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3 Please pass along the following news to the students…

4 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

5 Students 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!

6 Students please remember that cell phones, gum, rubber bands and sunflower seeds are not allowed here at Zucker Middle School.

7 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

8 Camping Book Goal Students remember 20 books by March 20 th !

9 School News

10 goshawk (v): any of several long-tailed hawks with short, rounded wings. Katie saw a goshawk on a tree in her backyard.

11 Library Hours Monday-Friday 7:30-4:15

12 Teachers, staff, & faculty do you have something that you can’t wait to share with everyone else in our school. Make a Power Point slide and send it to Mr. Sanders.

13 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.

14 Artist Guild Club Where –Art Room, Room #144 When –Thursday morning at 7:30

15 Technology Club Where: – Media Center When: – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH – 4:15-5:30 p.m.

16 Join the GUITAR CLUB! With Mr. Hilden Now accepting applicants to join Mr. Hilden’s 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!

17 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

18 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.

19 FOR GIRLS ONLY: Girls Club Wanna know what it’s all about??? If so, meet in Ms. Perry’s room (158) on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 to find out. No boys allowed! See you there, ladies…

20 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!


22 Bullying News

23 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

24 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.

25 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 person’s belongs.

26 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.

27 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.

28 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.”

29 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.

30 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.

31 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.

32 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.

33 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

34 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

35 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.


37 Cool School News

38 Today to… Ms. Benning Janett Lozano-Patron Dr. Seuss

39 This weekend to… Joel Gonzalez Blanco

40 CONGRATULATIONS TO… Lachyna Williams – You have been caught reading.

41 Rumor has it that Mr. Yelm’s and Mrs. Rhyne’s homerooms have read the most books and have the most students caught reading. Can your homeroom beat them?

42 Sharing your favorite book with a friend is what reading is all about!

43 Character Traits

44 Character Trait for August Integrity Acting in a way that is fair, just and moral

45 Character Trait for September Wisdom Knowing what you need to do and choosing to do it

46 Character Trait for October Individuality Discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference

47 Character Trait for November Cooperation Working together to do more than you can do alone

48 Character Trait for December Compassion Caring enough to do something about someone else’s needs

49 Character Trait for January Self-discipline Doing what you need to do so you can grow

50 Character Trait for February Honor Letting someone know you see how valuable they are

51 Character Trait for March Honesty Watching what you say and do so others will trust

52 Character Trait for April Friendship Finding someone that you enjoy spending time with and trust

53 Character Trait for May Patience Waiting until later for what you want right now


55 Soccer News Soccer practice is scheduled for THURSDAY. After changing out, meet in Mr. Brasher’s room REMEMBER that you are NOT allowed to wear your cleats in the building

56 Basketball News GAME TONIGHT See one of the coaches for details

57 Softball News Attention students softball tryouts will begin March 11, 2013

58 Baseball News This Saturday, March 2 at 11 am is Zucker Baseball’s first game of the season Games will be at the John’s Island Reg. Field.

59 Soccer News Congratulations to the students who made the soccer team: Karisma Hamilton Guadalupe Chavez Harvey Hamilton Bryan Herrera Christian Estrada Katie Clark Immanuel Matthews Tylek Pinckney Jayden Walker Frank Villegas Julio Solis Hamzeh Saadeh Samuel Velasco Lester Sandi Akera Williams-Sellers Johan Duque Perez Martin Miranda Luis Duran Tovar Bryan Diaz Tyzell Richardson Bryan Guzman Alexis Hernandez Jovanni Islas Lazaro Santiago Blake HanleyNicholas Lingford John SimmonsDezmond Triplett Gilberto EscamillaAlondra Miranda Alexis CochranMercedes Dierkhising

60 Track News Attention staff… Ms. Anderson is looking for a replacement track coach. If you are interested please see Ms. Anderson

61 Tennis News TODAY there will be a VERY important meeting for anyone interested in participating in Tennis matches this spring Please see Ms. Thinnes, in the seventh grade hallway, for more information


63 Football Schedule NEXT GAME: November 14 th North Charleston Recreation Department Middle School Playoffs begin. See Coach Gramham for game details.

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