Kindergarten Preregistration for 2015-2016
We are looking forward to having your child at our school! We will begin to accept registration information on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 between 4:00-7:00 PM.
Please bring with you:
• Birth Certificate (original long form)
• Social Security card of child (original)
• MS Immunization Form 121 - checked completed for school entry
• 2 proofs of residency - see below
1. Lease or mortgage document is required. The lease must include the name of the child, parent’s name and address. The lease should also include the length of stay and expiration date. We do not accept mortgage payment booklets. You may also use your 2015 Homestead Exemption Form.
2. Current utility bill (Gas, Water, or Electric – within last 3 months)
· A photo ID or driver’s license of the parent or guardian registering the child.
· Only a parent/legal guardian may register the child.
Additional registration is on April 29th from 8:30-1:00 in the school office.
****If you are registering a student by Affidavit, you must wait until the August registration to enroll your child
K students must turn five on or before September 1, 2015.
School board approves CPSD calendar for 2015-16
CLINTON — Students will start the 2015-16 school year on Friday, Aug. 14 in Clinton’s public schools.
The Clinton school board approved the calendar Tuesday night. It sets the faculty start date on Friday, Aug. 7 and the end of school on Friday, May 27.
“This calendar is similar to the current school year calendar, with school starting the second week in August,” said Assistant Superintendent Tim Martin. “It was developed with input from faculty, staff, and administrators.”
School district operations are driven by the calendar in many ways, Martin said, impacting teacher contracts, academic programs, athletics, extracurricular activities, state testing, holidays and general scheduling.
The calendar approved Tuesday shows only the start and end dates of the 2015-16 school year, holidays and professional development days for teachers. Additional information — including registration dates and times — will be developed in the coming months.
Click here to view the calendar:
Light green = staff development days
Dark green = start and ending date of classes
Red = holidays
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Test results help schools measure, meet student needs
CLINTON — State testing is under way and will continue through mid-May. For schools, the tests are about much more than rankings and accountability.
“State tests assess what students have learned and provide insight into a student’s progress,” said Kim Griffin, the Clinton Public School District’s director of testing and federal programs. “It measures the academic performances of students but never determines a person’s worth.”
Each state measures student progress in reading, math and science. In Mississippi, schools administer the Mississippi Curriculum Test, commonly referred to as the MCT2, in grades 3-8. The Mississippi Science Test is given in grades 5 and 8, and the Subject Area Testing Program, or SATP, is given for students in Algebra I, Biology I, English II and U.S. History.
“These assessments provide valuable information for our school district, our schools and our teachers,” Griffin said. “We constantly look for ways to improve, so of course, measuring growth in student achievement is a key piece to the puzzle.”
CPSD encourages parents to be aware of the testing schedule and help their children prepare. It’s normal for students to be nervous about the tests, Griffin said, but test prep in the weeks prior to test dates helps lessen student anxiety.
“We ask that parents not schedule any appointments on test dates and keep weekly activities to a minimum during this time,” she said. “Please stay positive when discussing testing with your children. The state tests are a great way for children to show off what they’ve learned this school year.”
On testing dates, it’s important that children are well rested, eat a good breakfast, and arrive at school on time or early.
“Please encourage your children to give their very best on the test,” Griffin said. “If children are anxious, good strategies are to take deep breaths, stay focused and remember that the tests are an opportunity to shine.”
CPSD teachers also have worked hard to prepare students.
“There should be no surprises for students on the state assessments,” said Assistant Superintendent Tim Martin. “Not only do our teachers teach the necessary skills, they also focus on the format of the test so students know what to expect.”
In addition to measuring students’ learning, test scores also help school districts plan professional development for teachers.
“They allow us to celebrate our strengths and to see our areas of weakness,” Griffin said. “We try to meet the needs of every child, and the data helps us identify those needs.”
For upcoming test dates, visit the Clinton Public School District calendar at http://clintonpublicschools.