School Counseling Newsletter
Middle River Information
As part of our IB Magnet Programme, we are excited to share that we are having school-wide field trips during the month of March for each grade level to attend and enjoy!
6th and 7th graders will have an opportunity to explore the Baltimore Zoo in alignment with the Science curriculums and 8th graders will be taking a trip to Washington DC to visit the American History Museum in alignment with the 8th grade Social Studies Curriculum.
All trips are FREE and all students are able to attend. On March 1st, students received a permission slip with a letter, explaining the trips purpose, the cost ($0 but students will be asked to submit 25 green MR Prides, which are earned in each class for positive participation and appropriate behaviors), and other additional information.
• 6th Grade Field Trip – March 20th – Baltimore Zoo
• 7th Grade Field Trip – March 21st – Baltimore Zoo
• 8th Grade Field Trip – March 27th – Washington DC (American History Museum)
In order to attend, students must submit a permission slip to their homeroom teacher by the due date on the permission form. Students must also submit 25 MR Prides and adhere to all MRMS behavioral expectations for the month of March.
A student will not be eligible to attend the trip if any of the following occur during the month of March:
• 1+ out of school suspension
• 2+ days of Alternative Learning Center (In-School Suspension)
• 2+ after school detentions assigned by a team leader or administrator
• 5+ lunch detentions
Lastly, we are also looking for Parent Volunteers and Chaperones for the Field Trips. If you are interested, all Parent Volunteers must complete the BCPS Volunteer Application and Training Module and submit the information and certification by Wednesday, March 15th. If you have any questions about volunteering and chaperoning for our field trips, please call the main office at 443-809-0165.
Middle River Students Field Trips from February!
Black Boy Joy and Genius Group
Here's is a recap of the Black Boy Joy and Genuis mentoring group having a great learning and interactive experience at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. You would be surprised at how much the boys knew about various genres of black history.
Taco Love Field Trip
Our first-year Spanish students had the opportunity to participate in a field trip to Taco Love Grill last month, after completing a unit on food. Students prepared for this trip by learning about foods, proper conversational pieces to communicate at a restaurant, doing skits in both English and Spanish, and learning the math to properly tip. Señora McLeod was very proud of her students' ability to fully order and answer questions from their waiters in Spanish. It was exciting to see them practice their Spanish in a real world environment!
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Mach information sessions
See giant pandas, elephants, lions and naked mole-rats on animal cams streaming live, 24/7 from the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. Download Animal Cam Bingo Cards (link opens in new window). These activities are designed to engage learners of all ages in looking closely and thinking deeply about animal behavior and habitats.