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From the Principal

Dear Parents:

During the month of January, your child took tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). These tests determine your child’s instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Mathematics, Reading, and Science (depending on your child’s grade level). MAP testing is a powerful tool for monitoring student growth over time.

Each school year, students in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade will take the tests in September, January and May. Students set goals for performance growth following each testing session. Teachers will be sharing these results at winter conferences  If you do not have a winter conference scheduled, do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher for results.

For more information on resources for parents, download the A Parent’s Guide to MAP at

Parent teacher conferences will be held on Thursday February 7th 2019,  from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. It has always been the policy that parents come to school for Mid-Winter conference whenever either the parents or the teacher feel that a conference is needed. Conferences are an excellent opportunity for families and teachers to openly discuss the strengths and areas of concern regarding the children that mean so much to each of us. Working to meet the academic, behavioral and social needs of our children takes the combined effort of everyone. Conferences are a wonderful time to address those needs, heighten our awareness level and share in what continues to be a significant learning year for our children.



Brian LaPorte

Mission: The Isaac Monfort community is dedicated to providing the essential skills necessary to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring children who will become contributing members, and future leaders, of a global society.

Theme: Leaders Light The Way

Monfort students will strive to be:

  • Inquirers: Their natural curiosity has been nurtured. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
  • Thinkers: They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and to solve complex problems.
  • Communicators: They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols.
  • Risk Takers: They approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence and independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.
  • Knowledgeable: They have spent time in school exploring themes which have global relevance and importance. In doing so, they have acquired a critical mass of significant knowledge.
  • Principled: They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice.
  • Caring: They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a sense of personal commitment to action and service.
  • Open-minded: They respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures, and they are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view.
  • Balanced: They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being.
  • Reflective: They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.

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Half Day for Elementary STudents

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Professional Development Day
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Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.   

Student achievement in the district outpaces all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students and staff are regularly honored for excellence.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link