Please Welcome Three Student Teachers to Reeves
We have been very fortunate to be selected to have three amazing student teachers placed at Reeves Middle School. They have been paired up with incredible mentors here at Reeves as well and they will be working under the co-teaching model. The first student teacher is Tashi Langton and he will be mentored by Bill Sebring. The second student teacher is Anna Marie Clark and she will be mentored by Kate Hudson. At this time, they are observing and working behind the scenes but eventually they will be taking over the class with the mentor teachers in the more observing role. The third student teacher is our very own Tam Benson. She will be working with Mary Crooks in the HOPE Program as well as with Joan Schooler in 8th grade Language Arts. Please welcome them to the Reeves Community!
Bill Sebring & Tashi Langton
Kate Hudson & Anna Marie Clark
Tam Benson & Joan Schooler
Another Reeves Student at the Capitol
Emily Anderson recently completed her amazing experience as a page for Washington State Senator Joe Fain. We are proud to have representatives from Reeves working at the state Capitol. Emily did an incredible job, learned a lot and had a lot of fun. Here is a statement released:
Emily Anderson, a student at Reeves Middle School, spent the last week as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Anderson was one of 14 students who served as Senate pages for the ninth week of the 2015 legislative session.
The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working in the Legislature. Students are responsible for transporting documents between offices, delivering messages and mail. Pages spend time in the Senate chamber and attend page school to learn about parliamentary procedure and the legislative process. Students also draft their own bills and engage in a mock session.
“I became a page to learn about our government and our legislature, it’s a good experience to learn how it all works,” Anderson said. “I like meeting everybody around the state, but being a part of the session and seeing how it all works have been my favorite part.” She said she was surprised at how many bills the senators went through on the floor. “I’ve really loved it, I don’t think I’ll forget it,” she said about the page program.
Anderson was sponsored by Senator Joe Fain, who represents South King County. Anderson has played soccer since she was four and plays for the Black Hills FC. She also plays basketball and sings for her school choir. She likes being outdoors and being active.
Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit Senator Fain’s web site at http://www.SenatorFain.com and select Get Involved – Senate Page Program.
Reeves' Student at the Capitol
Clyde Twitty recently completed an amazing experience as a page for Washington State Senator Mike Hewitt. Clyde represented himself, his family and Reeves very well and we are all very proud of him. Here is a statement released:
Clyde Twitty, a student at Reeves Middle School, spent the last week as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Twitty was one of 14 students who served as Senate pages for the ninth week of the 2015 legislative session.
The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working in the Legislature. Students are responsible for transporting documents between offices, as well as delivering messages and mail. Pages spend time in the Senate chamber and attend page school to learn about parliamentary procedure and the legislative process. Students also draft their own bills and engage in a mock session.
“I thought it’d be a good experience to see how the government works,” Twitty said. “My favorite part was probably being on the floor, where they pass bills and vote.”
He also had the opportunity of sitting in on a mock floor debate put on by the college intern program.
Twitty was sponsored by 16th Legislative District Sen. Mike Hewitt.
“Clyde was a great page. He was helpful and very knowledgeable about our state government,” Hewitt said.
He’s played baseball since the first grade and plays basketball and wrestles for the school team. He also snowboards and has played the drums since kindergarten.
Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit: http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram/
Information from Incoming parent Night @ Reeves
Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend the informational night for incoming parents to Reeves Middle School. For those of you who could not attend, you may access a PDF of the powerpoint that was used in the presentation by clicking HERE. Also, on August 27th from 5:30 -- 7:30 pm there will be a "Parent Boot-Camp" for all parents new to Reeves Middle School that will help you transition your student into middle school. Watch for more information on that.
March Raiders Digest Newsletter
You should have received the seventh volume of "Raider's Digest" in your email that is on file with school. This is our Reeves Parent Newsletter for the month of March. If you did not receive the newsletter you can download the PDF by clicking HERE. If you would like any specific type of information for the newsletter that you felt was left out, please notify Mr. Parks at email@example.com
Upcoming State Test Dates
MAP testing begins this week (March 2nd). All students will take the Math and Reading MAP test. These tests will be used to help determine student growth as well as identify any areas of focus for the upcoming Smarter Balanced testing.
MAP TESTING SCHEDULE
8th Grade: March 3rd through March 5th (Reading and Math)
7th Grade: March 10th through March 12th (Reading and Math)
6th Grade: March 24th through March 26th (Reading and Math)
Make-ups to be determined
Smarter Balanced Assessment is the new state testing system. It is aligned to the common core standards and all students across the state (and other states in the nation) will be taking these assessments in the spring. This will be an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge, as well as identify areas that we as school need to work on. Also, we feel that we have the greatest school in America and this provides a great opportunity to prove it!
Smarter Balanced Assessment Schedule
6th, 7th & 8th Grade: May 13th through May 15th (English Language Arts)
6th, 7th & 8th Grade: May 18th through May 19th (Math)
8th Grade: June 2nd Science MSP
Make-ups to be determined
Olympia School District Facilities Public Forum
Do you have any ideas about the Olympia School District's future facility needs? You are invited to participate in our upcoming public forum on April 22 at 5:30pm in the Capital High School Commons.
Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment
Would you like to know more about the Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment that many of our students will take this spring? Click on the link below for a host of resources, including a link to sample tests you can use to help your student get prepared.
District Battle of the Books Championship Battle Here at Reeves This Thursday, April 2nd
All are welcome to come watch our Reeves champion team battle the champion teams from Washington, Jefferson, Marshall, and Griffin. The battle begins at 5:30 p.m. here at Reeves in our library. The winning team will take home the trophy. We are still conducting in-school battles so we do not yet know which team from Reeves will represent our school in the district battle. We will know by this Wednesday, April 1st. We have three teams in contention: Wonder Women (6th grade), Evil Laugh (7th grade), and The Midnight Burritos (8th Grade).
Free Parent Seminar March 31st
There is a free seminar for parents on "Positive and Effective Responses to Children's Challenging Behaviors". The featured speaker is Tim Andrews, the Early Childhood Positive Behavior Support Specialist for the Multnomah Early Childhood Program. The seminar will run from 6:30 -- 8:00 pm on March 31, 2015 at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community College. There is free onsite childcare for ages 3-12, although you must register for childcare by calling HOCM 956-0818. You can access more information on the seminar by calling 596-5293. You can also look at the informational flyer by clicking HERE.
Parents: How to Manage Your District Phone Calls
You may now manage how and where you receive phone calls and other notifications from the school and school district. Click below for more details.
Safe Schools Alert
Safety is our top priority. SafeSchools Alert is a reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit concerns to our administration in four different ways; phone, text, email or via the web. Anyone may easily report on bullying, harassment, alcohol/other drugs, vandalism or safety concerns through the SafeSchools Alert process. Tips may be submitted anonymously.
If you have questions, contact your school principal or the District Compliance Officer, Jeff Carpenter at (360) 596-8544.
- Wednesday, April 1
- One Hour Late Start (EXCEPT Lincoln and Avanti)
- Thursday, April 2
- District Battle of the Books Championship 5:30-6:30 p.m
- OHS Counselors @ Reeves (Vinciguerra's Classes)
- Friday, April 3
- End of Quarter 3
- End of 3rd Quarter