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
November Students of the Month
We are excited to announce St. Bernard Middle’s November Students of the Month. These students managed to shine bright amongst their peers for the month of November, and we are very proud to recognize them.
Our 6th grade Student of the Month is Xaiden Champagne, and he has been nominated by three of his teachers! Mr. Soule, Mrs. Asevado, and Mrs. Lansou all celebrate his preparedness and work ethic. Mr. Soule says, “Xaiden is constantly living up to the Eagle Code by coming to class prepared. I can always count on Xaiden for doing his work and having a positive attitude.” Mrs. Asevado says “he is a student who looks to be helpful and makes good choices. I never have to worry if his homework will be done, or if I need help in the class. He tries his best on everything every day. I am so thankful to have this mature young man in my class! Keep striving, Xaiden! You will do great things! Mrs.Lansou says “Xaiden is an A plus student! He is always going above and beyond to do well in class. He cares deeply about his grades, his teachers, and his classmates. He is always willing to work with and help others around him. His kind heart shows through every day. Xaiden comes to class prepared and eager to learn. Keep up all of your hard work Xaiden!” Amazing job , Xaiden.
Our 7th grade Student of the Month is Dayana Rizzo Ms. Weiland nominated Dayana for her hard work in her Math Class, and she says, “Dayana always comes to class with a smiling face. She is always polite to those around her. She cares about her education and has no problem helping her fellow classmates. Keep it up Dayana!” Congratulations, Dayana.
Our 8th grade Student of the Month is Zachary Castillon. He was nominated by Ms. Tinson, for his hard work in her class. Ms. Tinson says, “Zachary is a true leader in our class! He is always kind. He is responsible, respectful and positive! He tries his best at everything that he does. We appreciate having him in our space.” Awesome work!
Congratulations to our awesome November Students of the Month. Keep shining bright and flying high like eagles do!