The Fourth Quarter is almost here, the last quarter the the year, the last quarter your children will spend at McLaughlin Middle School. This quarter will go by quickly, very very quickly. It is important that your child be in school every day barring unforeseen emergencies and illness. Because of the packed end-of-year schedule, there is a limited time to do the work of the 4th quarter, so every minute counts. In addition to ELA work and testing, during this final quarter there is Smarter Balanced testing, Science, NECAP testing, Math placement, Math Computation and Fluency testing, and the post Argumentative writing assessment. There will also be the Walk for Hunger and Memorial Day Parade, spring concerts to rehearse, promotion rehearsal and other end of the year activities for 8th graders. Lots, lot, lots to do! It's just important that your child be here in school to have a successful end to his or her middle school experience.