Sign up now for Girls' Basketball and Wrestling !! Seasons begin Monday, October 27th. Sports clearance packet and physical must be on file in ASB Office. if your student participated in volleyball or football already this school year, update only the Health History form for your new Coach. Students must be ASB members and pay the $35 sports participation fee (cost is per sport). Parent information night for both sports will be held Wednesday, October 29th, 5 p.m., immediately following practice. We're looking forward to a great season! Thanks for having your student participate.
The semi-annual Scholastic Book Fair will be in the building during the week of conferences, November 3rd through November 6th. This year the book fair will be set up in the 7th grade pod. It will be open during the school day, and then during conference times Tuesday and Wednesday. Stop by to browse the latest teen books, and see what else is available! And hey – if you can’t make it during conferences, but you would like to order, you can put your order in online! Scholastic has arranged it so we can have an online book fair in addition to the in-school one! The online fair is available from October 29th through November 18th. CLICK HERE to order online. So, there are two ways to shop the book fair this year – in-school and online!
Leadership is busy planning our Veteran’s Day Assembly. We are asking students to bring pictures of Veterans they know to be a part of our Power Point Presentation that will occur during our Veteran’s Day Assembly. If they want to honor a Veteran they know they can bring in a picture and on the back they should write the name of the Veteran, the branch of service they served in and how they are related to the Veteran. We are also inviting Veterans to attend our Assembly which will occur on the morning of November 7th from 9:00 to 10:00.
In Girls For A Change, girls take the lead in designing a Social Action Plan related to a topic of their choice. They receive guidance and support from a Girls Facilitator, enabling them to execute their social change plan. For example, if the Action Team decides to conduct a community awareness campaign about pet neglect, the Facilitator will provide project management support and can bring professionals to the group in a volunteer role in to provide training in social marketing and public speaking to help the group craft their campaign. Likewise, if the team decided to conduct a fundraising campaign, the Facilitator would coordinate training by engaging a nonprofit development manager to volunteer their time to provide training or assistance. Register online at www.ywcaofolympia.org/programs or pick up a registration form at the front office of your school!
Girls Circle is delivered as a cost-free, afterschool program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls. Through Girls Circle, participants have a unique opportunity to participate in a peer support group guided by a positive and caring female adult role model (Girls Circle Facilitator.) Participants meet once per week at their school for an entire school year. At each site, 6 to 10 girls participate in engaging, resiliency-building activities on a weekly basis. They receive a healthy snack, check-in with each other, and discuss the theme and objectives for the day. The Girls Circle Facilitator then leads the group through a verbal activity and a creative activity related to a specific topic. The verbal activity includes each girl taking turns talking and listening to one another in response to questions or prompts. This not only teaches girls how to participate in healthy, respectful communication, but also builds their self-confidence in their ability to express themselves. Girls communicate their ideas related to the topic through creative activities such as role-playing, journaling, drawing, etc. The group covers topics such as “Being a Girl”, “Body Image”, “Goals for Healthy Living”, “Role Models”, “Creativity”, “Relationships”, and “Growth & Self Care”. Girls always work with the same Girls Circle Facilitator, who is a trained and paid staff member of the YWCA. Register online at www.ywcaofolympia.org/programs or pick up a registration form at the front office of your school!
2014-2015 Theme "Why I Appreciate America's Veterans". Grand Prize: $5,000 award. Student Entry Deadline: November 1, 2014. Click here for entry form and more information.
The Life Skills students at Black Hills High School, Tumwater High School, and LINCS have collected, washed and sorted gently used clothes for Tumwater School District area infants, children & teens in need. Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at Michael T. Simmons, 12:00 - 3:00 PM. Click here for more information.
9:00 AM 8th Grade Class Photo
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Girls Basketball and Wrestling Parent Information Night
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Cookie Dough Pick-Up Day
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Veteran's Day Assembly
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM Fundraiser Limo Ride
3:30 PM BMS Girls Basketball vs. Griffin
3:30 PM BMS Wrestling @ Washington
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM BMS Girls Basketball vs. Griffin