Students remember that your school uniform must be… A white button down shirt Black slacks ALL black shoes Boys…your shirts MUST be tucked in and you must wear a BELT ALL undershirts are to be either black or white with NO design on them. Also, you must have your ID badge on at ALL TIMES
Students with the colder weather upon us please remember that… You may wear any kind of jacket TO school, but it must be placed and remain in your locker throughout the school day. While in school, you can wear either a black or white sweater as long as there is NO HOOD. REMEMBER IF THERE IS A HOOD IT IS NOT ALLOWED!
Students please remember that cell phones, gum, rubber bands and sunflower seeds are not allowed here at Zucker Middle School.
Yearly Book Goal Take time each day to read your book. 6 Books by October 24 12 Books by January 16 18 Books by March 26 25 Books by May 24
Step Team News Please remember that your $25 is due by this Friday, November 30 th for your t-shirt and sweatshirt. Practice is TODAY from 4:30-6. Meet in the gym.
Cheerleader News Practice is tomorrow (Thursday) from 4:30-6. Please remember to bring your $8 for your Green Santa Hats!!! Football cheerleaders may turn in their uniforms this week. All uniforms should be returned to Ms. Anderson by this Friday, November 30 th.
Holiday Parades The cheerleaders and step team will participate this weekend in the North Charleston and the City of Charleston Holiday Parades (December 1 st and 2 nd ). Hope to see everyone out there. The North Charleston Parade begins at 6:00 p.m. and the City of Charleston parade begins at 2:00 p.m.
Fourth Annual Fine Arts Night Thursday, December 6, 2012 At 5:00 pm Art Displays, Business Marketing Display, Robotics Display At 6:00 pm PTO Meeting At 7:00 pm Winter Band Concert
Teachers, staff, & faculty do you have something that you cant wait to share with everyone else in our school. Make a Power Point slide and send it to Mr. Sanders.
Before School Tutoring Ms. Arnot will provide tutoring and homework assistance to any student. Some mornings she has meetings and there will be a note on her door if she is not available. Where –Room #172 When –Every morning from 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Artist Guild Club Where –Art Room, Room #144 When –Thursday morning at 7:30
Technology Club Where: – Media Center When: – Tuesday @ 4:15-5:30
Join the GUITAR CLUB! With Mr. Hilden Now accepting applicants to join Mr. Hildens Guitar club. Learn how to play the guitar, to sing along, and perform. Mr. Hilden has been playing for 30 years. No previous experience necessary. All you need is the desire to learn, a love of music, and the willingness to try something very different. Limited to ten applicants. Bring your letter of interest to Mr. Hilden in room 159. Tuesdays after school from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Ms. Douglas will be there, too!
DROP EVERYTHING AND READ! With Ms. Douglas… Come and chill out in room 176 and read in a mellow, peaceful environment. Pull up a chair and let it all hang out with a great book and great company. Open to all. Thursday mornings from 8:00am to 8:30am
Literature Magazine Club With Ms. Douglas and Mr. Hilden Write cool stuff! Be a published author! Help to design and produce a real literature magazine! Do Flash Mob Poetry Slams in public, and a bunch of other cool stuff! All you have to do is love to write and want to learn and have a blast doing it. Cool! Thursdays from 4:40pm to 5:30 pm in Room 159.
FOR GIRLS ONLY: Girls Club Wanna know what its all about??? If so, meet in Ms. Perrys room (158) on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 to find out. No boys allowed! See you there, ladies…
TENNIS CLUB Are you interested in being a part of the fastest growing sport in the Low Country? Come out on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, after school until 5:30 No experience necessary!
Attention ALL Students!!!! Were you on the Honor Roll all year last year? Do you have an A average in your CORE classes for the 1 st Nine weeks? Do you have leadership skills? Would you like to help improve your school and your community? Then we want YOU in Beta Club!! We are a national service organization geared towards serving the needs of our community. The Junior Beta Club promotes character, develops leadership skills, encourages service involvement, recognizes achievement, and encourages excellence in education. Criteria for eligibility for Zucker Middle Schools Junior Beta Club: All As in your Core Classes (ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies) Excellent conduct (No major referrals) A drive for excellence A willingness and desire to improve the school and community What to expect from Zucker Middle Schools Junior Beta Club: Service projects throughout the year National Junior Beta Club Conventions F-U-N!! Striving for excellence! Both inside and outside the classroom. The Junior Beta Club is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements of all A's and outstanding conduct. New members for the club will be inducted once a year in the fall. If you are interested in joining – please see Mrs. Page-Dawson or Mrs. Cheryl Tolley in Guidance for an application packet. Deadline to return all packets will be November 23, 2012. The formal Induction ceremony will be held on December 20, 2012. We are looking forward to an AWESOME year!!!
