Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day Discover Zone November 2012

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day
November 2012
Discover
Zone
After School Program at Lewis & Clark
.Did you know…

Over 42,000 school age children in Montana are left unsupervised after school.

Research demonstrates that quality after
school programs support children’s personal safety, social resiliency, academic
achievement, relationships with concerned adults, and leadership experiences
as well as parent employment and economic productivity.

In Montana, the top 3 reasons cited for
selecting an after school program are:
1) Child enjoyment, 2) Affordability, &
3) Safety of facilities and teachers.
The Discover Zone after
school program offers
non-school time, skillbuilding activities to
ALL students who attend Lewis & Clark
Middle School. There is
no cost to join and Discover Zone offers a
variety of activities for students to choose
from.
Discover Zone is currently offering activities
after school, Mondays through Thursdays,
until 5:00 pm. Students can choose from:
Girls Only Club, Cooking Club, NASA Space
Club, Movie Club, Games Club, Lego Labs, and
MUCH MUCH MORE!!!
It’s never too late to join Discover Zone! Discover Zone will offer after school activities
from now through the end of the school year.
Call Nate Petterson, Youth Development Coordinator, at 850-2540 for more information. Registration forms are available in room
106.
Our first quarter has been nothing less
than busy, busy, busy! With our enrollment
up and the addition of four 6th Grade classrooms, Mrs. Beaumont and Mrs. Neff are
serving students, parents and staff with
smiles, kind words and their sleeves rolled
up.
If your student is in the 7th grade or a 6th
grader in Mr. Reitz’ or Mrs. Zickefoose’s
classroom, the School Counselor you need
to speak to is Marcia Beaumont. Her phone
number is 281-5969 and her email is [email protected]
The 8th grade counselor is Sara Neff.
She also has the 6th grade classrooms of
Mrs. Korf and Mrs. Sulser. You may reach
her by dialing 281-5908 or emailing
[email protected] This first semester Mrs. Neff has a Counselor Intern
from Montana State University-Billings,
Mr. Elvisto Hobbs.
Please be in contact with the Counseling
Center if we can be of service to you and
your student. We are frequently away from
our desks attending Team meetings, Individualized Education Program meetings,
and doing whatever it takes to help students
succeed. Leave us a message or call the
Counseling Center Secretary, Cynthia
Bayne, at 281-5909.
Police to begin enforcing
the “No Parking” signs
around school
Prompted by complaints from drivers on
14th St W, between Grand &
Lewis, the Billings Police
Department will be enforcing
the “No Parking” zones
around Lewis & Clark Middle School.
According to SRO Zorzakis, “a danger
zone exists on the west side of Lewis &
Clark”. Parents are illegally stopping
southbound on 14th St W to pick up their
kids, creating a danger zone for both cars
and students. The southbound traffic lane
is not wide enough to safely accommodate both stopping and the flow of normal traffic. The danger is increased in
this zone, when students cross in the
middle of the street, in between vehicles,
to reach parents illegally
stopped across the street. SRO
Zorzakis suggests parents pull
into the parking lot behind the
school to safely pick up their kids. A
little cooperation goes a long way in
keeping our children safe.
Lewis & Clark School Safety
I want to assure the parents of Lewis & Clark Middle School that the staff is doing everything
possible to keep your children safe. The following procedures have been implemented over the
last school year:
1. All doors except the front doors will be kept locked during the school day.
2. All visitors will sign in at the office and receive a visitor’s badge. This includes visits to
the cafeteria during lunch hours. All parents or visitors in the building must have a
badge or school personnel will send the visitor back to the office.
3. Throughout this school year, Lewis & Clark will be practicing the following:
several fire drills, an evacuation to our alternative location, (Elks Lodge, 934 Lewis
Ave., 406-252-8407), a lockdown, and a shelter in place (snowstorms, chemical spills).
Some of our drills will take place during the lunch hour and during passing times.
4. The staff will be talking to students about emergency situations, safe locations, and how
to find a staff member for help if they are transitioning between classes.
5. The Lewis & Clark staff takes great pride in teaching our students to cooperate with
school personnel during an emergency.
