8th Grade Update: September
You can't hide that PANTHER pride!
This is our first monthly update. We are moving through our second week of school. I am proud to share that I have seen a lot of success and growth already.
I have spoken to multiple parents over the last week. I appreciate all of your support and invite the continued partnership. I will continue to communicate on a regular basis as I know that is key to a successful year.
I met with each team and reviewed expectations and routines so all students are aware. Our 8th grade students are the leaders of the school. We are well past the warning phase. Please review the following reminders with your students.
Gunning Bedford Open House
Thursday, Sep. 15th, 5-6:30pm
801 Cox Neck Road
New Castle, DE
*Students should let their homeroom teachers know if their chromebook is not working.
*Chromebooks should be charged each night. Over the next week we will be completing beginning-of-the-year assessments that will drive further instructional decisions. They will need their chromebooks to complete these.
*I understand that the chromebooks that are provided are not brand new. However, students are expected to take care of their device.
The expectation is that a seat is chosen and that students remain in this seat for the entire lunch period. Students are not to wander to visit friends or get out of their seats for any reason. Students who can not meet this expectation will be given consequences and parents will be contacted.
Backpacks, Phones and Lockers
Cell phones must be placed in a Yondr pouch and then the pouch locked. Pouches should then be placed in backpacks in lockers.
Forgot your pouch? Let your homeroom teacher or Mrs. Nowell know and your phone can be stored in a safe place until the end of the day. Forgetting or losing your pouch is NOT a reason to be allowed to carry your phone in your pocket.
Students may access their lockers during homeroom, after third period and at the end of the day. We are having many students go to their lockers at other times. This is disrupting instruction and transitions.
Not sure if you would like field-hockey or soccer? Give it a try! I heard Ms. Spencer (the field-hockey coach) tell a parent today that we'd rather you try and decide that you don't like it than try at all.
Being active in a sport or club is a great way to meet new people. Have an idea for an after school club? Let Mrs. Nowell know and we will chat about getting it started.