SMS Weekly Update
Quarter 1 Rewards!
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!
6th Graders went to MSU this week
Thank you to Ms. McDonald, Mrs. Montagano, and Ms. Phillips for making this trip happen for our kids!
Field Trip to see "Clue"
STEM DAY AT LTU
SMS BOOK FAIR IS NEXT WEEK!!
TEACHER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST
THANK A TEACHER
NEW CLUB AT STEVENSON- YARN CRAFT CLUB!!
READING AT SMS (LITERALLY) PAYS!!
SMS FAMILY UGLY HOLIDAY SWEATER FAMILY BINGO NIGHT
Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 4:30-5:30pm
38501 Palmer Road
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
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:
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.
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.
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!
- 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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