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Spread The Word To End The Word Week

The month of April is just around the corner and April is a month dedicated to several worthy causes including National Autism Aw
areness Month as w
ell as National Youth Violence Prevention Month.
 RBSMS will participate in the “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign to educate why the R-word (retard/retarded) is hurtful to those with intellectual disabilities and their families. We will have activities during the week of April 2nd (which happens to be World Autism Awareness Day) through April 6th.   

And the winners of the End the R-Word at RBSMS are:

A lunch:

Nijia Orlandi    Breanne Rood   Qixalia Howard    Destiny Williams Ryan Glover                           Adam Stringer                      Josh Pellegrino        Kamil Mehrab        Emily Kirk     Alyssa Baker      Jacob Smith

B lunch:

Amelia Palmer   Tyler Davis   Alyzisha Rodriguez   Kelianexis Rodriguez        Victoria Smith   Hezekiah Patterson    Javonte Robinson                 Lillian Rap     Angel Rodriguez                  Ta’mya Floyd

C lunch:          Tiffany Reynolds                   Lara Velazquez         Melodylyn Yazell                  Alyssa Schroeder            LeAnn Sears     Marcos Gonzalez                  Travin Lee                              Layla Laezza   Logan Williams                     Timberly Steward                 Caleb Garcia

Because these winners could:

  • answer trivia about this week’s videos,
  • cite the purpose of the campaign,

  • explain the importance of inclusion, and

  • list ways to intervene if another person did use the r-word slur

These students signed the pledge banner, wore the Spread The Word bracelet, and won the I Pledge to Respect Everyone t-shirt.

Hurricane Irma

Children and teenagers can become anxious when their routines are disrupted by natural disasters such as a hurricane. Parents should try to address those fears in a factual, reassuring manner.  If you remain calm, your children will often follow your behavior.

While we wait for Hurricane Irma, there are resources available:

RB Stewart MS is a hurricane shelter.  Please evacuate if you are in Zone A or need a sturdy structure.

 

Hurricane Prep Steps: http://www.redcross.org/news/article/In-Heart-of-Hurricane-Season-Take-Steps-to-Get-Prepared

What to Say to your Teen: https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/patients-and-families/health-and-safety-information/articles/preparing-your-child-for-a-hurricane

When school resumes, our counseling team will be available to help our students as we recover from the effects of Hurricane Irma.

 

RBSMS Parent University

RBSMS welcomes students and their families to our annual Parent University.

Staff from all curriculum areas, electives, and special programs will be in the Commons to welcome you, provide information and goodies, answer questions, and assist with registration.  At 6:30, the presentation will begin in the cafeteria on next year’s course offereings and will feature administration, the counseling department, AVID, and Infinity staff.

See you Thursday, March 9th at 6:00pm at RBSMS!

#GreatKindnessChallenge

From January 23-27, 2017, RBSMS is participating in the national Great Kindness Challenge.  Students have a list of kind acts they can perform on- and off-campus and can submit the list for prizes at the end of the week.  Staff can initial acts they witness, or students can take selfies and post to RBSMS Facebook (@RBSMS) or to Twitter (@rbstewartms) using the hashtag #greatkindnesschallenge   We’re so excited to see the positive effects of kindness!

1/23:  Ms. Holzum and Ms. Pinsky presented live on the news to the students information about the Kindness Challenge

1/25: During News (Ms Campbell & Ms. Webb)   2017 GKC at RBSMS Day 3     +       After-News Video:  What is Kindness?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO7_WX-gyVU

1/26:  During News (Ms Campbell & Ms. Webb) Day 4 2017 RBSMS GKC           +          After-News Video:  How To Change The World With Kindness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju3ygNPFH98

1/27:

Red Ribbon Week 2016

Monday, October 24th- “Team Up To Be Drug Free”: Wear your favorite collegiate sports team attire.

Tuesday, October 25th- “Being Drug Free is My Super Power”: Dress like your favorite Super Hero.

Wednesday, October 26th- “Buddy Up Against Drugs”: Buddy up with a friend and dress like twins.

Thursday, October 27th- “Hair’s to a Drug Free Life”: Show your drug free spirit with wild hair.

Friday, October 28th- “Peace Out to Drugs”: Wear tie-dye and peace signs.

Monday, October 31st- “Bulldog Strong Against Drugs”: Show your bulldog pride and wear orange and black, our school colors.

We look forward to celebrating Red Ribbon Week’s focus on healthy, drug-free choices!   Each day, your counselors will be on the morning announcements,  put on special activities, will spotlight the natural high of famous athletes, artists, and musicians.

Studying via Brain Science

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/10/16/studying-with-quizzes-helps-make-sure-the-material-sticks/

What this article says is that when you study, testing yourself on an idea or concept you’re learning helps you remember it. Every time you remember something, a new connection is formed to new sensations and contexts. “The more things you have connected to the information, the easier it is to pull the material out, because lots of different ideas can lead you to that particular material”.  Studying in several different ways, making quizzes for yourself, using tools like quizlet.com, and reviewing Cornell notes are great ways to be sure that not only are you LEARNING the lesson material, but able to REMEMBER it during the test!