We understand that these new safety rules can be stressful and time consuming, however, the
safety of our students and staff is our utmost concern. Thank you for your patience and cooperation! Steve Pomroy, Principal
The Impact of Cyber Bullying
History Alive
Town Hall Meeting 1776
Lewis and Clark’s history department had
some fun with the causes of the American
Revolution. Nels Jensen and Casey Visser
presided over a town hall meeting in which
students, posed as Patriots (for Independence), Loyalists (against Independence), or
Neutralists, debated the course of American
history. Students prepared for the meeting for
a few days and then had a great historical
simulation in which many of them dressed in
period costume. Each period, the Nuetralists
voted on which side presented the most compelling arguments. The instructors even had
colonial costumes for the event! This year
Mrs. Waddington and Mrs. Taylor hosted the
event in the media center with festive decor.
Fun was had by all, and more importantly –
the students understood why we broke free
from Great Britain. Ask your student if we
gained independence the period he/she participated!
Mojo Press 2012
(www.NoBullyingTour.com)
The main theme of the Lewis Diversity Club is for all students to come share
their culture. This would include foods,
special celebrations and customs.
We have two community outreach
with the YWCA and Angela's Piazza
where we collect certain items on a list
they have provided.
Our club has been invited t o participate at the SD2 Pow Wow on Saturday
November 17th at Riverside Middle
School. We will have a concession stand.
On September 28- American Indian
Heritage Day- at Lewis we put up our
Teepee in the courtyard. Mrs . Beaumont
did a presentation to several classes.
November is NATIVE AMERICAN
MONTH. The club will focus on cultural
activities.
Please call us if you have any questions . Club meetings will be on Tuesdays
after school in Rm. 223 from 3:30p.m.4:30p.m. Mrs. Neiter 281-5917
Attention MATHletes: Math Club Has
Begun!
What: Lewis and Clark Middle School
Math Club
When: Wednesday Mornings at 7:30
Where: The Lewis and Clark Middle
School Library
Who: All Lewis and Clark Students
who are interested in increasing their
math knowledge and problem solving
skills.
Why: The Lewis and Clark Middle
School Math Club will
be preparing our MATHletes for the upcoming
math contests later this
fall and in the spring. We
will also be sharpening our math skills
to make us better math students, and
hopefully having a little fun along the
way!
Tech. Ed. Club and TSA
Tech. Ed. club will begin meeting
on Wednesday mornings starting
on the 5th of December. Involved
students will be preparing for the state TSA
(Technology Student Association) competition that will be held in Billings on April
22nd & 23rd. Activities include various technology related contests that require the
contestants to use problem solving techniques to come up with the solutions. If
you have any questions please fell free to
call Mr. Anderson at 281-5914.
"OMG! Did u get that pic?
LOll" Have you ever sent or
received a message like this?
If so, it was probably just in
good fun, but too often
messages like this are part
of cyber bullying.Cyber
bullying is any time you use
Facebook, MySpace, Twitter,
blogs, VouTube, pictures,
videos, cell phones, text messages, instant message or any other type of social media to hate on
or spread negativity about other people (Mr.
Mojo, 2011).So,are you a cyber bully? This is an
important question to stop and think about for a
moment.
In today's society the use of social media to
communicate is customary. Oftentimes, however, hiding behind a computer or cell phone
gives one a false sense of security that leads to
saying hurtful and malicious things about others.
While you may just be expressing your emotions, this can be a form of bullying, and bullying
is not acceptable. Not only is cyber bullying morally and ethically wrong, it can have astonishing
consequences.
Megan Meier, Phoebe Prince, Paige Moravetz,
Haylee Fentress, Billy lucas, Jared High, Eric
Mohat and many more adolescents have taken
their lives as a result of bullying. Researchers at
the Vale School of Medicine, in a new review of
studies from thirteen countries, have found
signs of an apparent connection between bullying, being bullied and suicide. The study found
connections between being bullied and suicidal
thoughts among children. In fad, the research
indicates that bullying victims were two to nine
times more likely to report suicidal thoughts
than were other children (abcnews.com, 2009).
Words hurt, so choose your words wisely.
Words on social networking sites NEVER go
away.Words affect lives. Leaders choose their
words wisely, so be a leader, take a stand and
Mojo Up!For more information please go to
www.NoBullyingTour.com.
