From the Principal
Dear St. Bernard Middle School Parent/Guardian:
Here at SBM, we are working hard each day to help your child master the skills necessary for success at school. We’d like you to be a part of their success by helping to ensure your eagle internalizes what he or she learned each day. You can do that with what I call “The Daily Learning Review.”
What is a daily learning review? A daily learning review is a conversation that reviews the learning from that school day. A daily learning review is not the same as studying; it’s simply reviewing what was LEARNED in each subject of the day.
Oftentimes, students tend to talk about what they DID in class. They can easily say they “did some worksheets” or “worked in groups,” but can they tell you what they learned? When they can, learning will grow exponentially. The mind is a muscle, and reviewing what was learned strengthens the muscle and deepens the understanding of content.
So begin the conversation with any subject you choose, and ask your eagle what he or she learned in that subject. It may take a few days to get them to do this more quickly, but you will get in the habit. You may have to look in their school bag or on the LMS page (students can help you with this), but you want to hear things like multiplying fractions, understanding author’s tone, how chemical reactions work, or causes of the Cold War. You don’t want to hear “groups,” “worksheets,” etc.
AFTER your eagle has remembered what was learned for the day, then he or she should begin homework and get all papers organized. Even if there is no homework, a daily learning review should happen regularly. This helps students consolidate their understanding, see the big picture, and retain new learning. If you want to hear more about this, call or email me anytime. I’m always willing to talk about the literacy of learning.
Mrs. Angela D. Seibert, Principal
Recognitions and Accolades
Student of the Year
District-Wide Teacher of the Year
February Students of the Month
We are excited to announce St. Bernard Middle’s February Students of the Month. These students managed to shine bright amongst their peers for the month of February, and we are very proud to recognize them.
Our 6th grade Student of the Month is Madison Dierker, and she has been nominated by Mrs Durapau and Mrs. Asevado. They both celebrate her preparedness and work ethic. Mrs. Durapau says, “Madison is a phenomenal student. She always rises to any challenge and excels in my class way above and beyond expectations. She's always ready to help and prepared for class. She is a perfect student and a wonderful kid. I am so honored to be her teacher” Mrs. Asevado says “Madison is a real MVP! She is amazing in homeroom and in math class. She puts in so much effort in class every day and is extremely helpful to everyone. She has shown to be a leader in all areas of school. She is definitely one of the best, and I appreciate all of her hard-work and positive attitude. Keep up all of your hard work Madison!” Amazing job, Madison.
Our 7th grade Student of the Month is Charmor Braxton Mrs.Campo nominated Charmor for her hard work in her Social Studies Class, and she says, “Charmor is a true pleasure to have in class. She is a true regal eagle, a leader. She sets the example in her class for what is expected and can always be counted on. Keep up the great work Charmor.” Charmor was also nominated by Ms. Ozuna for her positivity. Ms. Ozuna says, “Charmor is a fabulous Eagle who works hard and gives her best effort all the time. She is kind and caring. Her infectious smile and positive attitude uplift the class. She is a joy to teach.” Congratulations, Charmor.
Our 8th grade Student of the Month is Analeigh Serigne. Analeigh was nominated by Ms. Hemsath and Mrs. Geraci. Ms. Hemsath says, “Analeigh goes above and beyond in everything that she does. She is always positive, kind, and cares for the well-being of others.” Mrs. Geraci nominated Analeigh for her amazing growth in her class. Mrs. Geraci says, “ I could not be prouder of the student and young lady you have become. You are AMAZING!” Awesome work!
Congratulations to our awesome February Students of the Month. Keep shining bright and flying high like eagles do!
March Student of the Month
We are excited to announce St. Bernard Middle’s March Students of the Month. These students managed to shine bright amongst their peers for the month of February, and we are very proud to recognize them.
Our 6th grade Student of the Month is Rikki Simon and she has been nominated by Ms Alfonso and Mrs. Asevado. They both celebrate her positivity and work ethic. Mrs.Alfonso says, “Rikki is a joy to have in my class. She always does the right thing and is always doing her best. Keep it up! ” Mrs. Asevado says “Rikki is a go-getter in and out of class. She has drastically improved through hard-work and motivation. She is a student who gets jobs and makes things happen in the classroom. This REGAL EAGLE has a bright future here at SBM and wherever her life takes her. ” Amazing job, Rikki.
Our 7th grade Student of the Month is Javier Ramerez. Javier was nominated by four of his teachers for his diligence in class. Mrs.Campo nominated Javier for his hard work in her Social Studies Class, and she says, “Javier is a fantastic student. He is a daily role model for his classmates, by being responsible, completing classwork, and always trying his hardest. Thank you Javier for your hard work!” Javier was also nominated by Ms. Ozuna for his kindness. Ms. Ozuna says, “Javier is a standout Eagle for his work ethic, giving nature, and positive attitude. He never excludes anyone and is always willing to help his classmates and teachers. He is a joy to teach and an all-around good person.” Ms. Lansou says “Javier is an awesome student to have in homeroom. He is always on task and ready to help and participate in any homeroom activities. He is a true Regal Eagle all around the school. Keep up the great work Javi! Javier’s English teacher Mrs. Borchers says “Where do I begin? Javi is a wonderful student and a wonderful friend. He is always willing to help his peers and makes sure everyone is doing the right thing. He works hard consistently and always tries his best. I know Javi will accomplish great things in his future. “ Congratulations, Javier.
Our 8th grade Student of the Month is Karla Pineda Sorto. Karla was nominated by Mrs. Lawson for her outstanding work ethic. Mrs. Lawson says, “Karla is an exceptional student. She works extremely hard to meet every expectation, and she does this with such a positive attitude. Keep it up Karla. You’re amazing! Awesome work!
Congratulations to our awesome March Students of the Month. Keep shining bright and flying high like eagles do!