. . . . . . Sept. 4 & 7: No School, Labor Day . . . . . .

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Guidance Newsletter

A message from the principal…

Our first week of school concluded last week with a positive school climate activity sponsored in partnership with Pleasant Hill’s Family Worship Church student ministries and our Friend’s of Rachel (FOR) Club & PSC fundraising efforts from last school year.  This joint opportunity brought Jon Pritkin to our middle school building to present to our students and staff on the afternoon of Friday, August 21.  Diagnosed at an early age with a severe learning disability, Jon endured cruel and relentless taunting, ridiculing, and bullying from his school peers and neighborhood children on a daily basis.  Even some of Jon’s own teachers said surprisingly callous things that furthered his struggle with low self-worth and sinking sense of personal value.  Today with the 20 years of success in his field and the appreciation and recommendation of countless organizations, Jon travels across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia using his own story to positively and effectively challenge students of all ages to address the widespread issues of bullying, poor self-image and overcoming personal obstacles.

Jon opened our assembly by performing astonishing “feats of strength.”  Whether it was using his teeth to bend steel rebar, shattering a baseball bat over his leg, or rolling up a frying pan—a feat that earned him a place in the 2009 Book of Guinness World Records—students and staff were riveted by his demonstrations of physical strength.  With the undivided attention of the crowd, Jon tackled some of the very real and important self-worth issues facing today’s students.

Jenny Daniel, Principal

Upcoming events:

Aug. 18: First day of school
Students may be dropped off at 7am and picked up by 3pm. Students who plan to eat breakfast will need to report to the cafeteria and all others should report to the gym.

Sept. 2:  Picture Day. Pay online at Pearce Photo
Sept. 4-7:  No School
Sept. 10:  Home Volleyball
Sept. 18:  Early Dismissal
Sept. 24:  Home Cross Country & VB
Sept. 25:  Early Dismissal/Homecoming
Sept. 29:  Home Football

2015-2016 School Supply Lists

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