Antioch Middle celebrates iReady gains

On Friday, January 27th, 182 Antioch Middle students were rewarded for their Reading and Math gains.

Students earned a free ticket to the party by achieving a 1 point or higher gain in both Reading and Math, from their August to December iReady© Diagnostic Test.  iReady is a computer program that is a component of the school’s Response to Intervention (RTII) daily 45 minute block.

Children at Antioch Middle celebrates iReady gains with a party featuring lots of goodies.“I am so proud of the progress our students have made,” Executive Principal Celia Conley said. “We held data chats in the fall to review reports with students, and set a goal for their December test.  When students know that we support them, they perform and exceed our expectations!”

Students were able to eat snow cones and chips at the party, dance to music from their favorite professional DJ, School Counselor Marcus Lyons, and rotate among the game stations.  Stations included ping-pong, board games, Nintendo Wii, and a session with a professional disc golf instructor.

“We are also grateful to the Antioch community for their support.  We started a PTO this year, and were excited to have parents volunteer at the party,” Conley explained. “The Branch of Nashville donated prizes for students, and Jeff Shicks with Youth for Christ provided us with the Snow Cone machine and syrup.”

Antioch Middle serves 750 students in grades five through eight. Students who complete Antioch Middle attend Cane Ridge High School.

For more information, to volunteer, or to schedule a tour, contact Community Achieves Manager Makeda Watson at [email protected], or (615) 333-5642 ext. 1116.