South Ocean Monday Memo

October 17, 2016

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Pictured above... Students in 8th grade art class learned about the value scale and used a picture of them as a class in order to represent their clothing in values from light to dark.


I look forward to keeping you informed of all the great things taking place at South Ocean Middle School through this weekly memo. Please consider sending me pictures of the great things going on in your classes for our memo.

Great Things I Noticed Last Week

Great Read This Week

The New York State Middle Schools Association will be holding a conference at Sayville Middle School on November 8, 2016. They have a call for presenters out to all middle school teachers. If you have an instructional strategy or approach that you are interested in sharing with middle school colleagues from across our area I would encourage you to apply. Here is the link... https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXWb89H8cTq5qV8Ejov91n6EG6yU0hw-nL0AZ5hz3h1M9TZg/viewform?c=0&w=1

Lions Quest Corner with Ms. Calev...

This week in Lions’ Quest we started our lesson by exploring the meaning of self-esteem and how it relates to knowing our personal skills and qualities. The students, then, filled out a questionnaire to help them identify their personal skills and qualities. 50% (or more) of the students found it difficult answering questions such as “Do you prefer to be a leader or a group member? and “Do you prefer to have many friends or just a few friends?” The students’ experience with the questionnaire brought to light the fact that the ability ‘to think about one’s thinking’ increases with age and we can expect to see a lot of growth in this area in middle school.

This lesson was just an introduction to this important topic. Ms. Piro and Mr. Manchin plan to do extension lessons in the upcoming weeks.

Upcoming Events This Week

Spirit Week!

Monday-Twin Day

Tuesday- Heritage Day

Wednesday- Breast Cancer Awareness Day (wear pink day)

Thursday- Character Day

Friday- School Colors Day


Monday, 10/17- PDP full staff- Challenges of the Hispanic Immigrant Youth

Monday, 10/17- 4 PM Home Boys Soccer Game vs PACA

Tuesday, 10/18- PDP full staff- RTI/IST Process and SEL

Tuesday, 10/18- 4 PM Home Football Gave vs. Gelinas

Thursday, 10/20- 3:30 PM Girls Tennis vs. Oregon @ Four Sisters and Girls Soccer vs. Eastport at home

Friday, 10/21- Pep Rally Bell Schedule

Friday, 10/21- 4 PM Home Boys Soccer game vs. Dawnwood

Saturday, 10/22- District Homecoming Parade @ 10 AM, Homecoming game @ 2 PM