Sunday, November 24, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
LeAnne Dunham: 8th Grade Case Manager
We celebrated two homerooms who reached the target on the same day. Students enjoyed breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit, baked goods, and apple cider. The LMS parent-teacher group, PEAKS, was hugely supportive with donations of muffins, donuts, and tablecloths.
This was certainly a group effort, and was enjoyed by both students and staff. We have started over, and are now in a race to see who the next winner will be!
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Mix it up Lunch is a national campaign started ten years ago by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The goal of the program is to cross and or question social boundaries in the lunch room once a year, by asking students to talk with someone they don't usually sit with. Building relationships between students is a way to increase social awareness of others and helps to reduce the friendship barriers and conflicts that are sometimes created when students have set ideas about others. On Wednesday we mixed it up at lunch in a different way at LMS. I invited the Male Athletes Against Violence and other Athletes to join us for lunch. The fabulous University of Maine Students from across sports disciplines visited with OUR students at different tables to get them talking. The Leonard Middle School Students loved it and we will be repeating the event, so expect updates.
|Alternative Mix it up Lunch|