Did you know that East Guernsey offers free breakfast to all students? There are at least three options for breakfast and we encourage students to take advantage of this free meal. Eating breakfast has been linked to
- better attention/concentration
- higher grades
- healthier body weight
“According to the American Dietetic Association, children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground, with better concentration, problem-solving skills, and eye-hand coordination.”
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A mandatory College Credit Plus parent meeting will be held Feb. 8th at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
The holidays are a great time to teach children compassion and empathy for others. It is easy for children to be excited to receive gifts, but how do we develop the same enthusiasm for giving? Here are some examples of how you can involve your child in the joy of giving.
- Let your child shop for a few gifts for others using their own money
- Do a holiday craft or bake cookies to give to neighbors or friends
- Let your child wrap a few gifts themselves
- Have your child make cards for others
- Give your child the opportunity to present the gift to someone so they can see the joy it brings
- Volunteer in a local soup kitchen or participate in Toys for Tots
In the event of a closing or delay, East Guernsey will communicate all delays, cancellations, early dismissals on the website, Facebook, Twitter, automated calls as well as local news outlets.
East Guernsey would like to remind parents that with the upcoming snow season that we need to have your updated contact information to be sure that we are able to contact you in the event of a closing or delay. Please double check with your child’s school to make sure that information is on file.
The East Guernsey Local School District Special Services Department is currently holding Fall 2016-17 Annual IEP Reviews. Meetings will be held for High School students first, followed by Middle School and Elementary School students. You should receive an invitation in the mail with an appointment day and time scheduled for your child’s meeting. If for any reason you need to change the date and time of your meeting, please contact Cindi Johnson at BTHS at (740) 489-5100, ext. 1302.
Do you have a child who is or will be turning three years old? Have you thought about Preschool? The Ohio Valley ESC operates Bright Beginnings Preschool for students with disabilities and typically developing peer models at Buckeye Trail Elementary. It is a comprehensive program based on best practices in early childhood education and provides developmentally appropriate processes, adult interaction and learning experiences. The curriculum used is responsive to individual development and interests of the individual child. For questions or additional information please contact:
Bright Beginnings Preschool
128 East 8th Street
Cambridge, Ohio 43725
In October, East Guernsey will start to feature the “Munchables” options. Please see Munchables image for more details. On October 11-13, East Guernsey will have the “Lunch for Life.” We offer free lunch to the kindergarten class for those three days to let them try school lunches and hopefully create a lunch customer for life! The only updates or improvements that I have seen a need for is our high school dishwasher, which you already know about.
In school, we often use the term goals with your children. How can we help our students beat the odds and achieve their goals at a higher rate? Consider these ideas you can also support at home:
- Make the goal specific. The target needs to be very clear for your child. Help him/her clearly articulate what it is they want to achieve. Instead of a goal to get better at reading, the goal could be to better understand what is being read.
- Set a short timeframe. Many goals fail because the timeframe is too long. Set small, specific timeframes (2-3 weeks) that can be more easily monitored.
- Make a plan. Help your child figure out actions they can take to reach their goal. How will you better understand what you are reading? Will you write a summary after a certain number of pages? Will you ask questions as you read?
- Adjust the goal. There is nothing wrong with your child adjusting his/her goals. Adjusting will be more successful than quitting.
5. Celebrate. Celebrate the small successes like sticking to the goal’s steps. There is something about acknowledging progress, even small progress, that propels us to keep at it and work toward the next small step along the road of attaining a goal.
East Guernsey faculty and staff regularly emphasize three keys to succeeding throughout school: attendance, work ethic and extra participation. Students who show up on time, work hard and get involved will certainly get the most out of their middle school and high school years. This is not to say that they will not face challenges. School should be challenging to adequately prepare students for life after graduation. Students who work on these three keys, however, will find the strength within and the resources around them necessary to achieve in the face of obstacles. These keys not only help students to find academic success but lifelong fulfillment as well.