Trimester 1 2014
7th graders swimming through guidance presentations
Each fall, the counselors visit classrooms and present a lesson. The lesson for the seventh grade students was based on Deborah Diesen’s first book, The Pout-Pout Fish. The story allows us to talk about the fish philosophy and focus in on the students identifying their support system. The transition from 6th grade to 7th grade can be difficult at times, and it is important for the students to remember who they can rely on both in and out of school. In addition, the students discussed the stressors that they encounter and who in their support system they could go to.
School Culture: Fish "Fri" days
Eagle Ambassadors and School Culture
In November the Ambassadors geared activities toward treating others with respect. Students promoted World Kindness Day with the theme, "I mustache you to be kind". Students and faculty wore mustaches and pledged to be kind to one another. Students also participated in the national "Mix It Up Day" which promotes acceptance of others by encouraging students to mix it up during lunch. Students are assigned randomly to different lunch tables for the day and are encouraged to meet new people through ice breaker activities.
Ambassador Community Service
This year the Ambassadors will also focus on community service. Each month, residents from Moravian Hall Square will be visiting with our students. In October, the Ambassadors hosted the residents for the first time. They enjoyed an afternoon of lunch, crafts, and games. It was a fun day enjoyed by all! During November, students taught the residents how to use the Wii. They enjoyed getting physical with a game of bowling and dancing. A big thank you to the Ambassadors and residents who have participated during the past two visits!
Situational Awareness/Self-Defense Program
The NAMS Eagle Ambassador program sponsored a 3-day Situational Awareness/Self-Defense program for female students. The program was offered on November 13th, 17th, and 19th during activity period. Instructors from Action Karate of Nazareth provided the education. Approximately 40 girls participated, and upon completion of the seminar, the students were invited to Action Karate to receive their white belts. Due to the positive response, we are hoping to offer another course to all students in the spring.