Junior Pilot Flash
Aug. 2017 ~ Franklin Township Middle School East
Edited by: Media Aide Class
From the Desk of Mr. Huotari
What does it mean to dare to be different? This is the question I have challenged our students and staff with this year. That question has been a little harder to answer than you might think.
When I first started presenting on Dare to be Different, I talked about holding true to yourself. I talked about the influence of social media and the embarrassment that can stem from going out on your own to be different than the majority. I still think that is a key piece of the puzzle, but there is a little bit more. You also have to do all of that while stretching yourself to be better…..at everything you do. It is not good enough to say, “I stink at math,” and use that as an excuse to not try. It is not good enough to walk past a stranger in need and say, “I am not really that outgoing, it is hard for me to start a conversation on a whim.” It only becomes good enough when you use your strengths and resolve to get better at your weaknesses…..TO MAKE THE COMMUNITY, CITY, STATE, AND WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
I am not satisfied with just being good at some things. I want to be better at A LOT of things. I am going to strive to do just that. I am going to recognize and celebrate my strengths and work on my weaknesses, all to make East a better place to be. I am going to Dare to be Different in every situation and choose the right thing…….which is often the harder thing.
Tuesday, August 8
3:00 Robotics Tryouts (correction)
5:00 Robotics Parent meeting (correction)
6:00 Back to School Night
Friday, August 11
Saturday, August 12
7th & 8th Football Jamboree
News from the Clinic
Attention all parents: please complete the required health forms/consent forms for this school year if you have not done so already. Students without permission will be seen for emergencies but not routine visits. Students without permission may have a temp taken and sent back to class. If you still need the required forms, they are posted at the end of this newsletter.
Please refer to the student handbook for further information regarding Student Health Services.
Lastly, if you have any gently used clothing that meets the dress code and you would like to donate, the clinic could use these items. Students sometimes have need of a change of clothing during the day.
Karra Waters, RN
Scholastic Book Fair
Thursday, Aug. 31st, 7am to Friday, Sep. 8th, 2:15pm
10440 Indian Creek Road South
FTMS East is conducting a Scholastic Book Fair to motivate students to read more. Join our volunteer group and help us plan and conduct our school’s best reading event ever!
Join us if you:
- like to organize and put things in place
- joy offering a helping hand, setting up, or packing up
- want to help shoppers of all ages find the perfect book
We appreciate your support in whatever form it takes.
Contact: Samantha Warner
Student Serial - The JPF students voted to have a monthly story in which a new writer will continue the plot each month. The story will conclude in May 2018!