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IB Learner Profile Focus for October (Inquirer)

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”  ~Benjamin Franklin

The IB Learner Profile Trait for October: INQUIRER

The IB Learner Profile trait for the month of October is Inquirer. Students who are INQUIRERS are curious about the world. They can conduct research independently. They love learning and discovering new things and will carry this love of learning with them throughout life. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives. As educators, we show students the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research, while students show independence in learning.

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MYP learners strive to be: 

Inquirers               Open-Minded 
Knowledgeable    Caring 
Thinkers                Risk-takers 
Communicators   Balanced 
Principled              Reflective

We love to hear examples of how you are incorporating each Learner Profile trait at home. Please email us. 

Sincerely,

Kristen Vigier
WHMS IB Coordinator and k-12 Social Studies Teacher Leader
kvigier@bloomfield.org

 

Student Spotlight:

Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized September 15 - October 15.  With its recent conclusion, Sra. Salisz would like to highlight seventh-grade student C.J. Yi's response to the following prompt.

"Imagine that your school is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, and you are chosen to present to the whole school at an assembly. Write a short speech explaining Hispanic Heritage Month and why it’s important."

"Hispanic Heritage month is important because as a nation, we are able to celebrate the culture, and the contributions and achievements that Hispanic people have made in our society and the world. As we continue to grow as a nation, Hispanic heritage and history becomes our own, and is a substantial part of our society. Our country's foundation is built from a mixture of people with similar ideology, and of rich and diverse backgrounds. To be able to continue to thrive as a nation, knowing about other cultures and their influences enriches us as a nation. To know about Hispanic heritage, is to learn about our country's history and also about the largest minority population who live among us. Hispanic heritage month is a time of not only celebration of this collective history, but also a time to reflect upon the contributions and efforts of the Hispanic people, as well as a time to learn about these efforts that many of us do not know about." -C.J. Yi


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8th-Grade D.C. Trip Informational Meeting

WHMS 8th-grade students have the opportunity to take an exciting and educational trip to Washington, D.C. from May 18 through May 21, 2022. Mr. Gignac will be leading the group, with additional staff members and parent chaperones. WHMS uses the professional travel company, Student Adventures. Students will visit the nation's capital, and learn firsthand about historical figures, landmarks, and events. 

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IB Learner Profile Focus for October (Inquirer)

The IB Learner Profile Trait for October: INQUIRER

The IB Learner Profile trait for the month of October is Inquirer. Students who are INQUIRERS are curious about the world. They can conduct research independently. They love learning and discovering new things and will carry this love of learning with them throughout life. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives. As educators, we show students the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research, while students show independence in learning.

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Reminder to Bring a Mask Each Day

Please remind your student to come to school with a mask, and put it on before entering the building. We are happy to provide spare masks when needed, but students are encouraged to bring their own each day.  We encourage families to have their children bring an extra mask each day as well.

Also, guests coming to the building should wear a mask if needing to enter the building.

Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe.

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Art and Basketball Club Updates/Schedules

Due to large numbers of students signing up to participate in Art Club and the 4/5 Basketball Club, a rotation schedule has been set up.  The alternative to rotating groups was using a lottery system to select those who would be able to participate.  In an effort to give all interested students the opportunity to attend, we set up the following schedules for those who had signed up.

Art Club will meet Thursdays, 3:20-4:00pm, on a rotating schedule according to grade level as indicated on the schedule below.  Members that couldn't attend on Thursday, 10/14/21, can pick up a paper copy in the art room at any time.  ART CLUB SCHEDULE

4/5 Baseketball Club will meet Thursdays, 7:30-8:15am, on a rotating schedule according to grade level as indicated on the schedule below.  If needed members can pick up a paper copy from Mr. Drogosch in room 120.  BASKETBALL CLUB SCHEDULE

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School Lunch Information

Please see the District website “Lunch” page for details on menus and putting money on a student’s lunch account. You will also find information on the BHS website “Lunch” page about alternative menus for students with allergies or other special dietary needs.

FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATIONS:
Families eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch must reapply every school year. To complete the Online Free/Reduced lunch application, parents/guardians can log in to ParentPortal and complete the application. Click on your child's name, then click "Food Service Free & Reduced Lunch Application" under School Links. Paper applications are available by clicking HERE.

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