South East Update
Hello Little Hawk Families
Main Office- 319- 688-1070
Michelle Cook- Principal- firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Dvorak- Assistant Principal- email@example.com
Aryana Ruiz- Office Manager- firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam Quigley- Front Receptionist- email@example.com
Attendance and to report an absence- 319-688-1071
Tonya Burkett- Attendance Secretary- firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance Office (Schedule questions, student concerns, etc) 319-688-1073
Tara Andresen- Guidance Secretary- email@example.com
Brian Ingram- Guidance Counselor- firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Coffman- Guidance Counselor- email@example.com
Athletics- (General Questions- sport specific please email your student's coach)
Nikol Carlson- Athletic Secretary- firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison Brewer- Dean of Students- email@example.com
Administrative News and Updates
Daily announcements are read each day, and broadcast into classrooms at the beginning of first period.
Announcements can also be found on the South East Jr High website.
Washington, DC trip parent meeting this Wednesday, April 3!
Mr. Merulla will be holding his parent meeting this Wednesday at 7pm, in his room. He will present information about the trip, answer questions, and help with registration. The meeting will last thirty minutes. If you can’t make it, here’s a link to the parent meeting online:
Need to contact Mr. Merulla? He’s at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each trimester Personal Development students do a volunteer project. To date, students have volunteered more than 850 hours of service in our school and community this school year! Many choose to host a blood drive at school. South East Junior High will host another drive April 10 in the LMC.
Last trimester we had a great turn-out with 26 donors and 23 units of blood collected for patients at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. We are very proud of our tradition of service for the UIHC through our blood drives. Students work hard to recruit donors in our school and community. We offer a unique value as we are always bringing new donors to UIHC through Personal Development classes as students pass through our school. Please consider participating in this drive and support service in our community at the same time! You can go to this link as the drive gets closer (look for the South East Junior High blood drive) to sign up for a donation time or you can “drop in” on the day of the drive. South East Personal Development students thank you!
Per Iowa law, junior high students must have a meningococcal vaccine (to prevent meningitis, a bacteria that infects the brain, blood and spinal cord) and a Tdap booster (to prevent tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis/whooping cough). Please check your child’s immunization record or call their health care provider to find out if they had the Tdap booster and meningitis shot and make an appointment if needed. Johnson County Public Health also provides the immunizations at no cost to children with or without health insurance. Please call 319-356-6042 to make an appointment. Please turn in an updated “Certificate of Immunization” before the new school year begins. Your child may not be able to attend school without these required vaccines.
All students who are interested in playing a sport in junior high MUST have a current pre-
participation “sports” physical exam on file at their school. You can turn this in prior to the start of their sport season (or at the start of the school year). A physical exam is good for 13 months from the date of the exam before expiring. Please schedule an appointment with your health care provider now to ensure that your child will be allowed to practice and play when school starts in August. If your child does not have health insurance, free medical care (including sports physicals) is available through the Healthy Kids School-based Health Clinics. Call the Clinic Coordinator at 319-631-3204 (Se habla español; Français parlé). The Clinic is open during the
DENTAL SCREENING FOR 9 th GRADERS
Iowa law requires that all 9th graders have a dental screen done by a dentist or dental hygienist between the beginning of 8th grade and spring of their 9th grade year. Ask your child’s dentist/ dental hygienist to complete the Iowa “Certificate of Dental Screening” form. Please return the completed certificate to your child's school office. If your child does not have dental insurance coverage or you cannot pay for dental care, contact the Johnson County Public Health I-Smiles Coordinator at 319-356-6045 for assistance.
All forms are available on the district website: https://www.iowacityschools.org/Page/1146
Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress
- These are computerized assessments and will be taken on the Chromebooks. Students must bring their fully charged Chromebook and charger for testing!
- Tests are as follows: Reading- 60 minutes, Language Arts and Writing- 120 minutes, Math- 60 minutes, Science (8th grade only) 60 minutes.
- Cell phones and Smart watches are not allowed in a student's possession at all during the testing window. Students are not allowed to have their phone out during a break, if they go to the bathroom, etc. All cell phones should be kept at home, locked in their school or PE locker or handed in to the proctor during testing.
If you have questions, please let us know and again, we will continue to send more information as the time draws closer.
Art - room 130
Applied Tech- room 132
Industrial Tech- room 138
The following rooms will be renovated starting in June of 2019 with an expected completion of Dec. 2019:
227, 229, 231
109, 111, 113
115, 117, 121, 123
The following rooms will be vacated this summer to make room for new admin offices. Newly constructed rooms will be created in the old library space starting in Dec. 2019.
207, 209, 211
We will keep the 10 Plex for next year to help as we continue to move teachers around while work is being done. If you have questions, please let me know!
