Students of the Week
6th grade: Omar Hilowle, Celia Wierske, Natalia Matthews and Tiana DoBrava
7th grade: Theron Johnson, Tate Kostreba, Hailey Rasmussen and Harper Cufaude
8th grade: Gena Charboneau, Julia Sutherland, Dakota Nix and Lucas Daleiden
Physical Education/Health: Demi Alfords, Vinny Carlson, Kiana Hilary and Zach Berns
Congratulations to these wonderful students that give it their all each day!
What's Occurring at School?
Fall Heggie's Fundraiser Totals
Students Taking Responsibility in Demonstrating Excellence
Salk Middle School implements PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Education. The goal of all PBIS plans is to create predictability for students, staff and parents by defining and teaching positive social expectations, acknowledging positive responses and establishing consistent consequences for problem behavior.
At Salk we intentionally teach STRIDE (Students Taking Responsibility in Demonstrating Excellence) behaviors of “Ready, Responsible and Respectful” actions to our students in all settings. (The defined STRIDE expectations across all settings is attached below.)
Student are not only demonstrating STRIDE in the classrooms, they have been faced with congestion in our hallways during passing time with the rew remodel. Students have risen to the challenges and are showing regard for others passing in the hallway,walking on the right, observing one-way traffic rules, walking with purpose without congregating and waiting patiently for others to pass. We appreciate their flexibility and adaptability to change.
As a reward for recognized behavior, Students are given STRIDE tickets. Students can turn in tickets to the STRIDE store at their lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We have some amazing rewards for students and three of the most popular are are reserved seating with friends at the high top tables, time with Olaf; the ever fabulous therapy dog, and being able to wear a hat on Fridays. Currently over 1,300 tickets have been cashed in for rewards. 6th grade is leading the way, followed respectively by 7th grade and 8th grade. Collectively, Responsible behavior is the most awarded ticket.
The school year is off to a wonderful start! We will continue to enforce positive behavior choices with your students and hope that parents have a better understanding of how our staff is focused on making Salk a great place be.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
In addition to this overall recycling program, we are also participating in a separate venture through the ABC Promise Partnership with Green Tree Plastics that not only allows us to recycle plastic lids but also allows those lids to be turned into a useful item for our students on many levels. We are currently collecting plastic lids from any item. These lids are then sorted and weighed by our students to then be "cashed in" to receive a bench for our school. It is our goal to collect enough lids (approximately 450 lbs.) to receive two benches that will be placed on the south side of the building towards our athletic fields. This is the outside space we typically utilize during student lunch time to participate in physical activity and socialize. The thinking is that students that could use a buddy or general peer support can sit on the bench and others can join them to offer encouragement and build friendships.
Super Heros to the Rescue
October 15: Magnet Lottery Opened
October 17: Two-hour early release
October 18 & 19: No School - Teacher ConventionsOctober 23: 6th grade students (last names A - K) @ Team Quest
October 23: WBWF Community Cafe 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., District Office
October 24: 6th grade students (last names L- Z) @ Team Quest
October 25: Picture Retake Day
October 29: STEM Family Night 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.
November 2: Superhero Day
November 7: ISD 728 Cultural Potluck
November 9: 7th grade students - Youth Frontiers Courage Retreat