By: STLP Student, Brooke
Welcome to Trailblazer Times!
Welcome to this month's edition of Trailblazer Times! Camp Ernst was full of activities this month, and we invite you to read about a few below! We included some videos from BBN too! Make sure you check out important January dates - we don't want you to miss any of the exciting events coming up!
Getting into the holiday spirit!
Gatlinburg Relief Effort
The Gatlinburg relief results are in. CEMS collected a total of 270 items!
The third place 1st core is--- Mrs.Ashley
The second place 1st core is--- Mrs.Yelton
The winning 1st core is--- Mr.Hastings
The second place student who brought in items is--- Ashley Bessong
The winning students who brought in 175 items is--- Mattie Tripp
Thank you all for donating items to the Gatlinburg relief! Way to go Blazers!
Camp Ernst Middle School Youth Service Center
Camp Ernst Middle School has a variety of teachers and staff members that make it their goal to see that families feel welcome, ensure their children are receiving the best education possible in a safe and friendly environment, and help the students learn to the best of their abilities. The Youth Service Center is an excellent contributor to these goals. Youth Services Centers serve students and families in middle and high school, and the primary goal of the Youth Service Center at Camp Ernst Middle School is to remove nonacademic barriers to learning as a means to enhance student academic success. The center’s mission statement is to:
“Enhance students’ ability to succeed in school by developing and sustaining partnerships that promote: Early learning and successful transition to school, academic achievement and well-being, and graduation and transition into adult life.”
Mrs. Angela Werwick is the Youth Service Center’s coordinator here at Camp Ernst. Her job is to help academically at-risk students succeed in school by helping to minimize or eliminate non-cognitive barriers to learning. Youth Service centers are strengthened by community partnerships in their ability to provide vital programs, services, and referrals to students and their families. These partnerships are critical in order to ensure the student is receiving the best academic experience possible. Stop by the Youth Service Center for brochures and more information on resources or referrals!
Here are some holiday tips to help keep stress at a minimum and to keep the season cheerful:
- Remember it’s not the holidays that make things stressful, it’s about you and how you choose to handle things.
- Get creative with your gifts for fun and remember it’s not how expensive something is, it’s about the thought and effort put into it.
- Make alone time to spend with family, your children, or even just yourself.
- Play games to clear your head and have fun!
- Post pone family feuds until after the holidays wind down.
- Be kind and have compassion for yourself and especially others!
6th grade students raise money for Lucky Tails non-profit animal rescue
What Is Tasters?
Tasters is an incredible evening where adults come together to enjoy food, drinks, laughs, music, silent auction and prizes! This year, our theme is “Exploring Our Town”. Bring your friends, neighbors, anyone from the community to enjoy our tasty celebration with local cuisine from 4 US Cities! Students are welcome to volunteer at the event. Watch for this opportunity in the CEMS Enews in the next few weeks. We will need students to help set up, clean up and bus tables.
How Does Tasters Work?
Taster’s guests begin with soft drinks, mocktails and mingling in the cafeteria, where they have opportunities to bid on wonderful silent auction items. From there, guests will move to the beautifully transformed gym, where they will be served delectable meals with 4 different city themes: Cincinnati, San Francisco, Chicago and New Orleans!
Who Benefits From Tasters?
The students! Tasters is sponsored by the PTSO, and all proceeds go back to CEMS to fund important initiatives like teacher requests, items needed for service learning projects & incentives for the students.
How Do I Purchase Tickets?
To purchase tickets, see the order form on the CEMS Website, check your child’s backpack or watch for in the weekly Enews.
You can also help by donating items for your student’s homeroom silent auction basket. The PTSO is also looking for individuals or companies that are willing to donate other items separate from the silent auction baskets. For more information on Tasters, contact: Becky Quigley, Tasters Chairperson; firstname.lastname@example.org