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During the lunch periods on October 27th, November 17th, and December 15th. all learners will have the opportunity to interact with service dogs from a program called Canine Partner for Life. Adolescents will learn how these intelligent animals help individuals with disabilities in society.
Throughout the month of October, all learners will engage in classroom lessons that promote strategies to address and overcome bullying. Learners will also be invited to participate in three contests:
- Enter a poster contest (Week of October 9th-13th) – Due Date: October 13th
- Enter a poetry contest (Week of October 16th-20th) – Due Date: October 20th
- Enter a video contest (Week of October 23rd-27th) – Due Date: October 27th
The theme is Be an Everyday Hero Help Stop Bullying. $25.00 gift cards will be given to the winners. The gift cards can be for American Eagle, Justice, Dairy Queen, or other businesses of interest.
On Wednesday, October 25th, all learners are encouraged to wear orange in honor of Unity Day. An aerial photograph will be taken of participants.
As many of you know, the book entitled 13 Reasons Why was made into a controversial Netflix series, in which a 17-year-old teen commits suicide and chronicles her journey to this tragic end via audio cassettes. It is our hope that by reading and having discussions about 13 Reasons Why, you will be able to have informed, powerful conversations with your child. If you are interested in participating in a fall book study on 13 Reasons Why, please plan on attending our last meeting on Wednesday, October 18th at 5:00 pm in the library. Thank you for your cooperation in this endeavor.
Any 14-year-old student who aspires to work in the medical world is encouraged to volunteer at JC Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Interested participants can specialize in patient care or clerical responsibilities in a hospital setting. Applications are located in the main office.