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  • Important Information: PSAT/ACT Aspire Testing 10/19 and 10/20

    by Rafalowski, 10-17-16

    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    Once again this year, we are proud as a district to be administering the ACT Aspire to our freshmen and the PSAT/NMSQT examination to all sophomores and juniors.  These assessments are given as a way of preparing students to take the ACT and/or SAT in the spring of their junior year.  The assessments are practice only and are not used in the college admissions process.  However, the National Merit Scholarship Program uses the results of the junior year PSAT/NMSQT administration to determine eligibility for their annual scholarship competition.

    In December, we will send home the results of the exam your student participated in.  Both the ACT Aspire and the PSAT/NMSQT provide rich score reports that can assist parents, students, and educators in determining areas that may offer room for improvement in a variety of subject areas.  UCVTS also uses data from these assessments to analyze our own programs as well as to make suggestions pertaining to your child’s performance on future assessments.  

    This year, the PSAT/NMSQT will be administered on Wednesday, October 19th.  The ACT Aspire will be administered on Wednesday, October 19th and Thursday, October 20th.  It is especially important that each student arrive to school on time the day of the assessment, as the exams are given first thing in the morning.  A revised schedule that includes all A-Day classes has been created for the remainder of the day on the 19th.  On Thursday, October 20th, we will have a regular schedule day.

    Since seniors do not have to take these exams, they will be permitted to arrive no later than 10:50am on October 19th.  Senior students may also come to school at the usual time, as we will make space available for them to work quietly.  It is important to note that seniors who arrive after 10:50am will not receive credit for the full day.

    We do not recommend any specific preparation for these exams. As with any standardized assessment, the best preparation is to get a good night’s sleep the night before and eat a healthy breakfast on the day of the exam.  

    If you have any questions regarding the ACT Aspire or the PSAT/NMSQT, please reach out to me.

    Thank you,

    Mr. Rafalowski

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  • MHS Announces Seventeen Commended Students in 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program

    by Rafalowski

    Congratulations to the following Magnet High School students for being selected as Commended Students in the 2017 annual National Merit Scholarship Program: Luke Allocco, Justin Elbert, Alice Gao, Eric Kapner, Ankita K., Lubna Lakhwala, Amanda Lescano, Marie L., Nora Li, Joshua Martin, Mihir Mehta, Samantha M., Elsa R., Jonathan Shih, Daniel Y., Alice Yue, and Annie Zhou.

    They are among 34,000 commended students throughout the nation being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarships, commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 PSAT.

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  • Bootstrapping a Makerspace

    by Rafalowski

    Please see the following article written by Ms. Jackie Gerstein, a technology teacher here at MHS and the co-advisor of Robotics Team 1257. This article was submitted to Maker Ed, and highlights a portion of the journey taken to design and build our MHS Makerspace. Congrats to Ms. Gerstein for being selected to write this piece, and for her hard work and dedication towards this project.  


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