The Weekly Newsletter of Clint Small, Jr. Middle School
May 1st - May 5th
Letter from Principal Nelson
April showers bring May flowers, they say, but how does that metaphor fit into the world of education? Quite nicely it would seem. The trials and tribulations of Spring Fever, which has spread across our campus these last few weeks, is beginning to wain and the seeds which were deposited are ready to bloom throughout the month of May. Meaning, our teachers and staff will be implementing a few new procedures to make sure the opportunities for students to be off task are lessened.
We want to make sure kids are in their classes learning from bell-to-bell up until the last day of school. Yes, STAAR tests are almost over, and yes the last few weeks are chopped full of fun, engaging events and activities to celebrate the year, but we still need all hands on deck in regards to classroom and hallway behavior. We know the best way to keep a student focused and on point is by creating engaging lessons which challenge students, so teachers are working with one another to ensure all classes are filled with rigor and relevance. Look for more problem/project based lessons from teachers to finish out the year.
The Bees Have Arrived! Last week we had our 4 honeybee hives delivered, which means our campus population increased by about 50,000. Students are already hard at work harvesting the honey and learning all about pollination, while our bees are learning all about their new environment. These bees are not aggressive and actually drive out the bees that are already here as they will try to claim this area for their hive. Sure, we’ve lots of nectar abound, and plenty of ponds for a cool drink, but bees aren’t prone to sharing. Our bees will want to monopolize our flowers and help ensure any uninvited, aggressive bees are kept out. Make sure your student knows that bees are too busy to sting them and will only do so if they feel the hive is being threatened. If you have any questions or concerns, or know your student has a bee allergy, make sure to inform the nurse’s office.
Have a great weekend!
Small Middle School
LAST CALL FOR SCHLITTERBAHN MONEY!
The 8th grade class will be taking a field trip to Schlitterbahn Water Park in New Braunfels on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. We will be collecting money one more time - - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 during PRIDE time. If your child wants to attend and has not yet paid - - get that turned in on Wednesday! Also, some students have paid but not yet turned in their medical form.
Click here to print a medical form, please fill those out and send them in with your child.
Sign-up here to help us with the teacher appreciation luncheon
ATHLETIC AWARDS CEREMONY: MAY 16 IN THE GYM FROM 6-8:30 PM
ALL athletes who participated and completed a season will be recognized and awarded medals.
Athletic Athletes of the Year will be announced.
Athletes should wear Sunday best clothes for the ceremony
TRACK ATHLETES PLEASE turn in your Track uniform to your Coach ASAP.
We need lots of people to help with the last dance of the year. Sign up here!
Carnival Planning Meeting!
Meet Jennifer in the Main Office at 5:30 this Wednesday!
Become a Sponsor, Purchase Wristbands & Tickets, Sign-up to Volunteer