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My Mouth Is A Volcano
Assembly celebrates March is Reading Month
2017 Kindergarten Registration set for March 15
Registration packets now available
Crissman students remember Pearl Harbor
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This year, we have been talking about KINDNESS. We know that many families do random acts of kindness at home such as donating, volunteering, etc. We would like to showcase what our students do outside of school to help others.  Please consider clicking on the Padlet below to share what you are doing to help others and/or raise awareness.


Students in grades  3 – 6 are now taking the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP. The M-STEP is a 21st Century test given online each spring and is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. These standards broadly out- line what should know and be able to do in order to be prepared to enter the workplace, career education training, and college.

M-STEP tests for grades 3 – 8 include:
English Language Arts (Grades 3 – 8): computer-adaptive assessment,
plus a performance task in grades 5 and 8.

Mathematics (Grades 3 – 8): computer-adaptive assessment, plus per-formance tasks in each grade 3 through 8.

Science (Grades 4 and 7): fixed-form online assessment Social Studies (Grades 5 & 8): fixed-form online assessment

M-STEP results, when combined with classroom work, report cards, and local district assessments (NWEA), and other tools, offer a comprehensive view of student progress and achievement. Please see page 8 in our news- letter for further information (What Parents can do to Help Students Pre- pare).

Crissman M-STEP testing schedule is on the following page. It is very im- portant that on your child comes to school well rested and with a good breakfast on his/her testing dates. Thank you in advance for taking the time to work with your child. 

The mission of Crissman Elementary School, in partnership with parents and the community, is to provide a safe, positive and productive learning environment that fosters academic excellence and recognizes individual uniqueness. We will strive to prepare students for their future in an ever changing world.

April 2017

April 3rd - 7th
No School Spring Break
April 9th
School Resumes
April 12th
PTA Meeting/Bagel Day
April 14th

Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.  

Student achievement in the district outpace all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students are staff are regularly honored for excellence.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link