CREC Academy of International Studies 6-12: 12/22/2022
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Join us for Multi-Cultural Night
Date: Thursday January 5th
Multi-cultural night is a night to have families come together and celebrate the cultural diversity of our International Studies community. Students and families can present their culture in a variety of ways such as food, handicrafts, photos, books, music, poetry or activities.
If your family would like to contribute to this event, you can use this link to sign up:
If you are unable to contribute to our celebration, we would like to invite you to attend the Family Multicultural Night to learn about and experience the diverse cultures that make up our International Studies community! It will be a fun evening for International Studies families to come together.
DRAGON PRIDE ROCKS
Go Dragons Go!!!!
National Honor Society's Newest Members
Help us in welcoming the newest members of the National Honor Society, who were inducted during a ceremony on Wednesday. Each member has to show evidence of the Pillars of Membership: Scholarship, Character, Service and Leadership. To be apart of the National Honor Society or the National Junior Honor Society please contact Ms. Thibault on how you too can be apart of this amazing group.
Our Dragons are Exceptional!
9th grader Sicily has spent her free time competed all season in riding competitions in IEA Zone 1 Region 10 on the Flats to earn enough points to qualify for Regionals. This year out of hundreds of riders Sicily was one of only 5 qualifying riders in northern CT, Western CT and Berkshire county to make it to Regionals, and the only one to qualify by obtaining a First Place victory.
On December 10th 2022 Sicily competed against those riders in Regionals at Stoneleigh-Burnham Equestrian Center in Massachusetts. Only First Place would move on to Zones. Sicily riding so beautifully and confidently on a horse name Donny Walburg (HAHA), whom until her one 5 minute warmup opportunity Sicily had never met, placed 1st earning her a spot Zones.
Sicily will now continue to perfect her craft until 4/1/2023 were she will compete against the other Zone 1 top riders from all 10 Regions at the Eastern States Exposition in the Coliseum. These 10 riders will come from every state in New England and compete to go to Nationals.
December has come in with a huge change in temperature and the PE Staff have been changing with the times. The first rotation has ended has ended for our middle school, where they enjoyed and excelled in the CT. State Physical Fitness Test, Volleyball, Speedball, Throwing and Catching and Flag Football. The students learned skills that they can carry for a lifetime including; bumping and setting a volleyball, throwing a football, commitment, responsibility, and also learned valuable lessons in cooperating and learning to work as a member of a team. We had many outstanding individual performances as well, with students showing great effort in the state fitness test, and some even earning the Presidential Patch for performing over and above state averages.
In the high school first semester, students have been introduced to the fitness center and the many machines. They have been guided by staff in proper form and the correct number of repetitions to make their bodies strong and healthy. This is a great opportunity to learn a lifetime skill that will help protect them against disease and loss of flexibility. Students have also enjoyed games such as volleyball and cooperative games, and our newest addition to the 10th grade, Paddleball. The students have been committed to trying new things and learning new skills.
As we go into winter, remember to bundle up when you exercise outside and dress in layers to keep warm. The PE staff will continue to help students realize their potential, and show them exercises that they can do at home for a lifetime of health and well-being. Remember, you must challenge yourself to create change, and the PE staff looks forward to creating new challenges in the months ahead.
Your partners in Physical Education,
Winter Sports have begun!
Winter Sport Sign-ups are Closed!!!!!
Co-ed Indoor Track
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STUDENT SPECTATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO STAY AFTER SCHOOL FOR GAMES. MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE PARENTAL SUPERVISION AT EVENTS. ALL SCHOOL RULES APPLY. NO UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT WILL BE TOLERATED.
LATE BUSES AFTER SPORTING EVENTS ARE ONLY FOR ATHLETES. AT NO TIME ARE STUDENTS
UNASSOCIATED WITH THE SPORTS TEAM ALLOWED TO RIDED THE BUS.
Health & Wellness
CT State Department of Public Health requires that all students have an updated physical exam and specific immunizations prior to the entrance of the 7th and 10th grades. This is a friendly reminder that physical exams and immunization services are available to all MLC Students, including CDLA students
Please reach out to the School Based Health Center if your student is need of receiving updated immunizations, or for required physicals!
We also provide physicals for college entry or sports participation.
Completed documents may be returned via fax to 860-286-1195, via scan/email to email@example.com or have the student return forms to school nurse's office.
Michelle Moss, RN, School Nurse. x2306
Josiane Alexandre, APRN, SBHC Nurse Practitioner, x2513
Tameka Foster, LPN
Flu Season is Here!
The School-Based Health Clinic (SBHC) will be offering flu vaccines to students enrolled in the clinic. Please complete the vaccine consent form and return it to the health office if you are interested in your student receiving the vaccine here at AIS.
GET YOUR FLU VACCINE AT AIS SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CLINIC!
The “Flu” also known as “Influenza”, is a very contagious virus. It is spread when you either breathe infected droplets in the air (from a cough or sneeze) or touching something infected with the virus—a pen, table, spoon, etc. The virus may live up to 8 hours on an object!
Flu Symptoms are more severe than the common cold and include:
· Fever up to 104 degrees
· Chills and shakes with the fever
· Extreme tiredness
· Headaches and body aches
· Dry hacking cough
· Sore throat
· Vomiting and belly pain
Hand washing is very important in preventing the spread of germs. Also staying healthy by eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and getting a good night’s sleep will assist in preventing the spread of germs and the virus.
The NUMBER ONE way to prevent the virus is to get the annual Flu Vaccine. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommends all people over the age of 6 months get one yearly in the fall.
The SBHC (School Based Health Center) is offering the Flu Vaccine to all students who are currently enrolled in the SBHC:
· If your child is enrolled and you would like them to receive the flu vaccination, review the included consent form. Please complete, check-off, and sign ALL areas of the form and return to the SBHC (Nurse’s Office). Please understand that without the proper consent, your child cannot receive the vaccination.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 860-242-7834 x2315.
Josiane Alexandre, APRN
If your child or anyone in your household is experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms please refrain from sending your child to school until the appropriate quarantine has taken place. For more information or COVID-19 related questions please contact our school nurse.
Yard Goats Dance Team Try-outs
CT Transit Bus Fare Suspended until MARCH 2023
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