PLEASE CHECK IN
As a safety precaution for our students,
we need to have ALL parents and visitors
check in the main office. You will
be asked to sign in and you will
receive a visitor’s pass. For your
child’s safety, our teachers are trained to
stop and question any person who does
not have a valid pass. Please remember
to check in each and every time you enter
the building!
For Sale: Lewis & Clark t-shirts, sweatshirts & bags. Order forms will go home with
students the week of November 12th.
Parent / Teacher Conferences(7th &8th Grade only) December 6th !
Lewis & Clark
teachers would like
to invite you to attend parent/teacher
conferences on December 6, 2012.
Through the efforts of our teaching staff, this
is one of the first times in many years that
this opportunity has been made available to
our parents.
Our format will not be like the traditional K
-6 schools and we will not arrange for exact
meeting times. However, our teaching staff
will be in their classrooms during the scheduled sessions. You are encouraged to see as
many, or all, of your child’s teachers on your
own schedule. Chairs will be outside each
door if you choose to wait for a busy teacher,
or you can simply find your way to the next
closest teacher on your list.
For your convenience, we have scheduled
two different sessions. Because of the large
number of students we serve, we ask you to
limit your contact time to eight minutes or
less with the teachers with whom you choose
to speak. However, if our conferences do not
provide you with enough time, please schedule a TEAM/teacher meeting with Mrs. Beaumont, 7th grade Counselor or Mrs. Neff, 8th
grade Counselor.
On Wednesday, December 5th, your student
will be given a copy of his/her schedule to
give to you, which will include teacher names
and classroom numbers for your convenience.
As a reminder, students will be dismissed at
11:30a.m. on both December 6th and December 7th, with conferences only on December
6th.
We hope you can join us on the 6th, and we
look forward to seeing you!
Session
I
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Teacher Lunch
3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Session
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
II
Important Dates for
Parents to Know!
Tuesday, November 20, Elementary
Only…………………....Early Out 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday,
November 21, 22, 23. Thanksgiving break
Monday, December 5, Parent Advisory 7:00
p.m.
Thursday, December 06…Early Out 11:30 a.m.
Friday, December 07…….Early Out 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, December 06…….Parent/Teacher
Conferences
Monday, December 24 ……….Winter Break
(Wednesday, January 2, 2013 school resumes)
Friday, January 11 …………...End of Semester
Monday, January 14 ………...PIR Day, No
School
Early Out (7th & 8th Grade only) December 6th and 7th, Students will be dismissed at 11:30
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C.A.R.E Club is a new spin on a couple of old clubs here at Lewis and Clark. The club unifies the efforts of Beta Club, and the Montana Behavior Youth Leadership Team,. We are a
service-learning club providing services to our school and community through activities such
as the coat drive, food drive and Penny’s for Patients. In addition, we will be focusing on
promoting positive relationships and helping to build a kind and caring atmosphere within
our school walls. The club is currently facilitated by Mrs. Gullett and meets on Tuesday
mornings in the Library at 7:40. Elected officers are Connor Black-president, Jake Orvisvice president, Abby Lambert – secretary, and Clara Bentler, Stephanie Powell, Victoria
Shay and Holly Howe are our media specialists. Thus far our club has coordinated the Red
Ribbon Week events. Next, we will put our efforts towards our annual Lewis and Clark Coat
Drive. The winter coats will be donated to the Women’s and Family Shelter. The Club is
asking for the donation of gently used coats of all sizes from infant to adult. Having them
clean and fresh at the time of donation is encouraged! While our club is underway, we are
still encouraging new members to stop by on Tuesday morning to see what we are all about!
We look forward to a year filled with service, learning opportunities and of course a lot of
fun and laughs!
SAFE ROUTES
Lewis and Clark is one of the schools to receive funding through a Safe Routes to
Schools Grant. The library is purchasing books about an active outdoor lifestyle
(camping, hunting, fishing, biking), nutrition, and sports figures. In addition, St.
Vincent's and Billings Clinic teamed up to provide helmet safety presentations and
helmet giveaways at each school. Parent, Mrs. Suzanne Moody, attended a program
to learn how to fit the helmets. We have a few helmets still left if the size fits! We
would also like to thank Dean Cromwell at the Spoke Shop for donating 2 bikes to
give away. Students at Lewis can earn "tickets" for the bike drawings by attending
select library events. The bikes will be given away at our April Lunch & Learn
with bike cop, Officer Shane.
