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Principals' Letter for Boyce Parents

September 2019

 

 

Dear Boyce Families:

 

We hope your 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start. We’ve really hit the ground running here at Boyce and we are so excited for all that awaits our students this academic year.

 

Thank you to those who were able to join us for Open House. We had a great time seeing everyone and sharing information about all of the wonderful things happening at Boyce.  Our staff impresses us more each year!

 

Our fifth-grade students are adjusting well to middle school, and it is energizing to see them excited to learn as middle school students. Our sixth-grade students picked up right where they left off last year, have settled-in nicely to their new teams and are assuming the roles of leaders in the building. We are thankful to have such a great group of students at Boyce!

 

The 2019-20 theme for Boyce Middle School is, "We Rise by Lifting Others." The goal for all students and staff is to recognize the importance of being kind and supportive of others.

Continuing with our Panther Program that was implemented last year, we will strive to provide an outstanding academic experience for our students, while also emphasizing social-emotional learning. In addition to learning the key competencies relating to social-emotional learning, teachers will provide lessons and activities to our students on kindness, empathy, stress relief, Growth Mindset (based on Dr. Carol Dweck’s work [and a previous theme]), safety, anti-bullying, acceptance, and much more. Social-emotional learning is one part of the Panther Program. The other part is a school-wide positive behavior intervention and support plan. We will encourage all staff and students to BE Respectful, Responsible, Prepared, Productive, and Safe. Students who demonstrate these behaviors may receive a Panther Paw certificate. They can submit their Panther Paw to the main office to receive a small token that recognizes their actions. Their Panther Paw will then be entered for an opportunity to receive a larger prize. Although this reward system is a small part of the program, we have emphasized that the actions are what is important and expected.  

 

As we do each year, we will continue our on-going theme of “Enhancing Excellence.” Staff and students are fortunate to work and learn in an “excellent” district and building; however, “Enhancing Excellence” is based on the premise that we can always be and do better! Never satisfied with the status quo, our goal is to make everything about Boyce Middle School an even better place to learn and develop. We constantly strive to upgrade the curricula offered at Boyce in addition to the facilities and overall experience.

 

We are excited to announce that last year’s students once again soared to new heights on the 2018-2019 PSSA. Collectively, last year’s students scored higher than any previous group of students since the PSSA changed in 2013. In fact, Boyce Middle School’s 2019 regional ranking, where fifth grade ranked No. 2 and sixth grade ranked No. 3, was the highest collective ranking ever at Boyce Middle School. We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our students and recognize that this ranking could never be possible without the outstanding support of our USC families and community members. Thank you for being such outstanding educational partners. In keeping with our theme of “Enhancing Excellence,” we will continue to search for ways to provide an even better educational experience for our students. 

 

Upcoming Dates and Information:

 

Oct. 9: Pennsylvania Schools to Watch site visit – more information to come

Oct. 11: Early Dismissal 11:55 a.m.

Oct. 21-25: Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 22: Amazing Kids Assembly – 5th Grade – Understanding Autism

Oct: 23: Amazing Kids Assembly – 6th Grade – Understanding Autism

Oct. 25: Picture Retake Day

Oct. 30: First Marking Period Ends 

Oct. 31: No School

 

Thank you for a great start to the school year!

 

Respectfully,

 

Dan O’Rourke                                                                                Christine M. Mussomeli

Principal                                                                                          Assistant Principal

 


May/June 2019

 

Dear Boyce Middle School Families:

 

As the 2018-19 school year closes, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation for a successful year. We hope you and your child can reflect and identify several exciting, happy and proud moments from this school year. It has been great getting to know our fifth-grade students and parents, and to build stronger relationships with our sixth-grade families. We are so proud of our student’s growth and efforts!

 

If you are a parent of a fifth grader, we look forward to having your child return to Boyce in August. Sixth grade will be filled with more academic rigor and growing opportunities. It is always amazing to see how much maturity occurs between the fifth and sixth grade. To our sixth-grade families, best wishes as your child enters the next level of middle school at Fort Couch – it will be an exciting transition. Your children are prepared and ready for this new beginning!

