Thursday, September 1, 2016

WELCOME BACK!

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I hope you had a great summer! With the first week of school almost in the books, students are starting to get back in the swing of things. If you have questions, concerns, or wish to schedule a parent/team meeting any time throughout the year don't hesitate to give me a call or send an email.


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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Red Ribbon Week Update

6th Grade Winners: Mr. Pecora's Homeroom
5th Grade Winners: Mrs. Lupold's Homeroom



  RED RIBBON WEEK 2015: October 23-31

Recently, we celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Fifth and sixth grades participated in a door decorating contest to show their support for living a drug free lifestyle. During guidance lessons we discussed the history of the Red Ribbon Campaign, which began in 1985. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America. Visit the Red Ribbon Campaign website for more information.

On Monday November 16th,, seventh and eighth graders had the opportunity to view the Road Radio USA assembly geared towards preventing underage alcohol and drug use.












Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Schedules



Student Schedules have been posted on the Sapphire portal. If you find an error and are in need of a schedule change you can contact me by phone (570) 356-3402 or email jwalters@scasd.us. Please be patient- all necessary schedule changes will be made. Students can also come to the middle school office during the first week of school to correct scheduling errors.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summer Resources

Summer is here! Enjoy your time off and have fun. Don't forget to exercise your brain. Remember- use it or lose it! Below are some resources to help you stay sharp: 


Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.org- a free website that offers practice exercises and educational videos. Subjects offered include: math, science, arts, and computing

Reading Is Fundamental: http://www.rif.org- The largest literacy nonprofit in the US. Check out their Literacy Resources for a variety of activities, booklists, and articles filled with great information for parents.

CK-12: http://www.ck12.org- Great resource for practicing Math and Science skills- helps students understand concepts through technology, simulations, practice, and play.

Discovery Education: http://www.discoveryeducation.com//students- Provides free student resources for homework help and interactive learning games. They also have Step-by-Step WebMath to help walk you through math problems you are having difficulty with. 

Parents- feel free to email additional resources to add

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

SUMMER SCHOOL

If your middle school student is in need of credit recovery due to failing a major subject, summer school is being offered on campus.




Dates: 
June 22 — June 25
June 29 — July 2
July 6 — July 9

Time:

8:30 AM—11:30 AM

Cost:
$150

Subjects:
Math 5,6,7
Pre-Algebra
Algebra 1
ELA 5,6,7,8 

Registration due by 6/17/15
Middle School Office
(570)356-3400



Credit Recovery may also be obtained through private tutoring. Please note- tutors MUST hold valid PA teacher certification in appropriate subject and be approved by the school counselor and principal. All hours must be logged and documented

KEYSTONE CREDIT RECOVERY- an approved credit recovery program that provides online and correspondence courses for $116 per course. Information and registration materials available in the guidance office. Please see Mrs. Walters.
Phone: 800-255-4937 



Monday, December 8, 2014

CMAVT

 Columbia-Montour AVTSThe 8th grade class will be visiting Columbia Montour Area Vocational-Technical School on Friday, January 30th. During our visit, students will have the opportunity to visit all 17 of the training programs offered and observe current students in action. CMAVT will also have an open house February 8th; interested students and their parents should attend. CMAVT applications are available in the guidance office. Applications, including two teacher/counselor recommendation forms, are due in the guidance office by Friday, February 27th.  Check out CMAVT on the web to see what the have to offer!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Homework Club

A big thank you to everyone who participated in Homework Club the first semester. Overall, it went very well. Homework Club will resume on Tuesday, February 18th. Once again, we will have Bloomsburg University tutors from the SHARE Program available to help students. Any 5th and 6th grade student is invited to attend. However, a permission form must be completed and on file first. Please check your mail in the near future for additional information and permission forms.

HOMEWORK CLUB- Tuesdays from 3:00-4:15pm in the library beginning February 18th