Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Scott Middle School Student Signal

Today is a ”X” day

 

Student Activities

Wednesday:  Ukulele Club  (7AM) (3-4PM)  Stained Glass Club (3-4:30PM)  6th Grade Orchestra (3-4PM)  Jazz Band  (3-4PM) Band Room

Thursday:  Select Choir (7AM)  Women’s Select Choir (3-4PM) Science Olympiad (3-3:45PM)  Stained Glass Club (3-4:30PM)  6th Grade Band (3:05-3:50PM)

TIE Club will be meeting on Friday morning at 7:15AM.  Please wear your TIE Club shirts.

 

Student News

Lost and found items are all displayed on tables outside of the Main Office.  Please take time to check the table as you walk to lunch or when leaving for the day.  There are several coats, sweatshirts, t-shirts and lunchboxes.

Intramural Drama, Speech and Debate is accepting registrations for all interested 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. A family information session will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Southeast High School in the auditorium.  Please stop by the Main Office or see your English teacher for more information or to pick up a registration form.  Online registration is also available.

The LPS Oral Spelling Bee will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Culler Middle School. The Spelling Bee is open to students in grades 5-8. More information is available in the Main Office or see your English teacher.  Online registration is also available.

 

Cookies, anyone?

Each year SPIN holds a Scott Staff Cookie Grab.  This event will be held on Monday, December 17th at 3:00PM. We are asking each volunteer to bring 6 dozen cookies of one kind. (That is a double batch of most recipes.)  Please have the cookies to school on December 17th before 2:00PM. The cookie distribution will be set up in the conference room. After school the staff members will come in and fill a to-go box with 2 or 3 dozen cookies of their choice. The teachers all say this is their favorite event! Thanks for helping!  In order to do this we need over 4,000 cookies! Please let me know if you would like to participate.  Some ideas from last year include:

Frosted sugar cookie cut outs
Snickerdoodles
Haystacks
Peanut butter blossoms
Spritz cookies
Oreo balls

Anything that your family loves, they will love!  The Scott staff appreciated your generosity so much last year! Thank you for helping this year!

Rachelle Fanton
402-580-4480/ rachellefanton@gmail.com

Information for 8th Grade Students

To the Parents/Guardians of Eighth Grade Students:

High school enrollment is right around the corner for you and your 8th grade student.  We want to provide information to help your family make a successful transition into 9th grade.  This letter provides details about the informational meeting nights at the high schools, the “High School Choice” process, and high school counselor visits to the middle schools for registration.

Parent/Guardian Informational Meetings

An important component in the transition process are the informational meetings at the six LPS high schools* in January.  These meetings are designed to welcome you and your student into the high school and meet with counselors and instructional staff to learn about the opportunities available at that school.  Since students entering the ninth grade may choose the high school they want to attend in LPS, these meetings have been scheduled to give you the opportunity to attend more than one high school meeting before the January 31st deadline for submitting the “High School Choice” form (enclosed).

The schedule for informational meetings is:

Tuesday, January 8, 2019     East High School              6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019  Northeast High School     6:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 10, 2019    Southwest High School   6:30 p.m.

Monday, January 14, 2019    Southeast High School      6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019    North Star High School    6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019    Lincoln High School          6:30 p.m.

Some students choose to participate in one of the specialty programs offered in LPS – Science Focus Program, Arts & Humanities Focus Program, Bryan Focus Program, International Baccalaureate (IB), and The Career Academy.  Students enrolled in a specialty program are also enrolled as a student at one of the six comprehensive LPS high schools.

Information about the focus schools and specialty programs offered at LPS can be found under the Schools tab at www.lps.org or by contacting a school counselor. Please note that transportation is now available to students attending Focus Programs.

High School Counselor Visits

In February and early March, high school counselors will come to the LPS middle schools to meet with students who are planning to enroll at their high school. At that time, high school counselors will discuss graduation requirements, answer questions about the high school curriculum, and register 8th grade students for 9th grade courses.  Students will be participating in pre-registration activities with their 8th grade counselors before the high school counselor visits.  Dates for the high school counselor visits will be communicated by high schools and middle schools.  Please watch for that information.

Among the most important decisions being made by students and their parents/guardians are those related to the high school they will attend and the courses they will choose to meet graduation requirements and support their educational and career plans.

We look forward to your attendance at the informatinal meetings so counselors, department chairpersons, and administrators will be able to greet you and assist you and your student as they begin the transition from middle school to high school.

If you have questions, please call the high school counseling center:

Lincoln High School     402-436-1301

East High School         402-436-1302

Northeast High School 402-436-1303

Southeast High School 402-436-1304

North Star High School    402-436-1305

Southwest High School 402-436-1306