PCM High School
Happy New Year!
Smart But Scattered
PCM proudly invites parents and community members to learn alongside District staff on January 3, starting 8:00 a.m. Dr. Peg Dawson, a nationally-recognized author and speaker, will present Smart but Scattered: Improving Executive Skills to Promote School Success, which focuses on the skills students need to be successful learners and become better organized:
“Youngsters with poor executive skills are disorganized or forgetful, have trouble getting started on tasks, get distracted easily, lose papers or assignments, forget to bring home the materials to complete homework or forget to hand homework in. They may rush through work or dawdle, they make careless mistakes that they fail to catch. They don’t know where to begin on long-term assignments, and they put the assignment off until the last minute, in part because they have trouble judging the magnitude of the task and how long it will take to complete it. Their workspaces are disorganized, and teachers may refer to their desks, backpacks, and notebooks as “black holes.” Students with executive skill deficits present tremendous challenges to both parents and teachers who often find themselves frustrated by children whose problems in school seem to have little to do with how smart they are or how easily they learn. This full-day workshop will give participants a comprehensive overview of the Smart but Scattered model for understanding, assessing, and treating executive skill challenges.”
When: January 3, 2022, 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Where: Middle School Auditorium, Prairie City
Daycare for ages 4 and above
A copy of Dr. Dawson's book "Scattered but Smart" will be provided to all parents who attend. (One per family)
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January Students of the Month
A tardy is defined as any time a student is late for school, whether excused or unexcused. If a parent calls in a student as late to school, it is still considered a tardy (excused). Exceptions will be made for inclement weather, car trouble, documented medical appointments and other emergencies. The administrator and secretary reserve the right to request a medical note for the tardy at any time. If a student is tardy to class two (2) times the student will be required to meet with the teacher of that class and develop a plan for success. At four (4) tardies to a single class the parent/guardian will be required to meet with the teacher to adjust the plan, and a detention will be issued to the student. At seven (7) tardies to the class the student will be issued a one-day in-school suspension. The parent will be notified of the suspension by the principal. Starting at 3 tardies, a student will be given detention every time he/she is tardy. At 10 tardies, the student will be dropped from the class with an X.