May 16 - 20, 2022
Daney is Dancing with the Stars!
On June 18, 2022, Mr. Daney will participate in South Carolina's Dancing With The Stars event as a professional dancer along with his "celebrity" dance partner Billie Jean (Shaw) Perry from WIS-TV. The event, hosted by the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization, will be held at the Township Auditorium in Columbia.
Don't Forget to Return Your Library Books
National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony - June 2, 2022
The 8th Grade National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held on June 2, 2022, at 9:30 am in the media center. Selection as an honoree is based upon careful consideration of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship by our chapter's faculty council.
In order to qualify, students must have both a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and a good discipline record. The grade point average will be calculated from Quarter 1, Quarter 2, and Quarter 3 grades. Invitations will be given to students on Monday, May 16, 2022, and a copy will be emailed to parents on the same date.
Students Leading The Way to Improving School Culture
Last month, 12 of our 6-8 grade Tigers were trained by Jennifer Morillo, a FranklinCovey Leader in Me Coach & Consultant, on Habit 5: Seeking First to Understand Before Being Understood. They learned that when entering a difficult conversation, a first priority is to understand the other person’s perspective, even if you don’t agree with it. Real attention to understanding is likely to yield new information that can help you resolve the problem.
These 12 leaders will be called upon to organize three school-wide conflict resolution student conversations that will provide us with conflict resolution tools that we all can begin to use over the summer.
The sessions will focus on the topics as follows:
- Avoiding conflict
- Responding to conflict
- Strategies to deal with conflict
Each discussion session/lesson will be guided by a teacher and/or guidance counselors and will last a minimum of 20 minutes.
The student training, lessons, and discussions will become a part of our school's culture during the 2022 - 2023 school year as we seek additional students to serve as monthly student culture leaders.
The Principal's Paw Team is Back!
The Principal's Paw Team 2022 - 2023
The Principal's Paw Team ended with the onset of the pandemic. Well, in 2022 - 2023, the Paw Team, which is a group of student leaders and representatives of our school, is coming back!
Students who routinely model leadership and good citizenship are welcome to apply to become a member of the Principal's Paw Team. Students in the program will engage in leadership development and gain skills that benefit them in college and in work.
Benefits of being a Principal's Paw Team Member:
• Leadership training and experience
• Public speaking training and experience
• Experiences to be added to your resume and college application
Paw Team Members must:
• Memorize and successfully articulate important information about the school
• Speak to various audiences and conduct themselves accordingly
• Interact respectfully and intelligently with diverse families and community members
• Be able to maintain a schedule of events and be punctual to events
• Serve as model students
Paw Team events include:
• Student training during the school day
• District level training events
• School tours and recruiting events
• Open house, parent nights, and other school events
Paw Team Members will be held to the following standards:
ANY COMBINATION OF 3 STRIKES OVER THE COURSE OF A SCHOOL YEAR IS GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL
The following offenses are one strike for each occurrence:
• Office referral (for any reason)
• A failing grade in any class during any report card period
• Tardy to a Paw Team commitment without prior communication
• Absence from a Paw Team commitment without prior communication
All W. G. Sanders Middle School rising 7th - 8th graders are invited to apply. Students should use this week to email questions to Principal Andrenna Smith as they consider this opportunity.
The application will be available in the May 22, 2022, Tiger Forum.
Dates to Remember
18th: SCReady Math
20th: SCPASS Science (6th Grade Only)
23rd: Career Magnet 8th Grade Class Day 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
24th: Alg I EOC
25th: The WIZ of Oz 6pm
26th: The WIZ of Oz 6pm
27th: Montessori Moving up Ceremony/Drive-Thru 1pm
31st: 8th Grade Promotion/Parade (Traditional/Career Magnet) 10 am
1st: Field Day
2nd: NJHS Induction Ceremony 9:30 am
3rd: Last Day of School for Students 12pm Dismissal