The Maryland School Assessment (MSA) is
a test of reading and math achievement that meets
the testing requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
The test is given each year in early March
in reading and math at grades 3 through 8.
The science test is given in April or early May.
MSA testing at WGES begins on Monday, March 3rd.
FROM THE DESK OF SUSAN BARRANGER, WGES PRINCIPAL
Washington Grove is an elementary school in Gaithersburg that is the weekday home to 400+ students and close to 80 staff members. It is a place that is committed to positive relationships through our SHELL expectations:
S – Show respect
H – Have a positive attitude
E – Encourage others
L – Listen to directions
L – Love learning
Our new school year has just gotten underway and, with it, some exciting upgrades:
- A continuing professional development program with Towson University has brought us two senior interns
- Curriculum 2.0 implementation is now complete in Kindergarten through Grade 5, as is a new standards-based report card
Our School Improvement Plan this year has our teachers focusing on students’ skills at communicating (active listening and effective writing and speaking) and a deep understanding in mathematics. In addition, we are all working this year on increasing students’ persistence when the going gets tough!
Check out our biweekly newsletter (below) to keep current on important information about our Washington Grove school community.
Click here for Ms. Barranger's latest NEWS
Monday, March 10
MSA Math Testing: grade 4 + Ms. Tunche's 3rd graders
5th grade parent meeting: Family Life unit
Tuesday, March 11
MSA Math Testing: grade 5
School Family Assembly
Friday, March 28
Professional day for teachers
Redskins Wide Receiver, Joshua Morgan, stopped by and posed for pictures in every classroom yesterday, to promote his love for reading and talk football. Click on the picture above to read the Redskins' official blog for more on
The City of Gaithersburg held its 14th Annual Adult Heroes in OUR Community Essay Contest for elementary and middle school students, co sponsored by the Gaithersburg Rotary Club. Students wrote about a local “hero” and the values and ethics that
WGES welcomes Soar Child Care They will be providing before and after care for Washington Grove Elementary School beginning this Fall. For more information, and to register, visit them at Soar Child Care.