Bomber Bulletin

" Every day is a GREAT day to be a Bomber!" ~ Jeff Stanley

Thankful for You!

Since November is a shorter school month, this edition of the Bomber Bulletin covers activities from October and November. The students and staff were definitely busy!


We are thankful for all of the support we receive from the community and our families, and we hope everyone gets a chance to relax and enjoy the holiday. The students return to school on Tuesday, November 27. We are thankful for YOU! Happy Thanksgiving!


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Honoring Our Heroes

The JR/SR High School hosted over 70 guests for the annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Program on Monday, November 12. The guest speaker was Colonel William "Ed" Meade from Camp James A. Garfield. The breakfast was graciously donated by our very own Dixie's Diner! Many people helped prepare the Hangar and gymnasium for our guests. The 5th grade students mailed letters home to the Veterans, the after-school program created beautiful banners and pictures for the Hangar, Mrs. Smith's class helped decorate the Hangar, Rebekah Stout decorated the gym doors (see below), the junior high students wrote thank you notes, our high school video editing class created an appreciation video for the breakfast, and the elementary students sent over homemade cards and pictures of appreciation. The Hangar was filled with gratitude and love from our students to the Veterans. Our students wanted to make sure the morning was special for the guests. Thank you for serving our country! You'll always be a part of our Windham Family.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIpP44kNpFQ&feature=youtu.be

KT Red Ribbon Week & Halloween Celebrations!

KT students took the drug free pledge in October by celebrating Red Ribbon Week. The theme was "Life is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free." Red Ribbon Week was created by the National Family Partnership (NFP) as a way to advocate for drug free lives in our youth. The students at KT participated in themed days for five days. The students also hung up their drug free pledges in the hallways and participated in discussions about the importance of making positive decisions. We are proud of our students for taking a stance against drugs!


KT also celebrated Halloween in October. Thank you to the parents and family members who helped with the classroom celebrations!

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October's Focus: RESPECT

As mentioned in the previous newsletter, the district is focusing on various components of our Positive Behavior Intervention and Support System (PBIS) each month. The word PRIDE represents Windham with each letter standing for a different piece of the district's mission:


P: Prepared

R: Respect

I: Integrity

D: Demonstrate Safety

E: Excellence


The month of October focused on RESPECT. Students were provided lessons on being respectful to others. Since October is anti-bullying month, guidance counselors provided students with guidance on bullying and how to be kind and accepting of everyone.


Congratulations to our students! Keep showing off your Bomber PRIDE everywhere you go!

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Robotics High School Team

Our high school STEM program is expanding! They have been invited to join a VEX robotics league hosted by the Mahoning County Technical Center. There are approximately 25 teams competing in this league, and teams will compete once a month with the final competition in February. We have six students participating in this team which is led by Mrs. Amanda Brundage.


The competition consists of solving predetermined tasks with a team built robot. Tasks consist of picking up objects, moving throughout a course, and throwing balls at a target. Teams are scored on the amount of tasks that can be completed in a certain amount of time.


Our team participated in a scrimmage on November 6th, and the next competition is on December 6th. Good luck to our team!

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Parent Portal

Each edition of the Bulletin will provide parents and guardians with family events and/or resources. We hope you find this section helpful. If you would like to see certain topics covered, please email Laura Amero at lamero@windham-schools.org.

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JR/SR High School Cookies & Cocoa!

Please join the JR/SR High School for a fun night on December 13! Click below for the flyer.

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Social Media and Teens

This month's focus is on social media and our youth. There are countless articles (see below) researching the impact of social media on the so called "selfie generation." It's clear that society's youth (and many adults too) are addicted to their cell phones. Cell phone addiction is real! People have instant accessibility to any information right at their fingertips. With this quick access, the doors are wide open for conflict and mental health risks. It's no argument that social media is a powerful vehicle for learning and communication; however, the use of it is becoming excessive.


The more recent studies have been analyzing the impact technology has on teenagers' self-esteem, specifically looking at the effect of selfies. Yes, selfies can be fun and silly, but teenagers also become obsessed with how they look-adding filters and taking multiple selfies until they have the best angle of their faces.


Below are articles that help reveal the dangers of social media. It's vital that parents and guardians are active in their children's lives and ask questions. Monitor and limit the use of social media- encourage your child to read a book, go outside, or get involved at school! We want our teens to lead healthy, productive lives which includes limitations on their "digital diets."

Important Dates & Information

JR/SR High School Official School Day: 7:35 AM-2:45 PM

*Breakfast is served at 7:20-7:32 AM


KT Elementary Official School Day: 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

*Breakfast is served from 8:15-8:30 AM


Thanksgiving Break starts on Wednesday, November 21! Students return to school on Tuesday, November 27.


High School AIR Testing (American Government, American History, & Retests for graduation): Wednesday, December 5 & Thursday, December 6


Cookies & Cocoa: Thursday, December 13 in the HS Hangar from 4:00-5:30 PM

*RSVP by Thursday, November 29 to Angela Bartlett

Windham Exempted Village School District

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