LMS Counseling News
Staff Edition - September/October 2014
Lunch Bunch Sign-Up
Small Groups Begin
Focusing on Character
We are about to wrap-up our first month of Cool Tool's and I hope that you and your Advisory students have began building a positive connection as a group. My goal in creating the Cool Tool's is to build more positive and lasting relationships between students and staff and between peer groups. Hopefully, this has been and will continue to be a positive experience. October's Word of the Month will be RESPECT.
As in the past, we will continue to acknowledge our LMS Students of the Month. Generally, this group is made up of two students for each grade level who have shown above and beyond positive behaviors and attitudes in all classes. These students model our high expectations that we have set for Lonoke Middle School.
This year, though, we are adding an additional way to celebrate our students. Each month we will have an assembly to recognize not only our LMS Students of the Month, but also any other students that have demonstrated our character word of the month or have shown an outstanding act of character. The teacher or grade level making this nomination will be asked to briefly acknowledge these students at our assembly. Here are a few suggestions in choosing an LMS Character Kid:
1. Student must have exhibited our character word consistently this month.
2. Teachers/Staff (not included in Grade Level meetings) are encouraged to nominate a student (Thanks to those who have already done this.).
These assemblies will be separated by grade level and take place during Advisory. Sixth grade will assemble on Tuesday, October 7, Eighth grade will follow on Wednesday, October 8 and Seventh grade will wrap up our assemblies on Thursday, October 9. I look forward to celebrating our students with you!
Mrs. Swiney's Classroom Visits
Bullying Prevention Day & Bullying Prevention Month Kick-Off
Monday, Oct. 6th, 7:45am
National Bullying Prevention Day - All students and staff are encouraged to wear BLUE to show their support for ending bullying behaviors at LMS!
October is Bullying Prevention Month - Be watching for resources that I will be sending you for each week! (A flyer promoting Bullying Prevention Day, along with a tip sheet for students have already been placed in your boxes.)