 

We would like to congratulate our students, staff and community for our recent Pittsburgh Business Times ranking as the No. 1 school district in southwestern Pennsylvania! Additionally, Boyce Middle School’s 2019 regional ranking, where fifth grade ranked No. 2 and sixth grade ranked No. 3, was the highest collective ranking ever at Boyce Middle School. We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our students and recognize that this ranking could never be possible without the outstanding support of our USC families and community members. Thank you for being such outstanding educational partners. In keeping with our theme of “Enhancing Excellence,” we will continue to search for ways to provide an even better educational experience for our students. 

 

The end of the school year is always the busiest. We are happy to provide some very unique opportunities for our students, and appreciate their participation. 

Thank you for sharing these special moments with us, and thank you to our staff members for organizing and delivering these opportunities for our students:

  • Boyce Celebration of Learning
  • Musicals
  • Spring Concerts (Band and Orchestra)
  • Deer Valley
  • NASA Trips
  • Fourth and Sixth Grade Move-up Events
  • Sixth Grade Boyce Graduation Party @ Fort Couch
  • Fifth Grade Civil War Day
  • Boyce PRIDE
  • Boyce Field Day
  • Panther Paw Awards
  • Student Last Day Celebrations (and a surprise Kona Ice Party for sixth graders)

Please note that final Report Cards will be available on the Parent Portal/Vision Portal beginning Wednesday, June 26.

 

We will be at Boyce throughout the summer – getting ready to welcome our students for the 2019-20 school year. As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Enjoy and best wishes for a restful and safe summer!

Respectfully,

 

Dan O’Rourke                                                              Christine M. Mussomeli

Principal                                                                       Assistant Principal


April 2019

 

Dear Boyce Middle School Families:

 

Happy spring! Along with warmer weather, in April we welcome the opportunity for our Boyce students to “show what they know” on Pennsylvania’s standardized tests – the PSSA. Our students and teachers have worked incredibly hard to deliver and master key information that will ensure their academic success – not just on the PSSA but in their future educational endeavors.

The following information may be helpful to you as we all prepare for the upcoming assessments:

General PSSA Information:

  • The students at Boyce will take two content assessments:  English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics.
  • The ELA test is three sections; testing dates are Tuesday, April 23, Wednesday, April 24 and Friday, April 26, 2019.   
  • The Math test is two sections; testing dates are Tuesday, April 30 – Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
  • Assessments will be administered in the morning. A modified schedule, similar to the two-hour delay schedule, will be followed on testing days.

Tips for Families:

  1. Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast.
  2. Remind your child that no electronic devices are to be in the classroom. This includes, but is not limited to, cell phones, iPads, and Apple watches. If a student needs to have his/her cell phone at school, it must be in a book bag, in their locker, and turned off. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has provided strict guidelines to districts about no devices being in the classroom or accessible to students.
  3. Students should bring sharpened #2 pencils, a fiction book that your child may read for pleasure, and a calculator (for the math assessment – TI 34 is the preferred calculator). 
  4. If your child is anxious about testing, stay positive and supportive. Test-taking anxiety is not uncommon at this age level. If you feel that the anxiety is extremely high, please reach out to your child’s school counselor, Mrs. Amy Antonio (grade 5) and Mrs. Tonia Autieri (grade 6), and your child’s teachers.
  5. Provide opportunities in the evenings for your child to relax. Homework and class assessments will be limited during the assessment windows.
  6. Please make sure that your child arrives to school on time. The PA Department of Education requires that a structured schedule must be followed during the PSSA administration, therefore; any child arriving after the test starting time will not be permitted to enter the classroom.  

Additionally, we will be providing small snacks to students each day of testing.  The snacks and ingredient links can be found below:

Our school nurse, Holly Fisher, will be contacting parents of students with dietary restrictions. However, feel free to contact her via email (hfisher@uscsd.k12.pa.us) with any questions or concerns regarding the products.

Performances of the sixth-grade musical, Seussical, were held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4, while the in-school concert was on Friday, April 5th.  The sixth graders put on a wonderful show.  We are excited for the fifth-grade musical, which will be held this Wednesday and Thursday, April 10 & 11, at 7 p.m. as well as the in-school concert on Friday at 2 p.m.

