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Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Christy Logan
Grades 9-12
251-461-2140
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Allie Fuquay
Grades 6-8
251-461-2142
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Marian Boteler
Grades PreK-5
251-461-2165
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Counseling Helpline
(251) 333-8756
Students or parents can call or text any time to report any acts of bullying and/or harmful behavior.

Resources 9-12

Recommended Reading

Please note that a book has not been published that perfectly addresses each situation one encounters when raising or working with adolescents. We believe you will find relevant sections in each of the below recommendations. You are the best judge as to what information applies to you.

  • Girl Wars (12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying) (Cheryl Dellasega, PhD, Charisse Nixon, PhD
  • The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander (Barbara Coloroso)
  • Reviving Ophelia and Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (Mary Pipher, PhD)
  • Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls (Rachel Simmons)
  • The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries About the Teenage Brain Tell Us About our Kids (Barbara Strauch)
  • A Tribe Apart: A Journey Into the Heart of American Adolescence (Patricia Hersch)
  • BUZZED: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs From Alcohol to Ecstasy (Cynthia Kuhn, PhD., Scott Swartz Welder, PhD., Wilkie Wilson, PhD.)
  • Pumped: Straight Facts for Athletes About Drugs, Supplements, and Training (Cynthia Kuhn, PhD., Scott Swartzwelder, PhD., and Wilkie Wilson, PhD.)
  • Just Say Know: Talking with Kids About Drugs and Alcohol (Cynthia Kuhn, PhD., Scott Swartzwelder, PhD., and Wilkie Wilson, PhD.)

Standardized Testing

St. Paul's ACT Prep Class

The ACT Prep class will be offered leading up to the February 9, 2019 and April 13, 2019 ACT test dates. More detailed information on these classes will be posted in December.

Standardized Test Information

Please see the Standardized Testing Guidelines regarding when to begin taking the ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject tests.

  • PSAT

Student Opportunities

  • Red Shoe KREWE Application

Resources 5-8

Recommended Reading

Please note that a book has not yet been published that perfectly addresses each situation one encounters when teaching or rearing adolescents. We believe you will find relevant sections in each of these recommendations. However, you are the best judge as to what information is useful for your family.

Non-Fiction

  • Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy by Emily Bazelton
  • American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers by Nancy Jo Sales
  • The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by Frances E. Jensen, MD with Amy Ellis Nutt
  • Queen Bees and Wannabees by Rosalind Wiseman
  • Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads by Rosalind Wiseman
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
  • UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me-World by Michele Borba, Ed.D.

Fiction

            Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Articles

Juul Fact Sheet

Standardized Testing

Students should arrive at school promptly in order to begin testing. The best preparation is to have a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast. If your child is sick, please call the Middle School office (461-2170) and let us know.

  • OLSAT - March 31, 2020
  • CTP5 - March 31, 2020 - April 2, 2020
CTP5 Parent Score Report Guide

Academic Planning Calendar

Semester 1

  • Quarter 1 - August 14-October 11
  • Quarter 2 - October 14-December 19
  • Semester exams (7th/8th) - December 16-19

Semester 2

  • Quarter 3 - January 6-March 13
  • Quarter 4 - March 16-May 22
  • Semester exams (7th/8th) - May 19-22

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

“Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself.”

Rule 1: We will not bully others.
Rule 2: We will try to help others.
Rule 3: We will try to include students who are left out.
Rule 4: If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.

Class meetings are held every Wednesday morning in your child’s first period. Some of the topics discussed are communication, identifying feelings, hot spots, peer relationships, respecting differences and promoting acceptance, and serving the community and reaching outward.

If you are worried your child may be being bullied, please reach out to your grade level counselor as soon as possible to discuss the situation.

Tips for Parents

Online safety:

  • Keep computers in a central area that can be supervised. No computers in bedrooms.
  • Set and enforce reasonable limits for time spent online. Explain your reasons. It's fine to negotiate these limits.
  • Make sure you have access to your child's online accounts.
  • Review lists of "friends" (online connections).
  • Watch for the warning signs of bullying.
  • Read about bullying and cyberbullying (see recommended sites below).

Communication and trust:

  • Learn about the sites your child uses.
  • Have your son or daughter show you where he/she goes online and any profile page he/she has.
  • Talk regularly about online issues that concern you, such as what's appropriate to post.
  • Watch what your child does online, with their knowledge. That maintains more trust than using online tracking software or site-blocking tools.
  • Parents are rarely aware that their own child may have bullied someone. Consider the possibility and watch for any evidence of this. See If your child is the bully.

If bullying occurs:

  • Take it seriously but remain calm.
  • Help your child understand that it's not their fault.
  • Keep a record of harassing messages.
  • Let school officials know.
  • Work with the school to address the problem. Contacting the bully's parents, yourself can easily backfire.
  • Follow-up with your child and the school to see if the problem has reoccurred.
  • Enforce online limits but resist the urge to remove online privileges or prohibit social interactions, both so students can continue their social development and so they will come to you when problems occur.

Helpful Links

Alabama State Law on Bullying

Washington Post Article - "Not All Unkindness is Bullying"

Common Sense Media

StopBullying.gov

Cyberbullying.org


BullyBlocker

Resources PK-4

Standardized Testing

Make ups will not be given if your child missing standardized testing. If you have specific questions regarding standardized testing, please contact the front office.

Grade 1:

  • Practice OLSAT – March 30, 2020
  • OLSAT – March 31, 2020

Grade 2-4:

  • Practice OLSAT & CTP5 – March 30,2020
  • OLSAT & CTP5 – March 31, 2020 – April 2, 2020

 

 

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