Morristown Junior-Senior High Welcomes New Staff

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Great news to report from Morristown Jr./Sr. High School. At the School Board has approved the following staff members:

Jeff Harkin — Assistant Principal/AD

Breanne Pickett — Band Director

Chelsea Toland — Ag teacher/FFA sponsor

Kathy Schmidt — Spanish teacher

Congratulations and welcome to our family!

Sleep and Learning

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Many studies have been done that link sleep and learning. Researchers have found that well-rested minds are able to learn more easily and retain more information. So, how much sleep does your child need?

        1-3 years old            12-14 Hours per day

        3-6 years old            10-12 Hours per day

        7-12 years old          10-11 Hours per day

        12-18 years old        8-9 Hours per day

School Board Happenings

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On May 16, the School Board started by recognizing the wonderful students at Waldron Elementary School. The School Board went on to approve the purchase of new Chromebooks for 2nd, 6th and 7th grade students. The Board also approved the purchase of a new Visitor Management Program. This will improve the security at each school. More information will be posted once the system is installed at each site.

Shelby Eastern is also looking into a universal free breakfast program for next school year. This will provide free breakfast to all students. The staff and the Board are investigating this program to make sure it is feasible.

Online Registration

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Shelby Eastern Schools will be offering Online Registration beginning the 2018/2019 School Year.  This will allow parents to fully enroll their child online without the hassle of multiple paper forms to fill out.  For those that are unable to complete registration at home, each school will make accommodations and offer families the ability to perform registration in one of our computer labs.  Finalized dates and more concrete details will be distributed soon.  If you have questions or concerns, feel free to email cstewart@ses.k12.in.us

A Growth Mindset

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Some children are born with an inner drive to keep trying over and over when they fail. Most children aren’t, though, and it is up to us to help them see that failing is actually the key to succeeding. Teaching our children the word YET is key. They may come to you and say, “I don’t know how to read” or “I can’t ride a 2 wheeler” or “I can’t get good grades.” We need to teach them to add the word “yet” to the end of those sentences so they start to realize that these things take time and with the right mindset, they will happen!

Sit down with your child and list out things that they now do, that at one time they thought were hard. Have them tell you that with practice they learned to do hard things. They are able to do hard things! Using this type of thinking and dialogue around our children will teach them that by trying, failing and learning from their mistakes, they will succeed at doing hard things.

 

Kindergarten Screening

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MES will be conducting screenings for incoming Kindergarten students on April 12 and 13. If you have a child that will be 5 years of age by Aug. 1, please call the elementary office at 765-763-6648 to set up an appointment.

Waldron Students Complete NWEA Assessments

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At Waldron Jr. Sr. High School, students recently finished the winter testing portion of the NWEA Assessments. The results from this most recent assessment are compared to the results we obtained from the Fall to help us identify our students relative Strengths and Weaknesses. Our teachers are busy analyzing data results from a wide variety of reports NWEA makes available to them. Teachers use this data to make informed instructional decisions moving forward. Students are made aware of their areas of strengths as well as their areas of need. Putting all of this together means the teachers and students work together to set goals for success.

At Waldron, it is a point of emphasis to assess often and catch learning needs early on in the educational process.  We believe this provides a better path towards student success.

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