Talent Show Auditions
Wednesday, May 22 from 3:00-5:00 we wil be auditioning students for the 2013 Pollard Talent Show. Information and permission forms are available from Ms. Unrein, Ms. Liesener and Ms. Klein. The Talent Show will take place on Wednesday, June 5 at 1:30. Rehearsals are on 5/29 and 6/3 at 3:00. Forms are due to Ms. Klein on Friday, May 17. Strut your stuff and be a part of the 2013 Talent Show!!
2013 Pollard Yearbook
The 2013 Yearbooks will be distributed on Monday, June 3: 7th/8th grades at 10:15 and 6th at 2:15. It's not too late to purchase a yearbook. Just bring $43.00 check (made out to MBP) or exact cash to the media center anytime through Friday, May 31. Our promise: You are in the yearbook at LEAST three times or your money back!! Our other promise: This is the best Pollard yearbook ever!! We will continue to sell the surplus yearbooks throughout the week of May 3 (until they are gone.)
Testing Information (It's that time of time Year)
New state regulations have added additional tests for all Pollard students. Students will continue to take the Math and Language Arts EOG (the 8th Grade will also take a Science EOG), and the state has also added another set of tests called Common Exams (CE), also referred to as an Measures of Student Learning (MSL). Unlike EOGs that are entirely multiple choice, CEs are a combination of short answer and multiple choice. All 6th Graders will take 3 tests: Math EOG, Language Arts EOG, and a Science CE. All 7th Grade students will take 3 tests as well: Math EOG, Language Arts EOG, and either the Science or Social Studies CE (depending on which class the student is currently taking). One important note: The state has notified us that scores for these tests will not be available until sometime in the fall.
We still need volunteers to help proctor!! If you can help, please contact Ms. Hester at 919.696.0070.
Below are testing dates:
Extend 2 English Language Arts May 7, Extend2 Math May 8, Extend2 Science 8th Grade May 9
Science/Social Studies CE - May 21st
Language Arts EOG - May 29th
Math EOG - May 30th
8th Grade Science EOG - May 31st
Algebra I EOC - June 4th
*There are no retakes this year
PIBA's Mustang Madness in full swing!
The first round of PIBA's Mustang Madness began yesterday with six games. The 16 teams are participating in an double-elimination tournament that will culminate in a Girls and Boys championship game on Wednesday, May 8th. Good luck to all of the Pollard players!!
All County Band Participants
Congratulations to the following Pollard students who auditioned and were selected to Chatham County's 2013 All County Band. These students will have a guest clinician for two days of intensive rehearsals followed by a concert for the community on Saturday, April 27th @ 2pm in the Jordan Matthews School Auditorium.
Mr. Sudol 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to 8th Grade Math Teacher, Justin Sudol, who was elected as Pollard's third Teacher of the Year. Mr. Sudol will serve as Teacher of the Year for the 2013-2014 academic calendar. Many thanks to Ms. Norwood who is our current school and district Teacher of the Year for doing such a tremendous job!
Pollard's Mr. Clark selected to join educator trip to India
This past weekend, 8th Grade Math Teacher Chris Clark found out that he was selected by The Center for International Understanding to join a group of educators for two weeks in India this summer. The selection is a tremendous honor as all North Carolina educators are eligible, and only 35 participate. The idea of the program is for North Carolina educators to explore the historical, cultural, and educational aspects of life in India and utilize characteristics of that learning experience with the students back in North Carolina. "I am excited about this great opportunity!" said an enthusiastic Mr. Clark. Two years ago, Pollard's Ms. Streets was selected and traveled to China.
Pollard Featured on NC Sustainability Web Site
Check out this great article about the green side of Pollard.
Spirit Wear Order Form
Thinking About Ordering Some Pollard Spirit Wear?
Click here to download the Spirit Wear Order Form! Just fill the form out and place it in an envelope along with cash or a check written out to the MBP PTSA, and turn it in to your student's teacher or the front office. Orders are filled each Friday, and your item(s) will be delivered directly to your student in homeroom. Thanks for ordering!
Updated info on how to Change your Phone and Emails!!!
Pollard has received numerous requests to take out emails, work phone numbers, old phone numbers, etc. from our communication system. Well... it can now be done by you! Click the link below so that you can control which phone numbers and email addresses the school utilizes to contact you when Pollard uses its communication system (Blackboard... formerly Alert Now). VERY IMPORTANT: The link below will take you to a letter. Then, click the link in the letter, and that will allow you to register and update your emails/phone numbers for weekly communications from Pollard. Thanks!!!
Thrift Shop Worknights
The Thrift Store remains Pollard's most lucrative fundraiser.
Thrift Store worknights are listed below.
All sessions are at the Cole Park store. Please consider participating in these important events!
SchoolFusion Now Updated!
Make Sure You're Signed Up for SchoolFusion!
Teachers' SchoolFusion pages are now up and running! Please allow teachers a little time to update pages, organize and upload files, and to upload grades... But now that the pages are accessible to parents who have already signed up, please make sure that you are signed up to receive updates!
Using SchoolFusion, you and your student can quickly access assignments, class announcements, calendar events, and grades in one convenient online location using your SchoolFusion usernames and passwords. Students can already access SchoolFusion using their own school-issued login usernames and passwords.
Here are some of the features you'll find within your parent SchoolFusion account:
You can register now by clicking here.
Should you encounter any problems using the site, please contact your school's webmaster.