A Moment
in Time
Captured
and Frozen
Forever!
Yearbooks are on sale now for $20.00. Checks
may be made out to Lewis & Clark Middle
School. Students who bring their payment to the
office by Wednesday, February 13 will be put in
a drawing. Winners will be announced February
28. The winner of the drawing will get his/her
yearbook for free; the runner up of the drawing
will receive five dollars off the cost of his/her
yearbook.
Lewis & Clark Middle School
1st Quarter Academic Achievers
Congratulations to all the students listed for maintaining a “3.0” or better grade point average for the 1st quarter of this school year. It is an
accomplishment of which you can be proud. The entire Lewis and Clark Middle School staff commends you for your effort.
7th Grade Honor Roll
8th Grade Honor Roll
Ahlgren
Alyssa
Filer
Nikolas
Kufeld
Bailey
Robson
Caleb
Anderson
Gabrielle
Fischer
Kayla
Kurkoski
Vincent
Roe
Conner
Anderson
Mariah
Paul
Stewart
Marco
Allison
Haesemeyer
Haney
Piedra
Allen
Povsha
Rodney
Anderson
Konner
Frieders
Tyler
Kurth
Rase
Keaton
Hart
Emerald
Preston
Saydee
Micah
Friend
Amber
Kvamme
Noah
Joseph
Anderson
Ans
Ross
Arnold
Aryanna
Heflin
Paige
Radonski
Brandon
Benjamin
Barnhill
Payton
Tevin
Samantha
Rafter
Justin
Rahr
Jesse
Rickbeil
Peder
Riley
Michaela
Romei
Olivia
Schwarzkoph Megan
Selvig
Adam
Bartsch
Emmit
Hernandez
Hibberd
Brentin
Sopko
Joseph
Beal
Stephanie
Horse Capture Red Willow
Larson
Kesley
Sowards
Sierra
Benge
Jared
Howe
Holland
Megan
Lawson
Tehya
Steiner
Raegan
Bennett
Sidney
Gilbertson
Samantha
Lehman
Cameron
Black
Connor
Hunnes
Isakson
Trevor
Trenea
Stevenson
Angelina
Richard
Gilsdorf
Madison
Leifert
Jaime
Olivia
Blattie
Breanna
MaKenzy
Leo
Tanner
Marley
Ruesch
Gilsdorf
Stief
Miranda
Janelle
Romero
Chloe
Iversen
Jacobsen
Andrew
Maclain
Goldhammer Quinn
Leonhardt
Isaac
Marissa
April
Salyer
Bofto
Kelker
Kimmel
Saur
Samuel
Borden
Kaden
Lindberg
Linnea
Loran
Ellison
Strecker
Shayla
Chase
Sheil
Aspyn
Brooklyn
Kirby
Krell
Schnetter
Bower
Gonzalez
GonzalezQuevedo
Schreier
Chance
Bowles
Christian
Haesemeyer Wade
Martin
Houston
Strike
Benjamin
Ezra
Haggerty
Martinez
Cassandra
Riley
Robyn
Selby
Bradley
Kriskovich
Kuntz
Sheehan
Maxwell
Matye
Aaron
Christopher
Devon
Pearce
Alexis
Shull
McMullen
Kurth
Laliberte
Payton
Abby
Lily
Meyer
Lambert
Slunaker
Snyder
Sara
Michel
Braden
Sones
Joshua
Micheletti
Nico
Abigail
Betty
Treglown
Spear
Mitchell
Stapleton
Abraham
Montague
Jay
Riley
Nathanael
Evan
Nathaniel
Savannah
Andra
Moran
MorledgeHampton
Littlesun
Logulo
Starr
Sterkenburg
Kaden
Lopez
Lyda
Tasha
Riley
Stogianis
Stephen
Stone
Kadin
MacDonald
Maehl
Brock
Andrew
Stowe
Mikayla
Strike
Spencer
Manraksa
McCallum
Olivia
Talya
Stroebe
Erica
McInnis
McMullen
Shawn
Emma
Sutherland
Alex
Swift
Brendon
Thomas
Grove
Torbert
Ty
Askelson
Nolan
Fritzler
Jacob
LaBeau
Baker
Carrie
Fulton
Elizabeth
LaFromboise Sophie
Barr
Skyler
Funke
Conner
Lambert
Bender
Porter
Gappa
Kyler
Bergendahl Kyle
Gilbert
Bertram
Sierra
Binstock
Brauneis
Skyler
Brown
Reed
Brown
Foster
Bryant
BurdenClites
Megan
Campbell
Alexander
Carranza
Jessica
Carter
Tate
Catt
Selah
Chambers
Rebeccah
Childers
Rebeckha
Christie
Jack
Clayton
Kailey
Cleveland
Jacob
Coffin
Cody
D'Aigneau
