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Mohawk's Vision Statement

Mohawk Intermediate Center is committed to producing scholars who take responsibility for their learning and their actions; who are college bound, career ready, and have the ability to compete in a technologically based global society.


WELCOME TO THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR

Parents, our first marking period of the school year has ended and I can say that our Mohawk scholars have been busy thinking and actively engaging in the strategies outlined by the Common Cores State Standards. This year our scholars are actively working on college preparedness through the Common Core State Standards. Our students are being encouraged to not only answer questions but to question themselves about their learning.  Our scholars should be reading and taking notes on what they are reading.  You may even find your scholar using post-it–notes to write questions that they have while they are reading.

There are several free websites available for parents to access information about the Common Core State Standards and ways that parents can assist their scholars.  One website is called: A parent’s guide to the Common Core Standards, this site was developed by the PTA. The website address is:

http://www.capta.org/sections/programs/e-standards.cfm

A useful website for parents to access for suggestions on assisting your scholar with English Language Arts and Reading expectations is:

http://www.cgcs.org/Page/328

Finally, a wonderful website to help our scholars with their mathematical fluency is: http://www.xtramath.org 

As you know, I love to say that while the scholars at Mohawk Intermediate Center are consistently challenged to work hard academically, we also work hard to reward their efforts with engaging and different ways to play.  This marking period we have hosted three outstanding celebrations for our scholars.  The first one was held on September 12th which was our Summer Packet Celebration; scholars were treated to a day of fun in the sun for successfully completing their summer packets.  This celebration included a waterslide which was the brain child of Mrs. Albright, our building assistant, and generously provided by our PTO.  Our positive behavior celebration was held on October 18th.   All referral free students and many of our staff and parent chaperones walked to the Park Forest Movie Theater where they were treated to a movie, popcorn, juice and candy.  This event was also sponsored by our PTO.  Our culminating marking period activity was our October 31st Harvest Celebration.  Students spent time attending a dance in the gym, watched a movie and had a popcorn treat.  The scholars, with the help of their art teachers, made their own masks for this celebration.

Finally, please remember to take time each day to ask your scholar what they’ve learned, and why they think what they’ve learned is important.  In our effort to team with you to prepare our scholars for college readiness, it is imperative that they think about and discuss what they’ve learned.  Each afternoon during announcements, we ask our scholars to share what they have learned with you.  Once you’ve asked them remember to actively LISTEN to your scholar.   As we enthusiastically partner with you to prepare College Bound Scholars, the Mohawk staff still believes that to reach our goal we will accept “Nothing Less than Success”.  We thank you for your continued assistance in helping to achieve our shared goal.


Sincerely, 


Karon Nolen, Principal


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