Holicong Middle School

Updates From Mr. Bucher (Week of 10/22)

Election Activities At Holicong

On Monday, November 5th, the Central Bucks Middle Schools’ staff and students will take part in a district wide election for the President of the United States. The procedure will be as follows…

1. Each homeroom will be assigned a state with the exact number of electoral votes that state has for the 2012 election.

2. Extra states will be assigned to the administration, guidance department, secretarial staff, janitorial staff, cafeteria staff, and any other groups within the school with a state designation and electoral votes.

3. Each state will have its own election box and ballots for the election.

4. Students and staff will vote during homeroom periods. Upon completion of the voting, each ballot box will be sent to the counting area.

5. Once the votes have been tallied, each school will send their results to Mr. Knoedler (Social Studies Teacher) at Holicong Middle School.

6. Mr. Knoedler will tally all of the schools' results and send them out to each middle school by a designated time. This time will be finalized closer to Election Day.

7. When each school receives the tallies from across this district, they will begin to announce the results to the students and staff. Holicong will be using the following method and schedule…

a. The students and media staff will have news break-ins updating every of the regional results (northeast, mid-atlantic, southeast, midwest, south, southwest, pacific, and northwest).

b. These updates will be announced live with an electoral map showing the students who won the state and a current electoral vote count as the day progresses.

c. The media crew will also be interviewing students live throughout the day getting personal commentary on how the election is progressing. These will also be broadcast live throughout the day.

d. A final update will broadcast the overall winner. This winner will be a true CB Middle School result.

Holicong's Elite 8

Membership in the Holicong community presumes a commitment to respectful, honest, and responsible behavior. We are deeply committed to modeling, teaching, and reinforcing attitudes and behaviors that reflect the high regard we have for ourselves, each other, the work we do together, and the place in which we gather to do it. Everything we do is a reflection of who we are, as well as our friends, family, and school. We have an obligation to take care of each other

. . . we have an obligation to create an environment that supports and encourages the “Holicong Quality of Life”

We must exhibit those personal qualities that best exemplify all that Holicong represents – the Holicong Quality of Life encompasses the following traits which Holicong students have named “Holicong’s Elite 8”:

Honest – being truthful in everything that you do

Open-minded – ready to entertain new ideas

Loyal – showing that you are faithful and dependable

Inclusive – creating a welcoming and hospitable environment

Considerate – showing concern for the rights and feelings of others

Optimistic – being hopeful and positive in all your thoughts and actions

Non-judgmental – not allowing opinions to cloud your ideas

Genuine – being original and sincere

We ask that all members of the Holicong community exhibit the traits listed above. This year, our PEN 8 students, under the direction of Mrs. Ritter, have decided to create murals portraying the characteristics encompassed Holicong's Elite 8. Holicong's stairwells have never looked so great. We will be sure to have them on display during our Spring Arts Festival in late May!

Holicong's Student Assistance Program (START)

START is a confidential way to get help for your friends, your child, or yourself. There are trained staff members who want to help students receive the care they need to be healthy, happy, and successful in school and in making good life choices. See any team member for more information- no lectures- no discipline!

Email or bring your referral to the guidance or health office or speak with any START team member:

Mr. Bucher, Mr. Dallas, Ms. Goral, Mrs. Kleeman, Mrs. Louderback, Mrs. McLaughlin, Mr. Novick, Mrs. Radice, Mr. Stryker, and Mrs. Kinkus

Please click on the link below to access the START Referral Form and to learn more about Holicong's Student Assistance Program.

http://www.cbsd.org/sites/teachers/middle/DKLEEMAN/Pages/START--Student-Assistance-at-Holicong.aspx

Math Counts At Holicong

Does your middle school child enjoy math? If so, encourage him/her to join Holicong's Math Counts Team. The first Math Counts Meeting at Holicong will be held at 3 PM on Monday, October 29 in the Main Office Conference Room. Click on the link below for more information...

http://www.cbsd.org/schools/holicong/Documents/MathCounts%20Flyer.pdf

Team 8-2's Recycling Project

Team 8-2 teachers and students have discoverd a creative way to Recycle their garbage. On a regular basis, Team 8-2 teachers and students send recylable materials to a company called TerraCycle. TerraCyle then makes creative products out of Team 8-2's garbage.

TerraCycle's purpose is to eliminate the idea of waste. They do this by creating national recycling systems for previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste. Anyone can sign up for these programs, called the Brigades, and start sending TerraCycle waste.

TerraCycle then converts the collected waste into a wide variety of products and materials. With more than 20 million people collecting waste in over 20 countries, TerraCycle has diverted billions of units of waste and used them to create over 1,500 different products available at major retailers.

TerraCycle's goal is to eliminate the idea of waste by creating collection and solution systems for anything that must be sent to a landfill.

Founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, then a 20-year-old Princeton University freshman, TerraCycle began by producing organic fertilizer. Since then TerraCycle has grown into one of the fastest-growing green companies in the world.

Picture Re-take Day

Thursday, Oct. 25th 2012 at 7:30am

Holicong Rd

Doylestown, PA

Election Day - No School

Tuesday, Nov. 6th 2012 at 7:30am-2:30pm

Holicong Rd

Doylestown, PA

Early Dismissal

Friday, Nov. 9th 2012 at 7:30-10:45am

Holicong Rd

Doylestown, PA

End of 1st Marking Period

Friday, Nov. 9th 2012 at 7:30am

Holicong Rd

Doylestown, PA