Beau
CarloGiuliano
D'Anna
Denham
Denham
Emilee
Connor
Cassidy
Deppmeier Dominic
Doane
Sophie
Dooley
Wynter
Duneman
Madison
Eaton
Connor
Eck
Daniel
Eliason
Colton
Ellis
Hairychin
Haka
Hamilton
Hanes
Hansen
Harper
Haskins
Henderson
Holbrook
Hopkins
Houde
Emilia
Jamie
Kirby
Destiny
Natasha
Amber
Justin
Talia
Peytan
Briana
Bo
John
Logan
Tessa
Mouser
Mundahl
Charles
Amberlea
Tristen
Houle
James
Ness
Susan
Hulsey
Abbey
Niemi
Ashley
Humphrey
Hunnes
Ickes
Jam
Braxton
Alexander
Mackenzee
Maisy
O'Brien
Overstreet
Pannell
Patterson
Kia
Sydney
Kathryn
Lauryn
Stiffarm
Brown
Douglas
William
Brown
Brandon
Strong
Ana
Buck
Amanda
Sulser
Gabriel
Bykonen
Shane
Cady
Samuel
Carr
Madison
Cleveland
Casie
Coleman
Tianna
Allyssa
Coppock
Cierra
Truett
Austen
Cornelia
Lyric
Van Atta
Michael
Cotter
Kalazaya
Van Flaskey
Karlana
Cronk
Terah
Walton
Elijah
Deming
Britani
Bridger
Dennis
Devon
Washington Nathan
Dimich
Caroline
Duncan
Clark
Swanson
Tandy
Thompson
Ward
Wheeler
Katherine
Michael
Indra
Dykstra
Karissa
Whiteman
Jacob
Dyre
George
Mehling
Miller
Rachel
Corrie
Sydne
Emerick
Noah
Mills
Trey
VanderPool
Samantha
Maysen
Erekson
Linda
Victoria
Zachary
Daniel
Abbey
Velarde
Evenson
Mitchell
Mohr
Volk
Mykal
Monaco
Morris
Hailey
Brooklin
Vollmer
Alexis
Wagner
Aidan
Morsette
Morton
Georgeline
Cairo
Wagner
Devin
Walla
Ashley
Myron
Nicholson
Kiara
Justine
Watson
Delaney
O'Donnell
O'Neil
Patrick
Sydney
Webber
Emma
West
Courtney
Carson
Kathryn
Pearson
Cole
Kingery
Kirsch
Kitzmann
Madelyn
Pipkin
Trenton
Parker
Poulson
Mariah
Powers
Autumn
Pretty Weasel
Jetara
Kayla
Charles
Peyton
Klepps
KooistraManning
Even
Zachary
Evenson
Samuel
Ewen
Peytyn
Ryan
Legare
Leonhardt
Durand
Reyna
King
D'Ambrosia Sy
LaVe
Cierra
Leatherberry Ian
Dunn
Jones
Milo
Ryann
Cara
Jimenez
Pierce
Samantha
Webb
Whitney
Connor
Jacob
Alexander
Max
Kieckbusch
Killian
Watterson
Leslie
Connor
Aaron
Wyatt
Pearson
Peterson
Bomar
Elena
Pazmino
Jayden
Joaquin
Bosch
Michael
Kay
Corbin
Bodine
Borges
Stone
Whitford
Jewell
Nathaniel
Bodine
Whitworth
Paloma
Famighetti Aleksandra
Whitworth
Sophia
Feller
Emily
Wildenberg
Malcolm
Field
Mekiah
Wilgus
Ellen
Fisher
Brittanee
Wilks
Nicholas
Fontaine
Darion
Freese
Mari
Wolf
Sydney
Gesuale
Michael
Wright
Collin
Qualls
Sarah
Lillian
Randak
Madison
Kountz
Kody
Randak
Sophia
Kranz
Kroft
Dakota
Lydia
Reinhardt
Uriah
Zimmer
Brooks
Robson
Cordell
Zuklic
Lydia
Wright
Zermeno
Devane
Melody
Goodridge Will
Orvis
Owens
Jake
Layla
Williams
Wood
Marin
Tendra
Justin
Wright
Carsten
Gunderson Parker
Palin
Pazmino
Young-Wine
Montana
Gunst
Phelps
Syreena
Zimmerman
April
Graves
Emma
Griffin
Claire
Grossman
Mikkel
Trevin
Billings Public Schools: No Child Left Behind
Results for School Year 2011-2012
Every year, students in Billings Public Schools (grades 3-8 and grade 10) take tests as part of the federal program called No
Child Left Behind (NCLB). These tests make sure every student, every school and the entire district are making Adequate
Yearly Progress, or AYP. We want to share the results of last year’s reading and math tests with you.
To make AYP, a set number of students in every school must score at the “Proficient” and “Advanced” levels. This is true for
