Waverly Middle~High School Newsletter  November 2014 MESSAGE FROM MR. ZOLTOWSKI

Waverly Middle~High School Newsletter November 2014
MESSAGE FROM MR. ZOLTOWSKI
The first two months of the school year are already over as the fall has quickly come and partially gone! We are
approaching the end of the first marking period and grades for that quarter will be done.
It is an excellent time to take advantage of the parent conference days scheduled for Monday and Tuesday
afternoon of Thanksgiving week-November 24th and 25th. Parents Conferences are from 12:30 to 3:00. Good
communications between teachers and parents can help students adjust their efforts identify strength and weaknesses and
work towards success through the remainder of the school years. We encourage you to call the school and make an
appointment with your child’s teachers, regardless of their performance level.
For the past several weeks the administration has been meeting with groups of teachers, support staff, students
and parents. The intent of these meetings is to develop a focused and comprehensive plan to drive and improved
achievement. We are doing well in many areas and we know we need to improve in many others.
The input we have gather thus far has been valuable in helping us determine both positives and growth areas.
When this process is done we will be publishing our plan so all stakeholders in the Waverly School District are aware of
which we are doing to make the Waverly High School everything you want it to be.
Again, please contact us for parents’ conference days and enjoy the remaining fall days.
MESSAGE FROM OFFICER WEST
This is a reminder that the speed limit on Frederick Street is 15mph during school/activity hours and the speed limit
through the loop in front of the school is 5 mph. Use of cell phones while driving is prohibited and seat belts must be
worn at all times, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Please be sure and drop your students off in the loop in front of the school, NOT IN THE PARKING LOT. There have
been several close calls, so we are asking that unless you are leaving your vehicle, please use the loop.
ANYONE STUDENT CAUGHT WITH CHEWING TOBACCO WILL BE ARRESTED.
IT IS A STATE LAW, WHEN YOU SEE FLASHING LIGHTS ON A BUS YOU NEED TO STOP!
STUDENT DRIVERS
Student drivers are reminded that if they are driving to school, they may only park in the third and fourth rows of the
parking lot.
CELL PHONES, I-PODS, ETC.
A reminder to all parents and students:
Use of cell phones (and all other electronic devices) is restricted to use before and after school, outside of the school
building. Students who bring such devices onto the school property must turn them off and secure them in their hall
locker throughout the day. Students found in violation may face suspension. Waverly School District is not responsible
for lost or stolen items.
WAVERLY MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL PARTICIPATION POLICY
All students must be in good standing with grades, attendance and behavior in order to participate in athletics, cocurricular activities and events.
Students who are not in good standing must work with administration and guidance to improve their standing. The
following would indicate a concern with a student’s standing in school: one or more failing grades, missing 10% of any
class, more than four (4) tardies to school and disciplinary referrals to the office.
An improvement plan will be implemented with students who are in need of assistance. Students who are putting forth
satisfactory effort with their improvement plan will be allowed to participate with permission from administration. If
students do not follow through with their improvement plan, they may be limited or prohibited from participation in
athletics, club activities, dances and other school related activities.
ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL
If your child is absent from school, we would appreciate a call by 9:00am to our Attendance Office at 565-8101 ext. 1002.
Homework may be requested at the time of the call and available for pickup after 3:15 daily. Upon the student’s return to
school, please send a handwritten note stating the reason for the absence, date(s) of the absence(s) and signed by the
parent/guardian.
DRESS STANDARDS
The Waverly School District requires all students and visitors to conform to our Dress Code. The District is clearly
empowered by law to regulate dress where the health and safety of students is involved. State Education Law indicates
that cleanliness and decency in clothing can and should be required for everyone on our school campuses and any school
function, including staff, students and visitors. Items of attire or costumes can be banned on the basis of their disruptive
effect. Parents are requested to encourage reasonable standards of attire (as printed in the District’s 2013-2014 Family
Calendar and Policy Handbook).
