MS Dec11

Fiestas de Quito in the Middle School was a resounding success! The MS Spanish department was willing to try something new, and we were rewarded with a fun and festive afternoon. We all played traditional games from Quito and sampled special foods that accompany many Quito Days festivities. This way of celebrating Quito was very appropriate for the MS division. Students and parents alike were full of smiles and actively participating in Quito traditions. Thank you to our parent volunteers and the MS Spanish department!

Counselor’s Corner
Over the past month in Cougar Time, we have been working on our Understanding Bullying Unit. We covered definitions of bullying including differences between peer conflict, teasing and bullying, ways to support the target of bullying, and what to say and/or do when feeling bullied. We wrapped up the unit with students looking for effective and constructive solutions to prevent and address bullying. In their mentor groups, students created and submitted proposals for new ideas or campaigns which could be implemented in the Middle School. I will be going through all of the proposals to see how our students can have more of a voice and active role in promoting a safe and respectful environment for all. 

This full week of learning culminates with a half day for students on Friday. Teachers will spend the afternoon working with their departments on school-wide curriculum goals.

With kind regards,

Sheryl Gruber
Middle School Principal
(593-2) 382-3270 ext. 2001

"We are responsible for being informed global citizens who understand and affect positive change."