The annual Boyce Author’s Day will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in the theater.  This year’s author, Aisha Saeed, will present her book, Amal Unbound.  Please click this link for more information regarding Author’s Day.  Book info and order forms

Sixth grade students are continuing preparations for their Deer Valley trips which are scheduled as follows:

  • May 6, 7, 8                   Wind
  • May 8, 9, 10                 Energy
  • May 13, 14, 15              Predator
  • May 15, 16, 17              Solar Power     

If you are planning to attend the Deer Valley trip with your child and have not completed the required clearances, please visit the District website and click on Volunteers & Required Clearances, for more specific information.          

Fifth graders are getting ready for their annual NASA field trip, as scheduled:

  • May 2:  Cilli/Dudley                
  • May 3:  Mauder/Olsen  
  • May 6:  Nicklas/Caragein         
  • June 4:  Brinkhoff/Gallaher
  • June 5:  McCullough/Jones
  • June 6:  Homer/Kennedy

As you can see, spring is a busy time at Boyce Middle School! The partnership between home and school is so important during these years. Thank you so much for your support now and all throughout the school year.

Respectfully,

 

Dan O’Rourke                                                                                                  Christine M. Mussomeli

Principal                                                                                                           Assistant Principal


February 2019

 

Dear Boyce Families:

It’s hard to believe that we are already in the second semester of the 2018-2019 school year.

Thank you again for your support of our Panther Program, which encourages students to be respectful, responsible, prepared, productive, and safe. Your continued encouragement for your child’s good study habits and hard work has been positive. We continue to encourage our students to have a Growth Mindset. Carol Dweck, author of Mindset, stated, “if parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.”

As a reminder, report cards were made available via MMS/Parent Portal on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Report cards were also emailed to all families. If you did not receive an email, please contact the office to verify the email we have on file for you.

We are excited to celebrate the many activities and successes at Boyce Middle School:

  • Friday, Jan. 25th was Revolutionary War Day for our fifth-grade students. We were able to offer our students several experiences with food, music, art, soldier reenactors, STEAM projects, literature, facts and much more from the era. Thank you to our fifth grade social studies teachers, Mr. Jones and Mrs. Caragein, for all of their hard work preparing for this exciting event. A special thank you to the parent volunteers who gave up their time to help this day be a success.
  • Our Read for a Reason Program concluded this week. It was fantastic to see all of the excitement and enthusiasm as students competed for such a great cause. Gift cards were given for the readers who read the most. We greatly appreciate all of the students’ participation as well as your support at home. A total of 237 students participated and read nearly 100,000 minutes.

    The Read for a Reason donation submission deadline is extended to Feb. 5, 2019! Thank you to all of our amazing Boyce students who read for a cause!! Now that the reading is done, it’s time to collect the pledges for all of their hard work! Please support Boyce’s Panther Program and our amazing readers and submit your pledge via cash; check, made payable to Boyce PTO; or via the PTO PayPal online at: http://www.paypal.me/BoycePTO.
  • The Boyce Spelling Bee was held Tuesday, Jan. 29th. The students showed wonderful behavior and competitive enthusiasm. It was fantastic to see the poise our middle schoolers displayed. Some of the words were very difficult and their spelling was approached with great confidence.  The results were:  5th place – Rohan Mehta, 4th place – Jackie Sharp, 3rd place: Eitan Schwartz, 2nd place – Nikhil Chandran and in 1st place, with a winning work of “Confucian” in the 14th round – Shriya Narasimhan. Shriya will have the opportunity to represent Boyce at the Regional Scripps Spelling Bee on March 9 at Robert Morris University. Thank you again Mrs. Husak and all of our parent volunteers for all of your help. Good Luck Shriya!
  • We are excited to share that our Act 82 Building Level Score, formerly known as the SPP score, saw a strong increase this year. We are very proud of our students and our staff for their hard work, continuous efforts and commitment to excellence.
  • Please revise your calendars! Our Deer ValleyParent Information Meeting will now be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 in the Boyce Theater. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. in the theater lobby and the meeting will run from 7 p.m. to approximately 8:30 p.m. We will be discussing details of the spring Deer Valley trip, distributing important paperwork to be completed, and answering any questions that you may have. Stacey Liguori, human resources specialist for the district, will be on hand to discuss the required volunteer clearances and provide assistance with that process. If you are planning to attend the Deer Valley trip and you do not have your volunteer clearances, please click here for information to begin the process. Attendance at the parent meeting is strongly encouraged for those who are new to the Deer Valley experience! We look forward to seeing you there! Please reach out to Mr. Kevin Clark at kclark@uscsd.k12.pa.us for more information.
  • Attention parents of students interested in the Boyce musical, Seussical Kids: Thank you for your patience relating to information regarding the 2018-19 Boyce musical. We began rehearsals on Monday, Feb. 4 for fifth grade and will hold our first rehearsal for sixth grade on Thursday, Feb. 7. Both rehearsals run after school until 3:45 p.m.; students will need to be picked up from the front of the building. If your child is still interested in joining the musical, or if you have any questions, please visit Mrs. Schetley’s Musical page or contact her at jschetley@uscsd.k12.pa.us.
  • Would you like to surprise your Boyce student with a Valentine message? In conjunction with Random Acts of Kindness Week, student council is selling Valentine Grams, to benefit the USCHS Mini-THON, through Feb. 13. A blank Valentine Gram form can be found here. Simply print out a blank copy, write a message to your Boyce student and send it in with your donation to Amy Antonio (5th grade students) or Tonia Autieri (6th grade students). Student council will attach a Valentine pencil or Valentine Maze to the Valentine Gram. All Valentine Grams will be delivered on Friday, Feb. 15. Any donation is appreciated! Our goal is to raise $1,000! Checks can be made out to USCHS (include Mini-THON in the memo)  ** Please be sure your child's first and last name and homeroom teacher are written on the Valentine Gram. Should you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Antonio at aantonio@uscsd.k12.pa.us.For more information regarding the USCHS Mini-THON, visit http://uscminithon.com/.

