Bulldog Bytes

Volume 1 Issue 1

Ensuring all students learn and grow is our collective responsibility.

Welcome Back, Bulldogs!

We are so excited to begin the 2022-2023 school year. The custodial staff has worked hard this summer and the building is looking great. Our teachers have been planning lessons, collaborating with their peers, and attending professional development to provide your child(ren) with the best education possible. Our front office staff has been working behind the scenes to ensure that every incoming Bulldog is in their appropriate placement. We are ready to ensure that all students learn and grow this school year!

Below are key dates to mark on on your calendars for the 2022-2023 school year:

  • Tuesday, August 16: Open House

    • 6th Grade: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    • 7th & 8th Grade: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Please Note: Sixth-Grade students will have a staggered start: Last names A-L will attend Thursday, August 18 and Last names M-Z will attend Friday, August 19.

  • August 18: First day of School for 7th & 8th Grade

  • August 22: All 6th grade students attend

  • September 5: Labor Day - No School

  • September 23: No School (Professional Development)
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Bulldogs L.E.A.D.

Our school is participating in an important district initiative. It is called Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS).

What is Positive Behavior Interventions and Support?

PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Rather than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student specific plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings. PBIS is not a program or a curriculum. It is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.

We will be sharing more with students and families as the year progresses.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Heath City Schools is a proud Leader in Me district that incorporates these concepts in grades K-12. Students learn these habits and practice them every day. In short, Covey’s seven habits are composed of the primary principles of character upon which happiness and success are based. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People puts forward a principle-centered approach to both personal and interpersonal effectiveness. Rather than focusing on altering the outward manifestations of your behavior and attitudes, it aims to adapt your inner core, character, and motives.