Both 8th grade MEA Science testing and building wide NWEA testing will be taking place. Go here to find more information May Testing
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What Facebook Home Means for Your Kids
Would you like to have more information regarding this topic? Would you like a site that would help you with all of the media that is around for your child to use and access? Common Sense Media is a great place to review and has very helpful blogs on current apps, software, etc.
Another great career site is “Nebraska Reality Check”. Click on the link below to explore this site.
Read over 1 2 and 3. Chose the one that fits for you. Then click the arrow in that box. Enjoy and learn about money, life and occupations.
You can use this site to help you explore career options that would fit for you. It is fun and entertaining. To go to “Drive of Your Life” click on the link below:
Register for this site and use it as often as you would like.
- 1 - Click on enter site
- 2 – Type of user choose “Student” then click continue
- 3 – If you have used this site before enter your username and password
- - If you are new choose First Time Vistor and click Register
- 4 – Location – at school click continue
- 5 – Upper right side of box with yellow triangle Choose Outside Indiana
- 6 – State Maine
- - City Turner
- - School Tripp Middle click Continue
- 7 – Grade Level 7
- – Fill in First Name Last Name
- – Teacher Mrs. Wing click Continue
- 8 – Create a Username and Password click continue
- 9 – Enter site read and answer questions about your self to start to build your car. When your car is built you will have created a profile of careers that would fit “you”. Drive your car through your “life” in that career. Enjoy!
Here is a super web site get help with the transition back to school:
Parents are the biggest link between school and student success. Here is a tip to help promote academic success at home:
(Commitment to school work and value placed on academics)
Reinforce strong academic performance
Show interest in homework and classroom activities
Help your child develop good study habits and time management skills
Provide a quiet study environment
Set a schedule for homework and recreation
Know the academic resources available for your child
With the recent news about the 4th death of a young person due to bullying and harassment based on sexual orientation all of us need to be mindful of the words we hear around us. Words like gay, fag and queer are hurtful and hateful. Words like these are frequently heard in our hallways, classrooms and cafeteria. No wonder students who are questioning or gay find schools unsafe. Read the following from the “Think before you speak” site http://www.thinkb4youspeak.com/GetInformed/
The rate at which students use and hear negative language about lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people is huge. Over half of all students report hearing homophobic remarks often at school.
The common use of anti-LGBT language is directly related to an even bigger problem – the bullying and harassment of LGBT students.
9 out of 10 LGBT students report being harassed at school in the last year. Over one-third of LGBT students have been physically assaulted at school because of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Such frequent harassment results in LGBT students being more likely than others to:
- Feel unsafe
- Miss school
- Receive lower grades
- Not attend college
Creating a safe environment for all students – LGBT and straight alike – begins with one simple act: thinking before you speak.
A lot of anti-LGBT language is said carelessly, and isn’t intended as negative or hurtful. Understand what you’re saying, and think about the potential consequences of the words you choose.
I just came across a great site for parents and students. It is Stop Bullying Now. There are many great resources, articles and webisodes. Check it out at