Have a great month! 

 

Respectfully,

 

Dan O’Rourke                                                                          Christine M. Mussomeli

Principal                                                                                   Assistant Principal


January 2019

 

Dear Boyce Families:

We hope your Winter Break was filled with friends, family and lots of lasting memories. We were excited to welcome everyone back as we begin the New Year. We truly have such a wonderful group of students here at Boyce Middle School, and we look forward to the second half of the school year! As always, thank you for your continued support in encouraging respect, responsibility, preparation, productivity and safety. Please also continue to encourage good study habits and hard work.

 Our students have been BUSY and we’re pleased to share some of their recent accomplishments and successes at Boyce Middle School:

  • A team of Boyce Middle School sixth graders earned three first place finishes as well as the Excellence Award at the VEX IQ Challenge tournament – advancing to the state/regional championship competition in March 2019. The robotics team, the Gear Grinders, is comprised of Owen Bell, Ian Dvorin, Ryan Hyatt, Rohan Mehta and Carlee Santel. The Upper St. Clair students competed against 22 teams of sixth through eighth graders from throughout the Pittsburgh region. The event was held on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Marshall Middle School in the North Allegheny School District. Please click here for more information.

  • Boyce held its annual Geography Bee on Nov. 30. Sixth grader Rohan Mehta is our school champion. Rohan now advances to the qualifying exam – the top 100 qualify to compete at the 2019 Pennsylvania State Bee on March 29, 2019, in Harrisburg. Please click here for the story and more information.

  • Boyce students recently participated in our annual Friendship Shoebox event. Students donated and wrapped over 600 boxes of care packages to local needy children. It was an amazing sight to see the entire school lined with students passing gifts from the guidance classroom all the way to a truck on the other side of the building. A huge thank you to Mrs. Autieri and Mrs. Antonio, Boyce counselors, for all of their planning and coordination. Please click here for more information and a picture slide-show.

  • The winter concerts for chorus, orchestra and band were outstanding. Our students performed the evenings of Dec. 10, 12 and 13 and in front of their peers during school on Friday, Dec. 14. All three ensembles had fantastic performances. Congratulations to all of the teachers – Mr. Madge, band; Mr. Lang, chorus; and Mrs. Shoemaker and Ms. Scandrol, orchestra; and to our students for their hard work and commitment, and, finally, thank YOU – our families – for your continued support of our music programs.

  • Boyce Clubs are successfully up-and-running! We sincerely thank our staff for working so hard to ensure that students have a positive and meaningful experience. We have received excellent feedback and look forward to continuing to develop this program in the future. New clubs will be offered during the second semester. More details will be provided in the coming weeks.

