Students remember that your school uniform must be… • A white button down shirt • Black slacks • ALL black shoes • Boys…your shirts MUST be tucked in and you must wear a BELT • ALL undershirts are to be either black or white with NO design on them. • Also, you must have your ID badge on at ALL TIMES
Students remember that… • You may wear any kind of jacket TO school, but it must be placed and remain in your locker throughout the school day. • While in school, you can wear either a black or white sweater as long as there is NO HOOD. • REMEMBER IF THERE IS A HOOD IT IS NOT ALLOWED!
Students please remember that cell phones, gum, rubber bands and sunflower seeds are not allowed here at Zucker Middle School.
Yearly Book Goal 25 Books by May 24 Take time each day to read your book. 20 Books by March 20 12 Books by January 16 6 Books by October 24
Camping Book Goal Students remember 20 books by March 20th!
quirk (n): a peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality; mannerism, It was a quirk of nature that led the scientists to the desired result.
Library Hours Monday-Friday 7:30-4:15
Teachers, staff, & faculty do you have something that you can’t wait to share with everyone else in our school. Make a Power Point slide and send it to Mr. Sanders.
Before School Tutoring Ms. Arnot will provide tutoring and homework assistance to any student. Some mornings she has meetings and there will be a note on her door if she is not available. • Where • Room #172 • When • Every morning from 7:30-8:30 a.m.
ArtistGuild Club • Where • Art Room, Room #144 • When • Thursday morning at 7:30
Technology Club • Tech Club will not meet this Tuesday. Tech Club will meet next Tuesday, March 12th from 4:15-5:30 in the media center.
Join the GUITAR CLUB!With Mr. Hilden Now accepting applicants to join Mr. Hilden’s Guitar club. Learn how to play the guitar, to sing along, and perform. Mr. Hilden has been playing for 30 years. No previous experience necessary. All you need is the desire to learn, a love of music, and the willingness to try something very different. Limited to ten applicants. Bring your letter of interest to Mr. Hilden in room 159. Tuesdays after school from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Ms. Douglas will be there, too!
DROP EVERYTHING AND READ!With Ms. Douglas… Come and chill out in room 176 and read in a mellow, peaceful environment. Pull up a chair and let it all hang out with a great book and great company. Open to all. Thursday mornings from 8:00am to 8:30am
Literature Magazine Club With Ms. Douglas and Mr. Hilden Write cool stuff! Be a published author! Help to design and produce a real literature magazine! Do Flash Mob Poetry Slams in public, and a bunch of other cool stuff! All you have to do is love to write and want to learn and have a blast doing it. Cool! Thursdays from 4:40pm to 5:30 pm in Room 159.
FOR GIRLS ONLY: Girls Club • Wanna know what it’s all about??? If so, meet in Ms. Perry’s room (158) on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 to find out. • No boys allowed! • See you there, ladies…
What is Bullying? Bullying is a widespread and serious problem that can happen anywhere. It is not a phase children have to go through, it is not “Just messing around”, and it is not something to grow out of. Bullying can cause serious and lasting harm. Bullying takes many forms including: • Physical violence and attacks • Verbal taunts, name-calling and put downs • Threats and intimidation • Extortion or stealing or money and possessions • Exclusion from the peer group • Cyber bullying occurs when people use the Internet, mobile phones or other digital technologies to harm others
Types of Bullies The Name Caller Name Callers bully others by saying things that are rude, hurtful or embarrassing. They may insult people because of their race, looks, abilities, or religious beliefs. Some Name Callers use words to threaten or scare people.
Types of Bullies The Brute Brutes may threaten, hit, kick, trip or push others. Some brutes demand that people give them money and threaten violence if someone says no. Brutes may also take, hide or destroy other person’s belongs.
Types of Bullies The “Friend” The “Friend” can act nice one minute and mean the next. He/She may tease people, say bad things about them or boss them around. These bullies often make people feel like they deserve to be mistreated, calling them “touchy” if they complain about the bullying. They may also gossip or spread rumors, make up stories to get people into trouble, or pressure people into doing things they do not want to do.
Types of Bullies The Crowd The Crowd is a group of bullies, like a street gang or a social clique. A clique is a group of friends who share the same interest. The Crowd might tell people to ignore someone, spread false stories about a person to make him look bad, or to ask someone to do something wrong.
Types of Bullies The Jokester Jokester bullies love to get attention and make others laugh by insulting or teasing people about things like their size, race, religion, looks or grades. Some will even make fun of people who have a medical problem or physical disability. Jokesters usually excuse their bullying by saying it was “only a joke.”
Types of Bullies The Cyberbully Cyberbullying is similar to other types of bullying, except it takes place online and through text messages sent to cell phones. Cyberbullies can be classmates, online acquaintances, and even anonymous users, but most often they do know their victims. http://www.ncpc.org/topics/cyberbullying/what-is-cyberbullying
Types of Bullies The Cyberbully Some examples of ways kids bully online are: • Sending someone mean or threatening emails, instant messages, or text messages • Excluding someone from an instant messenger buddy list or blocking their email for no reason • Tricking someone into revealing personal or embarrassing information and sending it to others • Breaking into someone's email or instant message account to send cruel or untrue messages while posing as that person • Creating websites to make fun of another person such as a classmate or teacher • Using website to rate peers as prettiest, ugliest, etc. http://www.ncpc.org/topics/cyberbullying/what-is-cyberbullying
Types of Bullies The Cyberbully Both boys and girls sometimes bully online and just as in face-to-face bullying, tend to do so in different ways. Boys more commonly bully by sending messages of a sexual nature or by threatening to fight or hurt someone. Girls more often bully by spreading rumors and by sending messages that make fun of someone or exclude others. They also tell secrets. http://www.ncpc.org/topics/cyberbullying/what-is-cyberbullying
Bully Fact: Each day 160,000 students miss school for fear of being bullied! Bullying can lead teenagers to feel tense, anxious, and afraid. It can affect their concentration in school, and can lead them to avoid school in some cases.
MYTH: • If I tell someone it will just make it worse FACT: • Research shows that bullying will stop when adults in authority and peers get involved
MYTH: • Just stand up for yourself and hit them back FACT: • Hitting back usually makes the bullying worse and increases the risk for serious physical harm
MYTH: • People are born bullies FACT: • Bullying is a learned behavior and behaviors can be changed. If bullying continues for some time, it can begin to affect teens’ self-esteem and feeling of self-worth. It also can increase their social isolation, leading them to become withdrawn and depressed, anxious, and insecure.
Today to… Heather Acevedo-RamirezStephanye CrawfordCyncier McCray
On this day in… • 1781 The planet Uranus is discovered by William Herschel • 1906 Susan B. Anthony, American women's suffrage activist, dies.
CONGRATULATIONS TO… Branden Jackson • You have been caught reading.
Character Trait for August • Integrity • Acting in a way that is fair, just and moral
Character Trait for September • Wisdom • Knowing what you need to do and choosing to do it
Character Trait for October • Individuality • Discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference
Character Trait for November • Cooperation • Working together to do more than you can do alone
Character Trait for December • Compassion • Caring enough to do something about someone else’s needs
Character Trait for January • Self-discipline • Doing what you need to do so you can grow
Character Trait for February • Honor • Letting someone know you see how valuable they are
Character Trait for March • Honesty • Watching what you say and do so others will trust
Softball News • Attention students softball tryouts will continue today