CASL 8 for 2019-2020
Rachael Pisarik- Language Arts
Joseph Bailey- American Studies
Taylor Schlicher- Science
CASL 8 combines the subjects of 8th grade Science, American Studies, and Language Arts to deliver a collaborative, project-driven school experience. Students in the CASL 8 cohort meet daily during the regular SEJH 1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods. Due to the flexibility of block scheduling, the cohort is able to use these 135 minutes in a variety of ways that best meet the students’ needs. Teachers collaboratively address learning standards while weaving together the core subjects to create project-based units centered around colonization and weather; genetics and healthcare; and immigration and climate change. The result is a learning community that allows time for building quality relationships between students and other students, as well as students and teachers. Students make connections between content areas and apply their learning to experiential experiences, partner with community members, enjoy guest speakers, and a field trip.
“I think that this is a great program and it should continue for as long as we can make it last for.” -8th Grade CASL Student
“I believe that it is a better way to learn and more related to real life experience.” -8th Grade CASL Student
The annual 8th Grade Orchestra trip to see the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will take place Friday, April 19th. This is always a fun and educational trip that allows students to see performers of the highest caliber from around the world. Thanks to those who provided extra scholarship funds to make it possible for all students to attend!
Both the 7th & 8th Grade Orchestras are hard at work preparing for the end-of-the-year concert which will take place in Opstad Auditorium at City High on Tuesday, May 21st. Hope to see you there at 7:30pm!
Safe Space Paintings
Safe space paintings.
All art classes participated in this project. I asked students to paint a safe space onto an image that I screen printed. The images were then selected and made into quilts for the national display, see below. The 58 students whose work was chosen will receive color photo copies of their paintings later. All work is currently on display in the hallways at SEJH.
The first photo shows some, but not all the artists.
The other 2 show the 3 quilts with the 58 student's work.
The quilts were displayed in Santa Fe, New Mexico March 30-31. See details below!
The quilts will become a permanent part of this exhibition displayed around the nation.
Thank you to Jean J, Terri and Susie Corbin-Muir for quilting the edges.
This info was provided by Tina who is leading the project.
Red Quilt Solidarity Project (#RQSP) Call for ART:
My name is Tina Sparks, and I am in my last semester at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). My BFA senior exhibit is a collaborative quilt project, titled the Red Quilt Solidarity Project (#RQSP), focused on Missing/Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) and global violence against women. I invite you to participate in this awareness initiative. RQSP is open to all people who wish to speak out about violence against women.
The quilts & panels will initially be displayed on the IAIA campus during the Red Shawl Solidarity Workshop, March 30 & 31, 2019, and also during the opening of the 2019 BFA Senior Exhibit, April 2019. These quilts & panels will also be installed in The Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery July –mid-September, 2019, as a contemplative walking medicine hoop encouraging awareness of victims and their families. The long-term goal for the project is to transport and display the quilts/panels on the national mall in Washington, DC like the AIDS quilt in the 1980's, and possibly in local, national and international museums, galleries, art and community locations. My goal is to see this project become a visual voice including presentations and rallies in order to evoke visibility, funding, and change.
March 27, 2019 – BFA Senior Exhibit and Red Shawl Solidarity Workshop
June 27, 2019 – Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery Installation
February 27, 2020 – Transport and display quilts/panels in Washington, DC
These students paintings are in the quilts.
Upcoming Science Field Trip
Open Positions for 2019-2020
President- Heather Bright
Vice President - NEEDED
Secretary- Sara Moninger
Treasurer- Renae McKay
DPO Rep- Tea Ho
Hospitality Committee Chair- NEEDED
Box Tops- Morgan Langfitt
8th Grade Party Chair- Heather Bright and Renae McKay
Please email email@example.com
PBIS and Other Supports
PBIS March Data
March Referral Data:
- 21 total referrals
- 10 from the classroom, 6 from the hallway, 2 from bathroom, 1 from outside, lunch and locker room
- 76% of the referrals successfully made contact home
- 2 referrals requested SAC intervention, 10 requested follow up from administration, 2 for documentation purposes only, 6 other
- Last year we had 12 total referrals for the month of March
PBIS Rewards App
We are in the process of switching over to a electronic behavior acknowledgement system called, "PBIS Rewards." This online system will take the place of our paper acknowledgement system known as our SOAR tickets. Your students may have downloaded the free PBIS student reward app on their phone, and they can also access their information from their chromebooks or any desktop computer. If you would like to have access to your students online behavior system, please email Allison Brewer at firstname.lastname@example.org. She can help you get the parent app or desktop version set up. This would allow you to see who, when and for what expectations your student is receiving positive acknowledgements.
Our PBIS committee relies heavily on donations to purchase items for our SOAR store and for special student acknowledgements. We are so thankful to those who have already donated this year, but with almost 800 students, we go through our donations quickly! If you would like to donate to PBIS, please click https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4cadab2ba0fd0-pbis1
Little Hawk Time Community Opportunity
South East Homework Club
South East Track and Field
Track Practice Schedules:
7th and 8th Grade Girls
MTWF: after school-5:30
Thursday: after school-5:00
7th Grade Boys
MTWF: after school-5:40
Thursday: after school-4:50
8th Grade Boys
MTWF: after school-5:30
Thursday: after school-5:00
Track Meet Schedules:
South East 2018-19 Calendar Dates to Be Aware Of
South East 2018-19 Bell Schedule
It is the policy of the Iowa City Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Kingsley Botchway II, Director of Equity, 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-688-1000, Botchway.email@example.com.