What is Bullying? Bullying is a widespread and serious problem that can happen anywhere. It is not a phase children have to go through, it is not Just messing around, and it is not something to grow out of. Bullying can cause serious and lasting harm. Bullying takes many forms including: – Physical violence and attacks – Verbal taunts, name-calling and put downs – Threats and intimidation – Extortion or stealing or money and possessions – Exclusion from the peer group – Cyber bullying occurs when people use the Internet, mobile phones or other digital technologies to harm others
Types of Bullies The Name Caller Name Callers bully others by saying things that are rude, hurtful or embarrassing. They may insult people because of their race, looks, abilities, or religious beliefs. Some Name Callers use words to threaten or scare people.
Types of Bullies The Brute Brutes may threaten, hit, kick, trip or push others. Some brutes demand that people give them money and threaten violence if someone says no. Brutes may also take, hide or destroy other persons belongs.
Types of Bullies The Friend The Friend can act nice one minute and mean the next. He/She may tease people, say bad things about them or boss them around. These bullies often make people feel like they deserve to be mistreated, calling them touchy if they complain about the bullying. They may also gossip or spread rumors, make up stories to get people into trouble, or pressure people into doing things they do not want to do.
Types of Bullies The Crowd The Crowd is a group of bullies, like a street gang or a social clique. A clique is a group of friends who share the same interest. The Crowd might tell people to ignore someone, spread false stories about a person to make him look bad, or to ask someone to do something wrong.
Types of Bullies The Jokester Jokester bullies love to get attention and make others laugh by insulting or teasing people about things like their size, race, religion, looks or grades. Some will even make fun of people who have a medical problem or physical disability. Jokesters usually excuse their bullying by saying it was only a joke.
Types of Bullies The Cyberbully Cyberbullying is similar to other types of bullying, except it takes place online and through text messages sent to cell phones. Cyberbullies can be classmates, online acquaintances, and even anonymous users, but most often they do know their victims. http://www.ncpc.org/topics/cyberbullying/what-is-cyberbullying
Types of Bullies The Cyberbully Some examples of ways kids bully online are: Sending someone mean or threatening emails, instant messages, or text messages Excluding someone from an instant messenger buddy list or blocking their email for no reason Tricking someone into revealing personal or embarrassing information and sending it to others Breaking into someone's email or instant message account to send cruel or untrue messages while posing as that person Creating websites to make fun of another person such as a classmate or teacher Using website to rate peers as prettiest, ugliest, etc. http://www.ncpc.org/topics/cyberbullying/what-is-cyberbullying
Types of Bullies The Cyberbully Both boys and girls sometimes bully online and just as in face-to-face bullying, tend to do so in different ways. Boys more commonly bully by sending messages of a sexual nature or by threatening to fight or hurt someone. Girls more often bully by spreading rumors and by sending messages that make fun of someone or exclude others. They also tell secrets. http://www.ncpc.org/topics/cyberbullying/what-is-cyberbullying
Bully Fact: Each day 160,000 students miss school for fear of being bullied! Bullying can lead teenagers to feel tense, anxious, and afraid. It can affect their concentration in school, and can lead them to avoid school in some cases.
MYTH: – If I tell someone it will just make it worse FACT: – Research shows that bullying will stop when adults in authority and peers get involved
MYTH: – Just stand up for yourself and hit them back FACT: – Hitting back usually makes the bullying worse and increases the risk for serious physical harm
MYTH: – People are born bullies FACT: – Bullying is a learned behavior and behaviors can be changed. If bullying continues for some time, it can begin to affect teens self-esteem and feeling of self-worth. It also can increase their social isolation, leading them to become withdrawn and depressed, anxious, and insecure.