OSD News & Notes: January 30, 2015
In this week's News & Notes Marshall honors Martin Luther King, Jr, 'Lake Lincoln' makes an appearance, McKenny celebrates character day, OSD recognizes a multitude of new (and renewed) National Board Certified teacher...and much, much more!
Parent Workshop: Teen Emotions, Feb 10 6-8pm
Parent Educator, Candyce Bollinger will present in the CHS theater for middle and high school parents, February 10th, 6-8pm.
The topic of the workshop is how to deal with and understand teen emotions/anger
This is a free event and registration is NOT required. Childcare is not provided.
Lost and Found Items to be Donated
Parents and students, please stop by the cafeteria to check for your items in the Lost and Found. All coats, shoes, scarves, single socks, and miscellaneous items will be donated at the end of first semester to the Little Red Schoolhouse program. Thanks!
YWCA Girls' Circle - After school program
Girls Circle is a cost-free after-school program offered to all Marshall Middle School girls. The program is delivered by a trained facilitator who engages girls in a series of topics relevant to being an adolescent girl - coping with stress, building healthy relationships, positive communication, and developing goals for healthy living. Girls meet on Mondays after-school from 2:45 until 4:45 and snacks are provided.
Battle of the Books Begins!
Smarter Balanced Assessment Practice
We have added a page dedicated to the Smarter Balance Assessments to our web site. You will find the link above in yellow and on the Information page at the bottom of the links along the left side of the page. Currently we only have the link to take the practice tests, but more information will be added as we get closer to test time in May.
Winter Sports Season Begins February 2
The 2015 Girls's Soccer and Boys' Basketball seasons begin February 2. Eligible 7th and 8th grade student athletes are encouraged to participate. Sports packets and physcials must be completed and turned in by the first day of practice. Most forms may be downloaded here: http://marshall.osd.wednet.edu/students/extra-curricular/extra-curricular
The season runs through March 31, 2015. The first game for each sport will be February 23. A full schedule of games will be distributed when available.
Middle School Choice Programs - Info Nights Feb. 19, 24
Will you have a student in grades 6, 7 or 8 in the 2015-16 school year? If so, are you interested in learning more about our optional programs? We invite you to attend one of our Middle School Choice Program nights:
- Thursday, Feb. 19 at Jefferson Middle School, 2200 Conger Ave. NW - 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Reeves Middle School, 2200 Quince St. NE
At the events you will learn about four student options:
- Jefferson Accelerated Math and Science (JAMS) is an accelerated math and science program for students looking for an academic challenge;
- Alki at Reeves and MAP at Marshall are community-centered, multi-age programs that are open to students of all ability levels (both involve a high level of parent participation); and
- A new 6th grade Humanities program that we piloting in all our middle schools.
Please join us!
Safe Schools Alert
Safety is our top priority. SafeSchools Alert is a reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit concerns to our administration in four different ways; phone, text, email or via the web. Anyone may easily report on bullying, harassment, alcohol/other drugs, vandalism or safety concerns through the SafeSchools Alert process. Tips may be submitted anonymously.
If you have questions, contact your school principal or the District Compliance Officer, Jeff Carpenter at (360) 596-8544.
- Monday, February 2
- School Board Meeting
- First day of practice for winter sports season
- Wednesday, February 4
- One Hour Late Start (EXCEPT Lincoln and Avanti)
- Thursday, February 5
- Orchestra Concert
- Monday, February 9
- School Board Study Session