The Seahawks Call
Week of April 26, 2021 Volume 30
Message from Principal Taylor..............................
As a reminder, we are half way into the last quarter and conversations are taking place to make final instructional decisions as it relates to promotions, summer school, and retentions. Continue to encourage your child to buckle down, attend and actively participate in classes, and complete and submit assignments.
I'd like to congratulate all of our students who made honor roll for the third quarter. Honor roll certificates are being mailed. For our virtual honor roll students, make sure you check out our school's website where all honorees are highlighted. For our in-person honor roll students, check out our wall down main street where honor roll recipient lists are displayed.
In order for a wait-listed student to be considered for in-person learning, two main criteria must take place.
1) We must be able to socially-distance the student in all of their classes as well as their assigned lunch period
2) The student's current schedule can not be modified in anyway. That means, we will not change any of their current teachers nor change the period for any of their classes on their current schedule
If we are able to satisfy these two expectations, your child will be invited to return to in-person learning, which will start the week of May 3rd.
Any student who has been wait-listed will receive a letter of approval or denial this week.
Library News from Mrs. H-J!
Somers remains the top middle school for minutes read and logged in Beanstack – way to go!
If your students are not reading regularly, please encourage them to do so. Regular recreational reading helps students in so many ways – it builds empathy, vocabulary, and even affects their future learning success!
To borrow a quote from one of my colleagues: “Readers are Leaders and Leaders are Readers.” Students can find eBooks and audiobooks on our school library Destiny account. Students in the building are welcome to request physical books. And the Charles County Public Library has Curbside Checkout available at all of their branches.
Our library books are looking to reunite with their missing companions. Have a Somers library book still checked out? Please return it during school hours and make the other books happy.
Marlon Walker - 6th Grade VP - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynthia Panizzi - 7th Grade VP - email@example.com
Wualanda Thenstead - 8th Grade VP - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonia Matthew - Administrative Asst. - email@example.com
Kenneth Tojek - 6th Grade Counselor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Franklin - 7th Grade Counselor - email@example.com
Brittany Williams - 8th Grade Counselor - firstname.lastname@example.org
INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM
Andrea Johnson - Reading Resource Teacher (Reading) - email@example.com
Jennifer Branham - Instructional Resource Teacher (Math) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne Johnson - Learning Resource Teacher (Gifted Education and Testing Coordinator) - email@example.com