On Saturday October 10, 2015, Springfield Public Schools will hold their district wide fall TAG Testing at Ridgeview Elementary School. The TAG test assesses whether or not your child is at the 97%ile or above in the areas of Reading, Math, or Intellectual giftedness. The 97%ile means that if your child was in a line of 100 students, they would know more than the first 97 students in line. These children are at the top of their class, and typically above most students at their entire grade level at school. If you feel your child may fit into this category, please talk to your child’s teacher and your school’s TAG contact to refer your child for the fall testing. After you refer them for testing, you will receive a packet from your school with a parent questionnaire and more information about times of testing for your individual child.
If your child is already qualified as TAG, and you feel that your child may need to be accelerated a grade level, you would also speak to your child’s teacher and the TAG contact to refer your child for acceleration. The testing for acceleration will take place Saturday, October 10, 2015 for the above grade level test in Reading, Math, and Intellectually Gifted. The testing will then continue on Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Writing, Science, Reference & Research and/or Social Studies. After testing, we will meet as a team with your school to discuss the next steps.
Please check in with your school about any questions you may have about either the fall TAG qualification testing or the TAG acceleration testing.
Briggs Middle School TAG Coordinator
If you would like to purchase a Briggs Yearbook for previous school years 2012 – 13,
2013- 14, or 2014-15, they are available in the Briggs office for $8.00 each (cash, check or debit/credit).
Current Year 2015-16 yearbooks are available to pre-order for $15.00. You can order a yearbook anytime during the school year. Deadline for orders will be in the spring, 2016, date TBD.
Connect Team-Building Field Trip at SKY Camp
Wednesday, September 23
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. via school district buses
What to wear: Seasonally appropriate, comfortable active wear clothes and tennis shoes.
What to bring: Sack lunch or sign-up for school provided lunch; may bring iPods, phones, books for bus ride only.
Have a FUN day!
Lifetouch picture order forms will be sent home on Friday, September 11. If you wish to order portraits, please send form and payment with your student on Wednesday. The students will hand it to the photographer. All students will get their photo taken.
You may also order portraits online prior picture day or up to 9 months after picture day. Click here for more information about online ordering.
Briggs Picture Day ID: LO535110Y0 www.mylifetouch.com
School Hours: 8:15 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Attendance Hotline: 541-744-6353
Attention Briggs 6th Grade Students!
Briggs Middle School
Monday, August 31, 2015
12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Registration packets have been mailed home. Please call the office if you have not received your packet. 541-744-6350
See you on Monday!
The Briggs Library will be open every Wednesday 9:00a – 12:00p starting July 1 and going through August 26. Come on in to read, check out books, take Reading Counts tests, and hang out.
On August 22, the Travel Club will be hosting a garage sale in the Briggs parking lot.
REGISTRATION will be Monday, August 31, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
A Registration packet will be mailed mid-August.
More Summer Opportunities