4/22 @Lumberton Campus - Jermaine Kamau, Principal
Editor: Miss Debbie O'Brien "CARPE DIEM"
APRIL 22, 2015 SPECIAL EARTH DAY EDITION!
Earth Day Celebration!
5 Things you should Know
- Softball Tryouts will continue on the next good weather day we have, and will run during 9th period. Criteria for the team is for a student to be at least Level 2, Day 10, and to have a C average. For further details please see Mr. White.
TODAY IS EARTH DAY!
There is a FUNPLEX Level 4 trip planned for this Friday, April 24th. Eligible students include: Tymirah Armour, Zaheerah Nichols, Tawana Brown, Kiera Seawright, Lydia Grant,Paul Gallagher and Dzmitry Bykau.
PARCC testing to begin again next Monday.
Anyone interested in chaperoning the Senior Prom or Senior Trip please contact Ms. Angelini!
Don't forget about our Learning Objectives Activities!
Here is the link from "Creating Learning Objectives" The video we watched WEDNESDAY during PLC time
Congratulations to Quameir Billups-Taylor award winner at the BCPA Academic Awards!!
Sweet Thoughts from Anonymous 7th Graders (contributed by Ms. Warren)!
If all people in this world were absolutely perfect and no difference, the world would be dull.
Every person is valuable and you should remind them of that.
Be aware of those around you who are hurting and then reach out to them with compassion.
Be brave, and don’t be afraid to stand up for others.
If you see someone getting bullied, stand up for them.
Fight meanness with kindness.
We are not the labels people put on us.
Having someone with you who cares about you can cushion you when you fall.
I believe we are here to become better people.
Saying hello to someone can be the start of a friendship for a lifetime.
Graphic Arts News!
I am extremely proud and excited about the students and their recognition.
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Around Campus this Week...
LUMBERTON CAMPUS WELCOMES HELEN DEMEO, SUBSTANCE ABUSE COORDINATOR
I would like to introduce myself as the new Substance Awareness Coordinator. Many of the staff have been very nice allowing me to observe the students in their classrooms. My job entails counseling the students regarding drugs and alcohol, mental health issues, court charges, family issues, self mutilation, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues and any thing else you feel maybe affecting the student negatively. I'm hoping to start a smoking cessation group and an anger management group. I'm available in the Child Study Team Office at ext. 4436 from 8:30 to 2:00 daily. If you have any referrals or questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Whatever referrals I receive are confidential and I explain to the students I only break confidentiality if they are going to hurt themselves or threaten to hurt someone else. So far Lumberton Staff have been very friendly and I hope to hear from you.
Angelini's Math Corner!
We all know how hard it is to budget our money. I’m sure you all heard the phrase “save your money for a rainy day”, but how many of us actually do this?
Consumer Math students are learning the importance of “sticking to a budget”. This week, students are working hard to create their own budget plans. Stay tuned for their final results. (Maybe this project can help you learn to budget a little better so you can buy that new 60” Smart T.V. you been wanting).
SOFTBALL SEASON HAS ARRIVED!
Softball Tryouts continue during the next good weather day we have during 9th period! Criteria for the team is for a student to be at least Level 2, Day 10, and to have a C average. For further details please see Mr. White.
Students who have made the cut so far include:
Soup – vegetable and new England clam
Salad – Italian hoagie salad
Tuesday- breakfast burritos with home fries
Wednesday – buffalo chicken sandwich with fries
Thursday – beef stew over egg noodles
Friday – tuna or Italian hoagie with chips
Week of April 27
Salad – strawberry spinach salad
Soup – cream of spinach
Lemon chicken orzo
Tuesday – cheese steak quesadillas with Spanish rice and corn
Wednesday – fish and chips
Thursday – ½ dz wings with fries and celery hot sauce and blue cheese
Friday – chicken club with chips and a pickle
Core Students of the Week
None this week.
Building Trades Project of the Month
Larry Fenimore created this beautiful jewelry box for Ms. Glover! Excellent job Larry!
