Dec 6th Girls Basketball A & B at Monticello
Dec 7th Band Concert Cafeteria 6th Grade 6:45pm and 7th/8th Grade 7:30pm
Dec 7th PTO Meeting 6:00pm Lobby
Dec 8th Girls Basketball A vs B at Monticello
Dec 13th Girls Basketball A Team at Cascade
Dec 14th Wrestling
Dec 15th Girls Basketball A Team Vs B Team at Monticello
Dec 15th Orchestra Concert 7pm
Dec 16th Choir Concert 6:30pm
Dec 17th Early Release 11:55 for Winter Break
Jan 3rd First day back to school after the Winter Break
Jan 3rd First day of practice for boys basketball
School Wide Expectations - PBIS
We have noticed some specific issues that we are currently addressing
- Respect & Defiance
- Cell Phones
We realize that it is important for students to know why rules and expectations have been put in place. Below are few of examples regarding the behaviors mentioned above.
- Respect/Defiance: We expect students to be respectful so that we can maintain a positive classroom environment where all students receive instruction without constant disruptions. (School Board Policy 3241)
- Hoods/Hats are not allowed because of safety concerns as previously mentioned above. When students are wearing head coverings along with a mask, it can be really difficult to identify students when they are in the building. (School Board Policy 3224)
- Cell phones are not allowed in school during school hours for a number of reasons. The first reason is that they can be a distraction in the classroom preventing learning from taking place. Our school district provides the necessary technology to be successful. The next reason is that students have used cell phones to take pictures or videos of other students or staff without permision. Sometimes the pictures or videos include words or suggestions to insult, mock or demean other students and staff. Another reason, is that students have used cell phones to record videos of fights. All instances substantially disrupt the learning environment at Monticello. (school board policy 3245p)
We would like to remind everyone that most of our students are doing a great job and we will continue to recognize their efforts when they are meeting our school expectations. We have over 500 students at Monticello and 87% of them have not received an office referral this year.
We do try to use a PBIS approach and do consider student input. Soon we will be providing an opportunity for students to use their cell phones appropriately at lunch, but they will have to earn it and show they can be responsible. We will have a designated room where students can go to eat lunch and use their phones. They will have to follow the expectations. In order to earn it, students will need to earn mustang bucks from staff members. Mustang Bucks are given out by staff when students are demonstrating positive behaviors in our school. Stay tuned for more information regarding this opportunity.
We are excited to be able to have in-person concerts again this year. Our teachers have worked hard preparing for the concerts while making sure they are following the current health and safety guidelines. All participants and families will be required to wear masks appropriately while indoors. Below you will find some other helpful information for the upcoming concerts.
On Tuesday, December 7th, we will have our winter band concert in the cafeteria. Since seating is limited due to safety protocols, we will be holding two separate concerts and we ask that families sit together on the same bench in the cafe. The first concert for our beginning band students will start at 6:45pm. The second concert for our advanced band students will start at 7:30pm. Those attending the advance band concert should wait until the beginning band concert has ended before entering the cafeteria.
On Wednesday, December 15th, our winter orchestra concert will be held in the cafeteria at 7:00pm.
On Thursday, December 16th, our winter choir concert will be held in the gym at 6:30pm. This is due to social distancing requirements and the ability to have additional seating in the gym.
December's Character Trait is Selflessness
Selflessness is defined by meeting the needs of others and having the will to serve and sacrifice for others, the willingness to set aside our wants in seeking the greatest goods for others.
Winter Clothing Drive
Lightly Worn or New Coats, Jackets and Shoes and New Undergarments, Socks, Hats and gloves. Donations can be dropped off in the lobby.
Students Recognized For Demonstrating Humility
Family Character Dare
We encourage families to get involved by having discussions at home about humility and joining in on our Family Character Dare. This month’s dare is as follows;
Have everyone in your family write down a list of 3-5 things that they would appreciate if someone helped them with, said to them or shared with them. Put it in a public place and see if everyone can get something checked off the list.
October Students Of The Month
Not Pictured - Yoseline
Not Pictured - Marley
Girls Basketball & Wrestling
The first basketball practice for 7th and 8th grade boys will be on January 3rd right after school. Students that are interested in trying out need to have their paperwork turned into the office before they can practice. Students that need paperwork are encouraged to pick it up from the office and turn it in completed before Dec 17th (last day of school before winter break). If you have any questions, please contact our athletic secretary at 360-575-7041 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder: Due to social distancing requirements, only family members of our athletes are allowed to attend indoor sporting events. We ask that those family members sit together in the stands. When the restrictions are lifted, all of our student body will be allowed to attend. All spectators will be required to wear a mask while in the building.
Skyward Access To Check Grades
Skyward Family Access is an online tool that gives families the opportunity to participate more fully in their students’ education. It offers up-to-the-minute student information, including attendance, schedules, food service balances and immunizations. It also includes a calendar and message center.
If you have not yet obtained a username, submit an application to a school where you have a student attending. Your username will work for all active students living in your household. Each guardian may have a separate user name and password. Click here for a link to skyward family access.
If you have any questions at all regarding your child's progress or classes, you are encouraged to reach out to your child's teachers.
We believe we make a difference in the lives of our students by providing a safe and supportive environment where ALL students receive a high-quality, comprehensive education that inspires them to become life-long learners and equips them with the skills and knowledge to succeed in high school and beyond.