the entire school, as well as several sub-categories, such as students with disabilities. If one sub-category fails, that causes the
whole school to fail. If one school fails, that causes the whole district to fail.
Billings Public Schools has been doing well on the tests. The requirements have been increasing each year. This year, 84.4%
of our student were required to be proficient or advanced in reading. In math, 70% of our students were required to be proficient or advanced. Both our elementary district (Kindergarten – 8th grade) and high school district (9 – 12th grade) failed to
make AYP.
How are Billings Public Schools going to meet these goals in the future?
1) Programs that help students in Reading
*Read 180
*LANGUAGE!
*Leveled Literacy Intervention Program (LLI)
2) Programs that help students in Math
*SuccessMaker
*Knowing Mathematics
*FastMath
*Trans Math
3) Training for teachers so they can give the right kids the right help at the right time.
How Did Lewis & Clark Middle School Do?
Overall, the students at Lewis & Clark Middle School do quite well on the measurements for AYP. In fact, 91% of our students are proficient or advanced in Reading, and 76% of our students are proficient or advanced in math. The following student groups are struggling to meet the required mark: Economically Disadvantaged, Students with Disabilities, and American
Indian students. However, due to an overwhelming improvement in the scores of the abovementioned groups, our school made
Adequate Yearly Progress. The following graph shows that these students are making good progress yet still are falling short of
the target.
AYP Determination
Targets
School year 2011-2012
Economically Disadvantaged:
American Indian Students:
84.4%
Reading
70%
Math
84%
Made AYP
65%
68%
What is Lewis & Clark Doing to Improve?
We are carefully screening our students to find those in need of interventions so these target goals can be met. Students are
enrolled in Read 180 or LANGUAGE! as needed to help students achieve in the area of Reading. In the area of math, students
are referred to SuccessMaker lab for extra work on math skill building. Additionally, students in the resource room math classroom have access to SuccessMaker materials in addition to using the research-based program, TransMath. Tutoring is available after school in all math classrooms for all students. In-Service is provided to teachers on a regular basis.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please call the Principal, Steve Pomroy at 281-5900.
Thank you, Scouts’
Honor Sponsors!
The Scouts’ Honor program recognizes
students who are academic achievers.
Each quarter any student who achieves a
3.5 or higher grade point average receives
a Scouts’ Honor card which entitles that
student to discounts and free items from
area merchants. We would like to thank
our Scouts’ Honor sponsors. Please patronize these fine merchants!
American Classic Pizza, 2658 Grand Ave.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered, 1212
Grand Ave. Suite 13
NeeCee’s, 2821 2nd Ave. North
Albertsons, 1212 Grand Ave.
Flowers from the Heart, 1010 Grand
Ave.
Papa Murphy’s, 1212 Grand Ave.
Salon 17/Lisa Gritten, 1709 17th St. W..
