April 1, 2016
Proud to Be Your Principal
So glad to have everyone back from spring break! It's been a great week, and we have SO much going on! We had two groups of middle schoolers head south today - the Firebird Band went to Madison to see the UW Band, and our archery team competed in the State Archery Tournament in Wisconsin Dells. Take a look at today's video and see a little bit of what they're up to!
We have an amazing diversity of students here at Minocqua J1 - you as parents should be proud of each and every one of your children. Be sure to take a look at everything that's coming up, and how you can take part!
Spring Picture Day
You can also order online. Click here to pre-order portraits of your child, and use the code 06395EB.
Only students who have pre-ordered online, or who have their order form & payment will be photographed.
"The Phoenix" Student Anthology
You can also pick up an order form at the school office. Forms can be turned into the office, or to Christy Schlosser.
While this quote could have come from your teen (or a teenager most anywhere in the U.S.A.), it is credited to the great actress Katharine Hepburn. Testing rules and limits is all in a day’s work for your pre-teen. However, as the parent, you have a critically important role to set some rules and limits that are not open for discussion, such as drinking and driving.
Be an eParent®! With your child, find websites that relate to those non-negotiable rules and use them as talking points. For example, view the youth-produced videos on the “Above the Influence” Facebook page that showcase alcohol and drug prevention messages. Vote on your favorite commercial and talk with each other about why you picked that message.
As an adult with mature reasoning skills, you are able to determine if and when to test rules or limits. But for your child, they may be pushing as many rules and instructions as they come up against! While this is normal, it can be incredibly frustrating for you. Use your parental wisdom to identify rules you expect your child to follow. Discuss some other rules that may be negotiable and listen to your child’s point of view. Don’t give in to the temptation (or pleas from your child) to change the firm rules – at least not until they are older and show they can act responsibly.
Only Fools Run at Midnight 5K & 10K
For more info about the race, and to register, click here.
Candy Science for Kids!
Girls Volleyball Open Gym
Faith E-Free Church is located behind Trig's, at 9035 Blumenstein Rd. in Woodruff.