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A Year of Gratitude  ~  2018-2019

Dear School Families, Parishioners, Friends, Alumni, and Supporters of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic School,

We have so much to be grateful for at Mary Queen of Peace! First, we are extremely proud to share the academic progress during the 2018-2019 school year. Students in grades 1-5 took the NWEA-MAP assessment this spring, and I’d like to share the overall results. 96% of MQP students scored above the 50th percentile (national average) in math and 87% of MQP students scored above the 50th percentile in reading. This is AWESOME!

In order to help each child reach their God given potential, our teachers use multiple methods to monitor progress throughout the school year. One way to track growth is with the NWEA-MAP (Northwestern Evaluation Association: Measures of Academic Progress) in grades 1-5. Students are given a MAP assessment to determine instructional levels and measure academic growth from year to year in the areas of math and reading. MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to each  child’s level of learning. By using the MAP scores, we devote less class time to assessments while still receiving information about each child’s growth. Because MAP is a nationwide testing instrument, our families can also see how their child’s academic growth compares to their peers locally and nationally. This is only one of several data points used to determine a child’s academic growth. No test can show determination, effort, attitude, and love for learning!

In addition to the outstanding test scores, we received the news that Mary Queen of Peace Catholic School was chosen as the 2019 Best Private School in the ReadersChoice Awards from the Crow River News! We are thrilled with this honor. Thank you!

Calling ALL alumni students and families. We would love to hear from you, and share your success in the community. Please contact the school office to provide us with your news, celebrations, awards, honors and accomplishments. We are proud to celebrate YOU.

MQP is an amazing family community! Your time, dedication and support of the school is appreciated and allows us to thrive. A special thank you to the many supporters, volunteers and organizations who continue to support our academic programs, marketing, enrollment efforts, technology and professional development to support Catholic education.  Please don’t hesitate to contact the school office at 763-428-2355 if you are interested in volunteering at the school.

Peace and Joy,

Mrs. Kate Hamill