ISTEP+ Testing Is This Month

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Please help us ensure every student has the best chance to be successful on this year’s ISTEP+ exams.  You can help in these ways:

  • Talk to your child about the importance of the test: we want a true assessment of their abilities
  • Make sure your child has plenty of rest for the test: a good night’s sleep before can make a big difference
  • Remain positive about the test­­: let your child know they can be successful, and they will feel better about their chances to be successful
  • Don’t forget to ask your child about the test­­: communicate with them that you want to know how well they did on the tests
  • If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school to receive any clarification
  • Together we can make this a meaningful and positive experience for all our students. We appreciate all your efforts!

Digital Citizenship

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Shelby Eastern is privileged to have access to technology in and around the classroom. With this privilege, comes a responsibility to use this technology in the way that it was intended. We call this being a good “Digital Citizen.” We expect staff, students and parents to uphold their role in creating good digital citizens.

As a parent or adult, you will need to set ground rules on technology use. In addition to this, monitoring media use and discussing appropriate sites to visit will help. It is also recommended that you know your children’s passwords and codes for their devices. Regularly checking their social online behaviors will help as well.

It is important for students to be aware of what acceptable online practice is. Students should avoid sharing or posting inappropriate images, sharing passwords, posting personal information and communicating with unknown numbers or individuals. Students can also be aware of suspicious behavior such as, being asked for pictures, being asked to use a webcam, and being asked if they are alone. Students are also expected to refrain from cyber bullying such as spreading rumors or gossip, posting pictures of others without their permission, pretending to be someone they are not and threatening or harassing others. If students are aware of cyber bullying, they are asked to inform an adult immediately.

Students must be aware that once a picture, comment or file is placed on a public internet site, it’s out there forever and it cannot be taken back or deleted. It is more important now than ever that parents know what their children are doing online. Take the time to talk to your children about this important subject.

The Benefits of Reading Books

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It is our goal that every student develops a passion for reading. We provide many opportunities on a daily basis for students to be exposed to a variety of texts. Every once and awhile we are faced with the question, “Why do we have to read?”  Here are a variety of ways to answer this question.

  1.      Reading exercises your brain.
  2.      Reading increases your ability to empathize with others.
  3.      Reading improves concentration and focus.
  4.      Reading helps develop creativity.
  5.      Reading is entertaining.
  6.      Reading provides knowledge and information.
  7.      Reading enriches language and vocabulary.
  8.      Reading reduces stress and puts you in a better mood.

Attention All WHS Alumni!

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Greetings, Fellow Mohawks!
Due To Danger of Crowds Spreading Virus, There Will Be No WHS Alumni Celebration This Year (2020). Hopefully, next year will be better so we can attract a really BIG Gathering.  In the meantime, please spread the word, organize class contact rosters…and forward them, with updates, to Rick Haymond P. O. Box 289, Waldron, IN  46182
jrhsb4125@gmail.com for inclusion to his Master List. This information is going out only to those whose email addresses we have in our database. Special recognition for both 2020 and 2021 anniversaries of fifty years and all others as before will be planned. The date for next year (2021) has not been set. Notice will be sent to all.
We are also excited to share information about a new project in the works:
The Waldron Story…Continued
You may be familiar with the book, The Waldron Story or Conn’s Creek Reflections, written and published as part of the bicentennial celebration by the Waldron High School Senior Composition Class of 1976 and edited by their teacher, Kenneth D. Sever. Following the 2019 Waldron Alumni Banquet, a small group was formed to discuss how we might capture, illustrate, and share events related to the Waldron Community since 1976. There exists an endless plethora of memories, anecdotes, stories, and events that you, someone who is connected in some way to the Waldron community, has tucked away in your “memory bank”. 
 

We intend for this to be an extension of the history of the Waldron Community initiated through The Waldron Story…or Conns Creek Reflections. We aim to focus on the events, activities, and people, who impacted our lives while embedding history into our stories. Perhaps the question, “where are you now because of Waldron” might serve as the impetus to stimulate your thinking.

We invite you to join us by spreading the word among former classmates and members of the community, past, and present! We welcome contributions from any and all former WHS students, from any time period.   

Collect your thoughts. Write them down or capture them in a recording using your phone. Once you’ve captured them, share them with us. 

Email:

 We look forward to receiving your contributions to the Waldron legacy!
Kind regards,
David Sever (WHS Class of ’69)