Sunset Bowl, 1625 Central Ave.
Bagel Inc., 2135 Grand Ave.
Sunshine Express, 3209 Grand Ave
Taco Treat, 1313 Grand Ave
TradeMark Video, 1313 Grand Ave
Ace Hardware, 2264 Central Ave., 4170
State, 1551 Zimmerman
Quizno’s, 1313 Grand
Ave.
Fuddruckers, 2011
Overland Ave.
In Good Glazes, 1313
Grand Ave.
Suite #5
“STUDENT COUNCIL IS
PUTTING YOU FIRST”
Lewis and Clark Student Council has
been very busy this fall! The forty person council has already raised over $800
at Saturday Live with our fishing
pond. Student council helped put on
special ice cream social for all students
as well as guiding tours for open
house. We have many exciting projects
lined up for this year. We are proudly
taking part in Mr. Jarvis’ “Two Roads”
project again this year and community
service will be very high
on our priority list. Kudos to all of our members
for an outstanding start.
Special Olympics
Basketball Season is nearing an end for our
Special Olympic Athletes. Area Individual
Skills competition will be held at Lewis and
Clark Gym November 4. Trey Mills, Justy
Nicholson, Alyssa Ahlgren
and Evan Moran will compete at the Area
Competition. State Competition will be held
in Great Falls November 8-10th. Stan Bedwell, Tasha Lopez, Tom Moody, Ty Graf,
Daniel Eck, Mariah Kirsch and Emilee
Burden-Clites will be competing at the
State Games.
Special Olympics would like to thank Mr.
Pomroy, Mr. Kalfell and the custodial staff
for giving us the opportunity to use Lewis
and Clark gym for our practices. Your
support to our athletes and Special Olympics is greatly appreciated.
If anyone is interested in volunteering to
help out with Special Olympics contact
Tammy Grimm @ Lewis and Clark.
[email protected]
Library happenings fall 2012
The Lewis Library is off to a busy year
with the addition of four classes of 6th graders (every Friday morning) and part-time
librarian, Mrs. Taylor. Welcome to all!
Thanks to your support at the Great Northern Bookfair in September, the library was
able to purchase 38 new titles. Your next
chance will be during Parent Teacher Conferences in December when we
have the Scholastic Book Fair in
time for seasonal gift giving.
Check out all the great resources
on the library’s homepage. In
addition to links to the K-12 card catalog
and the EBSCO (magazine and more!!)
databases password: discovery, we now
have World Book Encyclopedia. Username: lewisscouts and password: discovery You will find three levels of reference
materials as well as read aloud and web link
features. Many articles have supplemental
materials. Don’t
forget the free help at
Homework MT link.
Our first Lunch &
Learn tied in with the
national Star Wars
Read Day program.
Students folded an
emergency 5-fold
Yoda for their pocket,
ate SW gummy
snacks and watched clips of the greatest
sound effects, best quotes, etc. Stay tuned
for details on our next Lunch & Learn with
an Egyptian theme to go with the latest
Rick Riordan series, The Kane Chronicles.
Genre-based book clubs utilizing 45 Simple
Touch nooks AND hard copies begin in October. Students have options to join for a month
or two, switch genres, read and create webbased games and activities to encourage others to read the titles. All four middle schools
have different clubs, but the content will reside on a common site, B.O.B. (Books On
Blog).
Coming soon…… SD2’s own collection of
downloadable ebooks. Librarians are currently being trained and will provide links and
instructions when the service is open for business. The focus will be popular fiction and
students will access the books using their
library barcodes. Lewis Library has a laptop
available with Overdrive so that students can
download to their own devices. Please register all electronics that come to school with
Officer Z. The library has forms if you need
one.
The Lewis Library is participating in the
Safe Routes to School grant program. We
will be giving away 2 bicycles in April at a
Lunch & Learn. Students can earn tickets for
the drawing by participating in select library
events. We will also have 12 helmets to give
away. As part of our receiving $1000 to
spend on books to support an active healthy
lifestyle, we need to collect data. Parents and
students can complete an online form on the
library website.
For more up-to-date information about
Library events, check the website:
Or go to https://sites.google.com/a/
billingsschools.org/lewis-clark-middle-school
-library/
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