BOBCAT TRACKS

February 2020

IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

February 17- Presidents’ Day. No School! Enjoy!

February 20 - Shakespearience - Idaho Shakespeare Festival for 9th

February 26- PSAT for 9th 8:00-11:00

3/2-3/6- Read Week- Author assembly


NEEDS OF THE SCHOOL

With ISAT testing coming up, the school has a need for headphones and earbuds. Each student will need a set to take the State testing.

TUTORING AND HOMEWORK HELP!

We offer tutoring every Thursday after school from 2:30-4:30 in room 210. We offer snacks and have Boise State students that come to tutor. Students can also make up homework or tests with the permission of their teacher.

Parents can contact Katie Swofford at

208-841-3504 or kaitlinswofford@boisestate.edu

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SCHOOL COUNSELOR WEEK

The Week of Feb. 3-Feb. 7 is School Counselor Week. Thank you to all of our counselors who

do so much for our students and staff! Enjoy your week, counselors!


Counselors will be going into classes in the next few weeks to get students registered for

classes for next year.

Suicide Rates Are Rising- HERE IS WHAT PARENTS CAN DO

According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates for teens and young adults have reached their highest point in two decades. From 2007 to 2017, the suicide rate among 10- to 14-year-olds nearly tripled, and among 15- to 19-year-olds it increased 76 percent. Suicide is now the second-leading cause of death for 10- to 24-year-olds, and the suicide rate is three to four times higher among boys and young men compared to girls and young women.

Warning Signs of Suicide

  • Talking about wanting to die
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
  • Mentioning feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Persistent anger and irritability
  • Behavior changes that persist over a period of weeks
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious, agitated, or reckless
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC GO TO THE WEBSITE CALLED YOUR TEEN FOR PARENTS at YOUR TEEN

Teen Dating Violence Month

Dear Community Education Partners,

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Teen DV Month (sometimes called TDVAM) is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen relationships and promote programs that prevent it.

Everyone has the right to a safe and healthy relationship. However, one in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they turn 18, and two thirds of them never tell anyone.

Help us spread awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts!

On Monday, February 10th, schools across the nation will be reading the National Respect Announcement. We invite you to use the following statement in your school video or PA announcements on the 10th, and let your students know that dating violence is unacceptable and won’t be tolerated at your school.

“This month is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. 1 in 3 teens will experience some form of dating abuse. Everyone deserves a safe and healthy relationship. It's time to take action, talk to a friend in need, and share resources.. If you or someone you know has a question about your relationship or a friend’s relationship, visit loveisrespect.org or text “loveis” to 22522.”

Feel free to contact me for more information about teen dating violence awareness or visit loveisrespect.org for more ways to participate in TDVAM. Remember, love has many definitions, but abuse isn’t one of them. We hope you’ll join the conversation!

Best,

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Kidfort

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