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Congress Calendar:

  • September 21 - Picture Day for those who haven't had a picture taken yet
  • September 27 - Assembly
  • September 28 - No School - Teacher Professional Development
  • October 11 - 1st Quarter Intramurals End
  • October 11 - Last Day of 1st Quarter
  • October 12 - No School - Teacher Professional Development/Work Day
  • October 19 - Think First Assembly
  • October 19 - Student 1st Quarter Grade Cards available in Infinite Campus
  • October 24 - Parent-Teacher Conferences, 5-8 p.m.
  • October 25 - No School for Students, Parent Teacher Conferences, 12-8 p.m.
  • October 26 - No School

Announcements:

  • Keep track of your child's lunch balance at School Cafe.
  • We base our end of the year awards for the Congress Awards Assembly on the following point system. Please talk about this with your student and encourage them to earn as many points as possible.
Cumulative GPA after third quarter: 3.0 to 3.49 is 1 point, 3.5 to 3.85 is 2 points, 3.86 to 4.0 is 3 pointsOnly kids with a 3.0 or better for the first three quarters combined will be considered for any award. School participation or community service is worth 1 point. There is only one point available for this category. Students can pick either a school participation activity or do 5 hours of community service. Any involvement at Congress that is not required for a class counts for school participation. School participation opportunities could include, but are not limited to the list below. School play-tried out or were in (not attended) National Junior Honor Society- applied or were in Stucco- applied or were in Student Ambassadors- applied or were an ambassador Any Intramurals or club Ski club Cross Country Geography bee Honor Choir- tried out or were in Talent Show- tried out or were in (not just attended) Weight lifting club All district band or solo and ensemble festival Tried out or were on the basketball team or were a manager Tutor other kids Community service (5 hours). Students will fill out an online form with this information in April. We will have the link available in teams’ websites and social media pages and will announce it on the morning announcements as time comes. Keep in mind community service does not have to be through a formal organization. Helping neighbors and extended family is encouraged. Attendance 90% of school days or better is 1 point. No ISS/OSS is 1 point 2 points get a blue ribbon3 points gets a bronze medal4 points gets a silver medal5 points gets a gold medal6 points gets platinum Invitations will be sent home with students who qualify for an award in May. If you have any questions regarding these criteria or the awards assembly in general please feel free to contact Beth Weishaar (7th grade counselor) or Bridgett Sissel (8th grade counselor).
  • Parenting Webinar Series

Our next webinar in our Parenting in Challenging Times webinar series is on Oct. 16 from 6-7 p.m. Dr. Jill Rosbrugh, child and adolescent psychiatrist from Parkville, will unpack the different faces of childhood worry, talk about the major causes of stress, and share how to develop healthy and effective skills for handling these normal stressors.

You might have heard your child say, “I am so stressed out." You might have seen them overwhelmed, anxious, moody and exhausted. You are likely experiencing your own stress and anxiety about raising a child.

We frequently use the terms "stress" and "anxiety" interchangeably, but children’s stress and anxiety disorders are not one and the same. It is important to understand the difference and to learn the tools that you and your child can use to decrease stress and to manage anxiety. You will also learn what signs are red flags for an anxiety disorder and what steps you can take with your child to get help.

If you can't watch it live, you can watch it online afterward — just register either way. Register for webinar