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Fall Junior High DanceSponsored by the 8th Grade ClassManhattan Catholic Schools
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2016-2017 ITBS Scores for MCS Grades 3-8
2016-2017 ITBS Scores for MCS Grades 3-8
We completed Iowa Test of Basic Skills for the 2016-2017 school year in September for grades 3-8. We will share individual scores with parents at Parent Teacher Conferences October 20 & 21 as well as the below mentioned Kansas Assessments from last year. I can't begin to express the joy we have in the achievement of our students!
The school performed exceptionally well. The listed percentile ranks below are comparative to schools across the nation that took the ITBS tests in the Fall testing period. First and second grade will take their ITBS tests in the Spring when the others take state assessments.
3rd Grade: 92%ile 4th Grade: 95%ile 5th Grade: 89%ile 6th Grade: 83%ile 7th Grade: 98%ile 8th Grade: 95%ile
Kansas State Assessment Scores 2015-16
MCS performed extremely well on the 2015-16 Kansas Assessments. We just received scores from last year's assessment and I am proud of our students. Compared to the Salina Diocese and the State of Kansas, our students performed exceptionally well. Our students keep Christ in their daily lives and get an outstanding academic education.
If you want your children to be part of a Christ-centered school that excels academically and still provides athletic and academic programs which are comparable or exceeds public education, please call the office for more information about enrolling your child at MCS. Our classes average 16 students per class and our students receive more attention than public school which are averaging over 25 students per class. Check out our scores!
MCS Flag Project
Dear Community and Guests,
Can you believe October is here? The first quarter is almost complete. We have an extremely busy month but one filled with enormous opportunities for our children to learn about our Faith and stretch their academic minds.
October is the month of the Rosary. Parents will lead our student in the Rosary on Wednesday, October 19 at 8 a.m. All are welcome to attend!
The word Rosary means "Crown of Roses". Our Lady has revealed to several people that each time they say a Hail Mary they are giving her a beautiful rose and that each complete Rosary makes her a crown of roses. The rose is the queen of flowers, and so the Rosary is the rose of all devotions and it is therefore the most important one. The Holy Rosary is considered a perfect prayer because within it lies the awesome story of our salvation. With the Rosary in fact we meditate the mysteries of joy, of sorrow and the glory of Jesus and Mary. It's a simple prayer, humble so much like Mary. It's a prayer we can all say together with Her, the Mother of God. With the Hail Mary we invite Her to pray for us. Our Lady always grants our request. She joins Her prayer to ours. Therefore it becomes ever more useful, because what Mary asks She always receives, Jesus can never say no to whatever His Mother asks for. In every apparition, the heavenly Mother has invited us to say the Rosary as a powerful weapon against evil, to bring us to true peace. With your prayer made together with Your heavenly Mother, you can obtain the great gift of bringing about a change of hearts and conversion. Each day, through prayer you can drive away from yourselves and from your homeland many dangers and many evils.
We are also very happy to have Steve Angrisano speak at Manhattan Catholic Schools. He will be here to engage our students at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 10. This Catholic author and speaker will invigorate our students and staff. We can't wait for this presentation!!!
October is also Anti-bullying month. Erica Lienemann has presentations set for the junior high on October 4 and the elementary students on October 6. Students will also decorate their classroom doors in an anti-bullying theme which will be judged later in the month. Ms. Lienemann is conducting character education classes and anti-bullying lessons with the students as well.
Colleen Hampton, our new STEM Coordinator, has arranged for "Doc Gizmo" to present a science program for our students on October 19. Making science come alive is the object of the program for our students. This will be entertaining and exciting! The Entomology Club will also be here on October 13 to share insects with our students.
We have Parent/Teacher Conferences October 20 & October 21. Teachers will be sending schedules out soon. They are very important so please come to learn more about your children. At the conferences, I will have surveys from AdvancED for parents to complete. This is for our accreditation process and your input is needed to make good decisions for our school. We will have the elementary computer lab set up to accommodate parents to take the survey. Thanks in advance for completing the survey.
Pray the Rosary
Join us for an all-school Rosary: Wednesday, October 19 @ 8 a.m., Seven Dolors Catholic Church
Choosing Catholic Education
There are many reasons for choosing to invest in a Catholic Education for your child. Manhattan Catholic Schools is committed to developing each student in body, mind and spirit. However, we understand the many questions and decisions involved. Here are some reasons we believe in the value of a Catholic education: