John I. Meister Elementary



Our mission is to ensure that all students have the skills
necessary to reach high levels of academic achievement, respect self and others, and become lifelong learners.
 
We give our best today...to improve our tomorrows!
 
                                                                                                 
Welcome, ! Today is Tuesday, June 30, 2015
 
 You've Got a Friend in Me
This Year's Theme
Each year a new theme is carefully selected. The theme works hand-in-hand with our Character Ed. focus which is the backbone of our school.  Our daily use of lifeskills and lifelong guidelines are the basis of this program. We celebrate these lifeskills every other Friday at what we call our P.R.I.D.E. Day. This stands for Personal Responsibility In Daily Effort. Making the right decision and doing the right thing is not always easy but these celebrations are a reminder that it is up to each child to try their personal best.
 

ISTEP+ Tests Resume in April  

 

3rd-4th Grade     ISTEP+ Pt 2  Multi-Choice & Tech-Enhanced Items) APR 27–MAY 15

What can parents do to help students prepare for ISTEP+?

  • Stay connected. Cramming for a test rarely results in the type of learning that will stay with your child throughout his or her life. The best preparation is to provide consistent support to your child throughout his or her education.
  • Know what’s expected. Read Indiana’s Academic Standard so you know what your child should know and be able to do, reinforce these expectations at home, and stay connected to your child’s academic performance throughout the year.
  • Check grades. Your son or daughter may say things are "fine" at school but don’t stop checking report cards, progress reports, or your child’s online grades or class progress.
  • Talk to the teacher. Teachers know how hard children are working, how well they are behaving, the quality of their homework and what areas need improvement. Collect e-mail addresses or phone numbers of all your child’s teachers and check in periodically.
  • Don’t buckle on homework. If your child is not studying at home, ask why, and double-check with teachers. It’s tough to hold the line, but making sure your child does his or her homework is important for academic success.
  • Ask for help. Students who are struggling in a particular class may need extra help after school or with a tutor. Find out from your school where you can go for help and make sure your student gets the help he or she needs. Catching a problem area now can make a big difference.
  • Go to parent meetings. Most schools offer parent nights or teacher/parent sessions that provide great information. Check your school’s calendar at the beginning of the year and plan to attend.
  • Get involved. Nothing will have a bigger impact on your student’s success than your involvement in his or her education. 

  

It is the policy of River Forest Community School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicap in its programs as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act (I.C. 22-9.1), Title VI and VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX (Educational Amendments), and Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973).

 

Ella es la política de River Forest Community School Corporation no a discriminar sobre la base de raza, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional, edad o minusvalía en sus programas como lo exige la ley Indiana sobre derechos civiles (I.C. 22-9.1), título VI y VII (Ley de derechos civiles de 1964, título IX (enmiendas de la educación), y Sección 504 (Ley de rehabilitación de 1973).