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From the National PTA’s Our Children Magazine, an article outline 10 study habits to help our kids, and especially the older kids in middle school, be successful.
10 Study Habits Your Child Needs to Succeed
The district’s 2018-19 school calendar is now available.
See the approved Dallas ISD calendar for 2018–2019 school year
Important dates for the Dallas ISD calendar include:
- First day for students: Aug. 20
- Two fair days for all students. Stone’s days: Elementary Fair Day is Friday, Oct. 12, and Professional development day (students off) on Secondary Fair Day Friday, Oct. 19.
- Thanksgiving Break the week of Nov. 19–23
- For Winter Break students are out Dec. 20–Jan. 8
- Spring break, March 11–15
- Staff/student holidays on Sept. 3, Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and May 27
- Inclement weather makeup days on April 19 and 22
Harry Stone’s MYP 3 (IB Middle Year Program, 3rd year, or 8th grade) student community projects were highlighted in this Fall’s Texas IB Schools newsletter.
From the newsletter:
Community Project Sparks Community Action
Last year’s MYP 3 students, Makayla, Ashanti and Kenethia rebuilt Harry Stone’s butterfly garden. The year before that, Angel, Carlos and Sebastian organized a Blood Drive on campus through Carter Blood Care. This year, students are largely focusing on the less fortunate members of our local community including Dachshunds.
Stone is fortunate to have dedicated, motivated, and outstanding examples of student leaders promoting civic action. Without the IB program, we would not have this valuable learning experience for our students on a school-wide basis. And because we are a Pre K through MYP 3 campus, our students are role models for our younger students.
Submitted by Megan Capshaw, MYP Coordinator, Harry Stone Montessori Academy and IB World School, Dallas ISD
Read the full newsletter Texas IB Schools (TIBS) eNewsletter_ Fall 2017.
Visit the TEXAS IB SCHOOLS (TIBS) website: https://www.texasibschools.org/
All Harry Stone families and friends, please come join us Friday, November 3, 6-8 PM for Family Fun Night.
Fun and games for the whole family!
- Game Truck
- Climbing Wall
Bubble ball soccer
And much more!
Harry Stone students’ experience at the Dallas Arboretum was featured in this week’s Dallas ISD News. See the full story here.
HEB’s Excellence in Education Award nominations are open. An opportunity to recognize a teacher or other other public school professional you think is deserving. With our wonder school staff, there is bound to be someone you can think of worth a few minutes for a nomination.
|Nominate an Outstanding Public School Professional!
Do you know an extraordinary teacher, principal, school board, school district or early childhood facility that goes the extra mile to ensure students are successful? Nominate them now for H-E-B’s Excellence in Education Awards!
For the past 15 years, H-E-B has honored outstanding public school professionals for their dedication and commitment. Through this program, H-E-B pays tribute to those educators who serve their students and communities and who inspire others to do the same. Visit the H-E-B website for more information.
The deadline for nominations is Sunday, October 22.
In a recent report on a set of studies involving IB, a number of positive results were reported, including indications “that a higher percentage of MYP students achieved proficient or advanced performance on mathematics and science assessments.”
A significant set of the results from observation conducted here in Texas supported IB as generally involving better student engagement.
Additionally, “teachers reported that on the whole they believed the MYP benefited students by encouraging higher order thinking and educating the whole child. ”
For more details, see the report on the IB web site: http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/ib-research/mypkeyfindingssheetweb-3.pdf
Please join us this Thursday evening, 9/14/2017 @ 6 PM for the first PTA meeting for the year. We’ll have speakers in to discuss expectations from the various grade levels, and the current state of the school as we get this new school year going.
Thanks, and hope to see you there.