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This week’s Positivity Project trait is Self-Control.
“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.”  ~Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

December 11-15 – Scholastic Book Fair – Volunteers Needed!

Monday, December 11
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeHoliday Spirit Week: Merry Morning Monday – Wear your favorite (school appropriate) pajamas.
2:35 p.m.  SIT Meeting

Tuesday, December 12
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeTuesday, December 12 – Holiday Spirit Week: Holiday Sock Day – Wear your most festive socks.
5:30 p.m.  Winter Band/Orchestra Concert

Wednesday, December 13
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeHoliday Spirit Week: Candy Canes & Gum Drops – Wear stripes and polka dots or pattern-on-pattern.

Thursday, December 14
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeHoliday Spirit Week: Walking in a Winter Wonderland – Wear flannel shirts, scarves, warm boots, hats, etc.
3:45-5:30 p.m.  Book Fair Family Shopping Hours
4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ HOME vs. SLMS
4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ SLMS

Friday, December 15
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeHoliday Spirit Week: Frozen Friday – Wear all white or all blue.
Box Tops for Education Collected

“By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.”  ~Grenville Kleiser


Upcoming Events


Monday, December 18 – clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeHoliday Spirit Week: Ugly Sweater/Holiday Shirt – Wear your ugliest holiday themed sweater or shirt.
7:30 a.m.  Holidays Around the World Assembly
2:35 p.m.  Staff Meeting
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeTuesday, December 19 – Holiday Spirit Week: Holiday Headgear – Wear your Santa Hat, reindeer antlers, elf ears, etc.
12:30 p.m.  Two-Hour Early Release

blue snowflake background with Happy Holidays in blue and green with the dates of the winter break

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Published by Pamela Sands on December 8, 2017

        


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This week’s Positivity Project trait is Kindness.
“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”  ~Princess Diana

Monday, December 4
1:15 p.m.  Winter sports pep rally
2:35 p.m.  Department Meetings

Tuesday, December 5
Progress Reports Go Home
7:05 a.m.  Team Leader Meeting
4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ HOME vs. JGMS
4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ JGMS

Wednesday, December 6
3:30 p.m.  Forensics @ LCMS

Thursday, December 7
4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ HOME vs. HMMS
4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ HMMS

Friday, December 8

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”  ~Henry James


Upcoming Events


December 11-15 – Scholastic Book Fair – Volunteers Needed!
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeMonday, December 11 – Holiday Spirit Week: Merry Morning Monday – Wear your favorite (school appropriate) pajamas.
Monday, December 11
 – 2:35 p.m.  SIT Meeting
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeTuesday, December 12 – Holiday Spirit Week: Holiday Sock Day – Wear your most festive socks.
Tuesday, December 12 – 5:30 p.m.  Winter Band/Orchestra Concert
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflake
Wednesday, December 13 – Holiday Spirit Week: Candy Canes & Gum Drops – Wear stripes and polka dots or pattern-on-pattern.
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeThursday, December 14 – Holiday Spirit Week: Walking in a Winter Wonderland – Wear flannel shirts, scarves, warm boots, hats, etc.
Thursday, December 14
 – 3:45-5:30 p.m.  Book Fair Family Shopping Hours
Thursday, December 14 
– 4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ HOME vs. SLMS
Thursday, December 14 – 4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ SLMS
clip art image of a sparkly blue snowflakeFriday, December 15Holiday Spirit Week: Frozen Friday – Wear all white or all blue.

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Published by Pamela Sands on December 1, 2017

        


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This week’s Positivity Project trait is Modesty/Humility.
“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.”  ~Saint Augustine

Monday, November 27
Reading Rocks Pie in the Face Fundraiser: Administration/Office Staff Week
2:35 p.m.  BT/Committee Meetings
Online Book Fair Opens

Tuesday, November 28
7:30-11:30 a.m.  8th Grade Science Remediation
2:35 p.m.  PBIS Meeting
6:00 p.m.  Required Winter Sports Parent Meeting

Wednesday, November 29
 

Thursday, November 30
4:00 p.m.  Wrestling Match @ HOME vs. SVMS
4:00 p.m.  Basketball Game @ SVMS

Friday, December 1
2:25 p.m.  Reading Rocks Pie in the Face Fundraiser: Administration/Office Staff Pie Thrown

“There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.”   ~Henri Frederic Amiel


Upcoming Events


Monday-Friday – Online Book Fair Open
Monday, December 4
 – 2:35 p.m.  Department Meetings
Tuesday, December 5 – Progress Reports Go Home
Tuesday, December 5 – 4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ HOME vs. JGMS
Tuesday, December 5 – 4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ JGMS
Wednesday, December 6 – 3:30-8:30 p.m.  Forensics Tournament @ LCMS
Thursday, December 7 – 4:00 p.m.  Basketball @ HOME vs. HMMS
Thursday, December 7 – 4:00 p.m.  Wrestling @ HMMS
December 11-15 – Scholastic Book Fair – Volunteers Needed!

