SMS Weekly Update

11.11.22

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Quarter 1 Rewards!

We are so happy to have been able to celebrate our excellence found in our amazing students. On Thursday we treated all of our students who earned a 4.0 GPA to breakfast. During lunches, all students who were nominated by a teacher to be On A Roll for quarter 1, as well as students with perfect attendance, received a certificate and treat during their lunch.


Congratulations to all of our hard working students! We are so proud of each of them.


My hope is for all of our students to focus on progress, not perfection, for quarter 2 (current). Look at how you did in quarter 1 and make an academic goal. What are some ideas or challenges that you have for yourself to better yourself this quarter? Is your goal to spend more time at home working on the Read or Math 180 programs? Is your goal to read more in a book each week? Is your goal to improve your Science grade? Is your goal to make sure you have no missing assignments? Is your goal to get a higher NWEA score in the January testing cycle? It is important to set a goal, but to also discuss the strategies to attain that set goal. It's also a good idea to have an accountability partner to help you stay motivated.


Below is a picture from our 4.0 GPA breakfast from Thursday.

Congratulations again to all of our incredible students!

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6th Graders went to MSU this week

6th grade students from Mrs. Montagano and Ms. McDonald's classes traveled up to East Lansing earlier this week to see Michigan State University's Women's Basketball team play Delaware State. The students got to tour the concourse to answer the age old question, "What do I want to be when I grow up?" They got to work with the interactive displays they had there too. What a cool experience for our students!


Thank you to Ms. McDonald, Mrs. Montagano, and Ms. Phillips for making this trip happen for our kids!

Field Trip to see "Clue"

Thank you to Mr. Brian Wagner and Mrs. Cari Littlefield for taking their students to Wayne Memorial High School to see the play, "Clue". What an amazing experience for them!
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STEM DAY AT LTU

To celebrate National STEM/STEAM Day, Mrs. Fournier, Mrs. Evanko, and Ms. Mandrelle took their classes to Lawrence Tech University this week. They enjoyed some fun demonstrations, explored several hands-on learning stations, and even went on a campus tour!

SMS BOOK FAIR IS NEXT WEEK!!

See you there!!
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TEACHER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST

In the month of November, it's a great time to share with the staff the appreciation you have for all of the hard work that they put in each and every day. Please consider donating your time or breakfast items to the amazing Stevenson staff for Tuesday, November 22nd. The sign up for this is linked below.
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THANK A TEACHER

Here is your opportunity to send a digital Gratitude card to the amazing staff here at Stevenson. Fill out the form below and we will deliver the compliments to them at the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast on November 22nd.

NEW CLUB AT STEVENSON- YARN CRAFT CLUB!!

The new Yarn Craft Club or YCC will had their first meeting earlier this week. This club is for anyone that likes to knit, crochet or do any other yarn crafts. If interested in joining, you will bring a project and materials with you. You can also bring a snack. The YCC will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. If you would like to learn how to knit or crochet you are welcome to come also. Please sign up for the Google Classroom at this link: xrgzwxv If you have any questions please email Mrs. Sullivan at sullivans@wwcsd.net

READING AT SMS (LITERALLY) PAYS!!

Check this out! Reading during recess can earn you a $50 GIFT CARD TO AMAZON!! Check out a book out of our library!
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SMS FAMILY UGLY HOLIDAY SWEATER FAMILY BINGO NIGHT

Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 4:30-5:30pm

38501 Palmer Road

Westland, MI

SMS 1st Ugly Holiday Sweater Family Bingo Night- Students and Parents will enjoy a fun night out playing BINGO. Pizza will be provided. 4:30-5:30 on Tuesday, December 6th at Stevenson Middle School.

Please R.S.V.P spots are limited.

For Stevenson Students and Families Only


RSVP HERE: https://forms.gle/3oinPAw91uefhi788

Washington DC 8th Grade Trip

We have now moved to a waitlist – use this link here to determine how to get your student on the waitlist. We have FIVE more spaces to fill before bus two move from waitlist to confirmed trip.

Second Step Update

On Second Step Wednesday this week, we covered our third lesson in the Recognizing Bullying & Harassment unit. Here’s the breakdown for each grade:


Grade 6:

Lesson 10 is Responding to Online Bullying. Online bullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, or intimidate another person. Students learned strategies for dealing with online bullying:

-blocking the person doing the bullying from seeing your posts

-don’t retaliate (try to get even), because it adds to the bullying and gives a reaction

-download, save, or print any evidence of online bullying right away

-don’t like or share social media posts that are meant to harm someone else

-offer support to the person being bullied instead of getting involved in the conflict

-report online bullying to a trusted adult

This week, students are asked to keep in mind the strategies to use in case they encounter online bullying.


Grade 7:

Lesson 10 is The Effects of Sexual Harassment. Students learned about the effects and where to go to support if they experience it. Five out of every 10 students experience sexual harassment--that’s 50% of students! Short-term effects of sexual harassment are trouble sleeping, missing school, stomach pain, drop in performance, and lowered self-esteem. Long-term effects include high blood pressure, risk of heart disease, risk of depression and anxiety, and eating disorders.


Students learned that only 1 in 10 students who experience sexual harassment report it to an adult. They also learned that students should report sexual harassment every time it happens and as soon as it happens. This week, students are asked to think about how sexual harassment can affect people.


Grade 8:

Lesson 10 is Environmental Factors that Contribute to Bullying. Students learned how the physical space and rules within an area can make bullying and harassment more likely to happen. Physical space is the way an area is set up and who uses it. For example, bullying is more likely to happen in a hallway where students may not have an adult nearby. Rules and regulations is what’s allowed or not allowed in certain areas or situations, as well as how well the rules are followed or enforced. Most bullying happens in hallways, classrooms, and the cafeteria. This week, students are asked to take a close look at areas around our school to see if there are factors that could make bullying and harassment more likely to happen.


All of our students are able to report bullying and harassment via the Student Statement form on the Student Hub!


Upcoming Events


  • November 14- Board of Education meeting
  • November 23- Half day (K-12 grades)
  • November 24 and 25- No school (Thanksgiving recess)
  • December 12- Board of Education meeting

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If you ever have any questions or concerns, please reach out to one of us directly at domank@wwcsd.net (Student Last Names: A-Le) or phillipsae@wwcsd.net (Student Last Names: Li-Z).


Sincerely,


Mrs. Doman and Ms. Phillips