February 7, 2020
Mrs. Linda O'Bryan & Mr. John McEwing
Lake Denoon Principals
FEB. 7: TEEN CENTER GRADES 5-7 AT BAY LANE ELEMENTARY FROM 7:00 - 9:00 pm
FEB. 12: Recognition Day
FEB. 20 - 28: Lake Denoon Book Fair
FEB. 21: Lake Denoon Dodgeball Tournament
FEB. 27: Parent teacher conferences - 3:45 to 7:30 pm
FEB. 27: Ice Cream Social 4:00 - 7:00 pm
FEB. 28: No School-Professional Development Day for Teachers
Dear Parents & Guardians,
This year, Lake Denoon has started a National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Chapter. National Junior Honor Society is an organization that is focused on service to others, maintaining high academic standing, and being role model students with behavior and citizenship. Seventh grade students with eligible academic and behavioral standing at school were invited to learn more about NJHS during a resource period in early February. At this meeting, all of those eligible students were given Candidate Information Packets that they can complete and submit if they would like to be considered for NJHS membership for their eighth grade school year at Lake Denoon.
The timeline for the NJHS selection process is below:
Candidate Information Packets due Thursday, February 27
Selection / Non-Selection Letters mailed home week of March 9
Spring 2020 NJHS Induction Ceremony: Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm at Lake Denoon
Any current seventh grade students not invited this school year are encouraged to think about how they can better embody the five qualities of NJHS members (scholarship, character, leadership, service, and citizenship) so that they can potentially be eligible to apply to National Honor Society (NHS) once they get to high school. Additionally, parents of fifth and sixth graders should help support and encourage their child to be role model citizens and students so that they may be eligible for NJHS when the time for them to apply in 7th grade comes.
If you have any questions about Lake Denoon’s NJHS chapter, please contact Ms. Stephanie Fote at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-971-1820 ext. 7218.
LDMS Dodgeball Tournament
PARENT/GUARDIAN TEACHER-STUDENT CONFERENCES
LOST & FOUND
There are a number of clothing articles, etc. in our lost and found. Please note that any items that are not picked up by Thursday, February 27, 2020, will be donated to charity.
OPTIONAL PARENT INFORMATION SHEET FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
If you would like to identify any specific information about your child’s learning needs and information that would help your child’s transition into the next school year, please feel free to complete the following form:
Please return this form to the Main Office at Lake Denoon Middle School in a sealed envelope marked “Office-Placement” by Friday, March 6, 2020.
One of the best gifts we can give a child is resilience. This gift lasts a lifetime - way longer than a new cell phone or athletic shoes. As a parent or guardian, building resilience in a child requires effort and consistency. The following is the second segment in the three part series shared by the School Psychologist.
Resilience is important because it is the human capacity to face, overcome and be strengthened by, or even transformed by the adversities of life. Everyone faces adversities; no one is exempt. With resilience, children can triumph over adversity; without it, adversity triumphs. To overcome adversities, children draw from three sources of resilience features labelled: I HAVE, I AM, I CAN. This week, we will focus on I Am.
The I AM factors are the child's internal, personal strengths. These are feelings, attitudes, and beliefs within the child. The resilient child says ...
Lovable and my temperament is appealing
Loving, empathic, and altruistic
Proud of myself
Autonomous and responsible
Filled with hope, faith, and trust