
Thursday, April 27 Science (sections 1 & 2); grade 5 & HS Physical Science (sections 1 & 2); grade 8
Friday, April 28 Social Studies (sections 1 & 2); grade 8
Monday, May 1 English/Language Arts (section 1: essay portion); grade 3
Tuesday, May 2 English/Language Arts (sections 2 & 3); grade 3
Wednesday, May 3 Math (sections 1 & 2); grade 3
Thursday, May 4 Algebra EOC (only for students currently enrolled in the 8th Grade HS Algebra course)
Please note that state law regarding promotion/retention will be implemented in 2023. In order to be promoted, students in 3rd grade must demonstrate on-grade level reading ability on the Georgia Milestones, and students in 5th & 8th grades must demonstrate on-grade level ability in reading and math.
Students in grades 3, 5, or 8 who do not perform on grade level in the areas of reading and/or math will retest for ELA/Reading on June 5th and/or Math on June 6th.
Algebra students who score below a 70% on their EOC Assessment will be given an opportunity to retest July 12-14th - the testing date will be finalized in June.
As always, you can assist your child by ensuring that he or she:
gets plenty of rest during the testing weeks
eats a healthy breakfast
is present and punctual each day of testing (we will begin testing promptly at 8:00 AM at the Upper Campus and promptly at 8:15 AM at the Lower Campus)
brings a snack and a bottle of water
understands that this test is a positive opportunity to demonstrate what she or he knows.
We appreciate your continued interest in the education of your children and your support of our school. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and caring school community of parents, teachers, staff, and students!
6th Graders complete service project
Sixth graders planted 250 daffodil bulbs along the carpool lane as part of the Worldwide Daffodil project. The goal of the project is to remember the children lost to the Holocaust and those who suffer humanitarian crises by planting 1.5 millions daffodils around the world.