Pirate News

Pathways Middle School - June 2022

A Word from the Captain

Greetings Parents,


This time of year goes so quickly! See below for important updates on:


  • 8th Grade Celebration
  • Cut off dates for field trip and permission slips
  • Laptop turn-in date


Students are completing their learning and finishing strong. We are looking forward to summer after a very successful year!


Have a great weekend,


Dr. Eschen

Upcoming Dates

  • May 23 - Laptop/Chargers/Hot Spot checks - bring to school!
  • May 25 - Laptop/Charger/Hot Spot Turn In
  • May 31 - Field Trip Permission Slips Due (Reward Day)
  • June 1 - 8th Grace Celebration - 6:00 PM
  • June 2 - Reward Day to Wahooz/ Last day of school (full day)
  • June 3 - No school (Teacher Inservice)
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Laptop Turn In Dates

On Monday, May 23, we will be checking laptops, chargers/hot spots. Please bring all to school!


Laptops will be turned in on Wednesday, May 25th during Study Lab. Students need to bring their laptops, chargers, and hot spots (if applicable) to school on that day.

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ORDER YEARBOOKS!

Keep an eye out for a blackboard message coming next week for ordering yearbooks! A link will be provided.
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Last IP Reward Day!

Those who are IP Free will be going to Wahooz on June 2nd! Please continue to encourage your students to complete all of their work from Semester 1 and 2! ALL work must be completed by May 27th to be eligible for the field trip. Permission slips will be due May 31st. We look forward to celebrating all your students' successes!!


We are looking for parent volunteers to help supervise. If you would like to join us, please email Mrs. Mortimer at mortimer.kathryn@westada.org.

Current 6th and 7th Grade Registration

Ms. Sears will be registering students for next year on Monday, May 23rd in Study Lab. Students will print their schedules and bring them home for parent signatures.
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Parenting Skills to Prevent Drug & Alcohol Addiction


ODP is thrilled to announce an exciting National Prevention Week (NPW) event with Erica Komisar, LCSW! The one hour and fifteen minute virtual presentation, Parenting Skills to Prevent Drug & Alcohol Addiction, will take place on Tuesday, May 10th from 12:00-1:15pm MST. The event aligns with the NPW focus on preventing substance use and promoting mental health in youth by sharing strategies to help parents and caregivers prevent and recognize the early stages of mental health disorders, behavioral issues, and substance misuse. The presentation will be applicable to prevention professionals, educators, and parents. Participants can earn one hour of Certified Prevention Specialist educational credit in the domain of Professional Growth & Development.

About the Speaker

Erica Komisar, LCSW, is a clinical social worker, psychoanalyst, and parent guidance expert who has been in private practice in New York City for over 30 years. A graduate of Georgetown and Columbia Universities and The New York Freudian Society, Ms. Komisar is a psychological consultant bringing parenting workshops to clinics, schools, corporations, and childcare settings. She is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Daily News. She is also a Contributing Editor to The Institute for Family Studies and appears regularly on Fox and Friends and Fox 5 News. Erica is the author of Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters and Chicken Little the Sky Isn’t Falling: Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety. Learn more about Erica Komisar at www.ericakomisar.com

Register at https://form.jotform.com/IdahoODP/registration-npw-presentation

Participants that register by May 6th will be entered into a drawing to win a free copy of Erica Komisar’s latest book, Chicken Little the Sky Isn’t Falling: Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety.

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