Wildcat Roar

May 15, 2022

NEW BUSINESS

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

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Uh oh

Technology is great...until it isn't.


We were all set to LiveStream Friday's graduation, but it didn't work. We think the power supply to the camera got unplugged (on accident) as people were getting seated Friday night, which cleared the programming timer. So...the event wasn't broadcasted as planned. We're sorry.


You can check out the Multimedia Class's Senior Slideshow above!

Q: Hey, J Clem - what are we doing this week?

A: I'm so glad you asked! After we dry our tears because we only have two and a half days this week, we have a ton of fun planned. Here's a quick peek.


Monday:

  • Report to WIP rooms, check Chromebooks and chargers in. (Let your WIP teacher know if your machine needs any repairs over the Summer so they can enter a ticket.)
  • (Stay in WIP rooms until WELLNESS WALK begins at 9:00.)
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Wellness Walk in Circle Drive ** Make sure to wear/bring sunscreen, bring a drink (water is best!), and you can bring a hat to wear and a blanket/towel to sit on outside. **

    12:15 pm - Report to 5th hour for attendance, then go to Auditorium (WAIT FOR INTERCOM) for movie with J Clem


Tuesday:

  • Report to WIP rooms for attendance and lunch counts
  • Morning: Kickball & Softball Tournaments (We'll use the Circle Drive and South lawn to run two games at once. Brackets = 9a (Benton) v. 9b (Yung) / 10 v. 11. Student winners play each other, then square off against the Staff team. ** Make sure to wear/bring sunscreen, bring a drink (water is best!), and you can bring a hat to wear and a blanket/towel to sit on outside. **

    5th hour: Report to 5th hour for attendance, then to the Auditorium for Staff v. Students Trivia

  • 6th & 7th hours: Card games and Board games in cafeteria / locker clean outs / 'How's it going?' chats with J Clem

Wednesday:

  • Report to WIP rooms for attendance
  • 8:00 am - 10:30 am: HS Field Day events - top spots = reserved parking spots (you can paint) for 22-23 School Year ** Make sure to wear/bring sunscreen, bring a drink (water is best!), and you can bring a hat to wear and a blanket/towel to sit on outside. **
  • 10:45 am: Parking Spot Selection (Draw names for order/preference: Students of the month go first, then End of Year event winners)
  • 11:00 am: HS Second Semester/End of Year Awards in Gym (Livestreamed)
  • 12:08 pm: Dismissal for Summer

What's a Wellness Walk?


Mr. Horton and Ms. Klenk formed a District-wide Wellness Committee that started meeting this semester. The group consists of students, staff, parents, and community members. They wanted to create an event to focus on physical, emotional, and mental wellness - so the Wellness Walk was 'born'.


It will take place on Monday, May 16 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on school grounds. Besides encouraging students to walk for fitness, there will be various stations to visit as well. Each station represents something you can do for your own wellness. We'll move stations every 15 minutes, or you can choose to walk the whole time. ** Make sure to wear/bring sunscreen, bring a drink (water is best!), and you can bring a hat to wear and a blanket/towel to sit on outside. **


Students will be given a sheet to get signatures to have an opportunity to win prizes when we draw for names. Students have 3 options:

1. Complete 20 laps with lap trackers.

2. Attend 8 stations.

3. A combination of 10 laps and 4 stations.

'Tis the Season!

Please join us to celebrate our students at the following graduation events:


  • Preschool Graduation-- Monday, May 16 at 6:30 pm
  • 8th grade Graduation-- Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm


All events will be held in the high school gym.

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Handbook Highlight

Each week, I'll highlight an entry from the handbook that has come up in the past week or something that will be coming up soon. The handbook is posted on our website, slaterschools.net - and there's a link/button further down the newsletter.

This week's topic is: Board Policy IKE (Promotion of Grade Levels and Class Standing)

(Full policy is below)


...CLASS STANDING

For the purposes of class standing, students at Slater High School will be assigned class status based on the number of credits earned as of the first day of school for each school year.


Freshmen ............................................Promotion from Eighth Grade

Sophomores...........................................................................5 credits

Juniors...................................................................................11 credits

Seniors.....................................................................17 or more credits

Shout Out

What staff member deserves a shout out?


Take a minute to let me know all about it by filling out THIS FORM.


Students, Parents, and Staff can give a shout out to any Slater Schools employee! Check out our Live Feed at slaterschools.net and our social media to see the Staff Shout Outs so far, and thanks to those who have submitted some!

Way to Go, Aiden!

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OLD BUSINESS

New Wildcats in the House!

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Use the Time You Have

We've had an increase in vape use lately. Because of this, I've asked teachers to tighten down on letting students out of class to go to the bathroom during class time. If you need to use the restroom, I'd advise you to go between classes.


If you are allowed to go during class time, be prepared to leave your phone with your teacher.


Other measures will be implemented soon, but I want to discuss them with teachers before putting them in place.

Lunch Line Woes

Students, please wait to approach the Grab & Go area until the tray traffic has been through the line.


We have one person recording numbers, and the task is overwhelming in itself. In an effort to ensure that all who want a tray have time to eat it, Mrs. Mullins has asked us to have all students getting a la carte or Grab & Go items to wait until those getting trays have made it through the line.


