We have a great assortment of Books available next week for you to buy for your middle school aged children for Christmas or for just wanting to be great readers. It will begin on Monday, October 2. It will be open from 7:30 am to 4:15 pm. Monday thru Wednesday.
Thursday, Oct 5, is our Student-Led Conferences beginning at 1:00 so we have our Book Fair only in the morning until 11:45 and the Book Fair will begin again at 4:30 pm through 6:30 pm.
We are asking kids to not bring slime to school. Apparently it’s making the rounds and we’ve had some carpet ruined from it. Students will be expected to pay for any damage they cause with slime if they choose to bring it. Thanks for the support we receive by parents and the community.
The Photographers will be set up here ready to go by 8:00 am in the morning Sept. 27. If you bought a package of pictures and need a retake, send the package back with the student. They can turn it in and have a retake taken.
Also, those students who have NOT had their picture taken by Bells this year, will be called down for pictures to be used for the yearbook.
The retakes are for only those students who have bought packages.
FALL LEARNING EXTRAVAGANZA- TODAY AT 5:00 PM to 7:00
Fun Activities planned – Moved Inside of the Preston Jr. High in the Gym and Cafeteria. Park in back.
Don’t forget to bring your “Summer Reading Calendars”!
Sign up for C.A.S.T. Program will start on October 2, Monday.
3:45 pm to 5:45 for the “After School Program”. 7:00 am – 7:50 for the “Morning Program”
Sign up forms with all the information you need is at the office. Please have the sign up forms signed and turned in before your child attends this program.
There is a field trip planned for October 3rd also to go visit a bee keeping field and learn all about the business. Permission Form will be give out on Monday for the Tuesday Field Trip. Students will find Fun Activities and help with homework in the C.A.S.T. Program.
For 7th and 8th Graders, there is an application at the office for the CAST F.I.R.S.T. Robotic Indians.
It is a VERY demanding club because they do meet on some Fridays and Saturdays from October through February and every Wednesday after school. Even if a student was on the team last year, they have to reapply. Grades need to be above a C in every class to participate. If any is interested, pick up a form at the office.
Sources of Strength Club- Forms available at the office
The Sources of Strength program (www.sourcesofstrength.org) is a widely used national best practice program. The form at the office describes what you may expect if your child participates. We feel is a great group experience that learns different ways of coping with problems, sometimes serious problems, that they themselves may have. They will participate in school projects to send out positive peer-to-peer messages about Sources of Strength and how to locate trusted adults in order to help students who are struggling.
Bell Photographers will be here on Wednesday, September 27, for “retakes”
If you bought a packet and was not happy with it, please send it back to school with your student and they will do a retake and replace your packet. Also, this is a good time to have your child take a picture for a packet if you missed doing it at the beginning of the year. They will only be here for a short time in the morning.
Book Fair Coming up – October 2nd thru October 5th
Save your pennies and look forward to coming to our Book Fair that will be held in our Library during the parent conference week. Lots of good books will be available and fun items. Book Fair will begin on Monday, October 2, and will run through Thursday, October 5th. Book Fair will be open during School hours and from 4:00 pm through 6:30 pm during parent conferences.
The girls cross country team placed 4th of 22 teams at the Tiger/Grizz meet Friday. There were 292 girls in the race: Mckinley Scott was 14th and Andi Bell was 15th, Maren Leffler 17th.
The boys team was 3rd of 22 teams. There were 327 boys in the race: Garrett Hale was 3rd and Edison Leffler was 5th.
The 8th grade volleyball team took 2nd place in their tournament in Pocatello, and the 7th grade ended the tournament with a great win against Irving.
The volleyball teams are in North Gem on Wednesday and they have a home match verses West Side on Thursday at 4:30. The game will be held in the Old Gym at the high school.
Spirit Week is Coming Soon!
Spirit Week will be here next week starting on September 18th. The following are details on the dress up days that student council has planned:
ALL CLOTHING MUST FOLLOW THE SCHOOL DRESS CODE FOUND IN THE HANDBOOOK!
A student can miss no more that 7 absences a semester in a class.
* When a student is going to be picked up from school, a parent or someone who is approved as a contact will need to come into the office and sign you out. You cannot leave school without an adult to sign you out at the office.
* A phone call from a parent to the office can get a student called out of class to be ready when the adult arrives to sign you out of school.
* When a student arrives to school during school hours after the 8:00 am bell, that student will need to sign themselves in on the sign in/out sheet at the office. Pick up a "Pass into Class" slip to get into class.
* If a student comes during a break between classes or lunch, that student still needs to sign in on the sign in sheet at the office.
Also, if a student is going to a doctor or Ortho. appointment during school, please bring back a note from the doctor and the school will not count that particular absence against your 7 days allowed in the semester. If we do not receive a doctor note, it is counted as a regular absence.
The junior high is hosting a bin which students can donate an unused new stuff animals which will benefit Utah children who use family support centers. These children are victims of abuse, displacement, broken homes, or have been through other traumatic experiences. A cuddly stuffed animal provides comfort and aids in play therapy for these children.
Any stuff animal you want to donate, please hand them in at the office. We will then give them to Lewiston State bank which are the sponsor for this project. We will collect stuff animals until December 11. We will appreciate any support you can offer.
Our after school club will beginning soon. It begins October 2. We help with homework as well as focus on Career Readiness, Academics, Social, and Technology. A couple of our first month highlights will be going to learn about beekeeping and trying fresh honey. That will be on October 3. Then on October 19th we will be stocking the river with fish. You need a permission slip to be a part of CAST. You can find the link to filling one out below. You can also email completed forms to Kristin Skinner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School MUSICAL TRYOUTS- Including Junior High Students
Try-outs for parts in the musical Beauty and the Beast are being opened to the Jr. High. Among others, we are looking to fill the roll of Chip.
Try-outs are after school in the high school auditorium at 4:10 pm on Wedneday and Thursday. Sign ups for try-out times are on Mr. Seare's door, room 215, or on the doors of the auditorium. Should do that TODAY!!!!
CROSS COUNTRY IS DOING GREAT!!!
Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country team. They placed 2nd out of 11 teams at the Soda Springs Classic last Saturday.
Edison Leffler was 1st, Garrett Hale 2nd, Aiden Cox 17th, Druw Jones 19th and Ranger Davidsavor was 24th. There were 176 boys in the race.
The girls team placed 5th of 10 teams. McKinley Scott was 11th, Maren Leffler was 19th, Angeline Scott 25th. There were 130 girls in the race.
Volleyball Games this week:
Wednesday, Sept 6 at West Side
Students will be excused just before 3 and board the bus at 3:00 pm. Game will start at 4:00 at the old West Side High Gym.
Thursday, Sept 6 here at Preston
Our teams will play Soda Springs, Games will start at 4:30 pm at the old high School Gym.
Saturday, Sept 9, at the Irving Middle School, Pocatello
We want to cheer them on and hope they have a good season this year!
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