In an effort to encourage literacy with all of our students, the English department decided to try a school-wide read aloud to start off the year. Every English teacher has been reading the book Restart, by Gordon Korman, to their classes. Students have been participating in online discussions with other classes, answering questions about the development of the story and the various themes that they have seen developing.
Restart is about a school bully who receives a head injury after falling off of his roof and wakes up several days later with amnesia. He doesn't remember anything about his life before the fall and as he slowly learns who he is, he has to decide what kind of person he wants to be. It's a fun read with a great message for students. We will be reading the book for about another week, but the English department would like to encourage parents to read it as well, so they can have a conversation about it with their students.
We had a great day at Gladstan golf course yesterday. Some great golfers put forth their best efforts and showed their Spartan pride. Please congratulate with me our 2018 jr high golf team.
Thanks to everyone who tried out, our volunteers that helped and the golf course for hosting us. Let’s have a great season.
It's school picture time!
Come ready for school pictures on Wednesday, August 22, 2018! Picture packets are being sent home with students the first day of school. If you would like to purchase pictures, please ask your student for the packet. Every student will have their picture taken for the yearbook, whether pictures are purchased or not.
Remember . . . You're never fully dressed without a SMILE! :)
Our 2018 boys tennis season ended today with a big bang. Late this afternoon our #2 singles player, Eric Cheney, played the final match of the district tournament against his counterpart from Mapleton. The winner of the match would end up as the #3 player in that position, and the loser would drop to the #4 spot. More importantly, the winner of that match would determine which team would end the season as the district's tennis champion, an honor which typically goes to Mapleton.
Today, we recognized the students of the month for May. These students have been working hard and focusing on their classes without getting too distracted by the prospect of summer vacation, so their teachers wanted to recognize them and show their appreciation. Here are the May students of the month:
9th Grade - Ashton Shepherd and Stormie Hanson
8th Grade - Kalex Braithwaite and Ashley Nelson
7th Grade - Maxx Montague and Kaycee Bott