News & Notes
MAP Testing Dates & Information
On Tuesday, March 7th, students will begin taking the Measures of Academic Progress Assessment (MAP). Students are tested in two content domains: math and reading.
Reading testing will take place on March 13th & 14th
(Click dates above to view detailed testing schedules)
MAP, or the Measure of Academic Progress, is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth.
How can you help your student prepare for MAP testing?
- Meet with your child's teacher as often as needed to discuss his or her progress. Working together as a team benefits your child.
- Provide a comfortable, quiet place for studying at home.
- Make sure that your child is well-rested on school days, especially the day of the test. Children who are tired are less able to pay attention in class or to handle the demands of a test.
- Give your child a well-rounded diet. A healthy body leads to a healthy, active mind.
- Provide books and magazines for your child to read at home. By reading new material, a child learns new words that might appear on a test. Ask your child's teacher or media specialist for a suggested outside reading list.
Soon our students will be able to wear NEW hooded sweatshirts with our logo on them. Berea Middle School would like to say a huge "Thank You" to the Cliffs Residents Outreach program, T&S Brass, Hendrick Honda, McKinney Dodge, numerous area churches, small businesses and individuals for their support in obtaining Hooded Sweatshirts for our students. They are GREATLY appreciated!
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Student Registration for Next Year
Current 6th and 7th graders will be registering for related arts classes for next school year the week of February 21-24. Students will register on their Chromebooks during the school day. Please make sure to check out the BMS course catalog when it becomes available and ask the school counselors if you have any questions about course selection.
On Friday, February 3rd, rising 8th graders interested in taking a virtual computer science course next year will have the chance to hear what virtual learning is all about. They should sign up in the School Counseling Office beginning on January 27th in order to attend this meeting on February 3rd.
Rising 9th graders will be registering for their electives for next school year the week of March 13-17. Please consult the high school course catalogs and talk with your student about his/her choices prior to student registration.
Middle School 'Perfect Attendance' Criteria
From Our District Office: The definition of an absence at a Greenville County Middle School is missing more than one-half of any singular class period for which a student is enrolled, or multiple class periods for which a student is enrolled, during a school day. Absence in any part of the school day for a minimum of more than one-half class period, even if the student was present for all portions of that same school day, by definition excludes a student from being determined to have Perfect Attendance.