Our Radical Readers read 105,285 this week, and we now have 79,434 minutes to go to reach our goal of 500,000 minutes. Please help us reach tomorrow’s goal! Our Radical Reading Pep Rally in conjunction with the Carolina Hurricanes will be next Monday, November 21st. We look forward to recognizing our highest-performing readers and the classes who read the most minutes across grade levels.
Please note these important upcoming dates:
- Friday, November 18th: Middle School Dance, 3:30-5:00
- Monday, November 21st: Radical Reading Pep Rally, 1:00-3:00
- Wednesday, November 23rd: Teacher Workday, no school for students
- Thursday – Friday, November 24th-25th: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school for staff or students
- Friday, December 2nd: Early Release at 12:30
Integrity Awards: In October, our students studied the character trait of integrity. Numerous students were recognized for their integrity, and we want to celebrate these students and the model behavior they exemplify throughout our building.
- Pre-Kindergarten: Aislinn Balandran
- Kindergarten: Hazel Hendrickson, Lily Lowery, Maryam Mahmoud, Camila Mejia and Della Siachames
- First Grade: Arra Caudle, Jeffrey Hernandez, Analy Ramos-Alberto and Jessica Rivera
- Second Grade: Addison Brockman, Nathan Mock, Autumn Wall and Chloe Yates
- Third Grade: Cate Lewandowski, Clariza Richert, Daisy Torres-Nunez and Meredith Wall
- Fourth Grade: Bill Chen, Betza Correro-Romero, Gabriel Forthman and Anneka Rosenbrock
- Fifth Grade: Will Howard, Erica King, Kate McCourt and Arnav Shah
- Sixth Grade: Jayceon Bogle, Riley Fansler, Evelyn Lara-Vasquez and Lukas Stanton
- Seventh Grade: Trevor Darnell, Sammi Jo Gentry, Amuk Louis and Aliana Poillucci
- Eighth Grade: Lucy Caraballo, Jatta Jallow, Nicole Marcum and Nikki Varma
National School Psychology Awareness Week: This week, schools throughout the country will celebrate National School Psychology Awareness Week to highlight the important work school psychologists and other educators do to help all students do their best. Our school psychologist is Lisa Tomaino, and she serves Hilburn Academy and Martin Middle School. She works closely with our counselors, social worker, administrators and staff for two and a half days a week at each school. This year’s theme for National School Psychology Awareness week is “Small Steps Change Lives.” To read more about how you can help your student make positive changes in small increments, access this document.
Second Quarter: This quarter has begun smoothly for students and teachers, and we hope that is true for you at home as well. We do want to encourage all of our students and parents to stay positive about students’ academic efforts and performance and to start each day off right with a protein-filled breakfast.
Volunteer Registration: The vendor that handles background checks for school volunteers is scheduled to purge the names of former volunteers on November 18. While most of the names being removed are no longer volunteers in our schools, it is possible the names of current volunteers will be purged from the list. If you registered to volunteer before July 1, 2016, please renew your volunteer registration now to avoid having to start all over.
Have a great week!
Katherine White, Principal