Administrative Guidelines: A Student’s clothing shall be:
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Their size (ie: Pants must be worn at the waist).
Appropriate for the weather.
Covering their stomach, chest and back. (ie: extremely short shorts/skirts, see through garments, midriff revealing
clothing, spaghetti strap tops).
 Footwear of the correct size and appropriate for the activity.
 Should not include hats or scarves inside the school except for medical or religious reasons.
 Deemed appropriate with regards to pictures, symbols and /or words. Must not be disruptive in the classrooms.
 NO pajama bottoms, pajama tops or slippers.
 Not include jewelry or other accessories which are a safety hazard to the wearer and others (ie: wallet chains,
spiked rings, etc.).
Any clothing in question will be referred to the building principal. He/She will inform students and parents of the
“Student Dress Code” at the beginning of the school year and any changes made during the course of the year.
BOOK BAGS/BACK PACKS
Students may only carry book bags/back packs to and from school. They may NOT carry them to/from classes. This is to
ensure the safety of all students during the school day.
ANIMAL/PET POLICY
All domestic animals/pets are banned from the grounds of all Waverly Central School District properties for safety and
health reasons. Guide dogs and animals/pets on the property for specific educational purposes are allowed, with
permission.
PARENTS AND STUDENTS: JUST A REMINDER. STUDENT ARRIVAL IS 15 MINUTES EARLIER THIS YEAR. AT 7:50 A.M. OUR A.M. BUS SCHEDULE WILL BE 15‐20 MINUTES AHEAD. SO PLEASE AJUST YOUR TIME FOR STUDENTS TO BE AT THEIR DESIGNATED STOPS FOR PICKUP. THANK YOU!! WAVERLY TRANSPORTATION
A note from your School Counselors:
We are very pleased to welcome you back to school! As many of you know, Ms. Lauper retired this past June. We
are extremely excited to introduce Miss Kari Eiklor as Waverly’s new school counselor!
Miss Eiklor comes to us from Candor, NY. She went to Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania and
received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and her master’s degree in School Counseling. She’s very
excited to be a part of our community and to get to know you and your families!
Here are some of the upcoming events/dates that we are excited to share with you:
Middle School
Each month we will be presenting to students in
grades 6-8 regarding a different character
education trait.
 September: Meet your School Counselor
 October: Respect
 November: Responsibility
 December: Citizenship
 January: Trustworthiness
 February: Caring
High School
9th Graders: Welcome to the high
school! Now is the time when
you start your four year plan
and begin to fill your transcript.
10th Graders: Sophomore year is a
great time to focus on academics,
volunteering and continued interests.
8th Grade Parent Conferences
As the year quickly passes, the time to schedule your annual Parent/Teacher Conference has arrived. The 8th Grade will
be holding conferences on Monday, November 24, 2014 from Noon-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., and on Tuesday, November 25,
2014 from Noon-3 p.m. Conferences will be scheduled every 15 minutes and there is a limited number of conference
times available.
In order to schedule a conference, please the following of your child's teachers at your earliest convenience:
Lynne Nemeth, Math
Carrie Woodford, English
[email protected]
cwoo[email protected]
We look forward to seeing you at the conferences.
