DARE Graduation

I’m proud to say every single one of our Room 15 fifth graders completed the requirements to graduate from DARE, our drug resistance program. Our graduation ceremony is this Friday at 1:15.  It will be held in the field near the big cedar trees. You can enter through the small gate near the corner of Bush and 4th Street, which should be open at 1:00.  Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. Sunscreen, a hat, or other means of protecting yourself from the sun is advised as well.

Our DARE Graduation kind of doubles as our graduation from 5th grade. It is meant to be a formal event, so we ask that kids dress up in their “Sunday Best.” It’s up to you to decide what it means for your student to dress up, but we often have lots of dresses, ties, and even blazers.

Afterwards, your welcome to come to the classroom to see where your student signed my thirty-year-old Drug Free banner, which is their pledge to stay clear of illegal substances. They’ll join around eight hundred of my former students on the banner.  You’ll also be able to take your student home after the ceremony, as it will end around 2:15.

DARE Essays

Drug Abuse Resistance Education - WikipediaEvery student in class successfully completed their DARE essays and presented them to class. As much as we’ve struggled with some things this year, this event has been a big success. We’re really proud of the kids!

Special congratulations to Alice C. for being selected to present her DARE essay at graduation next week. Although all the essays were great, Alice’s was particularly strong.

DARE Graduation is next Friday, May 17th, at 1 p.m.  The event takes place out in the field near the towering cedar trees. All family members are invited to attend. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on, and be prepared for the weather. Thanks!

April Students of the Month

Kudos to Kasen J. and Lexi P. for being named students-of-the-month for April. Kasen earned this award because he has truly turned his game around. He is doing excellent work and is consistently demonstrating maturity. I’m tremendously impressed by his growth. Alexis earned this award because she is consistently kind to her peers, she is always respectful toward me, and despite her challenges, she keeps trying and never complains. Such traits will take her to good places in life. 

March Students-of-the-Month!

Congratulations to Ezra B. and Tatum H. for being named Room 15’s students-of-the-month for March. Ezra has earned this award because of his high-level of respectful behavior in class. He is always listening, on-task, and quiet. He makes every day easier for all the rest of us. Thank you, Ezra for being such a positive person!  Tatum earned the award because he is always participating and working hard to be a superstar, both academically and behaviorally. His enthusiasm for the classroom is a tremendous blessing! Great job Ezra and Tatum!  

Updated Event Schedule

Elk Creek bicycle trip — May 3rd

DARE Graduation — May 17th, 1:00 p.m.

Link Up Music field trip — May 23rd

Adopt-a-Street Clean-up — May 24th

Memorial Day holiday — May 27th

Coast Trip Parent Meeting — May 29th, 5:30 p.m.

DARE Day — May 31st

Scenic Middle School tour — June 4

Jacksonville Cemetery, Pre-Outdoor Ed — June 5

Oregon Coast Outdoor Ed — Jun 6 & 7

5th Grade Party — June 10th, 2:45 p.m.

5th Grade Baby Picture Program — June 14th

February Students of the Month

Congrats to Lillian F. and Halle H. for earning Room 15’s Student-of-the-Month Award. Lillian and Halle consistently demonstrate positive behavior, good attitudes, and strong work ethic. They’re quick to participate in classroom discussions and activities, they’re engaged in learning, and they work hard to get good grades. Thank you, Lillian and Halle, for being such model students! 

Floor Hockey Tourney

For those of you interested in attending one of our school floor hockey matches, here are the days and times for my class:
Fri. 2/23 — 11:15 vs Hadley
Tue. 2/27 — 10:45 vs Torrey
Wed. 2/28 — 11:15 vs Kuhlman
Fri. 3/1 — 11:15 vs McNeil
Mon. 3/4 — 10:45 vs Andersen
Fri. 3/8 — 10:45 vs Hadley
Mon. 3/11 — 11:15 vs Torrey
Thur. 3/14 — 1:00 Championship and Student vs Staff Match
The schedule is always subject to change, especially when there is inclement weather.
Please be reminded that students have to have completed their homework the night before and be up-to-date on select classroom tasks to be eligible to play.