It is scheduling time. Please look for our letter sent to your home. Please also encourage your child to sign up for the new honors classes that we have made available.

From Governor Snyder's speech last night, it sounds like we will be in for yet another school evaluation system. The newest one isn't even 60 days old yet. Between test changes and evaluation changes, I think we have had 7 major changes in 8 years but don't hold me to that. I can't keep track anymore! I have no problem with accountability but it is very hard to keep pace with the changes. I understand the State wants to get it right. We will continue to do our best but we are going to do what we believe is best for our kids and let the newest rating system fall where it may.

Two school shootings occurred in our country on Monday and Tuesday. School shootings have become so commonplace that they are hardly newsworthy on a national level. I hope the lack of attention translates to a major decrease in the number of shootings.

Next week is Mid-Winter
Theme- Disney Movies (Including Pixar)

Monday- Sleeping Beauty- PJ day
Tuesday- Tweedledee Day- Twin Day
Wednesday- Disney Hero Day
Thursday- Disney Villain Day
Friday-Red and White Day Pep Assembly

Pre-Game Tailgate will start at cafeteria after school (3:30) Friday. Free Hotdogs, arcade games, and lawn games will available in the cafeteria prior to the start of the Girls Varsity game.

Dance will be on Saturday, February 3rd from 8:30-11:00. Tickets will go on sale Monday, January 29 during lunch. Tickets are $10.

Scott Sherman
It's A Great Day To Be A Packer!

Support Information
Arbor Circle in Newaygo County: http://www.arborcircle.org/programs-services
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 24/7 trained support
Crisis Text Line for Teens Text "Listen" to 741-741 24/7 trained support
Please remember to remind your child to report any neglect or bullying they see.