(607) 565-8101 x1216
(607) 565-8101 x1215
T R R F C C Students can use
this acronym to help them
remember that people with
good character are
terrific:
T rustworthiness
R espect
R esponsibility
F airness
C aring
C itizenship
Trustworthiness Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal
• Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the
courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation •
Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country
Respect Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule •
Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good
manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the
feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone •
Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements
Responsibility Do what you are supposed to do • Plan
ahead • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best
• Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you
consider the consequences • Be accountable for your
words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for
others
Fairness Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be
open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of
others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people
fairly
Caring Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care •
Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need
Citizenship Do your share to make your school and
community better • Cooperate • Get involved in
community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good
neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority •
Protect the environment • Volunteer
Six Pillars of COLOR SCHEME
Trustworthiness : blue Think "true blue"
Respect : yellow/gold Think the Golden
Rule
Responsibility : green Think being
responsible for a garden or finances; or as
in being solid and reliable like an oak
Fairness : orange Think of dividing an
orange into equal sections to share fairly
with friends
Caring : red Think of a heart
Citizenship : purple Think regal purple as
representing the state
The Food Bank of the Southern Tier once again has made it possible for those receiving free or reduced lunch to
have nutritious food over the weekends and during holiday breaks! The BackPack Program provides children who are at
risk of hunger with a bag of nutritious food each Friday throughout the school year. If you feel that this program would
benefit your child, please contact Kelly Goodwin, BackPack School Coordinator, at [email protected] or by calling
the Waverly High School at 607-565-8101. Spots are limited, but we do maintain a waiting list.
Please start saving your Box Tops for Education. There will be a competition coming soon! Get a head start and you
could help your class win!
The School Store is opened daily! Students can purchase school supplies and snacks! It’s a great place to stop by
before your afternoon sports practice or game!
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October has been a busy month for the senior class with the sale of the lottery tickets, homecoming, the powder puff game. Congratulations to the homecoming Queen Tori Pritchard and King Brandon Bostwick. The powder puff game was a huge success with the Senior Victorious. Parents remember the first installment for the senior trip is due on November 14, 2014. If you can dream it, you can do it. – Walt Disney
Here are some of the upcoming events/dates that we are excited to share with you:
Middle School
We just wrapped up our first ICE Character
Education Lesson “Meet your School Counselor”
with grades 6-8. Students completed hands-on
activities that helped them learn what School
Counselors do.
-Connect students to each other, teachers
and community agencies.
-Collaborate with teachers, administration,
parents and agencies.
-Group, individual and crisis counseling.
-Establish trust with students.
We are looking forward to next months
lesson on RESPECT!
High School
In the month of October students will
be receiving their 5 week reports. If
your child is struggling, please feel free
to contact us.
Important dates in October:
- October 15th PSAT ( Juniors)
- Juniors & Seniors: sign up for job
shadows with Mrs. Horton on
Tuesdays in the Library.
- Seniors: If you haven’t had your
senior meeting, please sign up with
your school counselor ASAP.
-Seniors: Upcoming college visits will
be announced the morning of each
visit, so please listen for them.
Dream it…
Believe it…
and Achieve it…
As always, we would like to remind you and your child that if they are experiencing any concerns or have any
questions regarding academics, career education and social/emotional development that our doors are always open.
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Kari Eiklor
Last Names A-L Grades 6-12
[email protected]
(607) 565-8101 ext. 1009
Lindsay Rapp
Last Names M-Z Grades 6-12
[email protected]
(607) 565-8101 ext. 1008
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY…
2015 YEARBOOKS ARE $50 (PLUS TAX). SUBMIT THIS FORM BY DECEMBER 1, 2014 FOR THIS
SPECIAL PRICE!!!
Waverly High School
1 Frederick Street
Waverly, NY 14892
(607) 565-8101
2015 Waverly Central Schools Yearbooks Order Form
Submit this form with your payment to Mr. Rogan (Advisor). All checks should be made out to Waverly
Yearbook Club.
Yes, I would like to purchase a 2015 Waverly Central Schools yearbook for the price of $50.00, plus $4.00
for state-mandated sales tax, for a total of $54.00.
Date: _________
Form of payment: cash or check: check # _____)
Consumer: ________________________
Homeroom: _________
Senior Photos for the 2015 yearbook are due to Brian Rogan no later than November 12th. Photos should
be e-mailed to [email protected] as an attachment in jpeg.
This is Matt Reedy and Michaela Moore with the recent speaker, Jared Campbell, who spoke on bullying
The Athenians from Greece and Mr. Greg Stone with students during spirit week.
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