The Counselor's Cave
Let's make the 2nd Semester the Best Semester!!
From the Office of the Superintendent re: Vaping Consequences
Decatur City Schools notified students and families at the beginning of the 2019-2020 year that we considered "vaping” to be a serious health concern and stronger repercussions would be implemented for students found vaping.
During the first semester, students found in possession of or using a vaping device were assigned to in school suspension (ISS). However, that punishment did not seem to deter many of our students who elected to engage in this harmful practice. After a discussion with students, parents and administrators, it was recommended that discipline for vaping offenses include an assignment to our Center for Alternatives to Suspension (CAS). Therefore, beginning in January of 2020, DCS administration will be assigning CAS to those students found using or in possession of vaping devices.
Again, as being reported in the news, vaping is causing serious health issues around our nation. We do not wish to see any of our students negatively impacted by either direct exposure or second hand exposure to these products. Please help us and discuss the dangers of vaping and the consequences of vaping at school with your student.
Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 6pm
Austin Middle School
5th Grade Visits
Monday, Feb. 3rd, 8:30pm-11am
Austin Middle School
6th grade Elective Selection (for 2020-2021 school year)
Thursday, Jan. 30th, 8am
Social Studies Classes
6th grade students will take the ACAP in the areas of Reading (ELA), Math, and Science. 7th graders will test in Reading (ELA) and Math.
All students will take the Scantron in the areas of Reading and Math.
Assessments are crucial to providing valuable information about student progress and drives instruction. The data tells us what is working, what isn't and what is needed........PLUS it gives us the opportunity to shine and show off how awesome our students and teachers are and how hard they have worked!
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD!
We need all students present during testing! A more detailed schedule will be provided at a later date.
ACAP Testing Window
April 6th - May 1st
Scantron Testing Window
May 4th - 15th
1/1 - Happy New Years Black Bears!
1/2 -Basketball @ Athens (boys at 4:30 girls at 4:30)
1/6 -Teacher Workday
-Basketball @ Muscle Shoals (Girls at 4:00 Boys at 5:00)
1/7 -Welcome back Black Bears!
1/9 -AR Celebration-Basketball @ home vs. Hartselle (AHS boys at 5:00 girls at 6:30)
1/10 -Student of the Month Assembly for January (School Spirit) @ 8:45
-Report Card Day!
1/11 -All State Band Auditions
-Scholars Bowl Tournament
1/13 -Middle School Basketball Tournament (times TBA)
1/14 -Geography Bee @ 8:45
-6th Grade Kuder Assessment in SS Classes
1/16 -Millions Word Reader lunch
1/20 -MLK Holiday-No School
1/21 -Access testing for ELL students (window opens)
-7th Grade Kuder Assessment in SS Classes
-All State Band Auditions
1/25 -Lego Robotics State Competition
1/29 -Blood Drive
1/30 -6th grade (upcoming 7th grade) Elective selection in SS classes