The Weekly Update #4
October 14th, 2022
A Note from the AP
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing week off. Now it's time to hit the ground running for quarter two. Fall weather has finally arrived and I am looking forward to baking and spending more time outdoors. I am also anticipating a great basketball and soccer season for our junior high students. I will be sharing those schedules soon. On Saturday, October 22nd the boy's basketball team plays at home at 9:00 a.m. The girl's basketball team plays away and junior high soccer teams play at Alderete at 8:30 a.m.
I am still over the moon with the news that the junior high had the highest attendance for the district for the first six weeks. Great job Coyotes! Let's keep attending school every day!
Good luck to our athletes and I wish everyone a great second quarter of learning!
Coffee with the AP
Please join us for this month's Coffee with the AP. We will be reviewing the Reunification Plan for our district and discussing SEL. It is so important to to be informed and prepared in the event of an urgent situation. I hope you make plans to attend on October 19th at 9:00 a.m. in the junior high library. Here is the Zoom link if you would like to attend virtually:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 889 4886 6543
Help your child stay motivated throughout the school year
Junior high students can fall into the "just do the minimum" trap any time, especially during the colder months. Revive your child's motivation and focus by helping them understand the value of what they are doing. Reinforce positive habits and build their confidence in their own abilities.
- Make learning relevant - how does school tie in to their interests or future career plans
- Praise solid effort - When your child works hard on a project, test, or assessment tell them how proud you are. Tweens may act like they don't want adults' approval, but they really do. There's no better motivator than a pat on the back from you.
- Celebrate progress - Celebrating the positive results of hard work and progress could be just the boost your child needs to keep striving toward success.
Help your child prepare for a bright future
The junior high years fly by quickly, help your child prepare by:
- Model positive work habits such as being prompt, collaborative, and responsible.
- Encourage them to explore a variety of interests.
- Demonstrate and instill respectful behavior
- Encourage them to exercise regularly - studies show that regular physical activity has a positive effect on academics, behavior, and achievement of goals.
- Building communication skills and goal setting skills