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  • Matthew A. Henson Elementary
    Points of Pride

    1st and 2nd grade scholars showed marked improvement in reading and mathematics based on Stanford 10 Assessment results.
    3rd grade scholars made gains in reading and mathematics based on the MSA results.
    4th grade scholars made gains in mathematics (75% proficient and advanced); both reading and mathematics showed double-digit increases as a
    cohort (comparing their 3rd grade scores to the following year’s 4th grade scores).
    5th grade scholars made gains in reading (71.4% proficient and advanced) and math (75.5% proficient and advanced).
    Matthew A. Henson Elementary School finished 8th in the City for First in Math, a computer based program that tracks math progress.
    We kicked off our school year by visiting the MLK Memorial in 2012, reflecting and developing new vision and mission statements.
    We invested over $10,000.00 into technology, purchasing iPads and ensuring that our building has wireless internet.
    Matthew A. Henson Elementary School was awarded a $2,500.00 grant by the Wright Family Foundation to support reading enrichment programming.
    Matthew A. Henson Elementary School was awarded a grant by the Raising a Reader program. This ensures that all Pre-K and K scholars have access to books they can take home and read with family members daily.
    The Summer Reads program allotted a dozen books and journals for all 2nd – 4th grade students.
    Coppin State University hosted our second annual Reading Explosion in 2013.
    Our PTA continues to raise funds and meet the needs of students and teachers.
    Coached by Bobbie Bundy, the Matthew Henson Husky basketball team placed second in city-wide competition.
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Matthew A. Henson Elementary School Family,

Thank you to all parents and family members that made it out to back to school night last week, Thursday, September 19.  For those of you who had other obligations we have attached a PowerPoint that captured some of the highlights of the meeting.

We also briefly discussed the new Common Core State Standards.  With a new curriculum there is a lot of new learning, not only for scholars but for teachers and administrators as well.  One thing is for certain.  The new curriculum is more challenging and rigorous.  Please click here for a video explaining the Common Core State Standards.

Please stop into the parent resource center for materials and information on the new standards. Additionally, do not hesitate to make an appointment with your scholar’s teacher or administrators to get your questions answered.

We know when families and schools work together, scholars succeed.  Thank you for all that you do.


-Dave Guzman
  Matthew A. Henson ES


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