Mary Walter Elementary
4529 Morrisville Road
Bealeton, VA 22712
Office (540) 422-7710, Fax (540) 422-7729, Clinic (540) 422-7715
Office Hours: 8:00-4:30
Student Hours: 8:30-3:25
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Hello MWES Families,
SOL testing will begin April 25, 2017. Please mark these dates on your family calendar.
Below are some tips for helping your child do their best on their SOL tests this year.
- Display a positive attitude about the SOL tests. Help your child understand that tests are a part of school and life.
- Review your child’s curriculum and/or the SOL blueprints- talk to your child about what he or she is learning. Help your child learn. (For those of you who enjoy investigating on the computer, you can download the blueprints from the Department of Education’s homepage (http://www.doe.virginia.gov/).
- Make sure your child understands the value you place on his/her achievement.
- Encourage your child to stay relaxed and calm during the SOL tests. If your child gets nervous about tests, give him/her ideas of ways to stay calm.
- Make sure your child gets a good morning breakfast before the SOL tests.
- Remind your child to bring his/her eyeglasses to school on all of the testing days.
- Make sure you child is at school on time so that he/she will not feel rushed on testing days.
- Encourage your child to try hard and do his/her best everyday in school.
- Ask your child’s teacher about areas of weakness. Ask for specific suggestions of how to help your child improve.
- Help your child keep the tests in perspective. It is one indication of student achievement not the measure by how we determine whether or not your child is worthy.
- Be your child’s number one cheerleader.
The Region IV Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) has named Dr. David Jeck, su-perintendent of Fauquier County Public Schools, as the 2018 Superintendent of the Year for Region IV. Dr. Peter Noonan, superintendent of the City of Fairfax Schools and chairman of Region IV VASS, made the announcement on March 22. “As the regional superintendent’s group, we are so proud of the work Dr. Jeck does, and he serves as an outstanding representative of our team,” Noonan said.
More than 1,000 students from ten Fauquier County Public Schools participated in the Fauquier County Recycling Committee’s art contest aimed at promoting awareness and educating students and the community about recycling. At each school a school selection committee chose the top artwork at each grade level to submit for division-wide judging. Then representatives from the Fauquier County Recycling Committee along with School Board Office staff selected the following contest winners, listed in order of first and second places and honorable mentions for each grade level.
A Disability and Transition Fair will be held at Fauquier High School on Wednesday, April 19, from 3:30-7 p.m., hosted by the Fauquier County Public Schools Parent Resource Center and the Office of Special Education. The fair will feature workshops on Medicaid waivers, IEPs, preparing for college, post-grad options, and special needs trusts. Local agencies and support organizations will be on hand with informational resources.