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April 2017 Newsletter

Dear Woodstation Family,

All students enrolled in third through eighth grade in Georgia schools are
required to take the Georgia Milestones test. This test is designed to measure
the knowledge and skills taught in Georgia classrooms. It will assess these
skills in the areas of reading, English/language arts and mathematics. Fifth
grade students will also be tested in science and social studies. Students will
be assessed on how well they have learned the academic standards that have
been established by the state for their grade.

At Woodstation, this test will be administered:
• Writing – April 24
• Reading/ELA – April 25
• Math – April 26
• Science – April 27 (Fifth Grade Only)
• Social Studies – April 28 (Fifth Grade Only)

Results from this test will be provided to you, the school, and the school
system as a tool to help enrich the educational program that we offer your child.
I’m so pleased with the hard work of our Generals (students and teachers) this
year. Everyone has worked so well together so that our students can learn as
much as possible.

I know our teachers have prepared your students to be successful. I am looking
forward to seeing our students rise to the challenge and do their very best!
On our school’s website ( under “WES Parents and
Students” on the left is a Power Point presentation on the Georgia Milestones
and a Georgia Student Growth Model Video which are two really good sources
of information. I’m looking forward to seeing the GMS Test results, which I feel
confident will reflect everyone’s hard work! If you have questions regarding the
GMS Test, please feel free to contact your teacher or an administrator at

On May 9 from 5:00-7:15, we are hosting a “Welcome to Woodstation” event for
upcoming Pre-K and Kindergarten students who will attend Woodstation next
school year. Please help us get the word out and join us so we can welcome our
new students to our wonderful school!

Ernie Ellis
Woodstation Elementary

Go Generals!