The IB Minute (posted 9/22/17)

City Honors use uses online Grade Level Assessment Calendars at all grade levels to post important assessment dates in each class (research papers, tests, IB internal assessment due dates, and other types of summative assessments). Assessments, but not regular homework assignments, are notated in each grade level’s respective assessment calendar. As an International Baccalaureate World School, City Honors is required to have an assessment calendar that is accessible to students and parents. The implementation of these calendars does not mean that students do not have two or more assessments on a particular day. Learning to navigate some of these hurdles and organizing time are important skills for students to develop prior to college and the working world. However, the calendars will assist faculty in gauging student workload when planning assessments for a particular day. It will also build student and parent awareness of upcoming days where they should be prepared in advance for greater demands. The following link will take you to the assessment calendars for each grade level. We have also added a link to this page under the “Parents” tab of cityhonors.org: http://www.cityhonors.org/page/grade-levelassessment-calendar/

Grade 10 Parents: This fall, your child will be participating in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Personal Project. By design, this project is largely student driven, and consists of the student choosing a goal which they will work toward over the course of 7-8 months under the careful supervision of myself and a faculty supervisor.

This new goal or skill can include anything from learning a new language, writing a song, creating a piece of art, etc…The goal should be challenging but achievable. Each month, the students check in with their supervisor for feedback and assistance, and can also check in with me at any time.

The Personal Project emphasizes growth, process, and values the overall experience. The grade, though important, should not be the sole focus of this project. The project encourages students to look at their own developmental process, and allows them to examine themselves as learners in a reflective, metacognitive, and meaningful way. The project also provides a a wonderful opportunity for students to learn more about themselves as well.

The Personal Project is the culminating experience of the MYP; it is a required component needed in order to complete the Middle Years Program. A student’s status is reflected as “complete” or “incomplete” on their transcript. Every effort is extended to help all of our students arrive at completion.
As coordinator, I strive to be incredibly proactive throughout the year, and I will notify parents and guardians at the slightest sign of a student falling behind. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time with questions or concerns. I so look forward to seeing the amazing projects our grade 10 students create this year!

Best to you, James Moses. jamoses@buffaloschools.org 716.816.4248

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