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Millcreek This Week 10/05/2021

Sep 21, 2021

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Superintendent Dr. Ian Roberts invites all MTSD parents and community members to virtually attend and discuss the current school year with School Leaders.

Elementary | Tuesday, Oct. 19 | 6:30 PM | REGISTER NOW

Middle School | Wednesday, Oct. 20 | 6:30 PM | REGISTER NOW

High School | Thursday, Oct. 21 | 6:30 PM | REGISTER NOW


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McDowell AP Research Students, Cassandra Askins and Victoria Avanesov, Nationally Recognized in The Journal Of Student Research.

Congratulations Cassandra and Victoria for becoming AP Published. To learn more about Cassandra and her AP Paper "Corresponding Makeup of the Art Market of Erie, Pennsylvania with Regional Success" click here.

To learn more about Victoria and her AP Paper "Moral Rights Laws and Income Disparity Between Artists in High and Low GDP States" click here.


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Only 10 Days Left to Register for Your Advanced Placement Exam!

Register now for AP Tests! The deadline is October 15th! This includes cyber program students, independent study or self-study students, and home-school students.

Please complete the form below and submit it to your guidance counselor or Mrs. Means at Means@mtsd.org. **Please note, if you are enrolled in an AP course in-person at McDowell this school year, registration for your exam has been completed for you.

AP Exam registration

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McDowell Manufacturing Lab Welcomed Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Noe Ortega

McDowell High School kicked off National Manufacturing Day with a private tour of the McDowell Manufacturing Lab with special guests PA Secretary of Education Noe Ortega and major supporters, State Representative Ryan Bizzarro, NWIRC President Rob Zaruto, and School District Administration. The Lab was especially excited to show off their brand new Lincoln Cobot Welder with advanced processing, the first of its kind to be available for high school students across the nation.

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Submit Online Absences Through Infinite Campus

For student absences, tardies, and dismissals, we ask that you submit a request through Infinite Campus Parent Portal or our email at mtsdattendance@mtsd.org.

This process eliminates the need for a phone call or written excuse.

Medical excuses may be turned in at your student's school. If you do not have access to the portal or email, you may submit a parent excuse to your school.


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MTSD Invests in Student’s Long Term Recovery from Learning Interruptions related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our commitment to the academic and socio-emotional health of students within Millcreek has remained paramount to the Executive Leadership Team and All School Leaders throughout the pandemic. As part of the commitment and mission of the District to provide students with a world-class education, the approx. $14 million in COVID funding will focus on five initiatives. Over the course of the school year, MTSD will share with our community and stakeholders updates on the ESSER funding to date and upcoming spending plans during the Finacial reports at the month-end Board of Education meetings.

The recovery of our student’s academic challenges experienced this past year is one of the key areas receiving support throughout the 21-22 School Year. By way of developing the Academic Interventionists Team, a group of ten educational support staff members, MTSD is hopeful students will regain and recover from any learning loss experienced over the past 18 months.

“As a school superintendent, I am encouraging our teammates to refrain from over-indexing on the widely used terminology of learning loss. As a K-12 school district, we have always dealt with student learning loss during the summer months, and at times during the regular year. We are choosing to use the term learning interruption, as this is factual. Students across the district and country have had their educational experiences altered, and they experienced hundreds of hours of the pandemic related learning interruption” Superintendent Dr. Ian Roberts

The 2020-2021 school year proved to be difficult for many of our students academically. With help from ESSER funding (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund) the Millcreek Township School District has created a new position at each of our ten buildings (K-12) to assist with student remediation. Ten skilled teachers have been placed in the buildings as “Academic Interventionists” to provide another level of support for our students. If a child is struggling academically, with math or language arts, as identified by teams of teachers and by analyzing data, the interventionists can provide an extra level of instructional support. This can be achieved through strategic remediation by either pushing in or pulling out small groups during the school day. The Academic Interventionists can also support students by assisting with organization, study skills, planning, and setting and achieving goals. We are excited for the opportunity to provide this extra level of support for our students in Millcreek!


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