Here is an exciting way for students to keep up with their math skills during the summer break. https://www.quantiles.com/content/summer-math-challenge/ (Copy and past in browser). This challenge is from DESE--Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. It is aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards and provides electronically delivered math lessons/problems that are grade specific. Check it out and ENJOY!
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says the goal for every school in Missouri is 90% of the students in attendance 90% of the time. At Salem Middle School we have a small percentage of students who are hovering in the 89--91% range. PARENTS~~we need your help! There are 31.5 days left in the school year. We need all students here during this time to help us reach the goal of 90/90. In addition, students with minimal absences tend to be more successful academically. So help us help your student to be successful by having them come to school.
Here is a great link to a blog and article on the difference between Bullying and Conflicts. Too often in schools across America, students report "Bullying" incidents, when in fact, they are experiencing conflict with another student. This article will help differentiate the two and provide parents with some guidance.
One of the nation's leading speakers and motivators is Jon Gordon. http://www.jongordon.com is an excellent website for positive and motivational information. I encourage all to check this website out. You will find information to help you grow both personally and professionally.
The SMS 7th grade will be visiting the Holocaust Museum in St. Louis on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The educational value and experience of this museum will provide our students with a deeper understanding of this significant piece of history.
SMS Track season opens today-April 4th with with a Home Meet beginning at 4:00pm at TIGER Stadium.