Counseling Through Connections
6th Grade Visit - Hopkins
7th Grade Visit - Meek
8th Grade Visit - Reid
Job Shadow Day - March 18
Students Making a Difference
After some 7th graders heard a school counseling lesson in December on self image and how we treat ourselves and others, a couple of students decided to take this lesson to heart! One of the tasks during the lesson was to write down a compliment intended for another student in their class (without mentioning any names). These compliments were read to the class. Everyone loves a compliment from time to time, right?
The evening after this lesson, one student took it upon herself to spend her own time writing 100 compliments for her team! She sent an email stating she was inspired and asked if she could post these compliments on her teams' lockers. The next morning as she was participating putting the compliments in the lockers, another student saw and wanted to help as well. What a chain reaction! LOVE seeing this at OMS!!! One of our mentoring lessons in December included reading The Starfish Story. Read below to understand how to be a thrower of stars like these students have been at our school!
A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.
She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”
The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied,
“Well, I made a difference to that one!”
The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved.
- adapted from the Star Thrower
High Flying EAGLE Winners - Quarter 2
Congratulations to the following students!!! They will receive pizza and a soda at lunch in January.
Fray, Rae Lynn
Moore, Mattie Jane
McConnell, Ann Mason