Waldron HS Introduces Credit Academy

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Waldron High School is piloting a new program this year called Credit Academy. Students who are part of the class are placed in one of our computer labs for 3.5 periods to work on the online program, Apex Online Learning.

The main purpose of this program is to meet the academic needs of our students who have fallen behind in credits. They are paired up with a licensed teacher each period as well as an instructional assistant who help guide them through the online courses and work on goal setting.

The Credit Academy is meant to provide flexibility for students to get the education they need for graduation as well as create opportunities for students to experience, such as elective courses at the career center, to prepare them for life after Waldron High School.

The Importance of Parent/Teacher Collaboration

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Parent/teacher conferences are set for this month. Parents and teachers share the same goals for children and students; they want each individual to do their best. This will happen when parents and teachers work together. This can happen in a number of ways.

  • Keeping lines of communication open between parents and teachers
  • Parents help by setting aside time for schoolwork at home
  • Teachers can send newsletters, create blogs, make phone calls and send report cards
  • Parents can attend parent/teacher conferences to make sure that parents, teachers and students are all on the same page (Oct. 12)
  • Parents can volunteer in the classroom or building
  • Parents can help the teacher by letting them know about things happening at home
  • Teachers and parents can work as a team to provide the best for students

Make your Time Count at Shelby Eastern Schools

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Being on time and having great attendance is extremely important in making the most out of your education. Here are some tips on how to make your time in Shelby Eastern the best it can be.

  •         Being on time sets each student up for success
  •         Helping your child be on time shows them that you care about his/her learning
  •         Learning begins when the bell rings
  •         Your child could miss out on important information even if they are five to ten minutes late
  •         English and Math are usually taught in the morning
  •         Being on time helps keep your child from falling behind
  •         Bring on time is an important life lesson

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.

 

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