The Bird Nest
News and Notes from Clever 6-8 Middle School March 2021
Message From the Principal!
I hope everyone had a relaxing Spring Break and were able to spend some time with their loved ones. We are in the HOMESTRETCH for the school-year and it will be May before we know it! The fourth quarter is off to a great start. I encourage you to continue to monitor your kids' assignments and progress. This information can be viewed in the STI Information NOW portal at any time. Students will receive their first progress report of the 4th quarter on Wednesday, April 7th.
Spring parent-teacher conference will look very similar to that of what we did in the Fall. Homeroom teachers will share a copy of your child’s current progress report along with some general information regarding their grading and retake/redo procedures. Parents may request a phone call or zoom conference with their child’s teachers. Please refer to the request button in this newsletter.
Spring is a busy time for everyone. Please keep an eye out for important announcements and upcoming dates. Many of these dates are listed at the bottom of the newsletter.
As alway, I appreciate your continued support and wish you and your family good health and good spirits. Warmer weather and better times are here!
8th Grade Graduation News
It is hard to believe that the time has come to start thinking about the end of the school year. I met with all the 8th graders last week to discuss the important upcoming dates. These are listed below along with a letter outlining more specifics.
April 7 - Graduation Photos (Student MUST dress up)
May 14 - Slideshow photos Due (emailed to Mrs. Tangora)
May 27 - Drive-Thru Graduation
April 7th - Lifetouch Picture Day
Summer School 2021
Teacher Leader of the Month
RYAN HEFLIN - MIDDLE SCHOOL FOCUS ROOM
Mr. Heflin is a very selfless person and ALWAYS puts the kids first. He is not just the "Focus Room" teacher, but he is THE Focus Room Guru! He will take any kid who needs help with a test or homework, he will help a student in ISS still be successful, and he will stay after school to tutor any student who needs help. He also helps all the teachers with anything we may need. He checks on us and always puts himself last! He is a great asset to Clever Middle School!
Ryan has become such a lucrative part of the Clever family since joining our team, and we could not do what we do without him!
Club Spotlight! FBLA
The MS FBLA Team attended the virtual state competition in March. Students were able to participate in a variety of activities that worked on team building and collaboration. The event ended with performance tests from each student. The results were amazing as each student that tested also placed! See the results below:
Creed Speaking - 2nd Place
FBLA Concepts - 2nd Place
Job Interview - 3rd Place
Digital Citizenship - 3rd Place
FBLA Concepts - 4th Place
Business Etiqutte - 6th Place
Proofreading & Editing - 3rd Place
Marketing Concepts - 8th Place
Internet & Computer Concepts - 2nd Place
Business Math - 3rd Place
Proofreading & Editing - 4th Place
Introduction to Business Communications - 1st Place
Business Concepts - 3rd Place
Digital Citizenship - 8th Place
Archery Team Success!
Bluejays@Home/Quarantine Learning Expectations
Periodically, we will offer Saturday tutoring sessions from 8-11. Information will be sent to parents when the next Saturday tutoring session is available.
April 6 - Summer School Registration BeginsApril 7 - Check Check
April 7 - Picture Day (This includes 8th Grade Graduation Photos.)
May 3 - School IN SESSION
May 4 - MAP Testing Begins
May 24 - School IN SESSION
May 27 - 8th Grade Drive-Thru Graduation
May 28 - Last Day of School
June 1 - Summer School Starts