  • The Panther Program continues to be a huge success. It is so rewarding to read the Panther Paws and see all of the positive actions students are performing for each other. We are also proud of the lessons teachers are conducting with students. One of the recent lessons featured a snowman mindfulness melt activity where students learned about mindfulness, practiced it, discussed it, and reflected on it with their peers. We are excited to continue the program during the second semester and have some big plans to finish the year.

Lastly, we extend a HUGE thank you to our PTO for sponsoring the newly added artwork at Boyce Middle School. One of our goals is to enhance the school climate and culture and to identify ways to make the building even more inviting. Please see some of the examples of recent additions below:

 

Have a great month!  Please mark your calendar for these upcoming dates to remember:

  • January 4, 2019: Last day to register for the Spelling Bee – click here for more information
  • January 18, 2019: End of the first semester marking period.
  • January 21, 2019: NO SCHOOL for students. District in-service day.
  • January 25, 2019: Boyce Revolutionary War Day for fifth grade.

 

Respectfully,

 

Dan O’Rourke                                                                          Christine M. Mussomeli

Principal                                                                                   Assistant Principal

 

Boyce Cafe Signage Enhancing Excellence Image 2018-2019 Theme Image

 


October 2018

 

Dear Boyce Families:

 

We hope this letter finds you well.

 

Fall has arrived and so has the busy schedule at Boyce Middle School. The first nine-weeks recently came to an end, and Boyce Middle School staff and students worked hard to finish the quarter strong. In addition to our daily academics, we have shared in many charitable activities. Our “Red Ribbon Week” focused on “anti-bullying” and was a fun way to bring everyone together. Our theme was “Don’t Stand By, Stand Up, Stand Strong, Stand Together.” We discussed the role of bystanders and how bystanders can positively and safely contribute in the fight against bullying. Activities included wearing red one day, sports shirts another, mix and match and team day. We ended the week with a building “Pink Out” for Breast Cancer Awareness. We partnered with a parent of a Boyce student who works at St. Clair Hospital, and all fundraising proceeds will support programs and services for St. Clair Hospital’s Breast Care Center, including free mammograms for uninsured women in our community.

 

As we all prepare for the cooler weather, Boyce has been busy with many activities to start off the 2018-2019 school year. Students have just completed selecting clubs and we are thrilled to provide this fun opportunity! Students selected from Art, Crochet, STEAM, ISTEAM, Intramural Sports, Foreign Film Club, FACS Club and Green Team. We are so grateful to our staff members willing to share their talents with our students. Students are definitely excited and looking forward to starting in their clubs, which will occur during Pride Time. Our fifth graders will have clubs every other Wednesday and sixth graders will have clubs every other Tuesday.

 

This year, we will once again be collecting Halloween candy in the main office. As in the past, the candy will be distributed to troops and to local agencies. If you have a family member or family friend currently serving overseas who would appreciate receiving a letter and candy, please share his/her name and address. We are delighted with the positive responses we have received and look forward to another successful collection! Donations will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 9. Thank you in advance for your participation. 

 

Our fifth graders were fortunate to participate in the Chemfest Celebration at Carnegie Science Center in celebration of National Chemistry Week in partnership with the American Chemical Society. Students were able to experience how chemistry is used in the workplace and in everyday life. The hands-on activities were both educational and fun. It was enjoyable for all students and staff who attended. 

 

Click here to view photos from this month's events 

 

While the students enjoyed two days off Oct. 29 and Oct. 30, our staff received professional development on Canvas as well as social media. The Social Media training, titled Teen Social Media and Mental Health Usage Trends from Shapethesky.org, focused on image boards, untraceable texting, rumor sites, video chatting, blogs and more. According to the program description, “the most current social media sites such as Instagram, Tumblr, Kik, Snapchat and Ask.fm will be defined and youth culture and mental health practices on these sites/apps will be discussed. This presentation will raise the awareness of teen culture on the Internet and how adults can communicate and educate with youth to be responsible digital citizens.” It is imperative for parents to monitor their children’s phones, texting and social media usage. For more information and parent resources, please visit the commonsense media website https://www.commonsensemedia.org.

