IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION FOR FUTURE 7TH GRADE STUDENTS
New Immunization Requirements for ALL future 7th grade students Three additional vaccinations, listed below, are required before 7th grade students can begin school. Your child will be required to have the following immunizations on or after their 11th birthday. Ring Lardner Middle School will need record of the shots before September 1, 2017. Shot records can be mailed (801 N. 17th Street) or faxed (684-9524). 2 doses of varicella (VAR) vaccine or history of chickenpox disease 1 dose of meningococcal (MCV4 or MPSV4) vaccine 1 dose of tetanus/diptheria/acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine Waiver forms are no longer available from the school. Parents/Guardians will need to contact their county health department to receive immunization waiver education and to obtain a certified, current State of Michigan Immunization Waiver form. If a completed immunization record or a certified waiver form are not turned in, then the student will be excluded from school until the required documentation is received.
Jr. Viking Soccer
Niles Middle School Girls & Boys Soccer Program
Ring Lardner, Eastside, Oak Manor, Southside & Niles Home School
Jr.Viking Soccer program is open to all Niles 6th, 7th & 8th grade students
. Please mark your calendars. Starting next week Tuesday January 17" we will began getting ready for your spring season. We will be indoors at the Ballard gym every Tuesday & Thursday though February. Start time is 6pm. We will go till 7:30. If you have not sent in your paper and fees? January 20 is the cut off to register for the team. So please pass this along.
Applications in the Oak Manor Office
Questions contact Coach Brent "Pugsley" Wright firstname.lastname@example.org phone-269-591-5188
STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS
UPCOMING CALENDAR DATES
Thursday, June 8th-Michigan Adventure-7:30am-7:00PM
Monday, June 12th-1/2 Day Students & Staff 10:43am
Tuesday, June 13th-1/2 Day Students Last Day 10:43 Dismissal-Teachers Full Day
We hope you enjoy time with your families!
The state is requiring five additional student instructional days next year. As we did not receive an increase in funding to offset the cost of these days, we had to add a few more 1/2 days to the district calendar. We know that we have many working parents who this affects. (More)
When it comes to severe weather and the potential for a school closure, I know that the sooner the decision is made the better for staff, students, and parents. Typically, we make a decision to close for inclement weather collectively with Brandywine and Buchanan. Our goal is to make this decision before 6:00am. (More)
After months of gathering information from community stakeholders through surveys, workshops, forums and other means, leaders of the Niles Community Schools district have developed a new strategic plan that will help guide the district in reaching future goals. On February 1, 2016, the Niles school board ratified the plan by approving the district’s new mission statement, vision statement, beliefs and goal statements — all of which are components of the strategic plan. “To use a Viking analogy, we wanted everybody to have their oars in the water at the same time and all pulling together,” said Greg O’Toole, school board president. “I think this was critical to getting to that point.”
Definition of Bullying
Defined as repeated, persistent, harmful behavior, where an imbalance of power exists, intended to cause fear, distress, or harm to another person's body, emotions, self-esteem or reputation, that substantially interferes with a student's ability to benefit from the educational environment.
Examples of Bullying Behavior
Physical Bullying is the most obvious-using physical actions to gain power and control over their targets. These would include kicking, punching, slapping, shoving or physical attacks.
Verbal Bullying is using words in a negative way to insult, tease or put down in order to gain power over another person's life.
Cyberbullying is using technology, such text messages, emails or social media by spreading rumors, mean words or lies. These can be spread quickly and anonymously. Internet safety rules for all students should be followed to monitor social media internet safety.
Relational Bullying is excluding someone from joining or being part of a group, whether the lunch table, game, sport or social activity.
Making intentionally false reports about bullying/aggressive behavior for the purpose of getting someone in trouble will not be tolerated. Giving false information or false reporting is considered a form of bullying behavior and could result in disciplinary action.
We always encourage students to speak with one of our adults at Oak Manor at anytime. For all the prevention we have in place, unless we know or witness a situation it is difficult to know that a child is being bullied. Students may be withdrawn, not want to come to school or may have a change in their appetite or become moody.
Families can help by teaching students to respect one another, be kind to each other and general manners and empathy. Fostering a child's confidence and self worth and "to do the right thing" will go far.
If you believe a bullying situation is happening please call our office at 269-683-7484.
An excellent resource site, StopBullying.gov,click on link below.