Notes from the Principal's Desk. .
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Families and Community,
The Kansas State Testing day is Wednesday October 11th. All freshman, sophomore, and junior students will be scheduled to take an exam on that morning of testing day. Seniors have the option of taking the practice ACT or attend the post secondary breakout sessions specifically targeting our seniors. Once the morning is completed the students will then go to Eagle Halftime and then finish their day with an advisory period and 7th hour block.
For the first time any 9th grader that didn't sign up for the PSAT will be taking the PSAT 8/9 exam that will prepare them for the PSAT in either their sophomore or junior year. All 10th, 11th, and 12th graders that didn't sign up for other options will be taking the Practice ACT. This is an opportunity to experience this high stakes test without the results impacting your student. Students that signup for the PSAT will be taking this exam for scholarship opportunities and National Merit qualifying. This year we have offered the 12th graders an opportunity to visit post-secondary breakout sessions if they didn't want to take the practice ACT or ASVAB. The options for seniors are listed as follows, ACT Prep, Authentic Spanish presentation, college application support, resume preparation, presentation by our armed forces, presentations by local colleges and universities and a former Olathe North Graduate panel. Seniors that attend OATC will have the opportunity to have a Work Day at OATC. Some Seniors will take the ASVAB, this test is offered at ON for students interested in the military.
Test day will start promptly at 8:00am. this will not impact bussing or traditional start of the school day. Eagle Halftime will take place from 12:00 – 12:50. Students will get an opportunity to eat lunch and visit teachers for academic support. We will then move into our advisory period from 12:55 – 1:32 (37). We will complete are day in 7th Block 1:37 – 3:00 (83).
What Students testing will need?
writing utensils 2 pencils
social security number
valid picture ID (Olathe North ID will be accepted)