Escuela de Inmersión en Español
Maxwell Teachers Get Ready for Testing
May 20th - FUN DAY
For those of you who have not attended in the past, Fun Day is a great opportunity to meet other families and students in your child’s class. We always need volunteers. Contact Mr. Blackford is you are interested in serving as a volunteer. Due to the popularity of our cookout last year, Ms. Shannon will be grilling hot dogs as the school lunch on this day. Additional details will be sent by your child’s classroom teacher. The Rain Date is set for May 21st.
May 23rd - Move-Up Day
This year Maxwell is going to have a Move-Up Day. Parents will receive class placements for next year on May 20th. On Thursday, May 23rd, students will transition to their classes for the 2013-2014 school year. This will give them an opportunity to meet their teachers and friends that they will be with next year. We hope that this will ease the transition and get the students excited about coming back in August. Additional details will be sent with your child’s class assignment for next year. Teachers will also send supply lists for next year at that time. Our 5th graders will also make a transition. This will be the day that they visit Bryan Station Middle School so they can see what the next phase of their Immersion Education has to offer.
Maxwell’s innovative fundraiser benefits rescue mission
Fifth-graders at Maxwell Spanish Immersion Magnet School researched, planned and hosted a “Night of Food & Art” that raised more than $3,500 for the Lexington Rescue Mission, a ministry that strives to meet the needs of the city’s poor and homeless. FCPS.net article
Maxwell Email Listserv
After the water leak event at school, several parents have requested to be added to Maxwell's email listserv. This is a great way to keep up with general news happening at school in addition to serving as the initial mode of contact for situations like yesterday. The link to join the listserv is always on the right side of our homepage under the Other Information heading. You can also email Mr. Brewer or Mrs. Bell to be added to the list. Thank you!
School Testing Results
Fayette County Public Schools and the District PTA have organized many training sessions to help families understand the state’s new accountability system. For more information about the “Unbridled Learning" Assessment Model you can follow this link http://www.fcps.net/news/press-releases/2012-2013/pta-workshops. We are proud to announce that Maxwell is considered a Highest Performing School and is in the Distinguished Category. Our students assessment performance indicated that our overall results are in the 93rd percentile.
Maxwell is an International Spanish Academy
The International Spanish Academy (ISA) is a highly-developed, active-engagement dual language immersion course of study. Schools with the ISA have a formal relationship with the Ministry of Education and Culture in Madrid, Spain. ISA students will be taught by international teachers with an emphasis on community learning groups and conversation.