Erase The Hate Week 2016

Monday 1/25/16 starts our 4th annual Erase The Hate week.  Erase The Hate week promotes acceptance of others’ differences to eliminate hateful words and actions. Students learn through activities that while we are all unique, we are all people deserving kindness.  The week’s activities include:  Kahoot, Mix-It-Up lunch, daily Victimproof morning videos, and our FEATURE speaker, TOM THELEN, who will present twice to our students during the day and then again at 6pm to students and families.  Pizza and prize drawings available for evening guests.

IMPORTANT Articulation Dates 2015-2016

Below are dates for Articulation for our students to their zoned schools.

8th grade dates are green, 5th grade dates are purple.

Fri. Jan 22:  2nd period:  ZHS AVID interviews with selected students

WCHS Field Trip PERMISSION FORMS DUE

Mon. Jan 25:  9:45am – 12:30pm: Field Trip to WCHS

Mon. Jan 25:  6pm-8pm: Parent Night & Curriculum Fair at WCHS

Wed. Jan 27: 6pm-7:30: Special Parent University at RBSMS for 5th grade students

Mon. Feb 1:  6pm-8pm:   Parent Night & Curriculum Fair at PHS

Thu. Feb 4: RBSMS Articulation Meeting with Elementary Feeders at RBSMS

Fri. Feb 5:  Infinity/AVID applications due to Elementary Schools

Mon. Mar 7: RBSMS at WZES

Tue. Mar 8: RBSMS at WES

Wed.Mar 9: RBSMS at CWTES

Thu.Mar10: RBSMS at NRES

RBSMS Parent University for 5th grade families

Wed.Mar16: RBSMS Course Cards Due to Elementary Feeders

 

 

 

 

8th grade Take Stock Scholarship

38  8th graders consistently on-track in academics, behavior, and attendance have received information to apply for the Pasco Education Foundation’s Take Stock in Children Scholarship.  Students were provided with information, deadline date, and resources to contact for further information.  We congratulate these students for their hard work and,even though only one will receive the scholarship, we expect much continued success from them all in the future.

RBSMS Bullying Prevention Week

Bully Prevention Week Activities Nov. 16 – 20
Monday: Bulldogs are Wild about Bully Prevention — Wear Camo Attire!

Tuesday:  Peace Out Bullying:  Give Peace a Chance  — Wear 60’s attire and Peace Signs

Wednesday:  Give Bullying theBoot — Wear Boots

Thursday:  Be a Smart JEAN-ius & Stand Up Against Bullying — Wear College Tee & Jeans

Friday:  Too Bright to Bully — Wear your favorite neon colors

Each day will feature a Victimproof video on how to respond to meanness and unkind words/actions.

VictimProof

VictimProof is a school-wide, Tier I positive instruction for students.  A video from VictimProof is viewed each week to all students to teach all students how to break free from the victim mindset and to stand up to bullying using practical strategies to “be the change” on campus.  Created by Tom Thelen, one of America’s top anti-bullying speakers who has spoken thousands of schools, colleges, and youth organizations,VictimProof has been featured on PBS, CBS, The National Honor Society, and The National Association of Student Councils, AND Mr. Thelen will be speaking at RBSMS!!  Details coming soon!!

After the video, discussion questions help students personalize the lesson and learn new ways to cope with others.

 

#BeTheChangeAtRBSMS

Starting in September, every week our school students will learn strategies to handle unkind words and actions, becoming “victim-proof”.  This curriculum will empower students in their options for dealing with others and will encourage students to stand together as upstanders, instead of bystanders.  #pasco2gether

Red Ribbon Week 2015

RED RIBBON WEEK IS celebrated NATIONWIDE TO PROMOTE MAKING HEALTHY, DRUG FREE CHOICES.

TUES 10/27:”BEING DRUG FREE NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE“:  ’80s STYLE.

WED 10/28: “BEING DRUG FREE IS OUR SUPERPOWER” DRESS AS a SUPERHERO

THURS 10/29:”DRESS FOR SUCCESS” FOR SCHOOL PICTURES

FRI 10/3O: SPIRIT DAY: wear ORANGEBLACK to show BULLDOG STRONG SPIRIT

Calling all 8th Grade Algebra students

The Land O’Lakes IB Assistant Principal and Counselor will be at our school 5th period on _10/19_ to tell you about this opportunity.  A Parent Night will be available on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at TEWMS from 6:30- 7:30 pm.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) offers high-achieving, high-performing students an opportunity to pursue a rigorous program of studies during their high school years. The academic requirements of the IB program are demanding. However, the student with an IB diploma or certificate may be awarded college credit and advanced standing at colleges and universities throughout the world.

The IB Program at Land O’Lakes High School serves east side and central schools in Pasco County. Community IB Information Nights will be held in November and are open to the public. A link to the application will be available on line at http://lolhs.pasco.k12.fl.us at the International Baccalaureate link beginning October 5, 2015.

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!