Sunday, February 14, 2016

News from Mrs. Graves

Upcoming Events

Spec Ed Field Trip to Children's Museum

Choir Cafe Program (Periods 2, 5, & 6), Cafeteria, 6:00 p.m.
Baseball @ Black MS, 4:15 p.m.

NJHS Meeting, Team Time
Baseball vs Briarmeadow @POMS, 4:15 p.m.

SDMC Meeting, 3:50 p.m.
Choir Cafe Program (Periods 3, 4, & 7), Cafeteria, 6:00 p.m.

4th Grading Cycle Report Cards Go Home
UIL Preparation Rehearsal - Inter/Adv Band (Percussion, Oboe & Basoon ONLY), 3:40-5:30 p.m.

POMS Band Invitational Solo Contest

Early Dismissal on Wednesday, 2/24

Responsible and Safe Behavior with Social Media
More than any of us want to believe, middle grade students are increasingly using social media in ways that can be harmful long after they leave middle school. Social media today is far reaching, and teens often simply are not mature enough to refrain from risky behavior.

Parents often think that by reading texts they are adequately monitoring what teens are doing with their phones. That is a great place to start.  I would encourage you to learn more about the many apps your children are using, including Snapchat.  I have included two links for articles that discuss some of the more popular apps, but remember that every day new apps are popping up and becoming increasingly more popular.  

If you haven't talked with your teen recently about responsible use of social media, now is the time. Agree on the apps your child will have access to and have candid talks about your expectations for how those apps are used.

Pin Oak Idol 2016

Its time to get your act ready for Pin Oak Idol, 2016!!!
The show will be held on April 29th!   Pin Oak Idol, 2016 auditions will be held on April 6th and 7th after school.  Performances but be show ready at the audition.
Pin Oak Idol sign-up forms can be picked up outside Mr. Dabbs room (Rm. A128), at the front office, or in the school store.  Students must have the form filled out with a parent’s signature to audition.  Please return all completed applications to Mr. Dabbs (Rm. A128).
For any questions about the show, please see Mr. Dabbs.

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