April 10, 2020
Good morning Greenville Middle School!
Happy Friday! Great job working through another week! Hopefully, you have established some good routines for your daily “new” schedule. Please reach out if you still need help setting up a schedule at home.
Students yesterday afternoon your parents received a letter that outlined expectations for the 4th quarter for your learning and how it will be graded. I want to highlight a few things.
You all are expected to participate in your learning each day. The learning opportunities the teachers are providing you do allow you to work at your own pace and absorb the content. The teachers are aware there may be various home situations and shared technological resources that may impact when you are able to complete your work. I know many of you have communicated questions about schoolwork or problems with technology to your teachers already. Thank you!
During distance learning, we will not be using numerical grades. Instead, you will receive one of three options: Evidence of Learning (COMPLETE), Working Towards (WORKING), and Not Yet Learned (INCOMPLETE). My challenge to all you is for everyone to receive a COMPLETE for all your assignments. In order to meet this challenge, it is important for you to make sure if you have questions to email your teacher, teaching assistant, or me and we will get back to you.
Students Mrs. Bowers is still looking for some pictures from you doing your distance learning at home for the yearbook. You can email her at email@example.com
Remember to send in your picture today to support the Spartan STRONG 518 Rainbow collage of students, faculty, and staff. Today is BLUE! Make sure you email your picture to Ms. Steele firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember that it will be posted on the school’s social media. Monday is PURPLE to complete the RAINBOW!
Have a great weekend!
COURAGE - Self-Responsibility
From time to time, we hear of a dramatic act of courage, like a fireman pulling a young child from a burning house or a war hero saving the life of a fellow soldier. But most acts of courage don't make the news at night.
If you think about it, you probably witness acts of courage every day. For example: Doesn't it take a great deal of courage to stand up and do the right thing in the face of negative peer pressure? And what about the courage it takes to keep going in the face of a big challenge? And then there's the courage you must have in order to admit when you're wrong.
Now listen to this old American proverb:
Few persons have courage enough to own their faults.
If that's true, then be one of the few, the exceptional. Today, if you make a mistake, admit it. If you're disrespectful, apologize. Be willing to own up to your faults, and then make up your mind to do better next time.
With something to think about, this is Mr. Reeve reminding you to Be Kind, Be Responsible, Be The Best You Can Be. The choice is yours. Have a great day!
Helping Students Make Wiser Choices Project Wisdom®