January 25, 2019
Happenings at Log College
Some upcoming dates to mark in your calendars:
January 29th- End of 2nd Marking Period
January 30th- Inservice Day: No School
February 4th- 2 Hour Delay
February 8th- Winter Dance @ 7:00 PM
February 15th- Early Dismissal: PM Inservice
February 18th- President's Day: No School
Some students enjoying lunch at the high top tables outside of the cafeteria. These tables were added during last school year and have been a big hit with the students. Three more were added upstairs outside of the main office this year for the students to use!
Here is a picture of a not often seen place at Log College: our news studio! Every morning our News Crew creates and produces our daily announcements for the students in a news format. They are an incredibly dedicated group of students that we are very fortunate to have doing this each and every day!
Students from Kindness Club and their mascot, Maya the Golden Retriever Therapy Dog! Maya comes to visit the club during some of their meetings!
Clubs at Log College
Every morning the students and staff are welcomed to the day with a live broadcast of the daily announcements. Students have been trained to perform various jobs involving production and broadcasting. The job schedule rotates to allow students to experience the different aspects of each position. During this time, students and staff hear an “Honor Quote”, the Log news of the day, sports and activities updates, the lunch menu, and our motto of “Live Safely, Own Responsibility, and Give Respect”.
Embracing Boredom Facilitates Deep Thought
We are increasingly reliant on technology in today's world. While adults remember a time before cell phones and other devices (yes...we remember VCRs too!), our children have been raised in a world where there have always been cell phones. In fact, there are students at Log College who have never lived in a world without the iPhone. While these devices have provided a great deal of convenience, they have also have led to people being addicted to using them. Below is a quote and link to an article that talks of the importance of taking a break from tech and allowing time for 'boredom.' Take a few moments to read through the article and see if it is something that you would be interested in pursuing at home!
“The ability to concentrate is a skill that you have to train if you expect to do it well...If you always whip out your phone and bathe yourself in novel stimuli at the slightest hint of boredom, your brain will build a Pavlovian connection between boredom and stimuli, which means that when it comes time to think deeply about something (a boring task, at least in the sense that it lacks moment-to-moment novelty), your brain won’t tolerate it.”
In August of 2017, the Centennial School District created policy to offer core assessments for all Log College and Klinger Middle School students. Over the course of the school year, Log College will be providing the core assessments in the “core four” (Science, Math, English, and Social Studies). These skill-based assessments vary in number for the 2018-19 school year. There are currently 2-3 assessments per subject area and will be 4 assessments per subject area in the 2019-20 school year. These assessments will make up 20% of each student’s overall grade in each of the core four subject areas. Currently, core assessment grades are stored in Skyward under C1, C2, and C3.
Log College's annual winter dance is coming soon! This year's dance is on Friday, February 8th at 7:00 PM. Please see the link below for additional information.
Eighth Grade Breakfast
Please review this link regarding the June 2019 8th Grade Recognition Breakfast. The breakfast serves as a way for students and their families to reflect upon their experiences at Log College. In addition to the breakfast, some students will receive individual awards. Today, 8th grade students received permission forms from their 1st Period Teachers. I urge you to take a look at the form since payment is involved to attend and the event has been traditionally well-attended.
From The Nurse
All students in Grade 6 need a physical examination, this should include the required immunzations for 7th grade (Tdap & Meningococcal). The physical examination form needs to be completed by your child’s doctor and returned to the school nurse.
Students in Grade 7 need a dental examination. The dental examination form needs to be completed by your child’s dentist and returned to the school nurse.
Form are available on our website or in the nurse's office.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the school nurse.
Thank you for your ongoing support, as we strive to keep the children of LCMS safe and healthy!
Winter is here, and while it has been fairly mild so far, it is highly likely that winter weather is going to be a very real possibility in the coming weeks and months. Please stay tuned to local news outlets, Centennial SD's social media accounts, and Log College's social media accounts for updates on delays and cancellations.
Please be sure to turn in absence excuse notes within three (3) days of your child's return to school. Absences will remain unexcused until notes or turned in or if the three day window is exceeded. If your child has 10 or more cumulative days of absence, a doctor's note is required for all absences past 10 days.
Absence excuse notes can also be emailed to Log College at the following address:
For family trips during the school year, a Family Trip Request Form must be submitted to the Principal at least two weeks (10 school days) prior to your trip. All requests submitted less than 10 days prior will be denied.