FunPlex Level 4 Trip- April 24
Softball Tryouts continue!
Graduation Committee Meeting in Ms. Mitchell's room this Wednesday (April 22) at 2:00!
*Our new schedule will include project-based learning on Mandalas for grades 9 through 12! Stay tuned!*
Building Trades Project of the Month
Mr. Morris' History Haven
In the Loop
In Honor of National Humor Month
Q: What two words contain the most letters? A: Post office.
In Honor of National Poetry Month
In Myself - Louisa May Alcott
I do not ask for any crown, But that which all may win;
Nor try to conquer any world, Except the one within.
Be thou my guide until I find, Led by a tender hand,
The happy kingdom in myself, And dare to take command.
In Honor of Lawn and Garden Month
Garden Tip: Water the ground before you weed or dig. Moist soil=Easy to work with
In Honor of Guitar Month
Take a lesson, teacher yourself with youtube videos…it will make your life better and your brain sharper
In Honor of Stress Awareness Month
Well…find some humor, read/write a poem, start a garden or enjoy some music
Spanish Spotlight with Ms. Sanders
SPANISH SPOTLIGHT WITH MS. SANDERS!
Spanish Factoid of the Week!
As many of you know, in just a few short weeks, millions of people across North America and Mexico will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Many of us look forward to good eats (and maybe some good drinks) as a way of celebrating. Too many Americans believe Cinco de Mayo marks the anniversary of Mexican Independence from Spain, but nothing could be further from the truth. Fact is, a random sampling of people out celebrating in any given year is rarely able to tell us why!!!
What is Cinco de Mayo: in brief, Mexico owed a great debt to the French and, when they made it clear that they were unable to pay, the French came calling to collect. Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States. The victory of the so called ‘ragtag band of Mexicans’ over the French Imperialists inspired many Americans who were embroiled in the American Civil War, thus making Cinco de Mayo an American tradition!
Of course, marketing executives on both sides of the border are happy to let any misconceptions about Cinco de Mayo soar in the popular imagination so long as alcohol and party sales remain high!
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, the Spanish classes here on Lumberton Campus will be celebrating with our own fiesta! After learning about the holiday and its history, we will be serving traditional Mexican food, learning to appreciate some authentic mariachi music and finishing off with the breaking of the piñata! It will be great cultural exposure for our students (and a little costly!) and any contributions to the cause will be appreciated!! Mil gracias to Ms. Newton for getting us started!!
SLE UPDATES WITH MS. MANGUS
For your information the following students are on the SLE program.
Maleek Moody – Working Tuesday and Thursday
Nestali Pena-Camila- Monday, Tuesday, Wedesday and Friday
Lynnea Reading has been hired and is now training at ShopRite! Way to Go!
Larry Fenimore- 3 day flex at Chuck's Landscaping.
Zhaeerah Nichols- 3 days a week, Tues, Wednesday and Thursday, effective this week!
CONGRATULATIONS TO LARRY FENIMORE AND MATT MAGLIANO FOR GAINING EMPLOYMENT! MATT WILL BE WORKING AT SONIC IN MOUNT HOLLY, AND LARRY WILL BE WORKING AT CHUCK'S LANDSCAPING. WAY TO GO GUYS!
CONGRATULATIONS TO Allyson Keil, who will be attending BCC in the fall!
CONGRATULATIONS TO MALIK MOODY, who will be entering the military upon graduation.
Also Byron Clayborne has been working since October and doing a wonderful job at Shop Rite. They are considering moving him from CSA to stock in one of the departments. Congrats to Byron!
If you have any questions please ask, I will be sending updates weekly.
Principal Jermaine Kamau
Welcome back from a well needed break! We are poised for a great finish @Lumberton as we have made many changes that will improve our overall performance as a school community. Take the time to be creative and innovative in your practice. We know that if you keep doing what you have been doing your going to keep getting what you've been getting. Following that logic, it is time for change just like the weather. I will be checking in on you offering feedback and support. See you in your classrooms.