Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to serve on this year's Salt Creek Intermediate School Student Council:
Mrs. Hoyt was recently named Teacher of the Month by the school newspaper, The Tomahawk Tribune, produced and edited by Mrs. Love's 6th grade English Language Arts class.
Reporters Nathan Edge, Owen Elswick, and Brock Pugh interviewed Mrs. Hoyt using questions they wrote themselves. Here are her answers:
What is your favorite part about teaching? I like getting to spend every day with my students.
What is your favorite book? Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
What is your favorite animal? Dogs. I have a Schnoodle named Buckles.
What is your favorite subject? Social Studies
How long have you been teaching? 26 years
At the end of the interview, students wrote: "Overall, Mrs. Hoyt is a very cool and interesting teacher!"
Salt Creek Intermediate is excited to welcome guest author Margaret Peterson Haddix to our school on Wednesday November 9th. She will be speaking to each family group and will be available to answer questions about herself, her books, and what it is like to be an author. Each day leading up to her visit, we will feature one of her many books which are available to check out in our Salt Creek Library.
The Pickaway County Public Library sponsors a bookmobile that provides material for readers of all ages! A library employee will help you and your children find the items you want, from stories to books that will provide homework assistance. Just ask!
The bookmobile will visit Salt Creek Intermediate on these Thursdays:
February 4 & 25
April 7 & 28
Hopewell Health Centers (HHC) collaborates with the Logan Elm School District to provide behavioral health services within each school in the district. HHC offers a variety of services, including counseling, psychiatric care, and case management. This collaboration allows students to receive behavioral health treatment in the school setting, which promotes an increase in attendance and academic success. Students can be referred to HHC by parents, school staff, or other agencies. For more information on HHC or its services, please contact Jennifer Murphy at 740-590-8791.
Congratulations to the Logan Elm football players, cheerleaders, and volleyball team for a great fall season! Special kudos to the football team for placing second in the mid-state league!
Tryouts for the Logan Elm 5th grade basketball team are coming soon. Our goal is to teach the fundamentals of basketball through competitive play. There will be a player fee which will be determined by the first week of practice. Tryouts will be Nov. 1st and 3rd from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Washington Elementary.
Sign ups for Logan Elm Biddy Wrestling will be Wednesday Nov. 2nd from 7-8 p.m. and Saturday Nov. 5th from 11am to noon. The cost is $35 per wrestler. All sign ups will be held in the wrestling room, located in the athletic barn behind McDowell Middle School. Parents with questions or concerns should contact Coach Shawn Hess at 614-361-5558 or check out the Logan Elm Youth Wrestling page on Facebook.
At Salt Creek Intermediate School, we are focusing on Character Education. Students are reminded about what it means to be Respectful, Responsible, and Ready in all areas of the school, including in classrooms, restrooms, the cafeteria, hallways, busses, and assemblies.
See this chart for those specific descriptions: Character Counts
Students are also earning rewards for displaying good character. They can earn extra recess time on Fun Friday, and they can get Brave Bucks when their teachers catch them behaving respectfully and responsibly. Brave Bucks give them the chance to choose a special prize as an incentive.
Brave Cards are also being awarded quarterly for students maintaining good academic grades and consistent school attendance. Click this link for details about this special program: Brave Cards Criteria.
We encourage you to partner with us in emphasizing that character counts. Please encourage your children to always show that they are Respectful, Responsible, and Ready no matter where they are!