Etta Dale Jr High

April Parent Communication



Parents of Etta Dale Jr High Students:


Whew!!!!  There is no doubt April and May are our busiest months of the year.   We are fully engulfed in TESTING.  We have completed the 8th grade writing test and say thanks to the students and parents who supported these efforts at home.  However, our work is not done.  We still have the 8th grade Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies tests to go.  The Freshmen have yet to begin on Algebra I, Geometry and Biology.  We know the same preparation and attitude will be evident as we continue through this testing process.  Please continue to encourage your student to stay focused on being their BEST each and every day throughout the remainder of the year.  Our remaining testing schedule is as follows:


8th Grade Reading Test:

  Tuesday, April 14

8th Grade Math Test:

  Wednesday, April 15


8th Grade History Test:

  Thursday, April 16

8th Grade Science Test:

  Friday, April 17


9th Grade and 8th Pre AP Algebra I:

  Week of April 27

9th Grade Pre AP Geometry:

  Week of April 27


9th Grade Pre AP Biology:

  Week of May 4


Student attendance is critical during the entire school year, but even more so during this time.  Please do all you can to ensure students are in school for testing and the days leading up for review.


Even though testing is our focus, we also want to make you aware of some other upcoming events.  Please mark the following dates on your calendar:


  • Friday, April 24th, we will have our annual 9th Grade Mixer Dance.  The mixer is for Etta Dale 9th grade students only.  All 9th grade students will have to currently be in good behavioral standing as well as be in good academic standing the week of the Mixer.  No student who is ineligible will be allowed to attend the mixer without a parent/administrator conference prior to the day of the mixer.
  • The Etta Dale Honor Society Reception will be Thursday, May 14 at 7:00.  This will be held in the Etta Dale Activity Center/Gym.
  • May 18th will be our Awards Assembly for our 8th and 9th grade students.  This assembly will take place in the Etta Dale Activity Center/Gym.  The 9th Grade assembly will begin at 1:00 PM and the 8th grade assembly will be at 2:15 PM.  We invite all parents to attend as we celebrate another great year and recognize our students for their accomplishments.  The bleachers will be reserved for parent seating.

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your child’s educational journey. As always, we wish to work very closely with you as we prepare our children for what the future holds.  If there is anything we can do for you or your child, please contact us.


“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit!”