...and, there's an ice cream purchase limit of one frozen treat per day.


Thank you!

Heads Up

Last week, the HS teachers and I met. We discussed several things, and I shared some expectations for them to share with you. All but one of these topics are existing policies that have been in place all school year.


Beginning Monday, the enforcement of the following topics will be universal throughout the HS:

  • Phones: No phones are to be out once you're in the building, unless it's lunch time. If your phone is out, the following protocol will be applied (this information has been in the WILDCAT ROAR since January, under 'LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK' in Old Business): ...your teacher will have you put your phone in an envelope that you will write your name on. You will then bring it to the HS Office, where the referral will be entered. As you read last week, if it's your first offense you can collect it at the end of the day. If it's your second (or more) offense, a parent/guardian must pick it up from the HS Office. Detentions are assigned from the third offense on.

  • Absences: When you are gone (even if it's for a school trip), it is your responsibility to get the work you missed from your teachers. It is your responsibility to comply with your teachers' policies regarding collecting and turning in work assigned while you were gone. This information has been in the WILDCAT ROAR all school year. You can revisit it under 'SO YOU'RE IN HIGH SCHOOL NOW' in Old Business).

  • Disrespect: One of the HS staff's goals for our students is to make sure that each one of you has the skills to be successful after graduation. Being respectful to others is a critical skill. Besides that, it's what decent humans do - and the adults in the District deserve it. There's no excuse for being disrespectful. Pro tip: If you can't be kind and/or respectful, be quiet.

  • Defiance of Authority/Insubordination: It's March. You know the rules. If you don't follow them, you'll be written up. This goes for many things, including:
    > Hoods - No hoods in the building during school hours.
    > Hats - No hats in the building during school hours.
    > Food in classrooms - Food is ok during WIP time (breakfast in the morning and pre-practice snacks in the afternoon). Beyond these times, it is not okay. Food that is brought into classrooms will be thrown away and you'll be written up.
    > Teacher space - Students are not to be at or behind teachers' desks without the permission of the teacher.

  • (NEW) Air Pods/Ear buds: Beginning Monday, air pods/ear buds are not to be worn except for during lunch. If you would like to listen to music while you work, wait for your teacher to indicate that it's ok. At that point, you may access music on Pandora or Spotify through your Chromebook. This information is also in 'LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK' in Old Business.


We'll review these policies during WIP on Monday. When you arrive, please get your breakfast and report to the gym. You'll have time to get your Chromebooks before you go to your first hour class.

Louder for the People in the Back

Students, cell phone use is not allowed in the building during school hours - except for lunch. Your phone is not to be out or in use in classrooms or in the hallways. This includes WIP time. If a parent needs to reach you, they may contact the school. We'll get the message to you.


You are able to access SoundCloud, Spotify, and Pandora from your Chromebooks if you want to listen to music while you work. (Wired earbuds are available in the HS Office for $2/pair.)


If you do violate the rule, your teacher will have you put your phone in an envelope that you will write your name on. You will then bring it to the HS Office, where the referral will be entered. As you read last week, if it's your first offense you can collect it at the end of the day. If it's your second (or more) offense, a parent/guardian must pick it up from the HS Office. Detentions are assigned from the third offense on.

Restricted Access

During HS Lunch (11:44 am - 12:08 pm), students are permitted in the Cafeteria ONLY. If you need to use the restroom, use the ones by the cafeteria. Students are not to be in the old building, gym, or gym restrooms prior to 12:08.


The only exception to this is for meetings supervised by staff members.

So, You're in High School Now...

When you miss a day (or more), it is your responsibility to ask each of your teachers for missed work. They have communicated their late work policy with you already. If you're not sure what it is, ask them.


If you don't follow their policy and miss the window to turn work in, it's on you, not them.

Keep in Mind

We love you and miss you when you're gone.


However,

  • When you're sick, please stay home.
  • If you are showing any COVID symptoms, please stay home.
  • If you (or anyone in your household) has been tested for COVID, stay home until you receive a negative result - or clearance to return from the Health Department.


If you will not be at school, we ask that you - or one of your adults - calls the HS Office to let Ms. Barb know by 8:30. The HS Office phone number is 660-529-2278, ext. 107 (Ms. Barb). You can also email Ms. Barb (bohlendorf@slaterschools.net) or me (jclements@slaterschools.net).

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2021-22 Reserved Parking Spots

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Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Click here to see what's for breakfast and lunch this week!

2021-22 School Calendar

Check out what we have planned for this year!

Student/Parent Handbook

Rules, policies, and information for Wildcats and their Adults

Community Resources Available

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Monday, May 16

WIP time - 9:00 am: HS Students stay in WIP rooms, check Chromebooks back in

9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Wellness Walk

12:15 pm - Report to 5th hour for attendance

12:30 pm - HS Students to Auditorium for movie


Tuesday, May 17
Morning: Kickball and Softball Tournaments
5th hour: Student v. Staff Trivia in Auditorium
6th & 7th hour: Board games/card games in Cafeteria, locker clean outs, ‘debriefing’ chats with J Clem/grade levels

Wednesday, May 18
8:30 am - 10:30 am: HS Field Day events

11:00 am - HS Awards Assembly

12:08 pm - Dismissal


~ Have a great Summer! ~