Tuesday, October 28, 2014

MS Announcements- October 28, 2014

Graded Mission Statement

Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world.



Birthdays


October
28- Laura E. & Felipe C.
30- Katie W.
31- James H.
November
3- Ms. Laureana Piragine



Community Time 
Tuesday- Battle of the Books, Body Image Survey, Book Picnic
Thursday- Advisory
Friday- Halloween Parade and Assembly

Announcements

Fire Drill Yesterday 
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone for your awesome and quiet participation in our Fire Drill yesterday.  We were in a new location and needed everyone's cooperation and you guys were phenomenal.

DoSomething Food Drive



Accelerated Math


Halloween Costume Contest Categories
Next Friday we will have our annual Halloween Assembly where we recognize those with outstanding costumes. Categories for this year are:

Student Categories
  • most original
  • creepiest
  • best design
  • funniest

Teacher Category
  • best teacher

Open to all
  • best group

Little 8 Update
Boys Basketball- We beat PACA 21-15 today!
Girls Basketball- We beat British School 23-11 and play PACA today!

A Message from Bernard Moss (photographer)

Dear Students,
Please make sure the school pictures are handled to your parents.
Thank you!

Survey for all students:

Dear students,

Today, you will take a survey about Body Image. We believe that this topic is very important to discuss with all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Please know that this survey is completely anonymous, meaning, that your name will not be recorded or used in any manner. We want you to answer the questions honestly. We will discuss this topic in further detail during next week's Assembly (which will be held in the Black Box Theater), as well as future Advisory sessions. 

The topic of Body Image can be difficult for some of us to discuss, so please know that if you have any questions or concerns, Ms. Choudhury (Health teacher), Ms. Soriano (School Psychologist) and I, Mr. Tuttle, will be available to help you.

Please go to your Inbox now and fill out the survey.

Thank you all - Mr. Tuttle

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MS Announcements- October 23, 2014

Graded Mission Statement

Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world.



Birthdays


October

21- Joseph V.

22- Omar T. & Gwen H.

25- Lupe P.

26- Asuna I.


Community Time 

Thursday- Student Led Conference Make-Ups (for some students)
Friday- Friday Activity (2nd to last one for this round)

Announcements
Snack Bar Use
There have been students purchasing items from the Snack Bar Monday-Thursday even though it isn't open for MS students then.  If this continues, we will close the snack bar so that students aren't able to purchase items from the Snack Bar on Fridays either.  Please follow this policy for the sake of your fellow MS students.



Zombie Zoo
On November 7th begins the zombie apocalypse. The first step to surviving is rocking out at Zombie Zoo from 5:00-7:00pm at the student center. Zombie Zoo is a student led concert that serves as a fundraiser for community service activities at Graded. Tickets begin sales on October 21. If you buy a ticket on that first day, you get a special deal-only 10 R$ for a ticket! But don't worry, if you miss that opportunity. Tickets before the concert are 15 R$. If you buy a ticket within the first week of sales (Oct. 21-27) you can get a piece of gum with your ticket! Or if you miss that, the second week of sales comes with free popcorn if you download the Zombie Zoo App! (collect your popcorn at the snack bar during breaks). If all else fails, we only charge 20 R$ at the door.  If prizes, special deals, and epic music/ talents don't convince you, all the profit is used for community service. We hope to rock out with you at Zombie Zoo! 


Accelerated Math


Halloween Costume Contest Categories
Next Friday we will have our annual Halloween Assembly where we recognize those with outstanding costumes. Categories for this year are:

Student Categories
  • most original
  • creepiest
  • best design
  • funniest

Teacher Category
  • best teacher

Open to all
  • best group

Games of the Week

Friday, October 24.
Varsity Basketball vs. St. Paul's (at St. Paul's)
Girls - 5:00
Boys - 6:30 (approximately)

Results
Varsity Girls Soccer - Graded 2x1 EAC
Varsity Boys Soccer - Graded 2x1 EAC

Visiting Graphic Designer
This year we will host Matt Holm, co-author and graphic designer of the immensely popular graphic novels, Babymouse and Squish series. He will present to grades K5 - 8,  focusing on:
  • Storytelling Through Graphics
  • Collaborative Storytelling
  • Visual Literacy
He will present to the full MS in the Black Box during Community Time on Tuesday, November 11 in the Black Box.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MS Announcements- October 14, 2014

Graded Mission Statement

Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world.



Birthdays


October

16- Donata B.

18- Nico A.



Community Time 

Tuesday- 6th- Field Trip/7th and 8th-Focus on Blogfolios
Thursday- Student Led Conferences
Friday- Parent-Teacher Conferences

Announcements
Snack Bar Use
There have been students purchasing items from the Snack Bar Monday-Thursday even though it isn't open for MS students then.  If this continues, we will close the snack bar so that students aren't able to purchase items from the Snack Bar on Fridays either.  Please follow this policy for the sake of your fellow MS students.

Congrats
Congrats to all who were in the MS Play last week.  It was quite funny and great to see so many talented middle schoolers on stage!

