Friday Flash Forward

Focusing on the Future - February 1st to February 5th

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Teaching is much more than helping students learn and remember facts. One way to think about the ABCs of education is to equate A with academics, B with behaviors and C with caring—one of the most important dispositions educators hope to instill in students.

Illustration by Shaw Nielsen


Saturday, January 30th

  • 8 am - 1:30 pm - RIMLE Conference - Cole Middle School - E. Greenwich

Monday, February 1st

  • A Day
  • Operation Lifesaver (Railroad Safety) Assembly - Hamlet
  • 1:51 - Faculty Meeting - Hamlet Cafeteria
Tuesday, February 2nd
  • B Day
  • 1:51 pm - CPT

Wednesday, February 3rd

  • A Day
  • 1:51 pm - TDT
Thursday, February 4th
  • B Day
  • 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm - Commissioner Wagner visit
  • 2:15 pm - Learn Like a Pirate book study - Room 124 Hamlet
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Commissioner Wagner's meeting with teachers at WHS auditorium
Friday, February 5th
  • A Day
  • National Wear Red Day - Don't forget to donate and to wear red




Operation Lifesaver Assembly (Railroad Safety)

There are trespassing issues with the middle schoolers which has been brought our attention by the Providence & Worcester Railroad . Trespassing on railroad property is not only illegal but it is extremely dangerous and can be deadly. Norma Jean Griffiths of the US Department of Transportation will be presenting a video, presentation and Q&A.

Hamlet - February 1st

In the Cafeteria

Per 2 - 8th grade

Per 3 - 6th grade

Per 4 - 7th grade

*7-7 can go by grade or with either 8th or 7th grade.

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February Family Newsletter

Please email Tonya by Saturday night if you wish to submit any news/happenings. Flyers will be printed Monday and in mailboxes for distribution Tuesday.


Students of the Quarter - 2nd Quarter

Please click on the following link to input your student of the quarter. If you are able to donate items that meet the RI Healthy Foods law, please input your donation on the spreadsheet. You can click on the QTR 1 tab to see who was picked first quarter if you need a reminder. Thank you!

Click here for the Student of the Quarter Spreadsheet

National Wear Red Day

The nurses are once again coordinating the collection of donations for the American Heart Association's "National Wear Red Day" campaign which will be held on February 5th. Staff and students are encouraged to wear red on this day to show support for the fight against heart disease. We are accepting donations in any amount which can be brought to the nurses' offices and will be sent to the American Heart Association on behalf of the Woonsocket Middle Schools. Please encourage your students to bring in any amount to help. For the amount of $5 or more, you will receive a red dress pin or bracelet as a thank you gift. We appreciate your help in this great cause!


Released Items - Can use with students for them to get used to the format of the questions

Educator Resources

Online Practice Tests - For use with students to practice taking the test on the computer

Tutorial Practice - Begin to have students do this so that they know how all the tools in the online test work.

Test Administrator Manual - All staff need to begin to read. Be sure you download 2016 Grades 6-8 Computer Based

Black History Month Ideas from Teaching Tolerance

Civil Rights Webinar

Join us LIVE on February 9 at 4:30 p.m. CST for a new webinar! Register now forTeaching the Civil Rights Movement With Perspectives, and learn how to combine critical literacy and historical thinking with a new graphic organizer. You'll also get great suggestions for putting learning into action through a selection of Do Something performance tasks. Can't make that date or time? Register anyway, and watch later on demand.

Black History Month

Prepare for Black History Month withPerspectives! Use readings from the Central Text Anthology to celebrate and deepen students’ understanding and connections to African-American lives and legacies. Consider texts like Margaret Walker’s “For My People” or RuNett Nia Ebo’s “Lord, Lord, Why Did You Make Me Black?” Pair your selections with Write to the Source tasks like The Pages of My Life 6-12.

Anti-bias Activities

Our forthcoming pre-recorded webinar(coming to you February 16) features video footage of educators teachingPerspectives advisory activities. Fun Activities for Anti-bias Education offers ideas you can try tomorrow to improve school climate and teach students the value of Identity, Diversity, Justice and Action. Curious about other Perspectiveswebinars? Browse them all in one place!

It is important that you revisit these memos throughout the week. It is a living document and can be updated as needed.