Clear Creek Amana Middle School

"Home of the Clippers"

The mission of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District is to prepare students to be productive, responsible, community members by providing an environment that inspires quality life-long learning.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

September 22, 2011

Hello all,

I hope everyone is having a great week! It seems like we are on a roller coaster of warm and cold weather. It looks like we will be on the cool side for a few days. I think today is the last day of summer. I really don’t like what comes after fall…

Parent/Student Meetings With Teachers

Next week is a very important week in our middle school. We have two different opportunities for parents to meet with teachers to discuss student progress. I have outlined the meetings and times below.

· Personal Learning Plan Meeting- The PLP meetings are meetings between the parent, child, and the child’s adviser. These meetings should already be scheduled with your child’s adviser. If your child’s PLP has not been scheduled yet, please contact your child’s adviser as soon as possible.

· Parent/Teacher Conferences- The parent/teacher conference meetings are times in which parents can come to our school to meet with any of their child’s teachers. The designated date for parent/teacher conferences is next Thursday, September 29th. The teachers will be available from 4pm to 8pm at the following locations; 6th grade (library), 7th grade (gym), 8th grade (auditorium).

Physical Education/Health Curriculum (message from our PE teachers, Mr. Carder and Mrs. Trumpold)

This year, your son or daughter will be offered a program called Draw The Line/Respect The Line in his/her physical education class. This program helps students learn ways to prevent HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases (STD), and pregnancy. The lessons emphasize that choosing not to have sex is the safest choice. In sixth grade, students will receive 5 lessons. The lessons do not directly talk about sexual behavior, but focus on peer pressure and how to resist it. In both seventh and eighth grades, students will receive 7 lessons. Students will learn and practice ways to resist pressure to have sex. Communication and decision-making skills will also be taught. The Draw The Line/Respect The Line program includes several homework activities to help parents and children talk about personal limits. We hope you will work with your child on these. This homework is voluntary and students will not share their parents answers in class. You are welcome to review the Draw The Line/Respect The Line materials. Please contact Jared Carder at the school, and we will arrange a preview time and answer any questions you may have about the program. A student may be excused from any part of this program. If you do NOT want your son or daughter to take part in this program, you must contact Mr. Fox, Mr. Carder, or Mrs. Trumpold by Monday September 26th 2011. We will arrange a different learning activity for your child.

Upcoming Schedule

Friday, September 23, 2011

7th grade students to Kent Park, 8:40am-2:30pm

Monday, September 26, 2011

7th/8th cross country, @ Iowa City, 4:30pm

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

7th/8th football vs. Solon, 7th @ Solon, 8th home, 4:15pm

7th/8th volleyball vs. Solon, 7th @ Solon, 8th home, 4:15pm

personal learning plan meetings, 4pm-8pm

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

trimester 1 mid-point

personal learning plan meetings, 2pm-4pm

Thursday, September 29, 2011

No School

personal learning plan meetings, 8am-4pm

parent/teacher conferences, 4pm-8pm

Friday, September 30, 2011

No School

Saturday, October 1, 2011

7th/8th band march in Amana parade, time TBA

Have a great evening!


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