October 15-19


Good morning!

I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. This is the last week if first quarter. Please take a moment to look through your grades this week to see if they are accurate. Check to see if someone received a grade they shouldn't have , if the grades seem weighted correctly, etc. It's important that the students' grades are a true reflection of their ability and effort.

October is Bully awareness month. The main focus of this newsletter is centered around bully information and some resources and videos you can use in your grade. Please notice the box titled bullying to see an optional lesson plan, and the inspirational video is one you can share with your students.

If you haven't already, set up a day and time for your observation soon. Thank you and have a great week!

Aim High and Dream Big!!


What's Going This Week

This week is Science Supervision.

Monday-Volleyball Tournaments- 7th grade @4:30 against Williamsburg; 8th grade @6:30 against Williamsburg

Tuesday- BLT Meeting

Wednesday- EH- Subject Areas/ Volleyball Tournaments ; PTO Meeting @6:00


Friday- Curbside Cuisine, End of 1st Quarter, SPIRIT DAY

Professional Development of the Week- Bullying Prevention

We need to be the change we want to see happen. We are the leaders we have been waiting for." Mhandis K. Gandhi

October is bullying prevention month. While bullying on the surface may not seem like a huge problem, if it is allowed to continue, it can have huge effects on the victim, the bully and the school community as a whole. We need to work together to create a positive atmosphere so bullying will not be a method of destruction.

Here are some tips on how, as teachers, you can help with bullying prevention:

* Provide supervision of students, especially during unstructured times( e.g. hallways, cafeteria, restrooms) which is when most bullying occurs.

* Intervene when you have a suspicion that bullying is occurring.

* Be cognizant of students who are often left alone during breaks, lunch and so on.

* Demonstrate a consistent attitude of no acceptance of bullying behavior.

* Communicate with all school personnel regarding observed incidents of bullying so that everyone is aware.

*Hold class meetings with your students,if necessary, to discuss bullying issues.

* Recognize positive acts as often as possible (positive discipline referrals)

*When imposing consequences for bullying, separate the act from the individual.

* Encourage all students to become involved in the prevention of bullying.

These are just a few tips to to assist in implementing a safe and secure environment. We all know students need to feel safe before they can learn.


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