Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to serve on the 2016-2017 Salt Creek Intermediate School Student Council:
Tanner Hobert, Nicholas Coleman, Andrew Perkins, Lana Smith, Caleb Konkle, Jenna Heimberger, Alden Williams, Cadance Haupt, Chloe Anderson, Carson Summers, Hadley Rittgers, and Kenzie Riegel
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 from 8:30 - 1:15 on these Thursdays:
February 2 & 23
April 6 & 27
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!
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!
The JA BizTown program gives students a realistic opportunity to experience how basic economic concepts are applied in the real world. In the JA BizTown facility, students operate many businesses, including retail stores, manufacturing shops, media outlets, a utility service, a restaurant, a bank and City Hall. This allows them to experience the responsibilities and freedoms of citizens of a free enterprise system.
In November, Salt Creek 5th graders will be participating in this unique and fun learning opportunity. Students in the mods will attend on November 1st, and students in the main building will attend on November 3rd.
The Junior Naturalists Club students and teachers Lorrie Huysman and Empress Bethel have been busy transforming the Salt Creek garden into a pollinator-prairie. The Salt Creek Land Lab is visible from State Route 56 in front of the school.
The Land Lab has evolved over time and is part of Salt Creek's history. During the past two years, the garden has been slowly transformed as teachers and students have worked with Rural Action and the Boy Scouts to bring native plants and grasses to the Land Lab. Plans are even in the works for a sign, bird houses, and other visual displays.
Students have been learning about how bees pollinate native wildflowers and have had the opportunity to read in the Land Lab and enjoy lunch there, too. Recently, they observed monarch butterflies in the pollinator-prairie on the butterflies' annual migration from Canada to Mexico.
Interested students are encouraged to join! Meetings are held on the second Tuesdays of the month after school until 4:00 p.m. Parents should pick up their students by 4:00 at the school doors on the west end of the building.
The remaining dates of this year's Jr. Naturalist Club meetings are:
May (to be announced)
Members of the Salt Creek Book Club and teacher Mrs. Tonya Blubaugh have been enjoying some great reads since school started.
In September they read Gordon Korman's Schooled, a book about 13-year-old Cap, a boy who is sent to a traditional middle school after being homeschooled on a farm commune.
Our Book Club participants have also been preparing for Margaret Peterson Haddix's visit on November 9th. In October, they read Found, the first book in Mrs. Haddix's The Missing series. In this story, teenage adoptees Jonah and his friend Chip begin receiving ominous messages that they are among "the missing" and someone is coming to find them. Frightened but curious, the boys begin a search for their true identies.
Interested students may sign up for this club during Homeroom. It meets Mondays and Thursdays after school from 2:15-3:15. Meetings include a snack, as well as crafts, challenges, games, or other book-related activities. Students receive their own copies of the selected books, which are theirs to keep.