This article serves as an update for the week of 2/17 - 2/21. There is no school on Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day. We will be taking yearbook pictures Wednesday for students who participated in extracurricular activities and the 8th Grade Class photo. Students in 8th grade will be heading to Seneca High School on Thursday for Step-Up Day. Mid-Terms were sent home via email last Friday for students receiving a D+ or lower. As a reminder you can check your child’s grades at anytime on Teacherease.
Extracurricular Activities for the week include:
Scholastic Bowl @ Seneca
Volleyball home vs St. Mary’s
Scholastic Bowl home vs Wilmington
Principal’s Update: With temperatures getting colder and the winter weather ahead of us, children will have to adjust to not being able to play outside. Instead of watching television or playing video games, why not try some fun Science Experiments. It is a fun way to interact with your family and make connections to concepts your child may be learning at school. Check out these fun Thanksgiving STEM Activities at https:/https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/thanksgiving-science-activities-and-experiments-for-kids/littlebinsforlittlehands.com/thanksgiving-science-activities-and-experiments-for-kids/.
Principal’s Update: Attendance is a key component to student success. When students are absent they lose the opportunity to participate in class discussions, ask their teacher questions, work on group projects, and receive help from their peers. Here are a few ways to maximize the time students spend in the class. When scheduling doctor appointments, the best times are before or after school and during the lunch period. Establishing a nighttime routine helps ensure that students wake up on time in the morning and are ready to learn. Lastly, encourage your child to get involved at school. We offer several athletic and academic extracurricular opportunities at MVK. Students who participate in these activities are excited to come to school to be eligible to participate.
Principal’s Update: It can be challenging for students to get back in to the school routine, especially at the Middle School level. Balancing extracurricular activities, family time, homework, and time for friends can become quite difficult and overwhelming. Here are a few helpful hints to ensure homework gets completed and still allow time for everything else. Have your child set aside a certain time of the day/week that is only for homework. This will allow them to establish a routine and also be excited when they don’t have any homework and get extra free time. It also helps to encourage your child to use their time wisely during the school day. Students have the opportunity to work on homework during study hall, after lunch, and during I&E at the end of the day. Lastly, help your child see homework as a chance to prove their independence by getting their work done on time and on their own. This can boost confidence as well as promote the importance of responsibility.