Newport Mill Weekly Update
Another amazing week at Newport Mill!!
Back to School Night Success
Please take a few moments to respond to our feedback form with what worked for you, and what you hope to see differently for future Back to School Nights and parent events. Also please share with us a personal insight to the students of Newport! As an IB World School, we want to embrace and highlight our unique cultures and experiences of all our students.
Come to Hispanic Heritage Night Thursday 9/29 from 6-8PM!!
Greetings from Newport Mill Restorative Justice and Mx. Small!
Hello everyone! I’m Mx. Crystal Small.
I’m new to Newport Mill Middle School this year and excited to have the opportunity to bring Level 1 Alternative Programs to the community. Alternative programs support students by providing direct academic, behavioral, & socio-emotional care to students who have been struggling to find success in the regular school environment.
I believe that all students are unique, capable, high-achieving individuals who are preparing for the challenges and expectations of their present and future lives and aim to cultivate a safe, supportive, learning environment that will create opportunities and experiences that promote academic, personal, and social growth - whatever that looks like for students as individuals. Alt-1 student support services are grounded in a holistic approach that understands and respects the uniqueness of each student and mentors them as they explore their identities, develop decision-making and problem-solving skills, and begin to plan for their futures.
In collaboration with school staff, families, and community resources, Alt-1 student support services address student academic, behavioral and socio-emotional needs through:
• Promoting independent student responsibility
• Fostering the development of appropriate social skills
• Establishing both short and long-term goals that address each student's individual issues
• Improving academics
• Improving attendance
DCC High School Choice - Virtual Open Houses and Information
MCPD Officer Laurie Reyes - Autism/IDD, Alzheimer's/Dementia Unit Creator Visits
This past Thursday, teachers Ms. Abromowitz and Mrs. Price-Bullock, organized and welcomed a special visitor to the Newport Mill LFI (Learning For Independence) program.
Laurie Reyes, Police Officer and Creator / Coordinator of the Autism/IDD, Alzheimer's/Dementia Unit of the Montgomery County Police Education, Outreach, Empowerment, Follow-up and Response team spent Thursday morning meeting with our students and staff in order to help us learn more about being responsible citizens in the community by doing our part. We shared ideas about wearing our seatbelts, safely calling 911, and asking the police for help when we need it. Officer Reyes even showed us some of the special equipment she uses on her job.
A special thank you to the MCPD and Officer Reyes for this community connection!!