March's Focus: Independence

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 09:42

Hello Homebase Students and Families! 

Our Homebase focus during the month of February at Lake Middle School was “Kindness.”  Many of our Homebase class discussions and activities were geared to remind students how important it is to be kind to each other at all times.  We continue to set the expectation that being friendly, generous and considerate in everything that we do and say contributes to a positive and safe climate in our school community, including the venue of social media!  

During the month of March, we will be focusing on “Independence.” Homebase class discussions and activities will be geared to prepare students to be able present their individual learning to you independently during Student-Led Conferences at the end of the month.    Our “Top 20” Homebase curriculum compliments this theme in identifying times where we might  choose to make excuses or blame others for our actions/behaviors.    Students will become aware of reasons that lead them to participate in making excuses or blaming others.  It is our hope that with our discussions this month, students will become more aware of times in the future where they can become more independent in taking responsibility for their actions and reactions!

Lake Middle School’s Spring 2019 Student-Led Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday, March 26th and 28th from 3:30pm-7:30pm each night.  (You are welcome to attend which night works best for you and your family.)  Throughout the weeks ahead, students will spend a great deal of time reflecting on their current achievement and setting new academic goals to finish out the current school year.  As we continue to prepare for conferences, we also attempt to transition them in to a level of personal accountability and independence in their academic responsibilities and daily work.  Please encourage your student to continue building skills in the area of “independence” as they strive to positively finish out this current school year!  

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time!  Thanks for your support!

 

Sincerely,

Homebase Teachers

 

*Please note that Thursday, March 7th is the end of the second trimester and spring break runs from Friday, March 8th (which is a Teacher Workshop Day) through Sunday, March 17th

 

*MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Reminders for the month of March:

-March 4th: “College Shirt Day”
-March 7th: End of 2nd Trimester
-March 8th: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workshop Day
-March 11th-15th: NO SCHOOL - Week of Spring Break
-March 25th –29th: PTA Scholastic Book Fair
-March 26th and 28th: Student-Led Conferences (3:30pm-7:30pm)
-March 26th – 30th: Spring Break NO SCHOOL

-Check out the Lake Middle School webpage at the following link for other school activities, i.e. concerts, etc.:    http://lms.sowashco.org/