Welcome to Week 2 Semester 2

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SOM will be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge this week: January 27-31. This is one week dedicated to creating a culture of kindness on campuses nationwide. Last year over 15,000 schools across the nation and around the world participated! Southwest Middle is proudly participating in this proactive, positive bullying prevention initiative!

All students will receive a Great Kindness Week checklist with 50 kind deeds through Jupiter. Please encourage your student to complete the checklist. If your student completes their checklist by Friday, January 31st they can show it to an admin by the table near the ASB for a special surprise!

Events that will happen during the Great Kindness Challenge

Spirit Week!

  • Monday – Keep our Campus Clean
  • Tuesday – Compliment Someone
  • Wednesday- Thank you note to an adult
  • Thursday – Smile and Ask About Day
  • Friday – Tell a Joke/Make Someone Smile Day

WORD OF THE MONTH: RESOLUTION

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • January 29th: Field Trip: SDSU Field Trip: AVID and Dual Language
  • January 31st: Field Trip: Robotics Field Trip to Solar Turbines
  • February 6th: Semester 1 Awards Ceremony
  • February 6th: District STEM-R Fair at SUHI
  • February 7th:  High Tech Fair Field trip in Balboa Park
  • February 7th: PEP Assembly: Valentine’s Court & Winter Sports
  • February 12th: Incoming 7th Grade Open House @ 5:30 pm
  • February 14th and 17th: No School: Holiday
  • February 19th: Valentine’s Dance
  • February 22nd: SDSU MESA Competition
  • February 25th: Panoramic Pictures
  • February 25th: Grades Due
  • February 28th: Progress Report Day/ STEAM Challenge Day/Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • March 2nd- March 20th: ELPAC Testing
  • March 2nd- Read Across America
  • March 4th and 5th- SOHS Counselor Visit
  • March 5th: Dual Language Diagnostic Testing (3:30 pm)
  • March 6th: PEP Talks
  • March 7th: Dual Language Diagnostic Testing (10:00 am)
  • March 11th and March 12th: UCLA and USC Dual Language Field Trip
  • March 20th: STEAM Challenge Day
  • March 20th: Last Day of third quarter
  • March 22nd – April 3rd: Spring Break

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Problem: Teens who feel like they’re under constant academic pressure are at greater risk of developing depression or anxiety. Pushing teens to excel also can hurt self-esteem and increase sleep deprivation.

These are things that teens and parents can do right away to make the stress of school better come from a talk by Lisa Damour, a psychologist, educator and author of Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood” and “Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.” She writes a monthly column on adolescence for the New York Times.

Why Parents Need a Little Self-Compassion

Here are three practices to bring a little mindfulness and calm to your busy day.

WEEK AT A GLANCE

January 27th

January 27th

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Kindness Challenge: Keep Our Campus Clean
  • Periods: 4-6-2
  • Principal’s Round Table during lunch (room 107)
  • Science and Math Tutoring: Rooms 70 and 75
  • SUHSD Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm
January 28th

January 28th

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Kindness Challenge: Compliment Someone
  • Periods: 5-1-3
  • Math Cafe during lunch (room 303)
  • Math Tutoring: Rooms 70 and 75
January 29th

January 29th

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Kindness Challenge: Thank You Note to an Adult
  • Periods: 6-2-4
  • Field Trip to SDSU: Dual Language and AVID (Ms. Sanchez and Ms. Uriarte)
  • iPad Password Re-Configuration 8:30 am – 3:00 pm in library (PE classes)
  • Math Cafe during lunch (room 303)
  • Feeder School Visit to Mendoza Elementary School @ 1:00 pm
  • Social Science and Math Tutoring: Rooms 70 and 75
  • Student Council Meeting @ 3:15 pm (ASB)
January 30th

January 30th

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Kindness Challenge: Smile and Ask About Your Day
  • Periods: 1-3-5
  • ELAC Parent Meeting @ 8:30 am (cafeteria)
  • iPad Password Re-Configuration 8:30 am – 3:00 pm in library (PE classes)
  • Math Cafe during lunch (room 303)
  • English and Math Tutoring: Rooms 70 and 75
  • Spelling Bee @ 5:00 pm (Auditorium)
January 31st

January 31st

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Kindness Challenge: Tell A Joke/Make Someone Smile Day
  • Periods 4-5-6-1-2-3
  • Robotics Field Trip to Solar Turbines (6:30 am – 2:00 pm)
February 1st

February 1st

  • MS Athletic League
  • Saturday Academies

MEMORIES FROM LAST WEEK

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