Logan Middle School Timberwolves

LMS- Let's Master Success! November 2014 newsletter

Dear Parents and Community:

On behalf of all staff members, I would like to say I hope everyone has had a great school year so far. As we are getting closer to the holidays, I want to encourage all parents/guardians to stay active in their child's education. I know everyone is very busy and it can be hard to get involved as much as you would like, however, just taking a few minutes in the evening to talk with your child about what they learned at school can have such a big impact on their lives. Something as much as talking about school, reading with them, or checking if they have homework, or making sure they are prepared for the next school day can greatly benefit your child.

Please feel free to contact the school with any questions or concerns or if you would like to hear more information about the school!


Thank you,


Logan Middle School Principal

Important Dates!

November 3- NO SCHOOL for students- Staff development day

November 4- NO SCHOOL- Election Day

November 10- Veteran's Day Ceremony

November 11- Veteran's Day

November 14- 8th grade trip to Wheeling

November 24-28- Thanksgiving break

November 27- Thanksgiving

LOGAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Parents and community members:

We are continuously working on ways to involve parents and community members in our school. Your involvement with students makes such a big difference. Call or stop by to find out what you can do to become more involved in our schools.

Mission Statement

The mission of Logan Middle School is to accept that each student is a creative individual who, with the support of the highly-qualified, professional staff, will master the essential curriculum and progress academically as lifelong learners. Logan Middle School, therefore, respect each child's individual needs as well as foster a sade, caring and creative environment that will emphasize the social, emotional, and physical development of each and every child.

Drills and trainings at school:

Parents and guardians, we have been practicing many drills at our schools the past few weeks-- not because we've had or are expecting trouble-- just to be prepared in case of a crisis or event.


To make sure our schools would be ready in case of a fire, active shooter, or lock down, we want to ensure that all teachers and students know exactly what to do to remain safe. Therefore, we have been and will continue to practice lock down drills, fire drills, and active-shooter training.


Please do not be alarmed at this because we are just taking precautionary measures just to be safe.


Thank you for your support and cooperation to help make our schools even safer.

Top Ten Things Teachers Wish Parents Would Do : Brought to you by the National PTA®.


  • Be involved. Parent involvement helps students learn, improves schools, and

helps teachers work with you to help your children succeed.


  • Provide resources at home for learning. Utilize your local library, and have

books and magazines available in your home. Read with your children each day.


  • Set a good example. Show your children by your own actions that you believe

reading is both enjoyable and useful. Monitor television viewing and the use of

videos and game systems.


  • Encourage students to do their best in school. Show your children that you

believe education is important and that you want them to do their best.


  • Value education and seek a balance between schoolwork and outside activities.

Emphasize your children's progress in developing the knowledge and skills

they need to be successful both in school and in life.


  • Recognize factors that take a toll on students' classroom performance:

Consider the possible negative effects of long hours at after-school jobs or

in extracurricular activities. Work with your children to help them maintain a

balance between school responsibilities and outside commitments.

View drinking and excessive partying as serious matters. While most parents

are concerned about drug abuse, many fail to recognize that alcohol,

over-the-counter drugs, and common substances used as inhalants are more

frequently abused than illegal drugs.


  • Support school rules and goals. Take care not to undermine school rules,

discipline, or goals.


  • Use pressure positively. Encourage children to do their best, but don't

pressure them by setting goals too high or by scheduling too many activities.


  • Call teachers early if you think there's a problem while there is still time

to solve it. Don't wait for teachers to call you.


  • Accept your responsibility as parents. Don't expect the school and teachers

to take over your obligations as parents. Teach children self-discipline and

respect for others at home -- don't rely on teachers and schools to teach these

basic behaviors and attitudes

Educational and favorite websites

www.engradewv.com

Students and parents both have log-ins and access to grades, email with all of their teachers, assignments, and much more!


www.achieve3000.com

Our newest school program designed to master differentiated instruction for all students. Read tons of interesting articles while improving your literacy and skill levels. Students also have access to games, activities, and much more!


www.studyisland.com

This website engages students in standard-based instruction, practice, assessment, and productivity tools with rigorous content that meets state standards with interactive games and activities that reward student achievement.


www.coolmath.com

Exactly like the title says, this website offers games and activities that involve math practice for students (and adults) of all ages.


www.history.com

The History Channel's website offers articles, resources, videos, pictures, games, and much more to anyone wanting to learn about history or add to their prior knowledge.