The Blazer Buzz

Catch what's going on at the Daniel Boone Area Middle School

JANUARY 18 - JANUARY 31

CELEBRATING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

We hope everyone enjoyed their day off on Monday. However, we hope everyone was also able to reflect on the reason for the vacation day: the life and work or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His work and words resonate with us and we continue to learn from those experiences.

THE BOONE TRIBUNE SCHOOL NEWSPAPER

Are you interested in what is happening around you? Are you interested in current events, sports, your school, or drawing cartoons? Do you like to argue? Do you like to ask questions, and when you don’t get the answers you like, do you like to find your own? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then The Boone Tribune School Newspaper may be a great club for you!

There will be an informational meeting this Thursday, January 21st during 9th period in Mr. Hasson room, room 117. This is an informational meeting only. Come to the meeting and hear what the Tribune is all about. If you are interested there will be an opportunity to sign up and join. The Boone Tribune is only available for 7th and 8th grade students.

KIDS OF PROMISE (KOP)

KIDS OF PROMISE (KOP) is a special group we offer at Daniel Boone Middle School for a special group of students. Children who are impacted by the substance use disorder of a loved one are often difficult to identify but are desperately in need of support. This group provides educational activities as well as a safe environment for students to begin processing their thoughts and feelings with understanding peers.

For more information on this important group, please contact you school counselor.

JANUARY THEME DAYS

Let's make 2021 the best year yet! The Middle School will be having theme days throughout the month of January to promote positivity and get us all on track to be successful in the new year.


January 19 - VACATION DAY - dress like you are on vacation

January 20 - EFFORT DAY - celebrating outstanding effort

January 21 - GOALS DAY - set goals for the 3rdmarking period

January 22 - ZOOM DAY - commit to full participation in all Zoom sessions

January 25 - HOBBY DAY - share one of your hobbies

January 26 - BLAZER DAY - wear your Blazer gear

January 27 - APPRECIATION DAY - tell someone you appreciate them and why

January 28 - SHOE DAY - wear your favorite shoes

January 29 - FAMILY DAY - let your family know you are thankful for them

IMPORTANT REMINDERS FROM THE NURSE'S OFFICE

A few reminders from Mrs. Fay:

1) All students attending classes in the school building must complete the school pass app health screening prior to entering the school at 7:30. This is mandatory for everyone, all staff and students. This is just one more measure currently being implemented to prevent the spread of COVID from the community into the school. If you need help to set up the app please contact scott.matz@dboone.org in the technology department.

2) 7th grade health screenings are currently being done during homeroom. Vision, hearing, height, weight and scoliosis screenings are required for 7th graders. If you have a Digital or BVA student please call the Healthroom (610-689-6300 x3418) to arrange a time to have your child's health screenings completed.

3) Please encourage your child to bring a water bottle to school. Hydration is important to everyone's health. Students can safely drink from a water bottle by raising their mask from their chin to drink and keeping their mouth and nose covered by a mask


THE BLAZER SPOTLIGHT - GETTING TO KNOW THE STAFF OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Name: Kaila Deitrich

Position: 8th Grade ELA


The best part of my job is: sharing my love of learning with my students.


When I am not at school, you will probably find me: running, coaching, or reading


What profession, other than your own, would you want to do if you could? Dentist. I was accepted into the pre-dental program at my college before changing my major to education.


During the pandemic, I learned: how to garden and enjoy the simple things.


Three things you might be surprised to know about me:

1) I was the kicker for my high school football team

2) I earned 13 varsity letters in high school

3) I own over 40 pairs of sneakers

IT'S TIME TO ORDER YEARBOOKS

The 2020-2021school year has certainly been an interesting one...be sure to commemorate it with a yearbook! Orders can be placed online at the link below using the ID number 14018021. Cost is $20 each. Orders must be placed by April 2, 2021. Any questions please contact Mrs. Serianni at jane.serianni@dboone.org Thank you for your support!

FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR ALL STUDENTS

Just a reminder...ALLSTUDENTS are eligible to receive a free breakfast AND lunch. Breakfast service begins at 7:15 AM and our lunch program still has a variety of options. Please call for more details.

IMPORTANT DATES

Week of January 18 - 22: In person instruction "B" week

Week of January 25 - 29: In person instruction "A" week

January 28: Marking Period 2 Report Cards Available

ATHLETIC INFORMATION

Practices and games are back on for the athletic department! Please reference the game schedule below as adjustments have been made to the original plan.

Wrestling: practice at the high school from 5:15 - 7:15

Boys Basketball: practice at the high school from 3:00 - 5:00. Student athletes should take the transfer bus #70 from the middle school to the high school

Girls Basketball: practice from 3:00 - 5:00 at the middle school

Cheer: Monday - Thursday (and some Saturdays) from 4:30 - 6:00 at the middle school

SPORTS SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21

Boys Basketball v. Kutztown (3:45)

Girls Basketball @ Kutztown (3:45) Dismiss at 2:15


FRIDAY JANUARY 22

Boys Basketball @ Oley Valley (3:45) Depart at 2:30

Girls Basketball v. Oley Valley (3:45)


SATURDAY JANUARY 23

Wrestling @ Central Dauphin East (10:00) Depart at 7:30


MONDAY JANUARY 25

Boys Basketball @ Schuylkill Valley (3:45) Dismiss at 2:00

Girls Basketball v. Schuylkill Valley (3:45)


TUESDAY JANUARY 26

Wrestling @ Exeter (4:30) Depart 3:00


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 27

Boys Basketball v. Tulpehocken (3:45)

Girls Basketball @ Tulpehocken (3:45) Dismiss at 1:45


FRIDAY JANUARY 29

Boys Basketball @ Exeter (3:45) Dismiss at 2:15

Girls Basketball v. Exeter (3:45)