Welcome back to the New Year! Hopefully it will be full of new and exciting experiences. One of the wonderful opportunities your child will have this school year will be to receive regular guidance lessons. Your children are on the cusps of exploring their academic self-concept as well as their feelings of confidence and competence as learners. They are beginning to develop decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups and families. Your School Counselors, Ashley Smith & Norma Corley will teach guidance lessons on character education: community, respect, gratitude, caring, integrity, perseverance, self-discipline, courage, and hope. We also recognize students on a monthly basis as Character(s) of the Month, this is a student who has displayed the values/represents the trait (mentioned above) and is nominated by their teacher.
Character Trait of the Month:
the month of March our character trait is
SELF-DISCIPLINE!: Self-discipline means having the ability to make
yourself do the things that should be done. It means being able to
stay in control of your impulses. "A person who demonstrates this trait
will: sit on the carpet criss cross applesauce, with their hands in
their laps, do the right thing (even when they don't feel like it), and
wait their turn to talk when a friend is talking. A person who has
self-discipline stays on task to complete their assignments,
consistently turns in their homework, sticks to hard tasks, and works to
get better at a skill.
Middle School Choice/Registration Period
Parents/Guardians of FIFTH grade students, your child(ren) are getting older!!, and they are gearing up for the Transition from Elementary School Students, to Middle School Students!! In early February, your child(ren) will bring home a packet containing information (a booklet and a choice card) about your child's residential middle school from the 2017-2018 school year. It will explain in detail which schools are in your zone and what choice you can make under the No Child Left Behind. On the choice card, you will be asked to make TWO choices before returning the card to your child's teacher.
For that reason, if there is a change in your residence. Please make sure you inform Ms. Sharon Rawlinson (Data Manager) of the change along with proof of residence!!. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our school at 336-703-4238.
Below, we are referencing the current timeline of the Middle School Choice Period/Registration Period. Please keep in mind that due to unforeseen weather and extenuating circumstances, these dates may change. If a change occurs, you will of course be informed.
- Middle School Choice Period
- Rising 6th graders: Your child will
bring home a packet containing a booklet, choice card, and a
letter showing his or her residential middle school for next year. It
also will explain which other schools are in your zone and what choice
you can make.
- One exception: If your child was
accepted into a magnet school and you want your child to attend that
school, you should not complete a choice card; it will override your
- February 20- March 3: This is the time to visit
other schools in your zone, ask questions and make a decision for next
year. Rank your top three choices and turn them in by March 3. You
are guaranteed one of your three choices or your residential school.
Please make in-zone choices even if you plan to apply for an out-of-zone
school. You will find out your school assignment around March 21.
- April 3-14: If you're interested in a
school OUTSIDE of your zone, now is the time to apply. There must be
space available and you must provide your own transportation. You'll
receive your assignment by mail around April 24.
Throughout the school year, there will also be opportunities for group counseling sessions offered (during school hours) designed to address specific concerns your student may have, or need support. If your child is recommended for a group we will contact you, with that information. We are also available for individual counseling services. We look forward to working with you and helping your child(ren) be successful. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us. we can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or 336-703-4238.