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.
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!
The first classroom lessons by the counseling department will take place in September:
- Ms. Northcutt will teach 6th graders 9/8-9/11
- Ms. Holzum will teach 7th graders 9/14-9/18.
- Ms. Pinsky will teach 8th graders 9/21-9/25.
These lessons will focus on handling unkind words and actions, accessing support, as well as other items required by district.
Bulldogs, our first day of school is Monday, August 24th.
School begins at 8:31 a.m. and ends at 2:55.
All RBSMS students are welcome to have free breakfast in our cafetorium prior to the start of the school day.
DRESS CODE criteria: Arrive at school appropriately dressed and remain so throughout the day.
- Bikinis, tank tops, pajamas, muscle shirts and spandex clothing are not permitted.
- Pants shall be worn securely at the waist.
- No abdomen skin or underwear is to be exposed.
- Tops must be long enough to clearly overlap the belt line.
- Hats and head coverings shall not be worn on school campus unless approved by the principal for medical, health, or religious reasons.
- Shorts and skirt bottoms must be no higher than 4” above the knee.
- Blouses, shirts, and sweaters cannot dip below a line formed between the right and left armpit and must have sleeves.
- Clothing that advertises tobacco, alcohol, drugs, gangs, or anti-social groups are not permitted.
- Jewelry shall be worn in a way that does not permit a safety of health hazard or cause a disruption to the educational process.
- Wallet chains and dog collars are not permitted.
REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS: ALL MUST PRESENT THESE ITEMS:
- PARENT/GUARDIAN’S DRIVER’S LICENSE (can serve as Proof of Residency)
- PROOF OF RESIDENCY IN THE STEWART MIDDLE SCHOOL ZONE – current utility bill, lease agreement, house contract etc. showing parent/guardian’s name and physical address (PO Boxes are notacceptable)
- SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS (if applicable) – current IEP & Psychological report.
- REPORT CARD/TRANSCRIPT FROM LAST SCHOOL ATTENDED – If entering during the school year a WITHDRAWAL FORM from the previous school is required.
IN-STATE (but not Pasco County) TRANSFERS: Students transferring from another Florida school must present these additional items upon registration:
- IMMUNIZATION RECORDS:
|4 DPT + 1 booster
||3 POLIO + 1 booster
||Hepatitis B Series
|TDAP Booster (7th Grade)
||Variciella (chicken pox) – (2 vaccines for 6th grade)
OUT-OF-STATE TRANSFERS: Students entering a Pasco County School for the first time must have all 5 of the above items PLUS the following items:
- CURRENT PHYSICAL – dated and signed by a physician within the last 12 months and specifies heart, lungs and blood pressure. Needs to be more than a statement that reads “child is in good health or normal”.
- VERIFICATION OF BIRTH – Birth Certificate
- STUDENT’S SOCIAL SECURITY CARD
RBSMS School Counselors are running full speed teaching our 2nd round of classes to all students, preparing for articulation of our 8th graders transitioning to high school and incoming 5th graders joining us as RBSMS Bulldogs next year, and assisting our 6th & 7th graders in registering for courses next year. January and February sure are busy!
2/4 Registration at RBSMS for zoned WCHS 8th graders
2/18/15 5th period Course Card presentation to current 6th graders
2/20/15 5th period Course Card presentation to Duke Dogs & Georgetown Growlers
2/20/15 6th period Course Card presentation to Harvard Hounds & Infinity 7th
2/20/15 NAEP test for 8th graders
2/24/15 6:00 pm 5th grade AVID/INFINITY Parent Night at RBSMS
2/25/15 8:50am ZHS Counselor with West Point C.C. & Georgetown Growlers
2/25/15 9:50 am ZHS Counselor with Yale Yorkies & Infinity
2/27/15 ALL COURSE CARDS DUE FOR CURRENT RBSMS STUDENTS
3/3/15 6:00pm 8th Grade @ ZHS Parent/Student Night Jamboree
3/4/15 10:15 am Register 5th Graders at West Zephyrhills Elem. 3/5/15 10:00 am Register 5th Graders at Woodland Elementary 3/6/15 10:00 am Register 5th Graders at Chester Taylor Elementary
3/6/15 TBD ZHS Pep Rally
3/9/15 10:00 am Register 5th Graders at New River Elementary
3/12/15 6:00 pm 5th grade Parent University Night at RBSMS
See our Calendar for more details.
This week, we’re kicking off the kindness!!! Monday 2/9 is the first day of Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) week which is being celebrated all over the world from February 9-15.
Random Acts of Kindness week challenges us (students and staff) to go out of our way to help others or make another person’s day special, and not expect anything in return.
Let’s use this week to step out of our normal routine and attempt a new random act of kindness each day this week. We are collecting the following items for the SPCA:
SPCA Wish List
– Sheets, Towels, Blankets (Old or New)
– Garbage Bags (large and kitchen)
– Liquid Laundry Detergent
– Antibacterial Dish Soap
– Dog and Cat Food (canned or dried, any kind)
– Sturdy Rubber Chew Toys
– Soft, Squeaky Dog Toys
– Paper Towels
– Sanitizing Wipes
– Crates and Carriers: All Sizes, New or Gently Used
ATTENTION ALL 8TH GRADE STUDENTS & PARENTS:
ZHS will be holding a special night for 8th grade students and parents on Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:30 P.M. This will be a great opportunity for 8th grade students and parents to tour ZHS and learn about all of the opportunities and choices students will have in high school. Please mark your calendars and be sure to attend! Additional details will be available soon!
February 2/2-2/6/15 we celebrate National School Counselor Week! Thank your Certified School Counselor today!
This week we celebrate Erase The Hate Week to heighten awareness of the consequences of hate-filled choices and promote a school climate of tolerance for all.
Monday’s video: Hands
Tuesday’s video (2 min 44 seconds): Tolerance & Acceptance
Wednesday: Kid President
Gina Torres/Characters Unite 1min15sec: http://youtu.be/FW7cmHeC6Lk
Macklemore/Ryan Lewis’ PSA /song: 41 sec: http://www.eonline.com/news/505702/macklemore-and-ryan-lewis-team-up-with-usa-for-anti-bullying-and-acceptance-psa-watch-now
Thursday: The Making of Characters Unite videos, 2 min46sec: http://youtu.be/YYelkOAnZCg
Friday: Characters Unite PSA 43 sec: http://youtu.be/SjwzeiAJhn4