 

As a reminder, the theme at Boyce Middle School this year is “Educating the Mind, inspiring the heart.” Our newly implemented Panther Program has started off strong! Students and staff are being recognized for being respectful, responsible, prepared, productive, and safe each day! Part of our Panther Program is a focus on social-emotional learning. One of the resources that we have been utilizing for our program is CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning). For information on the program and how you can support it at home, please visit https://casel.org/. This link will take you to an “SEL for Parents” video: https://youtu.be/y2d0da6BZWA.

 

As we all prepare for the upcoming winter season of festivities and celebrations, we are reminded of our good fortune and look ahead with gratitude. Thank you for being such an important member of our Boyce family and for trusting us with the academic, social and emotional growth of your children. 

 

Respectfully,

 

Dan O’Rourke                                                    Christine M. Mussomeli

Principal                                                             Assistant Principal

 

To provide students with a world-class educational experience that supports their academic, social and emotional growth within an environment that is safe and comfortable.

-Boyce Middle School Vision Statement


 

September 2018

 

Dear Boyce Families:

Boyce Panther Program Positive Behavior Poster Thank you for your support, which has helped to make an outstanding start to the school year. Our fifth-grade students are adjusting very well to middle school, and it is energizing to see them excited to learn as middle school students. Our sixth-grade students picked up where they left off last year, have settled-in nicely to their new teams and are assuming the roles of leaders in the building. We are thankful to have such a great group of students at Boyce!

The 2018-19 theme for Boyce Middle School is "Educating the Mind, Inspiring the Heart." We will continue to provide an outstanding academic experience for our students, while also emphasizing social-emotional learning. In addition to learning the key competencies relating to social-emotional learning, teachers will provide lessons and activities to our students on kindness, stress relief, Growth Mindset (based on Dr. Carol Dweck’s work – and last year’s theme), safety, anti-bullying, acceptance and much more. Social-emotional learning is one part of our newly implemented Panther Program. The other part of the Panther Program is a school-wide positive behavior intervention and support plan. We will encourage all staff and students to BE Respectful, Responsible, Prepared, Productive and Safe. Students who demonstrate these behaviors may receive a Panther Paw certificate. They can submit their Panther Paw to the main office to receive a small token that recognizes their actions. Their Panther Paw will then be entered for an opportunity to receive a larger prize. Although this reward system is a small part of the program, we have emphasized that the actions are what is important and expected.  

Panther Program - Panther Paw Boyce Middle School will also continue the theme of “Enhancing Excellence.” Staff and students are fortunate to work and learn in an “excellent” district and building; however, “Enhancing Excellence” is based on the premise that we can always be and do better! Never satisfied with the status quo, our goal is to make everything about Boyce Middle School an even better place to learn and develop. We constantly strive to upgrade the curricula offered at Boyce in addition to the facilities and overall experience.

We are excited to announce that last year’s students soared to new heights on the 2017-2018 PSSA. The fifth and sixth graders scored higher than any previous class in both ELA and math since the PSSA changed prior to the 2014-2015 school year. Additionally, there was an increase in all four tested subjects, and Boyce had the highest percent of students scoring advanced in all four tests! We are very proud of our students and staff!

  • 5th Grade ELA – the highest percent of students scoring proficient and advanced as well as the highest percent of students scoring advanced since the test changed
  • Picture of Panther and the Boyce principals 5th Grade Math – the highest percent of students scoring proficient and advanced as well as the highest percent of students scoring advanced since the test changed
  • 6th Grade ELA – the highest percent of students scoring proficient and advanced as well as the highest percent of students scoring advanced since the test changed. 6th grade ELA also saw an increase of 5 percentage points over the previous year.
  • 6th Grade Math – the highest percent of students scoring proficient and advanced as well as the highest percent of students scoring advanced since the test changed. 6th grade math achieved an increase of nearly 10 percentage points over the previous year!

                                                                            Way to go Boyce students and staff!

 Boyce Middle School Open House is from 7-9 p.m. next Thursday, Sept. 27. We hope you are able to join us that evening to learn more about Boyce Middle School and your child’s team. It will be a great opportunity to see how students and staff are “Educating the Mind, and Inspiring the Heart” and “Enhancing Excellence.”

Thank you for a great start to the school year!

Respectfully,

 

Dan O’Rourke                       Christine M. Mussomeli
Principal                               Assistant Principal