Friday, March 30, 2012

The Fourth Marking Period

Just a reminder that the fourth, and final, marking period of eighth grade begins on Monday, April 2nd. Students are reminded that this is a chance at a new beginning. Get your homework in, stay up to date with your class work, and study for your tests!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Looking Ahead

Eighth grade students will take a walking field trip to Nottingham High School on Friday, March 23rd, 2012. Students will be able to tour the building, ask questions of students and staff, and watch a variety of skits that address issues facing incoming freshman. Students will leave after homeroom and will be back at HW Smith before lunch.

New Editorial - Should students pay when they receive a referral?

For this week's editorial, students will explore the pros and cons related to having to pay a fee when a earning a referral. Some schools in Chicago have instituted a policy where students have to pay a fee when they receive a referral. Is this fair? Will it help improve student behavior. Check out the link below to learn more:

Stuedents of the Week for 2/27 to 3/2

Congratulations to our Students of the Week for 2/29 to 3/2. These students continue to show diligence and commitment to improvement:

Period One - Kamara F.
Period Two - Amina B.
Period Three - Linda A.
Period Five - Muneerah S.