Is it already March ?

I always feel that after February vacation, the rest of the school year flies by! That is due in large part because we start planning for the 2012-2013 school year in earnest. Guidance counselors were in your student’s English classes this week going over course selections for next school year. As I hope you are aware, our Program of Studies is now completely on-line. This is both a cost saving measure as well as part of our “green initiative” The Program of Studies can be found at http://www.slrsd.org/slrhs/information/Program%20of%20Studies/. An email was sent to you on Wednesday with the full presentation that was used for course selections. If you didn’t receive it, please check here.High School Course Selection Pres 2011-2012. Our Master Schedule is based solely on pupil course requests, therefore it is vital that you have a conversation with your student about their course selections. As always, feel free to contact your guidance counselor with any questions.

Looking for something fun to do?  The Class of 2012 presents renowned hypnotist Steve Marino on Friday, March 23 from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Silver Lake Regional High School auditorium! Marino provides a fun entertaining evening for the whole family. More information about Steve can be found at his website, www.stevemarino.com.  Tickets can be reserved in advance starting Friday, March 9th for $7.00 by calling 781-585-3844 ext. 1001 or 1055.  Students can also purchase tickets in advance during all lunch waves. Tickets will still be sold at the door for $10.00.  Please contact Mrs. Fontaine at mfontaine@slrsd.org or Ms. Robak at rrobak@slrsd.org with any questions!  We hope to see you there for what is sure to be a fun night!

Next Wednesday, March 7, 2012, is “Spread the Word to End the Word” day, also called “R Word Day.”  This program is supported by Special Olympics, Best Buddies and over 200 other organizations from around the world.

  • Last year over 650 individuals signed a pledge in school to help and eliminate the derogatory use of the R word.
  • We would like to continue our movement towards the elimination of this word and other demeaning words.

We ask that you help us change the conversation and help eliminate the demeaning use of the R-word from today’s popular youth vernacular and replace it with “respect.” We are asking for your help in creating a more accepting world for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and all those people who may appear different, but have unique gifts and talents to share with the world.

After morning announcements, there will be a video announcement regarding this special day.  At lunch time, we will be asking all students and staff if they will be willing to sign a pledge “R is for Respect.”  These signed pledges will be posted outside of the cafeteria.  Hopefully, there will be a sea of aqua as you pass by!

 

As always, be sure to check the high school website,http://www.slrsd.org/slrhs/ for important information.

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