December 18, 2015
From Mr. Backmeyer's Desk
I hope that each and every one of you enjoy two weeks of family, friends, rest, relaxation, joy, peace, and a moment to be thankful! I am extremely blessed to have a wonderful staff, students, and parents that work together to educate our students and prepare them for the opportunities to come! It is great to be a Mustang!
Enjoy the break and we will see you back in 2016...Tuesday, January 5, 2016!
- 12/19 - 1/4 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Phoenix won a laptop!
24 students picked from prizes!
Perfect Attendance Drawing Winners
152 students with perfect attendance 1st semester!
Brian won a telescope!
Another drawing next semester!
A group in Mrs. Olson's working on their fluency.
Our SpellStangs received their 1st place plaque and medals!
School Wide Learning Outcomes
Example: I can choose the best means of getting information in order to reach the goal.
Creative Bulletin Board
The "ornaments" are classmates, teachers, and principals hanging from the tree!
Our 5th grade put on plays this week!
be goal-directed and strategic! What do I do next?
PARENT/GUARDIAN ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY FORM
GROWTH MINDSET vs. Fixed Mindset
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From the Nurse's Office...
As some of you are all too aware, there are a lot of different viruses going around this time of year. Currently, we are experiencing a number of students with stomach viruses and upper respiratory viruses. The symptoms associated with the stomach virus include, but are not limited to, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, dizziness, headache, body aches, and stomach cramping. Symptoms associated with upper respiratory virus include, but are not limited to, severe headache, cough, sore throat, fever, fatigue, dizziness and body aches. Not all of these symptoms show with every child.
School policy is for a child to be fever, vomit, and/or diarrhea free for 24 hours without medications prior to returning to school. This will help keep the virus from further spreading. A virus will typically shed for 24 hours after symptoms resolve. Promoting good hand washing at school and at home will also help keep your family healthy. We also recommend your child to bring his/her own leak-proof water bottle to school to avoid using water fountains and increasing the risk of passing on illnesses. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 812-376-4426.
Thank you for all of your help with trying to keep our students healthy.
Kelly Stephens LPN
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Mustang Basketball Schedule
Attention all EBL players and coaches: The EBL is excited to announce that all EBL players and coaches will be allowed free admittance to all home high school basketball games this year, except the IHSAA tournament games.(Girls & Boys) The EBL has provided rosters to both high schools and they will have these rosters at the ticket booth. Give them your name and school and they will check you off the list. A huge THANKS to both high schools for making this happen!
Information on this great program. Southside has seen HUGE gains for students who are partnered with a "big". We NEED 10 BIGS - If you have time or know someone who would be a good fit, please consider this program.
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Good, Better, Best,
Until Your Good is Better,
and Your Better is Best!
The Southside community will ensure all learners demonstrate growth by modeling positive choices and recognizing the gifts and challenges of each student through a collaborative working environment.
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