Week of 1/11-1/15
Happy New Year!
Marching from the UK!
Eryn Ruff: Helping Others in Need!
While I was home, my mom was going through some of my old stuff and found a “certificate of recognition” I earned in middle school for forming friendships with and making students with disabilities feel welcomed in the regular education classes. I also remember how proud it made me feel to receive that recognition from my teachers at my school, but even more so how good it felt to know I might have made a difference in someone else’s life. I would like to do the same for our students as well.
Over these past couple months, I have noticed certain students that have gone out of their way, and above and beyond, to make some of my students with special needs feel included socially and academically. These students have not been required to do so, but rather have out of the kindness of their hearts (without any prompting given). I have seen these acts of kindness in the following ways: standing up for a student when they were being bullied, offering a student who is often left out to join their group for an assignment or to sit with them at lunch, sitting with a student in class and providing them with extra support/guidance, offering kind words of encouragement, etc.
Therefore, I would really like to recognize the students here at Hickory Ridge that have shown any sort of kindness to any student who has needed it (whether they are EC or not). If you have any student that stands out to you, please email me their name, grade, and one sentence of what they did that was an act of kindness for another student. I plan to write a letter home to these student’s parents and then reward the students with a certificate of their own and a pizza lunch. My hope is that this recognition will make other students want to show more kindness to all their peers, no matter their differences. Thank you for your time and help! As always, it is greatly appreciated! J
We Are So Proud of Our Spelling Bee Champ: Lisa Zuo
Important Dates: January
1/13: Grade Level Meeting
1/13: HS Principal and HS GCs meet with 8th grade in the gym at 3:30
1/15: Early Dismissal 1:00
1/15: Data Disussion from 2:30-4:00