The 2012-2013 school year is quickly approaching! For incoming 6th graders, this means you’ll soon be receiving your District-issued MacBook laptop computer during 6th grade orientation on Monday, August 27.
Parents and students are invited to join us for an informational workshop to meet your new Macbook. We’ll explain the basics of using a Mac, tour some of the software students will be using, share tips for proper care and cleaning, choosing a home ﬁltering option, setting up a printer and review District policies for using school technology. Parents are encouraged to attend one of the three sessions. Bring your 6th grader and learn together!
The workshops will take place on the following dates (choose 1):
Tuesday, September 4
Wednesday, September 12
Thursday, September 20
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Salisbury Middle School Library
Space is limited!
There is an excellent post on The 12 Most… site titled, 12 Most Important Things to Know about Kids Today. The writer, Angela Maiers, shares an inspiring list backed by examples from her own work as an educator. Here’s her list of things we need to know about kids today. What do you think? What would you add?
- are bright and creative.
- are optimists.
- are good at sharing.
- are global learners and excellent teachers.
- are conscious and conscientious.
- are challenge-seekers.
- are active participants and problem-solvers.
- are question askers.
- value friends and relationships.
- are changing the world.
- still want and need our guidance.
Compared to some of the negative spin we hear and read about kids today, this is a refreshing read. Be sure to check out the original post.