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Published by Pamela Sands on November 24, 2017

        


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This week’s Positivity Project trait is Gratitude.
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”  ~William Arthur Ward

Monday, November 20
Math Remediation
2:35 p.m.  Faculty Meeting
All County Band Auditions

Tuesday, November 21
11:30 a.m.  Food Drive Pizza Party- Ms. Graves HR
2:25 p.m.  Custodial Staff Pie Thrown

Happy Thanksgiving with pumpkins, corn, and fall leaves from CCS subscription to clipart.comWednesday, November 22
No School for Students / Teacher Workday

Thursday, November 23
No School:  Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 24
No School:  Thanksgiving Holiday

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”   ~Henri Frederic Amiel


Upcoming Events


Monday-Friday Reading Rocks Pie in the Face Fundraiser: Administration/Office Staff
Monday, November 27
 – 2:35 p.m.  BT/Committee Meetings
Tuesday, November 28 – 2:35 p.m.  PBIS Meeting
Tuesday, November 28 – 7:30-11:30 a.m.  8th Grade Science Remediation
Thursday, November 30 – 4:00 p.m.  Wrestling Match @ HOME vs. SVMS
Thursday, November 30 – 4:00 p.m.  Basketball Game @ SVMS

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Published by Pamela Sands on November 17, 2017

        


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This week’s Positivity Project trait is Gratitude.
“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.”  ~Robert Holden

Monday, November 13
2:25 p.m.  Support Staff Pie Thrown
2:35 p.m.  SIT Meeting
Winter Sports Tryouts Begin
2:30 p.m.  Pep Squad interest meeting

Tuesday, November 14
Reading Rocks Pie in the Face Fundraiser – Custodial Staff
5:30-7:00 p.m.  Pastries With the Principal and Curriculum Night

Wednesday, November 15

Thursday, November 16
1:30 p.m.  8th Grade Choice Assembly
5:45 p.m.  PTA Meeting  Cancelled

Friday, November 17

“When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.”   ~Dalai Lama


Upcoming Events


Monday, November 20 – 2:35 p.m.  Faculty Meeting
Tuesday, November 21 – 2:25 p.m.  Custodial Staff Pie Thrown
Wednesday, November 22 – No School for Students / Teacher Workday
Thursday, November 23 No School:  Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 24 – No School:  Thanksgiving Holiday 

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Published by Pamela Sands on November 12, 2017

        


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This week’s Positivity Project trait is Bravery.
“The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.”  ~Robert Anthony

Monday, November 6
Reading Rocks Pie in the Face Fundraiser – Support Staff
2:30 p.m.  Department Meetings
4:00 p.m.  Boys’ Soccer Strength Game

Tuesday, November 7
2:30-6:00 p.m.  Parent/Teacher Conferences
4:00 p.m.  Girls’ Volleyball Strength Game

Wednesday, November 8
8:00 a.m.  AR Celebration
1:00 p.m.  Awards Day
3:30 p.m.  Football Strength Game

Thursday, November 9
Team Celebrations
11:30 a.m.  Three-Hour Early Release; Teacher Professional Development

Friday, November 10
No School

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”   ~Nelson Mandela


Upcoming Events


Monday, November 13 – 2:25 p.m.  Support Staff Pie Thrown
Monday, November 13 – 2:30 p.m.  SIT Meeting
Monday, November 13 – Winter Sports Practices Begin
November 14-21  Reading Rocks Pie in the Face Fundraiser – Custodial Staff
Tuesday, November 14 – 5:30 p.m.  Pastries With the Principal and Curriculum Night

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Published by Pamela Sands on November 3, 2017

        


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This week’s Positivity Project trait is Bravery.
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”  ~J. K. Rowling

Monday, October 30
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS / Teacher Workday

Tuesday, October 31
Reading Rocks Pie in the Face Fundraiser – Electives Department
ELA Benchmark Testing

Wednesday, November 1
4:00 p.m.  Forensics Fall Festival @ SLMS
4:00 p.m.  Girls’ Volleyball @ HOME vs. ABMS
4:00 p.m.  Boys’ Soccer @ HOME vs. ABMS
ELA Benchmark Testing

Thursday, November 2
4:00 p.m.  Football @ ABMS
Math Benchmark Testing

Friday, November 3
Report Cards Go Home

2:25 p.m.  Elective Department Pie Thrown
Math Benchmark Testing

“A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.”  ~Veronica Roth


Upcoming Events


November 6-13  Reading Rocks Pie in the Face Fundraiser – Support Staff
Monday, November 6
 – 2:30 p.m.  Department Meetings
Monday, November 6 – 4:00 p.m.  Boys’ Soccer Strength Game
Tuesday, November 7 – 2:30-6:00 p.m.  Parent/Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, November 7 – 4:00 p.m.  Girls’ Volleyball Strength Game
Wednesday, November 8 – 8:00 a.m.  AR Celebration
Wednesday, November 8 – 1:00 p.m.  Awards Day
Wednesday, November 8 – 3:30 p.m.  Football Strength Game
Thursday, November 9 – Team Celebrations
Thursday, November 9  11:30 a.m.  Three-Hour Early Release; Teacher Professional Development
Friday, November 10 – No School
Monday, November 13 – 2:25 p.m.  Support Staff Pie Thrown

