September 14, 2019
Walton Middle School operates under the “we, not me” philosophy, the belief that it takes a tribe to help Warriors succeed. This week, September 11-13, the school hosted Doughnuts and Data, a very successful Title 1 annual meeting and parent training event, with 272 parents and guardians in attendance. Families were invited to take a seat alongside their middle schoolers during SPEAR class to gain insight about their child’s progress and to establish attainable goals for success. Families were given data folders that contained midterm grades, STAR reading and math data, classroom goal sheets, and FSA/EOC reports. While enjoying doughnuts, families worked together to discuss the student’s strengths and challenges, craft a realistic goal, and develop a game plan for success. Additional school and district employees were on hand in classrooms to support students whose families were unable to attend. WMS looks forward to hosting a similar event again in February to follow-up on students’ progress. WMS teachers, parents, and students all have eyes on success this A+ school year.
“Got Respect? Tour” speaker, Christ Hollyfied, visited Mossy Head School to discuss with students the emotional and physical effects of bullying, and also how to recognize and avoid it among their peers. Chris uses his experiences, his life struggles, and stories to give students real life examples of bullying and how to overcome it so they can go on to be healthy and successful.
Grandparents of Mossy Head School students came out to the school for a special event this past week, Goodies with Grandparents. Grandparents were invited to have a little goody and breakfast with their grandchildren before the school day started.
ECMS advanced art students kicked off the first day of school with a creative challenge requiring them to use found items in their backpacks to design a portrait.
This collaborative process encouraged problem solving and teamwork while also helping to establish our classroom community. Students had only 15 minutes to plunder through their various school supplies and soon realized that art can be created from the most ordinary items when it is in the hands of those with imagination and perseverance.
After a gallery walk and artist reflection, students gathered up their temporary masterpieces with a greater appreciation for not only found art, but also newfound friends.
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