Springman Middle School - September 17th
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September 17th, 2021
While we are very excited to have capped off another great week, we would also like to bring your attention to a concerning trend that is impacting schools everywhere. We are unfortunately experiencing bathroom and school destruction that students are performing on TikTok and calling it a devious lick or just a "lick". A "lick" on social media involves stealing, breaking or destroying school property. This is a damaging trend that is happening in schools everywhere and students do not realize the impact of these decisions. We realize many of these actions are not being done by most of our students but after discussions with leaders in the area and region, the one thing all can agree on is that it will take a community of people including staff, parents, and students to help address this widespread trend. The reality is, this trend is one which includes theft or destruction of public property; which is a serious criminal offense. I have certainly watched my children and others around the country create inventive and fun content on TikTok. The platform is not all bad, but this trend will have very serious consequences for those who choose to follow along. We hope families will discuss the severity of these actions at home to help support the message we are sending at Springman!
We created a form for students or parents to fill out if they know and details regarding theft or destruction of school property related to this trend. Our investigations of these matters often uncover the reality many students know about issues. We highly encourage anyone with any information to report it immediately.
On a positive note, it feels great to be hitting a stride and getting our routines back! We have so many great acts taking place each day as well and we are working together on recognizing these efforts. Take a look below for this week's WOW and be on the lookout for more information on our plans for the #WildcatWay throughout this school year. Have a great weekend!
WOW (Wildcat of the Week)
Each week students and staff will be nominated for successfully showcasing the #WildcatWay! Congratulations to our Wildcats of the Week!
Respectful.On Task.Always Safe.Responsible
Weekend Motivation - Song + Quote of the Week
Upcoming Important Events + Updates
Click HERE for a detailed list of all important dates for Springman 8th Grade Students!
Beach Sweep 2021
BREAKFAST ON THE BEACH will be happening again and the data sheets, gloves, garbage bags, and pencils will be provided. Students need to bring their permission slip to Ms. Tripple along with their $3 in order to participate. The Order forms are due by THURS 9/23!
*Every* child participant needs a form and $3 fee to participate, regardless if they are eating the breakfast. Students can download a form from home or get a permission slip from Ms. Tripple, the office or their science teacher. Students should bring their own water bottle this year. NO drinks will be provided at the beach. TWO HOURS of service credit will be given to any student who donates their time to this event. PARENTS MUST BE PREPARED TO PICK UP THEIR CHILD (or arrange a ride) by 11am OR EARLIER FROM GILLSON.
Questions? Contact Jtripple@glenview34.org
School Photos Are In!
Late Arrivals & Early Dismissal Procedures
Students arriving late should enter the main office, sign in on the attendance iPad, and receive a pass to class. If your student needs to leave early for any reason, please send them with a note to give to front office staff in the morning or call the attendance line. Your student can exchange the note for a pass to show their teacher at the time of dismissal. They should come to the front office, sign out on the iPad, and wait for you to arrive.
Student Item Drop-Off
Students wishing to try out for a sport should pick up a packet that contains the following:
PHYSICALS + PAPERWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO TRYOUTS
Physical exam that was conducted within the last 395 days. standard physical exams with authorization to participate in interscholastic sports OR a completed pre-participation examination form are acceptable.
Additional materials, signature pages, and schedules may be included for each sport, so please review packets carefully. Students should bring completed forms to the nurse FIRST so that she can confirm that they have medical clearance to participate in tryouts. She will sign the form and the student may bring packets to tryouts or return them to the coach.
Activity Bus Information
Unfortunately, the LRTC is NOT open after school at this time. If things change, we will follow up with additional information
Highlights of what to expect in the future Wildcat Weekly communications are below:
- New Happenings
- Important Dates for the Week
- Student/Staff Wildcat of the Week (WOW)
- Club Announcements
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
Important Dates - *more info for each event will be shared soon
- Thursday, September 30th: T1 Midterm
- Friday, October 15th: Parent/Teacher/Conferences
Have a wonderful weekend,
Megan Russell - Principal
Dan Polonsky - Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning
Karen Schwartzwald - Assistant Principal for Student Services
Lisa Engel - Student Success Coordinator