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Published by Pamela Sands on October 27, 2017

        


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This week’s Positivity Project trait is Creativity.
“Creative people do not see things merely for what they are; they see them for what they can be.”  ~Julie Israel

Monday, October 23
Reading Rocks Pie in the Face Fundraiser – Math Department
2:35 p.m.  Beginning Teacher/Committee Meetings

Tuesday, October 24
1:15 p.m.  School Fundraiser Assembly
2:35 p.m.  PBIS Meeting
4:00 p.m.  Girls’ Track Division Meet @ RRCS

Wednesday, October 25
4:00 p.m.  Girls’ Volleyball @ ACMS
4:00 p.m.  Boys’ Soccer @ ACMS

Thursday,October 26
4:00 p.m.  Football @ HOME vs. ACMS

Friday, October 27
End of the First Nine Weeks
Hip Hop Lunch
2:25 p.m.  Math Department Pie Thrown
Box Tops for Education Collected

“Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.” ~Henri Matisse 


Upcoming Events


October 31-November 3  Reading Rocks Pie in the Face Fundraiser – Elective Department
Monday, October 30
 – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS / Teacher Workday
Tuesday, October 31 – 4:00 p.m.  Girls’ Track @ RRCS
Wednesday, November 1 – 4:00 p.m.  Forensics Fall Festival @ SLMS
Wednesday, November 1 – 4:00 p.m.  Girls’ Volleyball @ HOME vs. ABMS
Wednesday, November 1 – 4:00 p.m.  Boys’ Soccer @ HOME vs. ABMS
Thursday, November 2 – 4:00 p.m.  Football @ ABMS
Friday, November 3 – Report Cards Go Home
Friday, November 3 – 2:25 p.m.  Elective Department Pie Thrown

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Published by Pamela Sands on October 20, 2017

        


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This week’s Positivity Project trait is Teamwork/Citizenship.
“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”  ~Helen Keller

Monday, October 16
Reading Rocks Pie in the Face Fundraiser – Science Department
2:35 p.m.  Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, October 17
4:00 p.m.  Girls’ Track @ RRCS

Wednesday, October 18Cover image of the books Saraswati's Way
4:00 p.m.  Girls’ Volleyball @ HOME vs. NJMS
4:00 p.m.  Boys’ Soccer @ HOME vs. NJMS

Thursday,October 19
8:00 a.m.  Author Visit: Monika Schroder
4:00 p.m.  Football @ NJMS
5:45-6:45 p.m.  PTA Meeting

Friday, October 20
2:25 p.m.  Science Department Pie Thrown

“Citizenship is the chance to make a difference to the place where you belong.” ~Charles Handy


Upcoming Events


Monday, October 23 – Reading Rocks Pie in the Face Fundraiser – Math Department
Monday, October 23
 – 2:35 p.m.  Beginning Teacher/Committee Meetings
Tuesday, October 24 – 4:00 p.m.  Girls’ Track @ RRCS
Wednesday, October 25 – 4:00 p.m.  Girls’ Volleyball @ ACMS
Wednesday, October 25 – 4:00 p.m.  Boys’ Soccer @ ACMS
Thursday, October 26 – 4:00 p.m.  Football @ HOME vs. ACMS
Friday, October 27 – Hip Hop Lunch
Friday, October 27 – 2:25 p.m.  Math Department Pie Thrown
Friday, October 27 – End of the First Nine Weeks
Friday, October 27 – Box Tops for Education Collected
Monday, October 20 – Teacher Workday/No School for Students

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Published by Pamela Sands on October 13, 2017

        


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This week’s Positivity Project trait is Perspective.
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”  ~Marcus Aurelius

Monday, October 9
Reading Rocks Pie in the Face Fundraiser – ELA Department
2:35 p.m.  SIT Meeting

Tuesday, October 10
4:00 p.m.  Girls’ Track @ WHMS

Wednesday, October 11
4:00 p.m.  Girls’ Volleyball @ SLMS
4:00 p.m.  Boys’ Soccer @ SLMS

Thursday,October 12
4:00 p.m.  Football @ HOME vs. SLMS

Friday, October 13
ELA Pie Thrown

“When you look at a field of dandelions, you can either see a hundred weeds or a hundred wishes…” ~unknown


Upcoming Events


Cover image of the books Saraswati's WayMonday, October 16 – Reading Rocks Pie in the Face Fundraiser – Science Department
Monday, October 16
 – 2:35 p.m.  Faculty Meeting
Tuesday, October 17 – 4:00 p.m.  Girls’ Track @ RRMS
Wednesday, October 18 – 4:00 p.m.  Girls’ Volleyball @ SLMS
Wednesday, October 18 – 4:00 p.m.  Boys’ Soccer @ SLMS
Thursday, October 19 – Author Visit: Monika Schroder
Thursday, October 19 – 4:00 p.m.  Football @ HOME vs. SLMS

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Published by Pamela Sands on October 8, 2017

        


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