Good Luck
Best of luck to everyone on Thursday as you present your Student Led Conference to your advisor and parents.  Representing your work and reflections for the quarter isn't easy, but it's an important part of the learning process.

CT next Monday
We will take our Grade Level Photos during Community Time next Monday in the Main Gym.
6th- 1:15
7th- 1:25
8th- 1:35
Thanks in advance to everyone for being no time as we want to get through all three grade levels in one day.

Attire in Hot Weather
Please be reminded that the clothes that you wear should not be a distraction to others.  Here are the guidelines from our Handbook:

Dress Appropriately for School
We operate on the premise that students can and should be able to choose their own clothing. Graded has no uniform policy, however, students are expected to dress appropriately for school. The expectations for appropriate dress are that students:
  • Wear neat and clean clothes
  • Wear proper footwear befitting the activity and /or weather at hand
  • Do not dress in an overtly provocative manner
  • Wear t-shirts and sweatshirts/sweaters/clothing that display inoffensive and developmentally appropriate words, pictures or slogans
  • While in class do not wear hats, including baseball caps, visors, bandanas and toques unless otherwise stated by the instructor
  • Ensure that underwear is indeed underwear and consequently remains unseen
  • Ensure clothes do not offend any of our diverse cultural sensitivities
  • In PHE students must wear proper clothing that is conducive to movement and safety: T-shirts, tennis shoes and socks, shorts or sweat pants/warm-ups.  Jeans and cargo pants are not considered appropriate.

Zombie Zoo
On November 7th begins the zombie apocalypse. The first step to surviving is rocking out at Zombie Zoo from 5:00-7:00pm at the student center. Zombie Zoo is a student led concert that serves as a fundraiser for community service activities at Graded. Tickets begin sales on October 21. If you buy a ticket on that first day, you get a special deal-only 10 R$ for a ticket! But don't worry, if you miss that opportunity. Tickets before the concert are 15 R$. If you buy a ticket within the first week of sales (Oct. 21-27) you can get a piece of gum with your ticket! Or if you miss that, the second week of sales comes with free popcorn if you download the Zombie Zoo App! (collect your popcorn at the snack bar during breaks). If all else fails, we only charge 20 R$ at the door.  If prizes, special deals, and epic music/ talents don't convince you, all the profit is used for community service. We hope to rock out with you at Zombie Zoo! 

Games of the Week

WednesdayOctober 15.
Varsity Soccer vs. EAC (at Campinas)
Girls- 2:45
Boys- 4:00 (approximately)

JV Soccer vs. PACA (at PACA) CANCELED

Saturday, October 18.
JV Soccer and Basketball games at Campinas

Results
Varsity Girls Soccer - Graded 1x1 Chapel (PKs 1x2)
Varsity Boys Soccer - Graded 0x2 Chapel

Combined Rehearsal
Today we will have a Combined Rehearsal during the last period (B6) of the day.  Please be on time so that we can get the most out of the time together.

Visiting Graphic Designer
This year we will host Matt Holm, co-author and graphic designer of the immensely popular graphic novels, Babymouse and Squish series. He will present to grades K5 - 8,  focusing on:
  • Storytelling Through Graphics
  • Collaborative Storytelling
  • Visual Literacy
He will present to the full MS in the Black Box during Community Time on Tuesday, November 11 in the Black Box.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

MS Announcements- October 7, 2014

Graded Mission Statement

Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world.


Birthdays


October
7- Rafael J. & Felipe J.
8- Carolina L.
10- Diego M., Jaewan O. & Mrs. Shannon Hancock

Community Time 

Tuesday- Focus on Blogfolios
Thursday- Focus on Blogfolios
Friday- No School

Announcements



Games of the Week

TuesdayOctober 7.
Varsity Soccer vs. Chapel (at Chapel)
Boys- 5:00
Girls- 6:45 (approximately)

Wednesday, October 8.
Basketball vs. PACA (at PACA)
JV Boys - 4:30
Varsity Girls - 4:30
JV Girls - 5:30 (approximately)
Varsity Boys - 6:00 (approximately)

Results
Varsity Girls Soccer - Graded 1x1 St. Paul's (PKs 1x2)
Varsity Boys Soccer - Graded 0x0 St. Paul's (PKs 3x2)
Varsity Girls Basketball - Graded 6x19 EAC
Varsity Boys Basketball - Graded 42x30 EACf the Week- GO EAGLES!

Student Led Conference Preparation
In addition to the work that you have done and are doing in your classes, we have blocked out advisory time for us to focus on our blogfolios in preparation for your Student Led Conference next Thursday.  We will work on this task on the following days:
Tuesday, October 7
Thursday, October 9
Monday, October 13
Tuesday, October 14

Visiting Graphic Designer
This year we will host Matt Holm, co-author and graphic designer of the immensely popular graphic novels, Babymouse and Squish series. He will present to grades K5 - 8,  focusing on:
  • Storytelling Through Graphics
  • Collaborative Storytelling
  • Visual Literacy
He will present to the full MS in the Black Box during Community Time on Tuesday, November 11 in the Black Box.