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March 5th- March 9th, 2018
Stomach Illness on the Rise
What You Can Do To Reduce It From Spreading At Home
and At School.
While common this time of year, we have a higher number of children experiencing vomiting at school. These types of viruses spread easily from person to person.  
What is being done at school:
  • Increasing our routine cleaning of classrooms and restrooms.
  • Encouraging students to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.
Good Old Fashioned Hand washing:
  • Wash your hands with soap and rub your hands together really well during rinsing.
  • Hand sanitizers are helpful too, but rubbing your hands together (tops, bottoms and fingers in between) is the real key for killing the virus. 
  • Use a paper towel to dry your hands at home if a family member has symptoms of Noro Virus.
House Cleaning Tips:
  • Use Bleach: After a family member throws up or has diarrhea, immediately clean and disinfect surfaces using a bleach-based household cleaner as directed on the product label. If no such cleaning product is available, you can make your own with a cup of household bleach per 1 gallon of water.
  • Wash laundry thoroughly. Immediately remove and wash clothing or linens that are soiled with vomit or stool. Handle soiled items carefully-try not to shake them -to avoid spreading virus. If available, wear rubber or disposable gloves while handling soiled clothing or linens and wash your hands after handling. Wash soiled items with detergent at the maximum available cycle length and then machine dry.
If your child is vomiting or having repeated episodes of diarrhea, keep them at home for 48 hours after the symptoms are gone.  Call your student's school to notify the staff of your student's symptoms. School facilities are cleaned throughout the day and staff are reinforcing hand washing with the students. Let's work together to stay healthy! 


Vex IQ State Championship

Our Robotics team represented our school well during the VEX IQ State Championship held at The Ohio State University in Marion, Ohio February 23rd. With only a fraction of a point away from 1st place they did an amazing job receiving the Teamwork 2nd Place Award.

The object of the game is to attain a higher score by working together with an alliance team to grab and stack rings onto the towers. Single colors earn greater points and teams have to learn to maneuver their robots with ease in a limited amount of time and little error. Check out more pictures on the schools Facebook page or click here. We'd like to congratulate our 7th grade students  Nickolas, Mohamed (Harvard) , and Stephen for their hard work and dedication.      
Special thanks to Mr. Yasin and Mr. Serif for their time in preparing the robotics team in this invaluable competition.  


Field Trip: Black Panther Movie

For several weeks Mr. Gauch and his 7th grade English students have been studying Afro-futurism, a sci-fi genre that envisions better futures for black people and values black and African culture, history, and heritage. They closely discussed this theme in lyrics, music videos, short films, short stories, and novels. With the release of Ryan Coogler's Black Panther students had plenty to discuss in regards to the new Marvel movie.

The movie that was released February 16th was a clear example of what the students were discussing in class. On February 26th 55 7th graders anxiously got on a bus to watch the Black Panther movie at the theater. Before watching the movie, they discussed how the Black Panther trailer is Afro-futurist. Students also read an article about the topic. Watching the movie  


Thank you Mr. Gauch, Mrs. Peterson and Mrs. Hinckley for supervising students during this event! 

Spoken Word Competition

March 3rd the Concept Schools' Spoken Word competition was held in Indianapolis, Indiana. The competition features 8th-12th graders across our network. With almost all of the regions represented and 77 students participating in the event, the amount of talent in the room brought delight. This year's event has the highest number of students to participate in the last three years!

Mrs. Johnson took 8th grade students Elysa, Asantewa, Ilhaan, and Diamond to participate in the event. Elysa performed an exerpt from Oprah Winfrey's 2018 Golden Globes speech. The speech was powerful and Elysa did an amazing job during the competition. We are incredibly proud of all of the students who came together and expressed themselves through the power of the spoken word.   

Special thanks to our 8th grade students for representing our school and to Mrs. Johnson for chaperoning and encouraging her students to be great! 

  Concept SIS:Student & Parent Portal!!

As you know Concept Schools launched a new app on IOS and Android in August. The app gives parents easy access to their student grades as well as important school news. If you have not downloaded the app you can download it at any time by searching "Conceptsis" in the appropriate app.

IDEA Part B Funds
The district holds a public hearing that provides an opportunity for comment to the general public, including individuals with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities concerning the use of IDEA Part B funds. The public hearing will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 9:30 AM at HSA Columbus Middle School in the conference room.
Here is the link


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