Timberwolves Weekly

April 10, 2020

We hope your family enjoys the upcoming, extra long, Easter weekend. It’s a gift of time that can be very beneficial, which has been the part of the Morning Minute messages that have been sent this week. Let’s use this time used for:

  1. Recharging and recalibrating our thinking (Morning Minute - April 7, 2020 - Positive Thinking)

  2. Getting outside (Morning Minute - April 8, 2020 - Nighttime Stroll)

  3. Unplugging and dreaming (Morning Minute - April 9, 2020 - Imagine)

We send these messages of encouragement to our students each morning. (And as a side note: Some of the messages are about showing kindness and helpfulness at home - we’ve got your back!) It’s a small way to keep part of our every day morning routine that we have when we are together at school. We all yearn for the days when we are together again at Lake Denoon, but until then, take care of yourselves.

Your principals,

Linda O’Bryan and John McEwing

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March 13 - April 24 - Virtual Learning due to Building Closure

Continue to monitor school district and state communications for updates

April 10 - April 13 - Easter Break: No Virtual Learning

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Class of 2024 - MHS Student Council

Any upcoming freshmen that are interested in becoming part of the MHS Student Council please click HERE to find more information and the application process.

Chromebook Repairs

Support will be available to access loaners in the event of any damage or defect that inhibits the use of the device. Currently support will be available Wednesdays from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm at the Muskego High School main entrance (Door #1).

Visit this link for more details: bit.ly/PHE-TechSupport

Food Service Program - All Students are Eligible for Free Breakfast and Lunch

Click HERE for the week of April 13 - April 17 for lunch orders. Weekly order forms will continue to be sent out via Infinite Campus. If you are interested in ordering meals, but are unable to pick them up or if you have any other special accommodations, please email our Food Service Director, Chrissy Koerner at chrissy.koerner@muskegonorway.org.

Click HERE to complete the survey.

If you have not previously participated, click HERE before ordering to complete the Interest Form.

Fall Cross Country 2020 Season

Click HERE for information about Fall 2020 Cross Country Sign-Ups

Muskego Youth Football Cheer 2020

Due to the public health emergency, please note, the parent meeting on April 7 and the April tryout dates at Lake Denoon, as of now, have been cancelled. The original attached flyer contains details for the cheer season. Please watch for updates. 5th - 8th grade Cheer try-outs will be held at MAJK Dance with dates yet to be determined. At this time, registration for Mini Cheer Camp is on hold.

Please click HERE for more information

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Well Being Check Ins

By now some of you maybe aware that your child has received an email from Mrs. Jen or Mrs. Jean. They are checking in with students and parents on their experience with virtual learning. If there is anything you or your child may need to help to them with their online learning please let them know. Also, it is important to make sure that the children still have interaction with their classmates. If you haven't been contacted yet, please have your child watch for the email!

Birthday Messages

If your child/children have a birthday coming up, please watch for a birthday message from Mrs. Henneberry in Student Services!

A Message from your School Psychologist

By now we’ve all heard about needing to engage in social distancing. Readers may think I’m suggesting a semantics game here, but I want us to consider reframing social distancing to physical distancing. In times like these, it is inevitable that we may experience isolation, feelings of withdrawal, fear, uncertainty, and loneliness. When we are constantly told we need to socially distance ourselves, I think the emphasis is placed on the wrong actions they (CDC, WHO, etc) want us to engage in. The critical recommendation they have for us actually lies in us being physically distant from others to help us slow/stop the spread of COVID-19. Let’s remember that we must continue to be creative in how we stay socially connected to our families and friends--and that our students are staying as socially connected as possible too. Social media is one way, of course, that helps us feel connected. However, in past communications and newsletters we can recall the caveats to social media--how it can actually increase anxiety and depression.

With that said, there are many options that allow us to be socially connected, but remain physically distant from others. Social connections can include: calling someone on the phone, emailing, texting, and sending videos and pictures to friends and family members of the activities occurring in your family and home. Play a game of chess, checkers, or cribbage; or cook a virtual dinner with family members over video chat. Be creative in how you can socially interact with each other while remaining at a safe distance.

If you are still feeling isolated, depressed, or in need of professional guidance and support despite these methods of social connection, please consider accessing one of the supports in this resource list. It is a sign of courage and hope to ask for help. Lake Denoon Student Services are also available for you as parents and students.

Lake Denoon Middle School Student Services

Ms. Amanda Rosman- School Social Worker: amanda.rosman@muskegonorway.org

Dr. Jen Rohrbaugh- School Psychologist: jennifer.rohrbaugh@muskegonorway.org

Ms. Pam Groh- School Counselor: pamela.groh@muskegonorway.org

Be well,

Dr. R

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Student Online Resources

Our library offers many online resources that are available to our students. Below is a list of the passwords that students can use to access the online resource from home.

Click Here for passwords for online resources at Lake Denoon.

Virtual Field Trips

While we're all stuck at home during this crazy time, maybe take a family trip to one of our online virtual field trips!!

Click Here to get started

Click Here for even more adventures!

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