Concord Community Schools Newsletter
BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS IS THE START OF LEARNING!
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE HIVE WITH MR. ARBUCKLE
We are off to an amazing start to the school year! Everyone is excited to be back and together. Here are some of the happenings at the HIVE...
Students can earn Bee-havior Bucks for exemplifying outstanding behavior. When students earn a ticket they bring it to the office and have the choice to put their ticket in 1 of 3 buckets. This past week our winners were: Eli Lybarger in Mrs. Lehman's 2nd-grade class and he won the family game box. Ayla Blossom from Mrs. Lamb's 4th-grade class won lunch with Mr. Arbuckle. Ruthie Stevens in Mrs. Stacks' 4th-grade class won VIP tickets to the tailgate football game next Friday. The 3 buckets for our next drawing are a cider and donut party with 3 friends, lunch with Mrs. B, and a take-home pumpkin carving kit.
Our first Jacket Java with Mr. Arbuckle is Tuesday, September 7th at 7:00 am in the middle school gym. This month's topics are Powerschool and Google Classroom. Parents can learn how to access these tools and see some of the neat features they have. This will be recorded if you cannot make it and published on the middle school and elementary website parent resources tab.
Elementary and Middle School Picture Day is Wednesday, September 8th.
To pre-order online go to this site. geskusphoto.com/fallorders
Website code for elementary orders - 4916ZJVLNJJHZJ
Website code for middle school orders - 4915ZTRHODZIMG
THE LAUNCH OF PLTW -HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS AND OUR NEW BIOMEDICAL ACADEMIC PATHWAY
I got to see the class first-hand today, and I was so impressed. The students were researching the human body, drawing diagrams, and beginning to make 3D models of certain organ systems. Some of the student work is shared in the pictures below. Junior, Layla Hellard, has enjoyed the class. She plans to pursue a career in the medical field after finishing high school and college, so she is able to really explore this passion through taking this course.
CONCORD SENIOR IS A FORCE IN THE NATIONAL ESPORTS CHESS TOURNAMENT
KIDS READ NOW
Kids Read Now (KRN): September 3rd is the last day to submit books read for KRN. If you have not already entered the books you read this summer do so ASAP!
We are also mailing each family our Parent Guide as an extra engagement piece for the program. Click here to view the online version. After reading the guide, start logging the books your student reads, they will be eligible for rewards when they return to school in the fall if they are actively participating.
FIRST K-8 YELLOWJACKETS OF THE WEEK ANNOUNCED TODAY!!
Someone who is observant pays a lot of attention to things and notices more
about them than most people do. Learning to be more observant is important
because paying close attention to your internal thoughts, feelings, and emotions
-- as well as things going on around you (like people, places, things, and even
changes!)-- helps you improve yourself, react to things quickly, and (at the same time) grow your empathy skills.
7TH AND 8TH GRADE STUDENTS: WASHINGTON DC TRIP REMINDER
You are able to sign your child up for the Washington DC trip for a few more months. If interested, please click the link below. The earlier you sign up, the lower the monthly payment will be.
Elementary and Middle School Facebook Page
Have you liked the Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page? What about the Concord Community Schools Facebook Page??
If you have not yet, this week is a great time to start. The Elementary and Middle schools use the Facebook page to post many updates and announcements, and the Concord Community Schools page is a great way to see how a YellowJacket week unfolds! Don't miss the news - like and follow the pages today.